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 »

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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 »

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
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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 »

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4 Tips to Negotiating for the Salary and Benefits You’re Worth

Ready to get paid what you’re worth? Follow these steps to successfully negotiate your salary and benefits package. Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   July 19, 2017
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7 Women’s Stories of Student Debt

AAUW’s 2017 research report Deeper in Debt: Women and Student Loans found that when it comes to student loans, women bear a disproportionate burden of student debt. Read about seven women who made the decision to invest in their futures by pursuing college degrees, but at what price. Read more »

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Even with a Scholarship and Parents’ Help, She Faces a 25-Year Student Debt Burden

The financial burdens of young people have changed making the decision to go to college and paying for it very different today than it was a few decades ago. Read more »

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Meet Some Special AAUW Salary Negotiation Facilitators

Amy Getty Grand View University, Des Moines, Iowa AAUW Work Smart Facilitator Amy Getty is a professor of English at Grand View University in Des Moines, Iowa, where she teaches […] Read more »

Article   |   Career and Workplace   |   June 20, 2016
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Financial Literacy Could Have Saved Me from Student Debt

Like many college-bound students, Khallilah Beecham-Watkins thought financial aid was a free ticket to attend her dream school. She didn’t have the tools or resources needed to understand that she would have to pay back all of that money after graduation. Read more »

Taking the Scary out of Negotiating Your Salary

When you consider that women hold only 19 percent of undergraduate engineering degrees and make up just 12 percent of the engineering workforce, it’s fair to say that Christina Pensock beat the odds. But once she began receiving offer letters from prospective employers, she realized that earning a degree in the male-dominated field was just one of the obstacles she’d have to overcome as a woman in engineering. Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   March 07, 2016