A woman at the 2018 Women’s March in Phoenix, Arizona, wear an American flag over her back and shoulders. Photo taken from behind the woman.

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Analysis: What the 2018 Midterm Results Mean for Women

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   1 Comments   |   November 13, 2018

The midterm elections ushered in changes at all levels of government, but the dominant story of this election is the power of women. Read more »

5 Issues We’re Watching in 2020 29October

A woman leans over a voting booth.
Blog   |   34 Comments   |   October 29, 2019

As a non-partisan organization, AAUW doesn’t endorse specific candidates. But that doesn’t mean we’re not advocates for the policies that matter most to us. Read more »

Blockbuster Year for State Legislative Action on Pay Equity 16August

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   10 Comments   |   August 16, 2019

  From the soccer field to the U.S. House of Representatives, 2019 brought increased focus on the gender pay gap and ways to close it. This is particularly true in […] Read more »

8 Surprising Facts about the Gender Pay Gap 02April

Blog   |   Economic Security   |   32 Comments   |   April 02, 2019

Most people grasp the fundamentals of the gender pay gap: Women working full-time earn roughly 80 percent of men’s salaries. But beyond the basics are some fascinating facts you may not have heard before. Read more »

State and Local Action in 2018 Shows the Path toward Pay Equity 13November

Credit: Governor Phil Murphy signs into law the Diane B. Allen Equal Pay Act in Trenton on April 24, 2018. OIT/Governor’s Office.
Blog   |   Advocacy   |   8 Comments   |   November 13, 2018

Cities, states, and employers are increasingly realizing the value of equal pay and enacted policies in 2018, making it clear that they won’t wait any longer for change. Read more »

Everything You Need to Know for Election Day 24October

Questions about voting? Get the facts. 866.OUR.VOTE.
Blog   |   Advocacy   |   October 24, 2018

You’ve been preparing for months to ensure that women’s voices are heard on Tuesday, November 6. Now it’s time to make sure every vote is counted. Read more »

Black Women and the Pay Gap 01August

Black women in the U.S. are typically paid 61 cents for every dollar paid to white men. Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Blog   |   Economic Security   |   August 01, 2018

Would you like to work seven extra months for free just to earn the same paycheck as your male co-workers? We didn’t think so. Read more »

I Am Worth More: Zoe Spencer on Fighting Racism and Sexism in Academia 01August

Zoe Spencer at the VCU commencement.
Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   30 Comments   |   August 01, 2018

Zoe Spencer was thrilled when she began her dream career of teaching sociology. But she was alarmed to discover that less qualified male coworkers were being paid better than she was. “I must admit … I assumed I would be protected there. I was certain that I would be safe from the inequities that raged outside the walls of an HBCU. I was wrong.” Read more »

Never Too Late: Nell Painter on Starting a New Career in Her Sixties 17July

Cover of the book Old in Art School: A Memoir of Starting Over
Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   25 Comments   |   July 17, 2018

After retiring from Princeton University following a celebrated teaching and scholarship career in history, AAUW Coretta Scott King Fellow Nell Irvin Painter did something no one saw coming: she began a second career as an artist. Read more »

A Lifelong Connection to AAUW 05July

black and white photo of four women at the 1955 AAUW national convention

Bani Singh Mahadeva, a 1954–55 AAUW International Fellow, began her relationship with AAUW in 1954. Today, 64 years later, Mahadeva is a Champion and a Legacy Circle member. Read more »