American Association of University Women (AAUW) is a nationwide network of more than 170,000 members and supporters, 1,000 branches, and 800 college/university institution partners.
For 130 years, AAUW members have examined and taken positions on the fundamental issues of the day — educational, social, economic, and political. Our commitment to our mission is reflected in all aspects of our work.
AAUW advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research.
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By joining AAUW, you belong to a community that breaks through educational and economic barriers so that all women and girls have a fair chance.
1. The Gender Pay Gap by State
Every U.S. state has a gender pay gap, and some are wider than others. See how your state’s gender pay gap stacks up.Share this information with state and federal legislators as a call to action for stronger laws and use it to educate folks in your community about the gender pay gap.
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Image Caption and ALT Text: EPD state map shareable.
Interactive infographic: To embed on your own websites, visit https://infogram.com/1p5e3k03y7nqnxup79dwm7edvyh3ywz27q9 and click the share button for appropriate code.
State Resources: A state press release, a graphic for embedding on your site and sharing on social media, and a road map to equal pay legislation in your state are available at https://www.aauw.org/resource/gender-pay-gap-by-state-and-congressional-district/.
2. It’s Negotiable: Salary Skill Builder
The gender pay gap is real and has far-reaching consequences for women’s economic security. Get the pay you deserve. AAUW’s new online, interactive will help you articulate your value in your next negotiation.
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Image Caption and ALT text: AAUW salary skills builder interactive tool. Click to start a short online lesson.
3. How to make the wage gap an injustice of the past
Lawmakers, employers and workers all have a role in the fight for fair pay. And there are tangible, practical solutions all can take to achieve pay equity.
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Image Caption and ALT text: Kimberly Chuches, AAUW Chief Executive Officer
4. How to Celebrate Equal Pay Day
Equal Pay Day is the symbolic day when women’s earnings “catch up” to men’s earnings from the previous year. It’s also a powerful occasion to raise awareness about and organize action around the gender pay gap in your community.
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Image Caption and ALT Text: AAUW Equal Pay Action Ideas
5. Take Action to Close the Gender Pay Gap on Equal Pay Day
Tuesday, April 10, marks Equal Pay Day, the symbolic day when women’s earnings “catch up” to men’s earnings from the previous year. The typical woman working full time, year-round in the United States is paid just 80 cents for every dollar a man is paid, which means she has to work until April 10, 2018, to be paid as much as the typical man took home by December 31, 2017. Sound fair to you?
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Image Caption and ALT text: AAUW staff and interns rally on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC for equal pay on Equal Pay Day (2017).