Laura Puaca

Technocratic Feminism: How Gender Equality Can Win a War

By drawing the argument for gender equality away from the abstract ideas of equality and justice, feminists in times of crisis argued for equal treatment as a technological and economic win for everyone. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   November 03, 2014
A portrait of Juanita Kreps

How a Coal Miner’s Daughter Became the First Female Secretary of Commerce

As president of Duke University and the first woman to serve as U.S. secretary of commerce, this economist blazed many trails. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   October 08, 2014
Former AAUW Career Development Grantee Evelyn Garcia Morales with her niece.

Connected by a Common Thread: What Hispanic Heritage Means to Me

Being Hispanic is about being part of a community connected by a thread of traditions that transcend generations. I’m proud to be part of this culture, and I spoke with women across different generations who feel the same. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   September 30, 2014

AAUW’s “Uncanny Foresight”: A Fellowship for Latin America

In 1917, ACA leaders announced the establishment of the Latin American Fellowship to support Latin America women’s study in the United States. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   September 24, 2014
A woman stands outside her "bus shop" in Baltimore

On Happiness, Entrepreneurship, and Beauty

Nazish Zafar has traveled the world documenting the struggles and successes of urban small business owners in stunning photographs. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   September 17, 2014
Sukey Blanc assists 21st Century Community Learning Center staff with data collection.

How to Write Grant Proposals: 8 Tips from an Expert

We got the inside scoop on how to write effective grant proposals from a pro, AAUW alumna Sukey Blanc. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   2 Comments   |   September 10, 2014

Decades Later, a Look Back at a Famous Women’s Conference

When she was young, Dali Tan remembers her father talking about how a Catholic priest saved his life when he was gravely ill as a child in rural China. The […] Read more »

Blog   |   Leadership   |   1 Comments   |   August 27, 2014
AAUW fellow Kate Himes in the mountains above Almaty, Kazakhstan

The Muddy Boots Scientist

My American Fellowship helped me write my dissertation, purchase chemical reagents for experiments, and earn my doctorate. Now, I’m a “science diplomat” working in Kazakhstan and four other former Soviet republics. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   August 06, 2014
AAUW fellows

AAUW’s New Fellows and Grantees Join a Prestigious Community

AAUW today announced the award of $3.7 million to its 2014–15 class of fellows and grantees. Selected from a wide pool of competitive applicants, the 244 awardees now join the ranks of Nobel Prize winners, celebrated authors, social entrepreneurs, and prominent scholars who have used AAUW funding to advance equality for women and girls. Read more »

Article   |   Education   |   August 01, 2014

How to Invite a Fellow or Grantee to Your Branch

Have you thought about connecting with fellowship and grant recipients in your area? Recipients make great speakers at branch programs, and they’re often looking for ways to engage with AAUW locally. Read more »