A young woman stands in an empty hallway and looks at the camera.

Study Finds College Women Doubt Their Leadership Potential

We all know that taking on leadership positions is an important part of a college experience. But what if I told you that women’s sense of their leadership potential falls during the college years, while men’s rises? Read more »

Blog   |   Campus   |   2 Comments   |   October 22, 2013
Some of the girls from the Hispanas Unidas program

Program for Latina Girls Mentors Future Texas Leaders

Escuelitas is a mentoring program designed for girls between the ages of 8 and 14. It brings in women from the community to share stories that address identity, sense of self, and culture. “It’s especially important for Latinas to see people like us, other Latinas that have been successful,” says Program Director Sarah Salinas. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   October 09, 2013
Young girl uses pipe cleaners in educational project.

Underrepresentation in STEM Is an Economic Issue, Too

It is well known that women and girls are underrepresented in math and science fields, and there are some pretty spectacular initiatives out there for getting girls interested in STEM […] Read more »

Donnae Wahl SAC: Donnae in a shirt that says ”feminist.”

Bikini Kill Inspired Activism—AAUW Sustained It

This summer, we are catching up with former members of the AAUW National Student Advisory Council, the exclusive group of college women who advise AAUW on student issues and help […] Read more »

Blog   |   Campus   |   1 Comments   |   August 02, 2013
Liz Brown AAUW Woman of Distinction Patti Solis Doyle at the University of Maryland.

Putting Big Words into Big Actions: An SAC Member’s Reflection

Recently, we caught up with former Student Advisory Council (SAC) member Liz Brown. Liz served on the SAC from 2010–11 while studying political science at the University of Wyoming. She is now completing a double master’s degree at Penn State with hopes of continuing her advocacy work. Read more »

Article   |   Campus   |   July 20, 2013
Christine Jahnke

Pitch and Tone of Voice Make All the Difference for Women

Once again, this year’s National Conference for College Women Student Leaders brought hundreds of young women together to meet new friends, network, and find their voices. The conference included many […] Read more »

Blog   |   Leadership   |   1 Comments   |   June 17, 2013
Rachel Simmons speaking into a microphone

Résumés and Success, on Your Own Terms

Rachel Simmons has some résumé advice for college women leaders: Stop worrying about it. Read more »

Article   |   Leadership   |   June 04, 2013
A conference poster

Taking NCCWSL Home

Since 2001, the University of Wyoming has sent students to the National Conference for College Women Student Leaders for the transformative experience. Now, the students return back to campus and […] Read more »

Article   |   Leadership   |   May 27, 2013
Elena Noble stands outside with a house in the background.

Retirement Tough after $200,000 Lost to Gender Pay Gap

Elena Noble found that her years of volunteer leadership at an elementary school didn’t matter as much as her gender in determining her salary when she became a teacher. As […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   1 Comments   |   May 21, 2013
Audrey Davenport

Ready for a Change, She Ran for Mayor

Though she never met an architect in her small town of Cornelia, Georgia, Audrey Davenport grew up with an affinity for housing and architecture. She could visualize floor plans and […] Read more »