The American Association of University Women (AAUW) advances equity for women and girls through philanthropy, advocacy, research and education. The nonpartisan, nonprofit organization has:
The Milwaukee Branch is proud of this heritage, and that of our Branch, established in 1894.
Since its founding in 1881, AAUW members have examined and taken positions on the fundamental issues of the day — educational, social, economic, and political. Our commitment to the mission is reflected in all aspects of our endeavors within the Milwaukee Branch, which awards approximately $50,000 in scholarships and financial aid to Milwaukee high school and college students, each year.
Frequently Asked Questions about the Gender Pay Gap
Simply put, the gender pay gap is the gap between what women are paid and what men are paid. The most commonly cited gender pay gap statistic in the United States compares the median annual earnings of women who work full time, year-round against the median annual earnings of men who work full time, year-round. There are as many ways to calculate gender pay gaps as there are ways to calculate average pay earned by workers, as long as the original data source records whether workers are men or women. Though the ratio of women’s pay to men’s pay varies depending on the data source and analysis, the finding that women are paid less than men is extremely consistent.
4 Tips to Negotiating for the Salary and Benefits You’re Worth
At AAUW we’re moving the needle on the gender pay gap through our innovative research, powerful advocacy, and salary negotiation programs for women across the country. You can sign up for a workshop near you or participate in our free online workshop. In the meantime, here are four tips for you. Ready to get paid what you’re worth? Follow these four steps to successfully negotiate your salary and benefits package. Read more.
Apply for AAUW’s Fellowships and Grants Today!
AAUW has a long and distinguished history of advancing educational and professional opportunities for women in the United States and around the globe. Follow in the footsteps of award-winning authors, scientists, scholars, and change makers. Apply today!
Know Your Rights: Workplace Sexual Harassment
Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination that violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Title VII is a federal law that prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of sex, race, color, national origin, and religion, and it applies to employers with 15 or more employees, including federal, state, and local governments. Even with Title VII’s protections, many people across the country still face sexual harassment in their workplaces.