Focusing the Nation

If passed, President-Elect Barack Obama’s proposed $4,000 college tax credit would have a significant effect on the lives of millions of college-bound students in need of funding for school. With […] Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   3 Comments   |   November 18, 2008

Sarah Palin and I Agree — on Economic Security!

OK, so we all know the economy is in terrible shape. Gas prices are falling, retirement accounts are shrinking, grocery prices are on the rise, and where I live orange […] Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   October 30, 2008

Billions in Bonuses

I’ve been a taxpayer my entire professional life. I’ve also voted at every possible chance so I can at least have some sense of choosing where my tax money goes […] Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   October 28, 2008

Stressed Out Women

My sleep is not as sound as it used to be. I wake up worrying about financial issues. All my life I’ve been told to buy a house, put as […] Read more »

Blog   |   Economic Security   |   5 Comments   |   October 21, 2008

Blog Action Day: Dying to Give Life

The global economic crisis is shining a light on the “haves,” but things won’t change much for the “have nots.” They will still be poor, without access to clean water, […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   3 Comments   |   October 15, 2008

What’s Your Worth?

Are you in the job market or considering a new career? I have a tool for you! AAUW’s new partner organization Job Search Intelligence recently launched a free fair pay […] Read more »

Blog   |   Economic Security   |   2 Comments   |   September 19, 2008

Title IX and Cookies

O-K-L-A-H-O-M-A … Rogers and Hammerstein may still be responsible for us bursting out in song about this state, but my visit to Tulsa, Oklahoma, for the annual Career and Technical […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   September 18, 2008

Redefining Back to School

Two months ago I submitted my first AAUW blog post about my journey from Campinas, Brazil, where I was working as a high school English teacher, to Washington, D.C., in […] Read more »

Are Women Economic Equals in a Poor Economy?

Last week, the New York Times published an article entitled “Women Are Now Equal as Victims of Poor Economy.” I was immediately skeptical. The article, citing a study conducted by […] Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   1 Comments   |   July 31, 2008

Pay Equity Requires Negotiation? Part 1

Buying a new car is not one of my favorite activities. I’m not a good negotiator, and when the deal is finally struck, I’m usually pretty sure that I could […] Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   2 Comments   |   April 09, 2008