U.S. Cities Reveal a Wide Range of Gender and Racial Pay Gaps

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   |   September 19, 2018
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 many women and people of color face in their careers. […] Read more »

Article   |   Economic Security   |   September 18, 2018
Black women in the U.S. are typically paid 61 cents for every dollar paid to white men. Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Black Women and the Pay Gap

Would you like to work seven extra months for free just to earn the same paycheck as your male co-workers? We didn’t think so. Read more »

Article   |   Economic Security   |   August 01, 2018
Black women in the U.S. are typically paid 61 cents for every dollar paid to white men. Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Black Women and the Pay Gap

Would you like to work seven extra months for free just to earn the same paycheck as your male co-workers? We didn’t think so. Read more »

Blog   |   Economic Security   |   August 01, 2018
Zoe Spencer at the VCU commencement.

I Am Worth More: Zoe Spencer on Fighting Racism and Sexism in Academia

Zoe Spencer was thrilled when she began her dream career of teaching sociology. But she was alarmed to discover that less qualified male coworkers were being paid better than she was. “I must admit … I assumed I would be protected there. I was certain that I would be safe from the inequities that raged outside the walls of an HBCU. I was wrong.” Read more »

black and white photo of four women at the 1955 AAUW national convention

A Lifelong Connection to AAUW

Bani Singh Mahadeva, a 1954–55 AAUW International Fellow, began her relationship with AAUW in 1954. Today, 64 years later, Mahadeva is a Champion and a Legacy Circle member. Read more »

2012–13 AAUW American Fellow Sanjukta Chaudhuri, Ph.D.

These Women Are Tackling the Gender Pay Gap

“The pay gap persists even after adjusting for education, choice of major, hours of work, industry, and occupation of employment.” — 2012–13 AAUW American Fellow and research analyst Sanjukta Chaudhuri, Ph.D. Read more »

AAUW staff stand behind former President Barack Obama on the 50th anniversary of the Equal Pay Act

The Equal Pay Act at 55: Looking Back and Looking Forward

Tired of waiting for equality in your pay envelope? Let’s give the Equal Pay Act something it really needs on its 55th birthday: an update. Read more »

Blog   |   Economic Security   |   June 07, 2018
AAUW members with President John F. Kennedy as he signs the Equal Pay Act into law on June 10, 1963.

AAUW Statement on the 55th Anniversary of the Equal Pay Act

“In 1963, women made 59 cents for every dollar a man made. Since then, the gap has closed by 39 cents — but we still have 20 cents to go.” — American Association of University Women (AAUW) Chief Executive Officer Kimberly Churches Read more »

Article   |   Economic Security   |   June 07, 2018
Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds speaks with Iowa Public Radio’s Morning Edition host Clay Masters about her transition to be the next governor. 5/2/2017 Photo by John Pemble, https://flic.kr/p/UW4rQT

State of the States: A Globally Competitive Workforce Starts with an Equitable Workplace

At the start of legislative sessions, governors across the country deliver their assessments of the condition of their states. Thirty-two made a strong push to improve education, yet only one governor mentioned the importance of supporting women in STEM fields. Read more »

Blog   |   Economic Security   |   April 23, 2018