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Why So Few? Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics

In an era when women are increasingly prominent in medicine, law, and business, why are there so few women scientists and engineers? AAUW’s Why So Few? Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics report presents compelling evidence that can help to explain this puzzle.  Read more »

Research   |   Education & Training   |   March 21, 2010

Are Women to Blame for Girls’ Math Anxiety?

Sitting next to the first lady at the State of the Union address tonight will be a model student in the sciences and engineering. Li Boynton is a semifinalist in […] Read more »

Blog   |   Education & Training   |   3 Comments   |   January 27, 2010

An Insult to Hardworking Career Mothers

To me the most striking finding from a recent work-family research report that’s getting a lot of online buzz was that the wage gap between mothers and non-mothers is even […] Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   1 Comments   |   June 22, 2009

Effects of Pornography on Perceptions of Women and Sexual Violence

AAUW Communications fellow Katherine Broendel guest blogs this month at Framing Science about sexual violence as a social problem. The following entry originally appeared on Framing Science and is cross-posted […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   2 Comments   |   June 12, 2009

It’s the Anniversary of the Equal Pay Act, but I’m Not Quite Ready to Celebrate

On June 10, 1963, President Kennedy signed the Equal Pay Act into law. Forty-six years later, as I prepare to graduate from college and enter the workforce, there are so […] Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   June 09, 2009

We’re Talking about Money

There have been numerous reports documenting the achievement gaps in education in America. Some focus on the racial gap, others on the gender gap, and AAUW’s own Where the Girls […] Read more »

Blog   |   Education & Training   |   April 30, 2009

Skating Toward Wage Disparity

What do medicine, anthropology, engineering, and chemistry have in common? These are a few of the majors the women on Princeton University’s ice skating team represent. I was up there […] Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   April 27, 2009
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Ada Lovelace, Technology Hero

When girls are looking for heroes in technology, who are the leaders that they learn about in school? Who do they look up to? Most of the big names in technology are men, but women have played an important role in the development of technology. Read more »

Blog   |   Leadership   |   2 Comments   |   March 24, 2009

Counsel on the Council

In Wednesday’s Washington Post, Kathleen Parker criticizes President Obama for creating the White House Council on Women and Girls. In so doing, she relies on two main arguments: first, that […] Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   1 Comments   |   March 20, 2009

Where Are All the Women?

I used to be an engineer. For eight years, I designed satellites. The work was engrossing at times, and I loved designing with CAD (Computer Aided Design). It was like […] Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   3 Comments   |   February 19, 2009