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

A Q&A with Lilly Ledbetter, Fierce Champion of Equal Pay

Legendary activist Lilly Ledbetter shares her story and her wisdom about why we can’t wait any longer for equal pay. Read more »

Article   |   Economic Security   |   March 19, 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 »

Equal Pay without Delay

Fact Sheet:
The Paycheck Fairness Act of 2019

Passing the Paycheck Fairness Act is a critical step to closing the gender pay gap. The proposed law includes key provisions that would address loopholes in the Equal Pay Act of 1963, ensuring that employers pay women and men equally for equal work. Read more »

Article   |   Advocacy   |   January 24, 2019
Night sky with fireworks in the shape of the number 2019.

10 New Year’s Resolutions to Support AAUW’s New Strategic Plan

In 2019, AAUW will prioritize one of the most pressing issues of the day: improving the economic security of all women, no matter their location, age, ethnicity or background. Read more »

Article   |   December 18, 2018
Credit: Governor Phil Murphy signs into law the Diane B. Allen Equal Pay Act in Trenton on April 24, 2018. OIT/Governor’s Office.

State and Local Action in 2018 Shows the Path toward Pay Equity

Cities, states, and employers are increasingly realizing the value of equal pay and enacted policies in 2018, making it clear that they won’t wait any longer for change. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   November 13, 2018
The Simple Truth About the Gender Pay Gap research report cover (fall 2018)

Gender Pay Gap Shortchanges Women $500 Billion Annually; Biggest Gaps among Financial Managers, Physicians and Surgeons

AAUW’s updated report, The Simple Truth about the Gender Pay Gap, found that working women lose out on $500 billion a year because of a persistent gender pay gap. Read more »

Article   |   Economic Security   |   October 23, 2018