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To Get More Women's Names on Future Ballots, Start with College Women

Kate Farrar | Posted 10.31.2014 | College
Kate Farrar

Everyone's gearing up for the midterm elections, but AAUW and Running Start are also thinking about future ballots. And we want to see women on them.

Gender Pay Gap Is Alive And Well In All 50 States

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 03.19.2014 | Women

Not only does the gender wage gap have real staying power, but it's alive and kicking in all 50 states. According to a new report released earlier...

What I Want Most For Other Moms With Postpartum Depression

Hannah Moulton Belec | Posted 05.10.2014 | Parents
Hannah Moulton Belec

I know there are countless women out there who have gone through postpartum depression or who will go through it. I hope they speak up about how important mental health coverage is.

Kathryn Sollmann: Be A One-Minute Mentor

Kathryn Sollmann | Posted 03.16.2014 | Women
Kathryn Sollmann

Busy people are focused on their own busy schedules, not the all-encompassing career and life change foremost on a friend or family member's mind. But mentoring does not have to be hand-holding or micro-managing.

3 Reasons The Wage Gap Isn't A Myth

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 06.24.2013 | Women

Is the gender wage gap a myth? That's what a piece on PolicyMic last week suggested. Blogger Matt Vespa argues that the Paycheck Fairness Act,...

Student Loan Debt -- It's Worse for Women

Terry O'Neill | Posted 07.20.2013 | Politics
Terry O'Neill

How bad is the wage gap for women in the workplace? For college graduates, it's so bad that it begins even before women begin their careers.

For Mother's Day, Support Moms at Community College

Linda Hallman | Posted 07.09.2013 | Politics
Linda Hallman

Studies have shown that a mother's education level is an important factor in the educational success and health of her children and that supporting mothers' educational achievement ultimately benefits our communities.

Don't Just Get Mad About the Gender Pay Gap, Do Something on Equal Pay Day!

Linda Hallman | Posted 06.05.2013 | Women
Linda Hallman

The pay gap is a glaring, well-documented and persistent inequality, especially when you consider that the 77-cent statistic hasn't budged in 10 years. For those of us on the front lines of the pay equity battle, this month marks an important opportunity to raise national awareness of the issue.

Most Working Women Are Put in a Bind, Not a Binder

Beverly Wettenstein | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Beverly Wettenstein

Women deserve pay parity, not parody in comic binders. Study the candidates' voting records on issues important to working women and our families.

Women, Take This Momentum to the Polls

Linda Hallman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Linda Hallman

With a reported 18-point gap between male and female voters, it's possible that women will have the deciding voice on the nation's next president.

Ask Candidates How They Will Vote on Equal Pay Bills -- Tribute to Lilly Ledbetter: Crusader for Women's Equal Pay

Beverly Wettenstein | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Beverly Wettenstein

Why isn't every candidate -- from presidential, to congressional, state and local officials -- asked how they will vote on equal pay legislation for women? Equal pay for women is a family and community economic stimulus factor, not just a women's issue.

Why It's Not 'The End of Men'

Joan Williams | Posted 12.31.2012 | Women
Joan Williams

As long as a college diploma is worth more in a young man's hand, gender equality remains beyond our reach -- and no amount of happy-talk will change that.

Tyler Kingkade

Gender Pay Gap Worsens Student Debt For Women: Report

HuffingtonPost.com | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 10.24.2012 | College

NEW YORK -- In their first year out of college, millennial women are paid 82 cents for every dollar paid to their male peers, according to a new repor...

Women Voters Want to Know Candidates' Records, Not Slogans

Linda Hallman | Posted 12.04.2012 | Women
Linda Hallman

If women are powerful enough to determine the outcome of the election -- and we know that we are -- then we must use that power to hold all legislators accountable to the promises they've made.

VOTE: Top Local Women's Empowerment Nonprofit Of The Month!

Posted 06.07.2012 | Impact

You've voted for the top green nonprofits, picked the best organization helping animals, and awarded a local group the top spot for helping needy fami...

The Worst State For Being Paid Equally

The Huffington Post | Emma Gray | Posted 04.17.2012 | Women

Even as we discuss how women are becoming “The Richer Sex,” American women still earn a lot less than their male counterparts -- 23 percent less o...

Circle Of 6 App: Stop Sexual Violence On Campus and Off Before it Happens

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 06.02.2012 | Technology
Soraya Chemaly

An iphone application, Circle of 6, launched today. The app, the winner of the White House's "Apps Against Abuse" technology challenge, allows users to easily reach a group of six trusted friends.

The Birth Control Conundrum

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 05.13.2012 | Politics
Marcia G. Yerman

Religious freedom is being pitted against women's rights to basic health care. What exactly does it all mean women of childbearing age?

Why We Need More Women in Poliltics

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 05.01.2012 | Women
Soraya Chemaly

When women run, they are just as likely as men to win -- but they are not running. The study details exactly why -- and it's not because of a biological mandate.

The Day My Friend Killed Himself

AAUW | Anonymous Senior, Langley High School, Virginia | Posted 01.11.2012 | Home

This post originally appeared on AAUW’s blog 'AAUW Dialog' in conjunction with the release of AAUW’s latest research report, Crossing the Line: Se...

Women and the Political Landscape: Unraveling Perplexing Issues

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marcia G. Yerman

Who gets to decide what the narrative for women in politics really is? Is it the female candidates who choose to run? The media that interprets them to the public? The platforms they align themselves with?

Mae Jemison: Insights from a Barrier-Breaking Astronaut

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Marcia G. Yerman

Dr. Mae C. Jemison is a dynamo with a great sense of humor and a long list of creds, including first African-American female astronaut to travel in ...

Equal Pay Day - The Impact Over a Lifetime

Ashley B. Carson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ashley B. Carson

During past equal pay days I participated in bake sales where we sold cookies and brownies to men for $1.00 and to women for .75¢. To the irate men I would respond, "Yes, it is maddening -- if you feel this way about a cookie, think about how we feel over a lifetime."

Happy (Un)equal Pay Day

Linda Hallman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Linda Hallman

In the current economic downturn, with more women than ever serving as breadwinners, pay equality is absolutely a family issue.

Say NO to the Fast-Track Commission

Ashley B. Carson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ashley B. Carson

WASHINGTON, DC - On Tuesday, January 19, 2010 OWL, AFSCME Retirees, AFT Program on Retirement and Retirees, Alliance for Retired Americans, American A...