AAUW 2007-08 International Fellow Esther Ngumbi

4 Questions for Esther Ngumbi: Entomologist Extraordinaire

For Esther Ngumbi, Ph.D., studying insects was never merely an academic interest. As someone who grew up in a farming community in Kenya, she knew firsthand these tiny creatures could wipe out entire crops of corn. Today, as a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, she studies sustainable crop growth and environmentally friendly insecticides. Read more »

Article   |   Leadership   |   March 18, 2019
From left: AAUW UN Youth Representatives Jordan Davis and Veronica McKinny from Lehigh University at the conference

AAUW’s UN Youth Representative Brings Global Student Voices Together about Clean Water

At a time when teenagers are revolutionizing social media activism, organizing school walkouts, and mobilizing nationwide marches for their right to a safe education, one thing is universally clear: Youth voices are essential to solving the world’s problems. Read more »

Blog   |   Leadership   |   May 03, 2018
Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds speaks with Iowa Public Radio’s Morning Edition host Clay Masters about her transition to be the next governor. 5/2/2017 Photo by John Pemble, https://flic.kr/p/UW4rQT

State of the States: A Globally Competitive Workforce Starts with an Equitable Workplace

At the start of legislative sessions, governors across the country deliver their assessments of the condition of their states. Thirty-two made a strong push to improve education, yet only one governor mentioned the importance of supporting women in STEM fields. Read more »

Blog   |   Economic Security   |   April 23, 2018
Feminist holiday songs shareable: Deck the halls with equal paychecks fa la la la la la la la la!

Your Favorite Holiday Songs: The Feminist Remix

It’s been a busy year. With your support in 2017 we helped pass equal pay legislation in many states, expanded our salary negotiation workshops, pushed against attempts to weaken Title IX, and tirelessly fought for legislative action to ensure equity for women and girls. Read more »

Infographic concerning AAUW'S strategic planning process asking where are we now? where do we want to be? how will we get there?

Strategic Plan: Focus, Relevance, Impact

The strategic planning process will enable us not only to focus on what equity means, but on how we can be successful in attaining it — on how we can be successful in breaking down barriers. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   4 Comments   |   December 05, 2017
2003–04 AAUW Selected Professions Fellow Joyce Kim

Six Women to Inspire You on International Women’s Day

On International Women’s Day we think about AAUW fellowship recipients who represent a diversity of professions and who act on the belief that women’s equality benefits society as a whole. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   1 Comments   |   March 06, 2017
AAUW Tech Trek attendee in Santa Barbara. Photo by Jay Farbman for AAUW.

The Future Guardians of the Web

Cyber security affects nearly every aspect of our increasingly digital lives. The field, in which women are underrepresented. faces a severe labor shortage. That’s where AAUW comes in. Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   November 17, 2016
2007–08 AAUW Selected Professions Fellow Unoma Okorafor

Seeking Success for Girls in STEM

“Men need to understand the value of women and become advocates,” says Unoma Okorafor. ”Only then will we be able to expand the conversation.” Read more »

Blog   |   Education & Training   |   October 04, 2016
Tech Trek campers examine a robot at a 2016 New Mexico Tech Trek camp sponsored by Lockheed Martin.

How a Lockheed Engineer Makes Time to Volunteer with Girls

With more dedicated volunteers like Lockheed Martin employee Alison Nordt, we can hope to see more girls than ever grow up to be aerospace engineers, astronauts, and tech company CEOs. Read more »

Blog   |   Education & Training   |   1 Comments   |   September 21, 2016
Declaration of Sentiments Waterwall

How to Design a Feminist Monument

“What are my goals? To live, for architecture is my life.” This is how Ray Kinoshita Mann described her professional goals when she applied for AAUW’s Selected Professions Fellowship in 1986. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   1 Comments   |   July 20, 2016