The Simple Truth

Before I started working at AAUW, I never really gave much thought to the gender pay gap. Sure, I knew it existed. I knew the numbers — women make 77 cents, on average, for every dollar earned by men — and I wasn’t pleased about it, but that was about the extent of my concern. Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   2 Comments   |   April 12, 2012

A Little Help From AAUW

“I get by with a little help from my friends” is the tune running through our heads as we anticipate posting the list of our 2012–13 AAUW fellowship and grant […] Read more »

Blog   |   Education & Training   |   1 Comments   |   April 11, 2012

What Was Your First Leadership Role?

Close your eyes, and imagine yourself back in your fourth-grade classroom. Most of you will remember your teachers, your little desks, and the important events that took place during that […] Read more »

Blog   |   Leadership   |   5 Comments   |   April 10, 2012

Don’t Miss the “Wonder Women of STEM!”

Join AAUW and the JASON Project for the first Wonder Women of STEM! webcast on April 26. The show will feature two high-achieving professionals who will discuss what it’s like […] Read more »

Blog   |   Education & Training   |   April 06, 2012

Ridiculous and True: Gender Pay Gap Unchanged for over a Decade

Despite recent stories about how women are poised to out-earn men in coming generations, the stark reality is that worldwide, women still make an average of 18 percent less than […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   1 Comments   |   April 03, 2012

Troubling School Trends along Race, Gender Lines

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights made headlines earlier this month when it released new data showing that black and Hispanic students across America face harsher discipline, […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   March 22, 2012

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Happy Pi Day! Today, March 14 (or 3/14), is the day that the irrational number  (pi) is celebrated. If you are a little rusty on your math, pi is the […] Read more »

Blog   |   Education & Training   |   1 Comments   |   March 14, 2012

Finding Hope in a Hopeless Place: Ending School Bullying

Imagine a 12-year-old girl in middle school. She doesn’t dress in a girly way, she has a low voice, and she likes playing video games. Other students think she’s not […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   March 12, 2012

When Humor Crosses the Line

For two years, I drew a comic strip that was a spoof of the superhero genre. The strip was called The Saga of Anti-Rape Man and was published on the […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   1 Comments   |   March 06, 2012

Our Favorite On-Screen Women in STEM

What do Temperance “Bones” Brennan, Hermione Granger, and Abby Sciuto have in common? They’re all inspiring female characters who are science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) professionals in movies or […] Read more »

Blog   |   Education & Training   |   39 Comments   |   February 28, 2012