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Miller, Kevin – American Association of University Women, 2017
This document provides a summary of and recommendations from the larger report, "Deeper in Debt: Women and Student Loans" (ED580345). Over the course of the past few decades student loans have become an increasingly common means of paying for a college education. Most students who complete a college program now take on student loans, and…
Descriptors: Debt (Financial), Student Loan Programs, Females, Paying for College
Miller, Kevin – American Association of University Women, 2017
Over the course of the past few decades student loans have become an increasingly common means of paying for a college education. Most students who complete a college program now take on student loans, and the amount of student debt that students assume has increased along with the price of attending college. At this time about 44 million…
Descriptors: Debt (Financial), Females, Student Loan Programs, College Students
Buse, Kathleen; Evans, Nicole; George, Emma; Ford, Jeremy; Anderson, Jessica – American Association of University Women, 2017
While girls are studying and excelling in science and math more than ever before, this achievement has not been matched with a similar rise in the representation of women in these careers. Today, women make up just 12 percent of the engineering workforce and 26 percent of the computing workforce. Employers play a critical role in improving the…
Descriptors: Best Practices, Sex Fairness, Disproportionate Representation, Technology
Hill, Catherine; Miller, Kevin; Benson, Kathleen; Handley, Grace – American Association of University Women, 2016
Despite women's impressive gains in education and the workplace over the past 50 years, men greatly outnumber women in leadership, especially in top positions. From corporate boardrooms to the halls of Congress, from universities to the courts, from religious institutions to philanthropic organizations, men are simply much more likely than women…
Descriptors: Females, Women Administrators, Barriers, Gender Bias
American Association of University Women, 2015
In 1920 AAUW's predecessor, the Association of Collegiate Alumnae, helped raise $100,000 for Polish scientist Marie Curie to purchase a gram of radium. Members honored Curie in New York City as she kicked off her triumphant 1921 fundraising tour of the United States, which allowed her to continue her relentless work and eventually establish the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Females, Sex Fairness, Social Status
Corbett, Christianne; Hill, Catherine – American Association of University Women, 2015
During the 2014 White House Science Fair, President Barack Obama used a sports metaphor to explain why we must address the shortage of women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), particularly in the engineering and computing fields: "Half our team, we're not even putting on the field. We've got to change those…
Descriptors: Females, STEM Education, Success, Disproportionate Representation
Corbett, Christianne; Hill, Catherine – American Association of University Women, 2015
During the 2014 White House Science Fair, President Barack Obama used a sports metaphor to explain why we must address the shortage of women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), particularly in the engineering and computing fields: "Half our team, we're not even putting on the field. We've got to change those…
Descriptors: Females, STEM Education, Success, Disproportionate Representation
American Association of University Women, 2014
It's been said that men are paid more than women are paid over their lifetimes. But what does that mean? Are women paid less because they choose lower-paying jobs? Is it because more women work part time than men do? Or is it because women tend to be the primary caregivers for their children? AAUW's "The Simple Truth about the…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Gender Discrimination, Comparable Worth, Salary Wage Differentials
American Association of University Women, 2014
You've probably heard that men are paid more than women are paid over their lifetimes. But what does that mean? Are women paid less because they choose lower-paying jobs? Is it because more women work part time than men do? Or is it because women tend to be the primary caregivers for their children? The American Association of University Women's…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Wages, Salaries, Gender Bias
American Association of University Women, 2014
Tech Trek opens up STEM possibilities for girls in many contexts. It expands and influences their academic and social lives, starting in middle school and continuing on into their careers. The program seeks out talented girls, sparks their interest, illuminates the value of a college education, and validates their passions. Tech Trek's exciting,…
Descriptors: Surveys, STEM Education, Summer Programs, Middle School Students
American Association of University Women, 2013
The American Association of University Women (AAUW) Bylaws contain governance history, policies and procedures for managing the organization, and information to conduct AAUW's affairs. The 2013 bylaws are divided into the following articles: (1) Name and Office; (2) Purpose; (3) Use of Name; (4) Membership and Dues; (5) Nominations and Elections;…
Descriptors: Women Faculty, Professional Associations, Guidelines, Organizational Objectives
American Association of University Women, 2013
The Public Policy Program underscores the American Association of University Women's (AAUW's) mission of advancing equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research and speaks to women's needs, aspirations, and concerns across the life span. The work of AAUW builds upon more than 130 years of responsible public…
Descriptors: Public Policy, Women Faculty, College Faculty, Professional Associations
St. Rose, Andresse; Hill, Catherine – American Association of University Women, 2013
Community colleges open the door to opportunity for millions of Americans who want to pursue higher education and secure their economic futures. As an organization founded on the basic principle of making college accessible to women, the American Association of University Women (AAUW) has been a leading voice for women in education and the…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Womens Education, Females, Access to Education
Corbett, Christianne; Hill, Catherine – American Association of University Women, 2012
Women are paid significantly less than men are in nearly every occupation. Because pay equity affects women and their families in all walks of life, it is not surprising that many women consider the issue important. For more than 130 years, the American Association of University Women (AAUW) has advocated for gender equity in education and the…
Descriptors: College Graduates, Gender Differences, Income, Employment
American Association of University Women, 2012
Fifty years after the passage of the Equal Pay Act of 1963, women continue to be paid less than men in nearly every occupation. Because pay is a fundamental part of everyday life, enabling individuals to support themselves and their families, the pay gap evokes passionate debate. Although the data confirming the persistence of the pay gap are…
Descriptors: Salary Wage Differentials, Gender Differences, College Graduates, Debt (Financial)
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