Girls and boys in computer lab

Is Computing Just for Men?

If we really want to increase the percentage of women who graduate with bachelor’s degrees in computing, we have to start focusing on the AP computer science course in high school. Read more »

Blog   |   Education & Training   |   3 Comments   |   March 11, 2015
Stephanie in a portrait with her two kids.

From Curious Little Girl to Household Breadwinner

It was one thing to be a minority in her high school and college engineering programs, but being an African American woman in the technology field took on new meaning when it came time for Stephanie to support her family. Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   3 Comments   |   March 09, 2015
A woman cheering at a computer

3 Reasons We Want to Introduce Girls to Cybersecurity

From big companies like Sony Pictures, Apple, and Target to small businesses, vulnerability of digital data to cyberattacks has become a national crisis. But the gender gap in cybersecurity careers remains vast. Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   2 Comments   |   February 12, 2015
YWTF Chicago chapter members attended a Tech Savvy conference in Illinois

Learning from the Future: A Report from an AAUW Tech Savvy Conference

There is no doubt about it, YWTF Chicago will be back at AAUW’s TechSavvy events in 2015. Here’s what the YWTF chapter had to say about the STEM conference. Read more »

Blog   |   Education & Training   |   February 10, 2015

A Look Back at where Pay Equity Has Been and where It’s Going

When it comes to reaching pay equity, the pace of change is glacial. Just how long will it take until we see equal pay? At this rate, it could be more than 100 years. Read more »

Blog   |   Economic Justice   |   17 Comments   |   January 20, 2015
AAUW delegation to Poland poses below a sculpture of Marie Curie at the Radium Institute in Warsaw.

The Lasting Legacy of One Gram of Radium

An AAUW delegation to Poland followed in the footsteps of Marie Curie to celebrate the achievements of the Polish-born scientist and to discuss the future for women studying technical fields there. Read more »

Article   |   Community   |   December 05, 2014
mind the gap by Rupert Ganzer, on Flickr

Exploring the Gender Gap in Business

How can we expect girls to desire jobs in business if the odds are stacked against them? Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   1 Comments   |   December 05, 2014
A male teacher stands up and talks to a group of students.

What’s Gender Got to Do with It? We Asked Teachers about Leadership

We paired up with two other organizations to ask middle and high school teachers about how gender influences leadership in their classrooms. Overall, the news was good — but implicit bias still showed up. Read more »

Blog   |   Education & Training   |   October 20, 2014

By the Numbers: A Look at the Gender Pay Gap

Imagine you work a job alongside someone who has less experience than you but still makes more money. Years go by and you look back on a lifetime of work and realize you lost hundreds of thousands of dollars in earnings. Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   127 Comments   |   September 18, 2014
A teacher smiles at the students sitting with her at a round table covered in papers.

7 Teacher Resources That Address Gender Equality

Teaching women’s issues doesn’t have to be saved for Women’s History Month. We’ve pulled together some of our resources that can help educators engage students in important conversations about gender. Read more »

Article   |   Education & Training   |   August 29, 2014