The Republican presidential candidates at the first primary debate.

This Was the Biggest Problem with the GOP Debate

The first presidential primary debate made it clear that the political leadership gender gap is everybody’s loss. Absent from the discussion were issues like equal pay, child care, sexual assault, and minimum wage. Read more »

6 Reasons to Become an AAUW Student Associate!

As a student Associate of AAUW, you join a lifelong community of leaders who are working to educate and empower women and girls. AAUW Campus Leadership Programs help you build your résumé, develop leadership skills, take action on issues you care about, and connect with other women leaders across the globe. Read more »

Article   |   Campus   |   August 06, 2015

Choose Your Own Adventure: Apply for Campus Leadership Programs!

Every year, AAUW’s campus leadership programs are part of the journey for thousands of college women preparing to become the next generation of leaders. The adventure begins when applications open on August 3 for three of these AAUW programs: the National Student Advisory Council, Elect Her, and Campus Action Projects. Read more »

Don McPherson, Lilly Ledbetter, Noorjahan Akbar, Marianne Schnall, and Kate Farrar at the convention panel

What Does It Take to Make a Woman Leader?

In a world where the qualities of leadership are most often defined by men, how do we encourage more women to dare to become leaders? Read more »

Blog   |   Leadership   |   26 Comments   |   June 22, 2015
Shannon Cholakian (center) with her fellow peer counselors at Tech Trek in 2010

More than STEM Skills: My Tech Trek Experience

Even though the camp was only a week long, my experience helped me establish life skills I use daily, empowered me to pursue leadership positions, and motivated me to follow my passions. Here is exactly what Tech Trek taught me. Read more »

Blog   |   Education & Training   |   29 Comments   |   June 17, 2015
A poster of an Asian American student that says, “I am constantly evolving.”

This Is What Happens When Women of Color Redefine the Racism and Sexism They Face

Terrorist. Bad driver. Pretty for a dark-skinned girl. Asian fetish. Blackish. Ratchet. China doll. Illegal. With advocacy projects, these college women called out the racist and sexist labels students face on a daily basis. Read more »

Blog   |   Campus   |   18 Comments   |   June 16, 2015
Business woman pointing up and climbing a colourful chart pillars concept on city background

Financial Literacy Year-Round

By utilizing opportunities to become better at money management (and at getting more money), we enable ourselves to understand not only the pitfalls of being financially literate, but also the great value of it. Read more »

AAUW staff show off all of our Elect Her-Campus Women Win sites across the country.

Too Many States Have Never Elected Women to High Office. We’re Changing That.

Thanks to things like cultural stereotypes, women are not running for office. And it’s everybody’s loss. We want more women to say yes when someone asks them to run. Read more »

Blog   |   Leadership   |   October 16, 2014
Jessica Ou

AAUW Welcomes 10 New Members to the National Student Advisory Council

AAUW announced the selection of 10 new members to the 2014–15 National Student Advisory Council (SAC), an inspiring group of women who serve as AAUW ambassadors and lead gender equality projects on their campuses. Read more »

Article   |   Leadership   |   October 16, 2014
Rickelle Mason

10 Campus Women to Watch Out For

This year’s SAC members are world travelers, LGBT advocates, writers, artists, and — most important — trailblazers. We are thrilled to introduce you to the 2014–15 ladies of the SAC. Read more »

Blog   |   Campus   |   5 Comments   |   October 14, 2014