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Read the Mid-March EdEqChange Briefing (March 12, 2008)
Issue #13 of the memo to AAUW member leaders includes resources for marketing NCCWSL 2008, ideas for promoting Equal Pay Day, news about the National Girls Collaborative Project regional liaisons, and much more.

Women and Girls in STEM
By 2010, one in four new jobs will be “technically oriented,” or involve computers. However, women still lag far behind in earning computer technology degrees and working in computer technology-related professions. Download AAUW’s position paper and learn how AAUW supports promoting and strengthening science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education, especially for girls and other underrepresented populations.

Too Dumb for Words [AAUW Dialog]
So, by now, I’m sure you’ve all seen “We Scream, We Swoon. How Dumb Can We Get?” by Charlotte Allen, which appeared in last Sunday’s Washington Post. The blogosphere has been on fire with response and reaction to the gross generalizations and faulty science that Allen uses to justify her thesis that women are “kind of dim.”

We at AAUW discussed whether we should bother to dignify Allen’s blathering with a response. But it’s hard to ignore the fact that our hometown newspaper — which also happens to be one of the most prominent, respected papers in the country — would publish something so illogical, mean-spirited, and insulting to its readers.

Support Women Around the World…Celebrate International Women’s Day
This Saturday, March 8, is International Women’s Day. In honor of this day, AAUW is joining with coalition partners in supporting the Global Resources and Opportunities for Women to Thrive Act (H.R. 2965/S. 2069). This critical piece of legislation would help shape U.S. international assistance and trade policy to give women in developing countries the tools and resources they need to lift themselves and their families out of poverty. TAKE ACTION and urge your member of Congress to cosponsor the GROWTH Act.

2008 Global Summit of Women
AAUW is proud to be a Global Member of the 2008 Global Summit of Women, to be held in Hanoi, Vietnam June 5-7, 2008. The Summit explores two of the major forces that will impact the 21st century global marketplace — Women and the Asia-Pacific economies. AAUW members who attend the Summit receive special benefits as a Global Member.

2008 National Conference for College Women Student Leaders (NCCWSL)
For more than 20 years, NCCWSL has offered students the perfect opportunity to hone their leadership skills and become empowered to implement change on campus and in their communities. Get the latest information about this year’s exciting two-and-a-half day conference.

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