To Help End the Pay Gap, Stop Asking New Hires for Salary Histories 14October

Blog   |   Economic Security   |   24 Comments   |   October 14, 2016

Your new employer’s application asks for your salary history. This seems harmless, right? Wrong. This practice perpetuates the wage gap that many women and people of color face. Read more »

Preserving the Right to Run 05October

An old photo of women marching down the street with American flags
Blog   |   Community   |   31 Comments   |   October 05, 2016

With the passage of the 19th Amendment came the right to vote. But women have been running for office since before 1920 — and with suffrage came the power to elect more women. Read more »

Seeking Success for Girls in STEM 04October

2007–08 AAUW Selected Professions Fellow Unoma Okorafor
Blog   |   Education & Training   |   33 Comments   |   October 04, 2016

“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 »

How a Lockheed Engineer Makes Time to Volunteer with Girls 21September

Tech Trek campers examine a robot at a 2016 New Mexico Tech Trek camp sponsored by Lockheed Martin.
Blog   |   Education & Training   |   35 Comments   |   September 21, 2016

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 »

Meet PowerPlay NYC: Inspiring Futures for Girls of Color 09September

PowerPlay NYC (Nike)
Blog   |   Community   |   29 Comments   |   September 09, 2016

AAUW is helping the next generation of superstars emerge through Title IX advocacy and Community Action Grants. Read more »

See Where Presidential Candidates Stand — Play Debate Bingo with AAUW! 07September

AAUW and AAUW Action Fund present 2016 presidential debate bingo (#AAUWdebates)
Blog   |   Advocacy   |   10 Comments   |   September 07, 2016

We’ve created bingo cards with some of the key words women and girls want to hear from both candidates during the course of the debates. Simply print out a card, grab your favorite marker, and you’re ready to play. Read more »

How to Speak Up against Everyday Bias 02September

a young woman giving the time-out signal
Blog   |   Advocacy   |   28 Comments   |   September 02, 2016

Ever wondered how to respond to the sexism you see in your daily life, in person and online? Here’s how to take a stand. Read more »

Catching Up with AAUW National Student Advisory Council Alumnae 31August

Benita Robinson, AAUW National Student Advisory Council Member 2002–2003
Blog   |   Campus   |   33 Comments   |   August 31, 2016

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 »

I’m a Korean American Woman in Politics, and Biases Won’t Stop Me 22August

2015–16 National Student Advisory Council Member Na-Yeon Park holds up a sign with AAUW on it.

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 »

Leadership Lessons from Equity’s Women of Wall Street 12August

Women in Media
Blog   |   Leadership   |   24 Comments   |   August 12, 2016

In 2015, only 5 percent of the companies in the Standard and Poor’s 500 index had female CEOs. We see this inequity reflected on the big screen also. Trading Places, […] Read more »