Education and Empowerment

National Organization for Women (NOW)

As the grassroots arm of the women’s movement, the National Organization for Women is dedicated to its multi-issue and multi-strategy approach to women’s rights. NOW is the largest organization of feminist activists in the United States, with hundreds of thousands of contributing members and more than 500 local and campus affiliates in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.


A site jointly sponsored by Arizona State University and the National Science Foundation to give women in STEM careers [science, technology, engineering, mathematics] resources and advice for dealing with issues such as facing a cold or isolating departmental climate, balancing career and personal demands, handling advisor issues, and/or staying motivated and productive despite delays and setbacks to research progress. One noteworthy resource: more than 180 video interviews with successful women in STEM who have completed their doctoral degrees and progressed into STEM careers. Each woman discusses and reflects upon her experiences during graduate school. 

National Women's Studies Association (NWSA)

NWSA is the professional organization for Women's Studies in the United States. 


SisterMentors is a project that helps women of color doctoral candidates to complete their dissertations and get their Ph.D.s. The women, in turn, mentor and support girls of color in middle and high schools. The women and girls are of different races and ethnicities, including Latina, African American, Asian American, and girls and women who are immigrants.

‌“I do know one thing about me: I don’t measure myself by others’ expectations or let others define my worth.” ~Sonia Sotomayor