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American Association of University Women, 2020
This is an update to the report "Deeper in Debt: Women and Student Loans." Americans today carry $1.54 trillion in student loan debt. That number has more than doubled over the last decade--increasing at nearly six times the rate of inflation. Women are particularly burdened, holding nearly two-thirds of all outstanding loans--around…
Descriptors: Debt (Financial), Females, Student Loan Programs, College Students
Vagins, Deborah J.; Gatta, Mary – American Association of University Women, 2019
Sexual harassment has long been a significant problem for women workers. But with the emergence of the #MeToo movement, there has been a renewed public, cultural and academic focus on workplace harassment. "Limiting our Livelihoods: The Cumulative Impact of Sexual Harassment on Women's Careers" investigates the compounding impact of…
Descriptors: Sexual Harassment, Females, Work Environment, Experience
American Association of University Women, 2019
Over half a century after pay discrimination became illegal in the United States, a persistent pay gap between men and women continues to hurt our nation's workers and our national economy. Women working full time in the U.S. are paid 82 cents to every dollar earned by men -- but it doesn't stop there. The consequences?of this gap?affect?women…
Descriptors: Salary Wage Differentials, Gender Differences, Gender Bias, Salaries
Miller, Kevin; Vagins, Deborah J. – American Association of University Women, 2018
Updated regularly with the most current statistics from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Census Bureau, "The Simple Truth about the Gender Pay Gap" is a commonsense guide that provides key facts about the gender pay gap in the United States. Topics covered in the report include: the definition of the pay gap and its history; the…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Gender Bias, Salaries, Wages
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
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, 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
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 Gender Pay…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Gender Discrimination, Comparable Worth, Salary Wage Differentials
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
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