“I Felt Empowered to Get the Salary I Wanted …”

A student participant made this statement after a role-play exercise conducted during an AAUW/WAGE Project $tart $mart salary negotiation workshop that I attended two weeks ago at Harvard University. This […] Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   February 17, 2010

Congratulations to the 2010 Campaign College Training Sites!

AAUW, the American University Women & Politics Institute, and Running Start are pleased to announce the 10 Campaign College sites for the 2010 academic year. These sites were chosen from […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   November 05, 2009

Recession in Focus: Here Comes the Class of 2009

It’s early May, and the bands are playing while the senior classes at thousands of universities walk down stunning lawns, walkways, and stages decked with floral arrangements and lined with […] Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   April 21, 2009

Economic Downturn for ‘Real’ Families

So last week the Washington Post published two articles focusing on the impact of the economic downturn on area families. The first family profiled, the Coughlins, are a dual earner […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   April 20, 2009

The Wage Gap: A Taxing Problem

April 15 — a day that strikes fear into the hearts of taxpayers all across America. Will I owe more? Did I keep all my receipts? What is a Schedule […] Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   April 15, 2009

Equal Pay for Equal Work — Not Yet Everyone’s Reality

As we learn about activities being held throughout the country to bring attention to Equal Pay Day, April 28, I can’t help but reflect on a blog post I did […] Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   2 Comments   |   April 10, 2009

The Recession in Focus: My Story

Okay, maybe I don’t live in Michigan or Rhode Island, the two states with the worst unemployment rates, but the recession has definitely hit home. According to the New York […] Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   1 Comments   |   March 24, 2009

Campaign College and the RajinCajuns

Originally posted on the AU Woman and Politics Institute blog, this post is by Jillian Rubino, Director of Leadership Programs for the American University Women & Politics Institute. On Saturday, March […] Read more »

Blog   |   Campus   |   2 Comments   |   March 18, 2009

Women Taking the Lead in Salary Negotiation

A fascinating study by Lisa Barron found one cause of the pay gap between men and women may be their different methods for salary negotiation. Especially in economic times like […] Read more »

Blog   |   Economic Security   |   3 Comments   |   March 02, 2009

First Stop with the Cyclones

A new study by the Girl Scout Research Institute highlights exciting shifts in how girls view themselves as leaders. The majority of girls (59 percent) said that the recent election […] Read more »

Blog   |   Leadership   |   January 29, 2009