Literacy Program Has Adults Reading, against the Odds

“I never did learn to read — now I have the opportunity.” This is one of many testimonials about Reading against the Odds, a 2007–08 AAUW Community Action Grant recipient. […] Read more »

Blog   |   Education & Training   |   2 Comments   |   April 25, 2012

AAUW Fellow Teizeen Mohamedali Pays it Forward

How would you thank a woman who helped you achieve your career goals? Teizeen Mohamedali, a 2009–10 AAUW Selected Professions Fellow, developed a lasting connection with the sponsor of her […] Read more »

Blog   |   Education & Training   |   April 18, 2012

A Little Help From AAUW

“I get by with a little help from my friends” is the tune running through our heads as we anticipate posting the list of our 2012–13 AAUW fellowship and grant […] Read more »

Blog   |   Education & Training   |   1 Comments   |   April 11, 2012

Unearthing an Extinct AAUW Fellowship

I’ve mentioned before that the stories of AAUW Fellowships and Grants alumnae come to our attention in unique ways. And the news I love the most comes from past fellows […] Read more »

Blog   |   Education & Training   |   April 04, 2012

Bringing Philosophical Women out of the Shadows

Philosophy is, and has always been, a male-dominated field. It has been estimated that women represent only about 21 percent of professional philosophers. Another study reports that of the nearly […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   March 28, 2012

A Tribute to Philosophy Pioneer and AAUW Fellow Ruth Barcan Marcus

AAUW Fellow Ruth Barcan Marcus established herself in the field of philosophy and helped bring about changes in hiring practices so that appointments were no longer governed by the old boys’ network. Read more »

Blog   |   Education & Training   |   March 20, 2012

Girl Scouts: Advancing Girls in our Communities

Girl Scouts are celebrating their centennial year in part by declaring 2012 the year of the girl. Their presence in our neighborhoods, and especially outside shopping venues, is always strong […] Read more »

International Fellow Diedie Weng films local Yongji women.

Making Every Day International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day is observed on March 8 each year to honor and celebrate the economic, political, and social achievements of women. But at AAUW, every day is International Women’s Day! Read more »

Meet Marina Núñez del Prado: Famed Bolivian Artist

AAUW’s national office in Washington, D.C., is a piece of history — not for its architecture but for the amazing artifacts it houses, including a sculpture from gifted artist and […] Read more »

Blog   |   Education & Training   |   3 Comments   |   February 22, 2012

Cultivating Women Firefighters — Gals Only! Fire Science Camp

According the Department of Labor, women ages 16 and older account for about 47 percent of the civilian workforce. However, paid female firefighters represent 3.7 percent of the civilian workforce, […] Read more »