The American Association of University Women (AAUW) empowers women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research. Our nonpartisan, nonprofit organization has more than 170,000 members and supporters across the United States, as well as 1,000 local branches and 800 college and university partners. Since AAUW’s founding in 1881, our members have examined and taken positions on the fundamental issues of the day — educational, social, economic, and political.
AAUW advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research.
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By joining AAUW, you belong to a community that breaks through educational and economic barriers so that all women and girls have a fair chance.
What’s Stalling Progress for Women at Work? Great article from McKinsey Quarterly – Dec. 2016
The Glass Ceiling Holds – A must-read for all of us who today have the right to vote and many other rights as women – all because of the years of hard work put in by those that came before us. This New York Times article by Gail Collins reflects on the Suffrage movement and then follows the slow, but sure steps forward culminating in the 2016 election.
Cracked But Not Shattered – 20 Women Reflect on Hillary Clinton’s Attempt to Shatter the Glass Ceiling of the Presidency – CNN Opinion asked women who lead in their fields — actors, athletes, scientists, businesswomen, activists, philanthropists and heads of state — to reflect on the meaning of Clinton’s historic candidacy. Regardless of your politics, these are provocative, yet in many ways inspiring thoughts from 20 well-known women on the challenges women face in achieving equality.
Ann Gale, State President – Oct. 20, 2016 PPT file (click here to download slides)
Voter Issues Resources:
AAUW Voter Guides – 2016 (newly updated) – be sure to check out the Presidential race and Iowa Senate race guides in particular