A woman serves a tennis ball on an outdoor court.

Title IX at Ball State: A Tennis Coach Fights Back

For 21 years, Kathy Bull served as the head coach for the women’s tennis team at Ball State University in Indiana. But midseason in 2009, the university abruptly fired Bull, who promptly filed suit under Title IX. Read more »

Blog   |   Campus   |   1 Comments   |   December 16, 2013
Gabriela Canepa

Education Was Her Dream — Now She’s Funding Scholarships for Women

As a child growing up in Peru, Gabriela Canepa understood the value her parents placed on getting a good education. “It was very important to my parents,” Canepa recalls. “My father used to say that an education for his children was the best inheritance he could leave.” Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   December 09, 2013
A group of young women stand around an AAUW banner.

Getting More Women into Top Government Jobs Starts with Student Leadership

It’s outrageous but true. Women currently hold just 18 percent of the seats in Congress and 24 percent of seats in state legislatures. Bottom line: More women need to run for office. Read more »

Blog   |   Leadership   |   2 Comments   |   December 05, 2013
A mother and daughter read a book together.

Student Mothers Need Child Care to Graduate

Improving child care in higher education could make the difference for student mothers like LaKeisha Cook. “I’m concerned about how I’ll be able to continue my studies,” she says. “Currently, I have a grant that covers my child care costs, but the money is running out. And I’m not alone — a lot of other mothers are facing the same issue.” Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   1 Comments   |   December 02, 2013

6 Ways to Change the World during the Giving Season

People around the world are taking action on the Tuesday after turkey day, also known as Giving Tuesday, to give back to their communities and build a better world. And we know that the best way to do that is to empower women — something we’ve been doing since 1881. Read more »

Museum Founder Judges AAUW’s Art Contest

Followers of the AAUW Art Contest were aware that this year was somewhat special. We welcomed two guest judges from the National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA): founder […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   May 10, 2013

Should Women Be Equal?

I refuse to make the case for why women should be equal to men. The answer — for me and for the American Association of University Women (AAUW) — is […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   2 Comments   |   April 01, 2013
Florence Seibert, who was honored with the Florence B. Seibert American Fellowship

Women in History Live On through Fellowships

Since that first endowment, there have been hundreds of women honored and memorialized through these fellowships and grants. Within this varied group, there are distinguished scientists and scholars whose careers set an example and helped dispose of the injurious theory that women’s intellects and abilities are inferior. Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   1 Comments   |   March 15, 2013

A Little Service Goes a Long Way

Growing up with a big family meant that I learned at an early age how to step up and help others. My mom also made sure that service was not […] Read more »

Blog   |   Leadership   |   February 27, 2013
2012 art contest winner Walking for Water by Faith Weldon. Painting of three women walking with ceramic jars on their heads.

Time Is Running Out to Vote for Your Favorite Art Contest Entries!

Through March 8, AAUW members can vote for their six favorite entries every seven days. Each time you vote, you will automatically be entered into a drawing to win one […] Read more »

Article   |   Community   |   February 15, 2013