2014 has been quite a year for AAUW! From empowering women at the ballot box to continuing our groundbreaking efforts to close the pay gap, AAUW remains a leader in the fight to level the playing field for women and girls.
With your support, we were able to:
– Work with President Obama to increase pay protections for women. AAUW’s Lisa Maatz stood with our friend Lilly Ledbetter and the president as he signed two executive orders that banned federal contractors from retaliating against workers who discuss their salaries. Thanks to these measures, the U.S. Department of Labor will now collect wage data to help identify patterns of discrimination and support compliance. We will continue to fight for equal pay for equal work for everyone.
– Leverage our internationally acclaimed report, Why So Few? Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. We’re proud and excited about completing the research on our latest project to address the biases and stereotypes that have held women back in engineering and computing fields — and early this spring, we will launch a new report delineating the concrete actions that families, schools, workplaces, and policy makers can take to level the playing field in the years to come.
– Help thousands of college women advocate for themselves and learn how to negotiate their salaries through our $tart $mart workshops. In 2015, we’ll expand our reach with Work $mart, empowering professional women around the country to negotiate better salaries and benefits.
Because of you, we accomplished a tremendous amount this year, and we have big plans for 2015 — but only if we have your support.
Thanks to the generous donors of the Mooneen Lecce Giving Circle, every tax-deductible gift between now and December 31 will be matched dollar for dollar, up to $35,000.
Donate today and guarantee that your commitment to the advancement of girls and women goes twice as far in 2015.
Linda D. Hallman, CAE
AAUW Executive Director