Soccer and Salaries: The U.S. Women’s National Team Fights for Equity

The U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team – and women everywhere – have been fighting for years to be paid the same as men for doing the same work. Read more »

Article   |   Economic Security   |   July 09, 2019
Beginning in 2016, many states began regulating the use of salary history in the hiring process. This map illustrates states that regulate the practice in some form.

State and Local Salary History Bans

The practice of using salary history in the hiring process can have major repercussions in perpetuating the pay gap women face. Read more »

Article   |   Economic Security   |   June 17, 2019

Negotiating Change: A Q&A with Katie Wynne

A 26-year-old professional talks about how negotiation training helped her get a salary $20,000 higher than the initial offer. Read more »

Women Hardest Hit By Student Loan Crisis

tudent loan debt is at an all-time high, and American women — most notably women of color — are bearing the brunt of it, according to a new analysis from the American Association of University Women.  Read more »

Article   |   Economic Security   |   May 15, 2019
Back of a woman in cap and gown

Women Hurt Most by Student Loan Crisis

When women get their diplomas this spring, they’ll be graduating to staggering student loan debt. As of early 2019, women hold almost two-thirds ($929 billion) of the country’s $1.46-trillion student debt, according to a new analysis by AAUW. Read more »

Michigan Governer Gretchen Whitman (Brunette on dark red dress) with her hands raised in celebration behind a podium.

AAUW Finds Governors’ Annual Speeches Celebrate Women but Still Fail to Adequately Acknowledge Disparities

  What’s more, governors paid tribute to the success of women in the the 2018 elections: Six governors celebrated significant “firsts” in their state, including Governor Gretchen Whitmer (D-MI) who […] Read more »

Article   |   Advocacy   |   April 29, 2019

8 Surprising Facts about the Gender Pay Gap

Most people grasp the fundamentals of the gender pay gap: Women working full-time earn roughly 80 percent of men’s salaries. But beyond the basics are some fascinating facts you may not have heard before. Read more »

Blog   |   Economic Security   |   April 02, 2019

The Gender Pay Gap in 25 Major Cities

No matter how you break down the gender pay gap numbers — by state, age, education, race, or occupation — the gap is substantial. And cities are not immune to this pervasive problem, as our new analysis shows. Read more »

Article   |   Economic Security   |   April 02, 2019

Most Americans Believe Gender Pay Gap Is Due to Bias

A new poll from the American Association of University Women (AAUW) shows that most Americans believe systematic barriers are to blame for the gender pay gap. Read more »

Article   |   Economic Security   |   April 01, 2019

On Equal Pay Day, New Poll Finds Majority of Americans Believe Pay Gap Is Due to Bias

Contact: Mary C. Hickey hickeym@aauw.org 202.785.7748   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  WASHINGTON — The majority of Americans — almost 60 percent — think the gender pay gap is due to biases […] Read more »

Article   |   Career and Workplace   |   March 29, 2019