Encouraging Latinas to Pursue College and Careers Through Fashion

“Latinas are underrepresented in all areas of the fashion industry – from the runway to the executive level. Although we have a unique sense of style and a strong work ethic, we are overlooked, stereotyped, and assumed we will take less in pay,” – Roseanna Garcia, 2007–08 Community Action Grantee and founder of Latina Fashionista Read more »

AAUW Awards $4 Million in Fellowships and Grants

The American Association of University Women (AAUW) has awarded more than $4 million in fellowships and grants to 259 recipients for the 2019–20 academic year. The goal of the funding is to advance educational and professional opportunities for women in the United States and around the globe. Read more »

Article   |   Education & Training   |   July 08, 2019
The Simple Truth About the Gender Pay Gap Research Cover (Outlook December 2018)

AAUW’s Top Research Reports of 2018

Groundbreaking research is a well-established hallmark of AAUW’s work. Here’s a 2018 update of our three major reports. Read more »

Article   |   December 20, 2018
Protect and Strengthen Title IX

U.S. Department of Education Moves to Roll Back Title IX Protections for Sexual Misconduct

Federal education officials have taken steps that could make it more difficult for students to report incidents of sexual harassment and violence — and easier for schools to ignore them when they do. Read more »

Article   |   Education & Training   |   November 16, 2018
Close-up of red stop sign on a yellow school bus

Schools Are Still Underreporting Sexual Harassment and Assault

Students should be able to go to school free from experiencing sexual harassment or violence. Read more »

Hand-painted T-shirts hang on a clothesline. One says, “When can I feel safe?”

AAUW Reacts to Reports of Proposed Title IX Rules

The U.S. Department of Education may soon propose new rules rolling back Title IX protections for victims of sexual harassment and assault in schools. Read more »

Article   |   Campus   |   August 30, 2018
Zoe Spencer at the VCU commencement.

I Am Worth More: Zoe Spencer on Fighting Racism and Sexism in Academia

Zoe Spencer was thrilled when she began her dream career of teaching sociology. But she was alarmed to discover that less qualified male coworkers were being paid better than she was. “I must admit … I assumed I would be protected there. I was certain that I would be safe from the inequities that raged outside the walls of an HBCU. I was wrong.” Read more »

black and white photo of four women at the 1955 AAUW national convention

A Lifelong Connection to AAUW

Bani Singh Mahadeva, a 1954–55 AAUW International Fellow, began her relationship with AAUW in 1954. Today, 64 years later, Mahadeva is a Champion and a Legacy Circle member. Read more »

African American woman graduate stands in her cap and gown at a stone wall with the back to the camera looking to the left.

AAUW Statement on Trump Administration Rescinding Diversity and Affirmative Action Guidance

Diversity and equal opportunity should be top priorities for U.S. education. Today’s decision by the Trump Administration to rescind the affirmative action and diversity in schools guidance is a major step backward in efforts to advance equity in education. Read more »

Article   |   Education & Training   |   July 03, 2018
Photo of Career Development Grantee Carolyn Moore in her figherfighter uniform

AAUW Announces 2018–19 Fellowship Awardees

AAUW has awarded $3.9 million to its 2018–19 class of 250 fellows and grantees. These recipients represent diverse backgrounds, locations, and areas of study but all aim to promote equity for women and girls. Read more »

Article   |   Education & Training   |   July 02, 2018