Encouraging Latinas to Pursue College and Careers Through Fashion

“Latinas are underrepresented in all areas of the fashion industry – from the runway to the executive level. Although we have a unique sense of style and a strong work ethic, we are overlooked, stereotyped, and assumed we will take less in pay,” – Roseanna Garcia, 2007–08 Community Action Grantee and founder of Latina Fashionista Read more »

How to Make the Most of Summer

People often assume that university faculty and graduate students take summers off, but those in academia know better. Sami Schalk, Ph.D., 2013-14 AAUW American Fellow, offers tips for making the most of the not-so-lazy days of summer. Read more »

4 Tips for Finding the Job You Want

Five accomplished AAUW Fellows and Grantees share their advice on how to get your career off to a strong start. Read more »

Article   |   Career and Workplace   |   June 05, 2019
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A Victory for Equal Pay

  Litigation Update 5/3/19: Late last month, the federal district court in the District of Columbia ordered the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) to comply with the court’s March 4, […] Read more »

Reading lesson in a Negro elementary school, Washington, D.C., 1942 (Library of Congress)

Still Separate, Still Unequal: The Role of Black Women and Girls in the Legacy of Brown v. Board of Education

More than sixty years after Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka schools are more segregated than they were in 1968 and black girls have suffered greatly as a result. Read more »

Blog   |   Education & Training   |   May 17, 2018
Book cover for Set the World on Fire: Black Nationalist Women and the Global Struggle for Freedom, AAUW 2016–17 American Postdoctoral Fellow Keisha N. Blain, Ph.D.

Keisha N. Blain, Ph.D.: Chronicling Black Women on the Front Lines of Protest

In a watershed year when more women publicly rebelled against inequality, unified, agitated, showed up, organized, and raised their collective voices, women’s movements globally have moved to the forefront and are making history almost on a daily basis. Read more »