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UPCOMING EVENTS    calendar

  • Equal Pay Day, nationwide, April 14, 2015
  • AAUW Colorado State Convention in Fort Collins CO, April 24-25, 2015
  • AAUW National Convention in San Diego CA, June 18-21, 2015
  • Fall Leadership Conference at Lions Square Lodge in Vail CO, August 28-29, 2015

 Stream the Solving the Equation Launch Live!

AAUW NSF-funded report Solving the Equation: The Variables for Women's Success in Engineering and Computing

Click on photo to sign up for Solving the Equation news and updates!

March 26, 2015

Time: 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m Pacific/2–3:30 p.m. Eastern

Location: Online (You just need to register.)

Cost: Free

From the research team who brought you Why So Few? Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics comes a deeper dive into engineering and computing, fields that offer 80 percent of STEM jobs but still boast dismal numbers of women students and workers.

Watch the launch event for Solving the Equation: The Variables for Women’s Success in Engineering and Computing live from the new Samsung headquarters in Silicon Valley to find out why women aren’t in these fields — and what we as employers, educators, and parents can do about it.

A panel of experts from the industry and academia, moderated by leading gender-in-science researcher Londa Schiebinger, will discuss the report’s findings and what they mean for anyone who cares about tapping the innovative solutions that half our population offers.

Send in your questions or comments for the panel and follow along with the discussion using the hashtag #addwomen on Twitter.

WOMEN IN STEM

Our society has traditionally discriminated against women connected with STEM. Some discrimination was subtle. Creative problem solving was geared to boys in toys such as Legos and computer games. Even AAUW restricted membership only to women with liberal arts degrees until 1963.

It has been a complicated process to increase the number of women in STEM careers, but it is now happening. More women than men are entering college — and many of those women are focused on STEM. AAUW has played a vital role. Learn more.

PAY EQUITY

Click the image for power tools to fight the gender pay gap. Tell the powers that be that 78 cents on the dollar is not enough!

Click the image for power tools to fight the gender pay gap. Tell the powers that be that 78 cents on the dollar is not enough!

While AAUW is energized by its STEM victories, we are furious that we lack pay equity for women and that women tend to get fewer pay raises. The gender pay gap negatively affects all family members because of reduced income and savings and is particularly acute for single women heads of household. AND the pay gap is even wider for women of color, LGBT women, and women with disabilities.

The pay gap has narrowed, but our goal is to eliminate it altogether. Get the latest power tools for closing the gender pay gap at AAUW’s fightforfairpay.org.

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Click the image for a free download of Crossing the Line: Sexual Harassment at School. Great recommendations for educators, parents, students, and community members!

EDUCATION

Schools have evolved over the decades, but our dedication to their support is needed more than ever. Since its inception, AAUW has been focused on funding for education, and it is still an issue. Adequate funding is necessary because education plays such a critical role in advancing women’s and girls’ economic and career opportunities.

AAUW has dedicated more than 120 years to the advancement of education through research, publications, leadership programs, and funding of education in areas that ensure that women and girls have access and opportunities to higher education. Learn more about AAUW efforts to advance education equity through legislation and research.

AAUW Colorado monitors legislative issues that affect funding for education and lobbies for policies that promote better opportunities for women and girls. Many of our branches award scholarships to outstanding high school women, as well as women returning to college to complete their education or change careers. Awards and recognitions are given to young women who complete outstanding science projects.

 

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