A Q&A with Lilly Ledbetter, Fierce Champion of Equal Pay

Legendary activist Lilly Ledbetter shares her story and her wisdom about why we can’t wait any longer for equal pay. Read more »

Article   |   Economic Security   |   March 19, 2019
AAUW members' ideas on leadership

Anatomy of a Strong Leader

We asked AAUW’s members and supporters to share their perspectives on social media and via email about what makes a good leader. They came up with a pretty awesome job description. Read more »

Article   |   Leadership   |   March 18, 2019
AAUW 2007-08 International Fellow Esther Ngumbi

4 Questions for Esther Ngumbi: Entomologist Extraordinaire

For Esther Ngumbi, Ph.D., studying insects was never merely an academic interest. As someone who grew up in a farming community in Kenya, she knew firsthand these tiny creatures could wipe out entire crops of corn. Today, as a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, she studies sustainable crop growth and environmentally friendly insecticides. Read more »

Article   |   Leadership   |   March 18, 2019

3 Questions for Rachael Rollins: Boston’s First Female District Attorney

“I’m very humbled and deeply grateful to the people of Suffolk County who recognized it’s time for a change,” said Rollins, who grew up in Cambridge. That message was delivered […] Read more »

Article   |   Leadership   |   January 22, 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
Reading lesson in a Negro elementary school, Washington, D.C., 1942 (Library of Congress)

Still Separate, Still Unequal: The Role of Black Women and Girls in the Legacy of Brown v. Board of Education

More than sixty years after Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka schools are more segregated than they were in 1968 and black girls have suffered greatly as a result. Read more »

Blog   |   Education & Training   |   May 17, 2018
AAUW Delegation at the Women's March on Washington

5 Ways You Can Take Action for Gender Equity

It has been a watershed year for women and gender equity. Through programming, research, and advocacy, we pushed for equal educational opportunities, equal pay for equal work, and workplaces free of discrimination. Read more »

Infographic concerning AAUW'S strategic planning process asking where are we now? where do we want to be? how will we get there?

Strategic Plan: Focus, Relevance, Impact

The strategic planning process will enable us not only to focus on what equity means, but on how we can be successful in attaining it — on how we can be successful in breaking down barriers. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   4 Comments   |   December 05, 2017
The 2017–18 AAUW National Student Advisory Council

You’re Going to Be Hearing about These Fearless Campus Leaders

Every year AAUW selects 10 college student leaders committed to gender equity to serve on the national Student Advisory Council (SAC). This year’s SAC members are LGBT rights leaders, engineers, student government presidents, first-generation college students, and more. Read more »

Blog   |   Campus   |   November 02, 2017
2016-2017 AAUW National Student Advisory Committee members pose in their school colors during their fall retreat in Washington, DC.

Campus Leaders Share 5 Lessons on Confidence, Activism, and Allyship

In October 2016, 10 campus leaders began a leadership journey as member of the AAUW National Student Advisory Council. As their responsibilities come to a close, they reflect on their top five takeaways from their experience. Read more »

Blog   |   Leadership   |   July 14, 2017