The United Nations' sustainable development goals in illustrations

At the UN: New Goals for Sustainable Development

These 17 goals will provide a framework for international cooperation based on agreed strategic objectives and will bring money and effort to the most globally pressing issues, one of which is equality for women and girls. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   1 Comments   |   October 30, 2015
Seaira Christian-Daniels in a graduation cap and gown hugging her mom

4 Things I Learned from My Mother Working in STEM

The working moms I’ve met worry — about how many hours they worked, about how the demands of their jobs affected their children, and about how having children affected their work. My own mother worked tirelessly and inspired me daily. Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   October 29, 2015
Aileen Rizo (left in white, holding her daughter) was on hand when Gov. Brown signed the Fair Pay Act on October 6, 2015.

The High Cost of Unequal Pay

How is the pay gap really hurting women and their families? AAUW’s Lisa Maatz explains in a post originally published on the U.S. Department of Labor’s blog. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   October 27, 2015
Moon, trees, eerie haze on spooky Halloween night

12 Stats on Gender Equity That Are Scarier than Halloween

Forget ghouls, goblins, and graveyards — these 11 statistics on women’s equality reflect a reality far scarier than whatever comes out to haunt on Halloween. Read more »

Shaneen Harris

The Logic for Leaving: An African American Woman in STEM Discusses Challenges

Shaneen Harris spent nearly 20 years in information technology. But then she left the field entirely. Among the reasons? Gender bias and a hostile workplace environment. Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   4 Comments   |   October 21, 2015

Even Superstars Aren’t Safe from the Gender Pay Gap: An Open Letter to Jennifer Lawrence

The gender pay gap hurts women from all walks of life, to the tune of more than $500,000 average over the course of a career. You may be the highest-paid actress in Hollywood, but even you aren’t immune. Read more »

Blog   |   Economic Justice   |   1 Comments   |   October 16, 2015
Hispanic women and Latinas are paid 54 cents for every dollar paid to white men in the United States.

How Would You Like to Work the Same Hours for Half the Pay? That’s the Gender Pay Gap for Latinas

Thanks to the gender pay gap, Latinas are paid 54 percent of what non-Hispanic white men are paid. That means it takes Latinas almost an entire extra year of full-time, year-round work in order to be paid what the average white man took home by December 31. Read more »

Blog   |   Economic Justice   |   6 Comments   |   October 08, 2015
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander women are paid 59 cents for every dollar paid to white men. American Indian and Alaska Native women are paid just 57 cents compared to white men's dollar.

Native Women Have to Work 9 Extra Months to Make the Same Salary as White Men Made Last Year

September 8 marks Native American women’s equal pay day, the day that the wages of American Indian and Alaska Native women catch up to the money white men earned last year. (It took about nine months, if you’re counting.) Read more »

Blog   |   Economic Justice   |   3 Comments   |   September 03, 2015

2015 State Equal Pay Legislation by the Numbers

With equal pay wins, bills pending, and some legislation waiting in the wings, here’s what’s happening with equal pay across the country. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   3 Comments   |   August 20, 2015
A grandmother, mother, sister, and daughter pose together for a photo.

Can You Pass Our Social Security Quiz?

Few people realize the crucial role that the program plays for women. Test your knowledge! Guess whether each statement is true or false, and then learn the facts. Read more »

Blog   |   Economic Justice   |   2 Comments   |   August 12, 2015