Campus Leaders Confront STEM Stereotypes

Ten schools earned 2015–16 AAUW Campus Action Project grants to tackle that question head-on this spring. Students implemented projects to empower women and girls in STEM fields, where women are particularly underrepresented. Read more »

Blog   |   Campus   |   June 28, 2016
Rep. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL)

5 Lessons from Asian Pacific American Women in Politics

Although several barrier-breaking Asian Pacific American women have run for elected office, the population is still severely underrepresented in political leadership. Programs such as Elect Her and organizations like the Asian American Women’s Political Initiative are working to change that by training and engaging women in politics from a young age. Read more »

The National Conference for College Women Student Leaders

Impressive Speaker Lineup Set for College Women’s Leadership Conference

Franchesca Ramsey of The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore will give a keynote address at the National Conference for College Women Student Leaders (NCCWSL) at the University of Maryland, College Park, an annual event that draws students from across the country. Read more »

An illustration of the Vitruvian Man with a briefcase

The Science behind Implicit Bias

Are you biased against women leaders? It turns out, most people still associate leadership with men more strongly than they do with women. Read more »

Blog   |   Leadership   |   May 19, 2016

My Hijab Inspired My Feminism

Throughout her life as a Muslim Pakistani American feminist, Maha Saleem has gradually overcome barriers, challenged stereotypes, and become an example of intersectional feminism. Her experiences overcoming gender bias helped her discover a passion for empowering women and girls. Read more »

Ivelisse Porroa-Garcia tabling at UCLA for her AAUW student organization

Finding Sisterhood with My AAUW Student Organization

  I describe my journey with AAUW as a learning experience. The AAUW student organization at UCLA has allowed me to interact with students whose definition of feminism is different […] Read more »

Blog   |   Leadership   |   April 25, 2016

The Color of Leadership: Barriers, Bias, and Race

Hidden among the thousands of articles and books on women and leadership, a few studies stand out for grappling with gender and race/ethnicity and leadership at the same time. The results are not intuitively obvious. Read more »

Blog   |   Leadership   |   1 Comments   |   April 19, 2016

Leadership and Wages Go Hand in Hand for Women

The gender wage gap has many causes: gender segregation across job sectors and industries, the science gap for women and girls, explicit wage discrimination, and expectations around parenting and caretaking, among others. But one important factor that contributes to the gender wage gap is the gender leadership gap. Read more »

Blog   |   Leadership   |   April 08, 2016
Sandra Butler knew the gender pay gap was a problem. But she didn’t know just how much this problem had likely already affected her life.

How I Learned to (Successfully) Negotiate My Salary

From learning to negotiate at an AAUW workshop to facilitating workshops herself, Sandra Butler is a salary negotiation success story. A successful negotiation, she says, is “the best feeling in the world — it makes you want to dance in the streets.” Read more »

Bad for business: Women leaders make companies stronger and more profitable. Why are there still so few women executives? 63% white men, 24% white women, 2% black women, 1% Hispanic women, 1% Asian American women, less than 1% women of other racial and ethnic groups

She Should Be the Boss

Leadership equity is a positive change for everyone. Evidence shows that having more women in management and leadership positions leads to greater engagement in the workforce. It also correlates with healthy profits. Read more »

Blog   |   Leadership   |   April 04, 2016