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
"Equal Pay For All" Instagram shareable

Starbucks Commits to Pay Equity

AAUW CEO Kim Churches issued a statement in response to Starbucks’ announcement concerning the company’s pay equity and paid leave policies. Read more »

Article   |   Economic Security   |   March 21, 2018
Attendees at the 2017 National Conference for College Women Student Leaders connected with powerful speakers. AAUW National Student Advisory members Aku Acquaye and Dania Baraka stand with poet Crystal Valentine.

7 Feminist Resolutions for 2018

If 2017 has taught us anything, it’s that our activism is needed now more than ever. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   December 29, 2017
Feminist holiday songs shareable: Deck the halls with equal paychecks fa la la la la la la la la!

Your Favorite Holiday Songs: The Feminist Remix

It’s been a busy year. With your support in 2017 we helped pass equal pay legislation in many states, expanded our salary negotiation workshops, pushed against attempts to weaken Title IX, and tirelessly fought for legislative action to ensure equity for women and girls. Read more »

AAUW staff and interns rally on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC for equal pay on Equal Pay Day (2017).

States Notch Multiple Equal Pay Victories in 2017

Voters are fed up with the persistent gender pay gap, and many state legislators are listening. While not all bills passed, growing activity shows that red, blue, and purple states realize that the pay gap is real and that something needs to be done about it. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   October 13, 2017
At the current rate of change, the gender pay gap won't close until 2119.

Gender Pay Gap Remains at 20 Cents

Women working full time on average still make 80 cents compared to every dollar men make. At the current rate of progress in closing the gap, women will not receive pay equity until the year 2119. Read more »

Article   |   Advocacy   |   September 12, 2017
mind the gap by Rupert Ganzer, on Flickr

Frequently Asked Questions about the Gender Pay Gap

Lower pay is the reality for working women in the United States, regardless of the contributing factors. Read more »

Article   |   Career and Workplace   |   September 12, 2017
Black ball and chain with the words "Student Loans" painted on them.

Student Debt through the Gender Lens

The promise of higher education has meant that women now make up the majority of college students. But that advancement has come along with crushing student debt that disproportionately affects women. Read more »

Blog   |   Economic Security   |   September 01, 2017