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

Leaders from the Treasury, Rolls Royce, NASA and More Discuss Women in Leadership

Moderated by journalist Cokie Roberts, the discussion on the research panel delved into the panelists’ personal experiences with gender bias and how they’re combating the longstanding misconception that women aren’t cut out to be leaders. Read more »

Blog   |   Leadership   |   April 01, 2016

How Can We Close the Gender Leadership Gap?

Women make up more than half of college graduates and half the labor force, and have long careers in many fields — so there’s no lack of women to fill leadership positions. But we’re still not represented at the upper levels. Read more »

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Barriers and Bias: The Status of Women in Leadership

Why do men still vastly outnumber women in leadership positions? There is no lack of qualified women to fill leadership roles. Women earn the majority of university degrees at every level except for professional degrees, and more women are in the workforce today than ever before. There must be something inherent in the system that’s working against them. Read more »

Research   |   Leadership   |   March 30, 2016

How to Fight Your Own Implicit Biases

There’s no way to be totally certain that we’re being 100 percent fair at all times. But there are concrete steps that individuals and institutions can take to reduce the effects of implicit bias. Read more »

Blog   |   Leadership   |   1 Comments   |   March 30, 2016
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New AAUW Report Reveals the Barriers and Biases That Limit Women Leaders and Society

The report demonstrates how that gender leadership gap limits both women and our society and details real solutions for lawmakers, industry leaders, and everyday Americans. Read more »

Article   |   Leadership   |   March 29, 2016
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AAUW Convenes Panel on the Current Status of Women in Leadership

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Experts to Discuss Findings from a New AAUW Report at the Newseum Media Contacts: Lisa Goodnight 202.785.7738 On March 30, the American Association of University Women (AAUW) […] Read more »

Article   |   Leadership   |   March 24, 2016

8 Women, 8 Different Ways to Lead with AAUW

Check out these eight AAUW stars who are proving that women can be powerful leaders on campus and beyond. The face of leadership doesn’t have to be male. Read more »

Article   |   Leadership   |   March 23, 2016
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Women’s Words to Lead By

Get inspired and fired up with these words from some great women leaders. Read more »

Blog   |   Leadership   |   March 21, 2016
Presidents Carter, Clinton, Obama, and George W. Bush, laughing.

Why We Need to Stop Equating Leadership with Masculinity

What’s really going on when we assume that people in powerful positions are men? Why does this happen, and what does it mean about how we perceive women leaders? AAUW’s new research report finds that the reasons why we equate men and masculinity with leadership has little do with facts and a lot to do with stereotypes and assumptions. Read more »

Blog   |   Leadership   |   March 18, 2016