Benita Robinson, AAUW National Student Advisory Council Member 2002–2003

Catching Up with AAUW National Student Advisory Council Alumnae

Since 2002, exceptional college students have served on AAUW’s National Student Advisory Council (SAC), helping to shape students into leaders and giving alumnae the confidence to change the world. Read more »

Blog   |   Campus   |   August 31, 2016
2015–16 National Student Advisory Council Member Na-Yeon Park holds up a sign with AAUW on it.

I’m a Korean American Woman in Politics, and Biases Won’t Stop Me

The stereotype of Korean people — especially women — being “shy and quiet” has followed me ever since I was a child and, as I grew up, led others to ignore my leadership potential. Instead of being asked to lead, I was the person asked for help with math problems. Read more »

The United State of Women White House Summit logo

AAUW Stands United at White House United State of Women Summit

  Shannon Cholakian is a former AAUW National Student Advisory Council member from California State University, Long Beach. AAUW wants to thank Shannon along with the rest of the summit […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   June 29, 2016
Middle school aged girls attending AAUW Tech Savvy in Pittsburgh (PA) wearing hardhats, googles, lab coats, and magnifying glass.

Inspiring Tomorrow’s Innovators at AAUW Tech Savvy in Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh’s AAUW Tech Savvy students may create the next great STEM innovation. Those breakthroughs could revolutionize the technology, engineering, or manufacturing industries — and the cities that rely upon them. Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   June 03, 2016
Rep. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL)

5 Lessons from Asian Pacific American Women in Politics

Although several barrier-breaking Asian Pacific American women have run for elected office, the population is still severely underrepresented in political leadership. Programs such as Elect Her and organizations like the Asian American Women’s Political Initiative are working to change that by training and engaging women in politics from a young age. Read more »

The National Conference for College Women Student Leaders

Impressive Speaker Lineup Set for College Women’s Leadership Conference

Franchesca Ramsey of The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore will give a keynote address at the National Conference for College Women Student Leaders (NCCWSL) at the University of Maryland, College Park, an annual event that draws students from across the country. Read more »

Article   |   Campus   |   May 20, 2016
Gallaudet University President Roberta Cordano

Her Own Way to the Top

When it comes to the barriers that face women leaders, Gallaudet University President Roberta Cordano focuses on positive examples of other women leaders in order to persist and achieve her goals. Read more »

Blog   |   Leadership   |   May 17, 2016

My Hijab Inspired My Feminism

Throughout her life as a Muslim Pakistani American feminist, Maha Saleem has gradually overcome barriers, challenged stereotypes, and become an example of intersectional feminism. Her experiences overcoming gender bias helped her discover a passion for empowering women and girls. Read more »

Blog   |   Leadership   |   May 05, 2016
Ivelisse Porroa-Garcia tabling at UCLA for her AAUW student organization

Finding Sisterhood with My AAUW Student Organization

  I describe my journey with AAUW as a learning experience. The AAUW student organization at UCLA has allowed me to interact with students whose definition of feminism is different […] Read more »

Blog   |   Leadership   |   April 25, 2016

Leadership and Wages Go Hand in Hand for Women

The gender wage gap has many causes: gender segregation across job sectors and industries, the science gap for women and girls, explicit wage discrimination, and expectations around parenting and caretaking, among others. But one important factor that contributes to the gender wage gap is the gender leadership gap. Read more »

Blog   |   Leadership   |   April 08, 2016