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What Does It Mean to Lose 6 Percent of Your Paycheck?

One year after college graduation, women are already paid less than the men with whom they graduated. Some of this difference is explained by factors known to affect earnings, such […] Read more »

Blog   |   Economic Security   |   2 Comments   |   May 20, 2013
Nanci Alanis

12 Students to Watch Out for at CGI U

Last month, AAUW announced our strategic partnership with the Clinton Global Initiative and the Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U). AAUW identified 12 students attending CGI U who were making a […] Read more »

Me at the United for Marriage rally in front of the Supreme Court yesterday

Why I Stand for Marriage Equality

  When my home state of Massachusetts became the first in the United States to allow same-sex marriage in 2004, only around 32 percent of Americans supported marriage equality. Now […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   March 27, 2013
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Sexual Harassment Online and Why You Should Care about Adria Richards

After she tweeted about offensive sexual remarks she overheard at a tech conference, Richards received a barrage of ugly, sexist remarks from cyber bullies. Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   5 Comments   |   March 26, 2013

Four Reasons to Thank the Women of the Bread and Roses Strike

Today is the 101st anniversary of a pivotal moment in labor and female workers’ rights. Not a day you have marked on your calendars? It should be. The Lawrence Strike […] Read more »

Blog   |   Economic Security   |   1 Comments   |   March 13, 2013

Rosie the Riveter Is More than a Hairdo

I sighed in exasperation when I did a YouTube search for “Rosie the Riveter” and found that the first through 50th entries on the site were video tutorials on how […] Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   1 Comments   |   March 08, 2013
Katie Miller

Katie Miller on LGBT Rights and Women in Combat

We sat down with Katie Miller — a leading advocate for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) service members and a 2013 NCCWSL Woman of Distinction — to talk about […] Read more »

Blog   |   Leadership   |   March 07, 2013

Meet Your MAKERS

What will you be watching tomorrow night?  We suggest turning the channel or setting your DVR to record PBS’ new documentary MAKERS: Women Who Make America, which premieres February 26 […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   4 Comments   |   February 25, 2013

Fighting Sexual Assault in the Military

UPDATE, APRIL 18: Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA) has reintroduced the Sexual Assault Training Oversight and Prevention Act (STOP Act) to address structural changes needed in the military to help end […] Read more »

Katie Miller

Fighting “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”: Woman of Distinction Katie Miller

Courageous. Inspirational. Groundbreaking. These are just some of the words that come to mind when I think about Katie Miller, one of our 2013 NCCWSL Women of Distinction. Miller’s story […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   1 Comments   |   January 28, 2013