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Info for NC Women’s Advocacy Day

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Here is the “virtual booth” with the information on display at the legislature on June 18.

Equity is still an issue!

In AAUW, we advance equity for women and girls through:

  1. Research on equity issues that impact the lives of women and girls and which resonate with members of the community.
  2. Education for ourselves on those issues so we can discover the opportunities for us to fight those inequities, while we also encourage education on all fronts as the best strategy to decrease inequity overall
  3. Advocacy to carry out what we learn and “shape the future” with work in our schools, our legislatures, courts and our communities.

Our current theme is Education as the Gateway to Women’s Economic Security which shapes our work and informs our projects. Many of those are based on pay equity.

Pay Equity

In the spring of 2007, we published Behind the Pay Gap which reports that just one year out of college, women working full time already earn less than their male colleagues, even when they work in the same field. Ten years after graduation, the pay gap widens. At the conference we had some copies of the executive summary, and review copies of the full report. You can download those here:

To learn more about pay equity and how you can combat it, check these resources

Other Reports and Resource Kits

The following additional kits were also on display at the conference

Please contact if you’d like to partner with AAUW members in NC to make use of those kits, but feel free to use the information with your stakeholders.

Additional Resources

  • All AAUW Research Reports, including series on sexual harassment, women in the workplace, equity issues on campuses, and gender equity in the schools. The Educational Foundation reports began in 1991-1992 with the publication of Shortchanging Girls: Shortchanging America, the groundbreaking research that changed the conversation about girls in the schools.
  • More on AAUW Public Policy positions
  • and the AAUW
  • The AAUW Educational Foundation is the largest source of funding for graduate student women. See for information on fellowships and grants and our work to end sex discrimination in higher education.

Do you want to learn more?

  • Follow AAUW and AAUW NC updates through RSS feeds. [Note that you can “subscribe” to RSS feeds through e-mail using sites like, but also consider upgrading your web browsing practices to use an RSS reader. See for an overview. Note that both of these sites allow you to subscribe to just a subset of the news. AAUW NC’s public policy feed and AAUW’s equity issues and legislative alerts feeds may be of particular interest.
  • Join us! Members have access to members-only resources like a series of e-mail lists and
    By joining AAUW,
    you belong to a community that
    breaks through educational and economic barriers
    so that all women have a fair chance.

    For information on joining AAUW NC or a branch in North Carolina, please contact

AAUW Overview

If you have time, please watch this 6.5 minute video for more about AAUW. Everyone speaking is an AAUW member: