Content Suggestions (October 2016)

 iAdelante Book Discussions

We’ve had a great start to the 2016-2017 ¡Adelante! reading list with more than 50 registrants for the National Hispanic Heritage Month discussion with authors of The Ones I Bring with Me. Four more online book discussions are scheduled before the year. Enjoy the books and join us for the discussions.

Finding Time: The Economics of Work-Life Conflict

Join economist and former AAUW American Fellow Heather Boushey as we talk about contemporary issues in work-life balance and women’s economic security.

When : October 20, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. ET
Where : Online
Cost: Free for members; $10 for non-members

Get event details and registration information today.

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What is Visible: A Novel Book Discussion

Join us for an online discussion with Kimberly Elkins, author of What is Visible: A Novel, based on the true story of the first blind and deaf person to learn language. And no, we’re not talking about Helen Keller.

When: November 3, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. ET
Where: Online
Cost: Free for members; $10 for non-members

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The Beginning and End of Rape on Friday : November 2016

Violence against Native American women is a historical and political problem bounded by oppression and colonial violence. Join author Sarah Deer as she provides a clear historical overview of rape and sex trafficking in North America, paying particular attention to the gendered legacy of colonialism of tribal nations.

The Poisoned Table : December 2016

Author and AAUW national member Diane Michael Cantor portrays a passionate rivalry between fictional actress Isabel Graves and real-life Shakespearian sensation Frances Anne “Fanny” Kemble.

AAUW National Election

You Have a Voice in AAUW’s Future: It’s time to tell us what changes you’d like to see to the AAUW Bylaws and Public Policy Program. The comment period opens October 3 and ends December 5, 2016

Visit the website to comment, propose an amendment, or make a resolution.

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AAUW 2017 National Convention Registration

Every two years, AAUW hosts the national convention where women leaders from across the nation gather together to learn new skills, gain insight and inspiration, and connect with other women leaders. Registration opens October 1, 2016.

Event Date: June 14-17, 2016
Location: Washington DC
Don’t miss the opportunity. Register now!

The Simple Truth about the Gender Pay Gap (Fall 2016)

Why are men paid more than women for the same job role?

To find out, read The Simple Truth about the Gender Pay Gap Fall 2016 edition. This addresses the gender pay gap issues in the United States for all ages, races, and education levels and also proposes solutions on what you can do to close it.

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Related: AAUW Analysis of Census Data Shows it will take more than a century, until 2152, for the pay gap to close.

November 1 is Latina Equal Pay Day

More than ever before, girls are studying and excelling in science and mathematics. Yet the dramatic increase in girls’ educational achievements in scientific and mathematical subjects has not been matched by similar increases in the representation of women working as engineers and computing professionals. Why there are still so few women in the critical fields of engineering and computing? AAUW’s Solving the Equation: The Variables for Women’s Success in Engineering and Computing explains what we can do to make these fields open to and desirable for all employees.

Download the Solving the Equation Executive Summary in Spanish

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How to Speak Up against Everyday Bias

Gender bias is the form of discrimination and should have no room in your everyday routine.

Have you ever faced gender bias? Do you know how to respond when you encounter such situation?

Although every scenario is different, you can use some basic tactics to respond to it. We have created different common scenarios to help you tackle the issues when these biases occur.

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Presidential Debate B-I-N-G-O

Did you play AAUW’s Presidential Bingo during the first Presidential debate? Even if you missed playing the first time, you have more opportunities to play during the two remaining presidential debates and one VP debate in October.

We’ve created bingo cards with some of the key words women and girls want to hear from both candidates during the course of the debates.

There are two ways to play it:

  1. Print out a card, grab your favorite marker, and you’re ready to play.
  2. Play our interactive Bingo online.

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Edit Links on the Right-Hand Sidebar

Now that you know how to insert links, you may want to edit how link categories appear. Suppose you want to change the “AAUW national” link label on your right-hand sidebar to “AAUW national website.”

1. Log in with your username and password.

2. Go to “Links” on the left-hand section of your dashboard and click “All Links.”


You will see the list of all links. Currently, there is only one link: “AAUW national.”


To edit the link name, hover over “AAUW national” and click “Edit.” To delete the link completely, click “Delete.”


3. Type in the new name, “AAUW national website.”


4. If you want to update a URL to point to a different web address, you’ll need to enter a new address in the “Web Address” box. If you want the URL to point to someone’s e-mail, then enter mailto:email_address in the Web Address box. E.g., “”


5. To save the changes, click the “Update Link” button under the Save toolbar on the right.


How to Add a Link to a Sidebar

You can create a list of links on your sidebar that navigate to whatever sites you choose. This list was originally called the “blogroll” because it was created as a list of links to other blogs.

  1. Log in with your username and password.
  1. Go to “Links” on the left section of your dashboard. You will see three options: (1) All Links, (2) Add New, and (3) Link Categories.

All Links: Lists all the links on your website.

Add New: Adds a new link to a page external from your website.

Link Categories: Tags each link with a category. Each link should be listed under a category. For example, the link “AAUW national” could be listed under the category “AAUW Links” or “Related Resources.”

  1. To add a new link, go to “Add New” under the Links option. From there, a series of options will come up:


From there, a series of options will come up:

Name: This is the text that will be visible on your website (e.g., AAUW national)

Web address: This is the URL of the webpage you’re linking to. Don’t forget to use the full URL path including http:// (e.g., whether the link is internal or external.

Categories: Select the category or grouping for the link (e.g., AAUW Links). You can also put the same link into multiple categories. Click “+Add New Category” to add a new category.

Target: Use one of these two options:

  • _none: This will open the link in the same window (default setting). This should be used for internal links within your site.
  • _blank: This will open the link in a new window. This should be used for external links outside your website.


  1. To add the link, click the “Add Link” button under the Save toolbar on the right.


  1. Go back to your website. If the category “AAUW Links” has been added to the right-hand sidebar, you will be able to see a newly added link “AAUW national” link underneath it.

If you do not see the green link Category “AAUW Links,” it’s probably because the link widget is not activated in your sidebar. If you are a super editor, follow these guidelines to add a Link Widget to your sidebar (Note: This will be added in the future). If not, contact the AAUW Site Resources manager.
Repeat from step two, above, to add more links under “AAUW Links”.