American Association of School Administrators
AASA, founded in 1865, is the professional organization for over 13,000 educational leaders across America and in many other countries. AASA’s mission is to support and develop effective school system leaders who are dedicated to the highest quality public education for all children. AASA’s major focus is standing up for public education.
American Association of University Women
AAUW promotes equity for all women and girls, lifelong education, and positive societal change. Since 1881 the American Association of University Women has been the nation's leading voice promoting education and equity for women and girls.
American Association of University Women-Educational Foundation
The AAUW Educational Foundation provides funds to advance education, research, and self-development for women and to foster equity and positive societal change.
American Association of University Women's Legal Advocacy Fund
The AAUW Legal Advocacy Fund provides funding and a support system for women seeking judicial redress for sex discrimination.
American Civil Liberties Union-Women's Rights Project
The ACLU is commited to ensure that women are free to live and work as equals. The resources on this page are educational about how to take action to protect the rights guaranteed to all Americans by the Bill of Rights.
American Council on Education Office of Women in Higher Education
ACE, the major coordinating body for all the nation's higher education institutions, seeks to provide leadership and a unifying voice on key higher education issues and to influence public policy through advocacy, research, and program initiatives.
American Psychological Association
The American Psychological Association (APA) is a scientific and professional organization that represents psychology in the United States. With more than 150,000 members, APA is the largest association of psychologists worldwide.
Association for Gender Equity Leadership in Education
The mission of the Association for Gender Equity Leadership in Education (AGELE) is to provide leadership in the identification and infusion of gender equity in all educational programs and processes, and within parallel equity concerns, including, but not limited to, age, disability, ethnicity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation and socio-economic status.
Association of Junior Leagues International, Inc
The Junior Leagues are organizations of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers.
Bernice Sandler's webpage.
Dr. Bernice R. Sandler is a Senior Scholar at the Women's Research and Education Institute in Washington, DC, where she consults with institutions and others about achieving equity for women and is also an Adjunct Associate Professor at MCP Hahneman School of Medicine. She has given over 2000 campus presentations, has written more than 60 articles on sex discrimination, and is well-known for her expertise in women’s educational equity in general as well as in sexual harassment, the chilly classroom climate, and policies and programs affecting women on campus. She also serves as an expert witness in discrimination and sexual harassment cases. Sandler played a major role in the development and passage of Title IX and other legislation prohibiting discrimination against women and girls in education, and has been associated with Title IX longer than any other person. Her website provides many useful professional resources.
Business & Professional Women USA
One of the first women’s organizations to endorse the Equal Rights Amendment in 1937, BPW/USA has been a successful leader in promoting and supporting legislation affecting workingwomen ever since. In addition, BPW educates its members on policy issues and provides them the tools to become effectively involved in policy development in their own workplaces and in grassroots efforts at the local, state and federal levels.
For the past 25 years Dr. Patricia B. Campbell of Campbell-Kibler Associates has been doing research and evaluation to increase gender and race equity in math, science and technology education. Results of her work can be found on this site in "user friendly" reports, brochures and pamphlets. The materials are intended to be viewed, downloaded, used and shared.
Center for Women Policy Studies
Since its founding in 1972 as the nation’s first feminist policy research organization, the Center for Women Policy Studies has been on the front lines of efforts to promote justice and equality for women.
civilrights.org is a collaboration of the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights and the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights Education Fund. Its mission: to serve as the site of record for relevant and up-to-the minute civil rights news and information.
Dads and Daughters
Dads and Daughters is the national advocacy nonprofit for fathers and daughters. DADs inspires fathers to actively and deeply engage in the lives of their daughters and galvanizes fathers and others to transform the pervasive cultural messages that devalue girls and women.
Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Civil Rights
The Department of Health and Human Services, through the Office for Civil Rights, promotes and ensures that people have equal access to and opportunity to participate in and receive services in all HHS programs without facing unlawful discrimination. Through prevention and elimination of unlawful discrimination, the OCR helps HHS carry out its overall mission of improving the health and well-being of all people affected by its many programs.
Equal Rights Advocates
Equal Rights Advocates has led the legal fight for women’s equality for almost 30 years. Since 1974, ERA’s mission has been to protect and secure equal rights and economic opportunities for women and girls through litigation and advocacy.
Equity Assistance Centers
The Equity Assistance Centers (EAC) were first established in 1978. There are 10 Regional Equity Assistance Centers funded by the U.S. Department of Education under Title IV of the 1964 Civil Rights Act. They provide assistance to public schools in the areas of race, gender, and national origin to promote equal educational opportunities. This site provides links to all of these Centers.
Girl Scouts of the USA
Girl Scouts of the USA is the world's largest organization dedicated to helping all girls everywhere build character and gain skills for success in the real world. In an accepting and nurturing environment, and in partnership with committed adult volunteers, girls develop strong values, leadership skills, social conscience, and conviction about their own potential and self-worth that will serve them all their lives.
Girls Incorporated is a national nonprofit youth organization dedicated to inspiring all girls to be strong, smart, and bold. With roots dating to 1864, Girls Inc has provided vital educational programs to millions of American girls, particularly those in high-risk, underserved areas. Today, innovative programs help girls confront subtle societal messages about their value and potential, and prepare them to lead successful, independent, and fulfilling lives.
The project seeks to increase the identification of violence against women in international parental child abduction cases processed in U.S. Courts. That identification will allow the American legal community to help protect battered mothers and their children as they cross international borders to safety in the United States.
Legal Momentum (NOW Legal Defense and Education Fund) advances the rights of women and girls by using the power of the law and creating innovative public policy. Their work focuses on three broad initiatives: economic justice, freedom from gender-based violence and equality under the law.
Melpomene Institute helps girls and women of all ages link physical activity and health through research, publication and education.
Midwest Equity Assistance Center
The Midwest Equity Assistance Center provides technical assistance, professional development, and information dissemination in race equity, gender equity, and national origin equity to state and local educational agencies in Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska.
Ms. Foundation for Women
The Ms. Foundation for Women has been creating opportunities for women and girls for 30 years. We know that when we invest in women and girls, helping them develop their voices and skills, everyone benefits—men, boys, families, and communities.
National Center for Lesbian Rights
NCLR is a national legal resource center with a primary commitment to advancing the rights and safety of lesbians and their families through a program of litigation, public policy advocacy, free legal advice and counseling, and public education. In addition, NCLR provides representation and resources to gay men, and bisexual and transgender individuals on key issues that also significantly advance lesbian rights.
National Education Association
The National Education Association (NEA) is the nation's largest professional employee organization and is committed to advancing the cause of public education.
National Organization for Women
Since its founding in 1966, NOW's goal has been to take action to bring about equality for all women. NOW works to eliminate discrimination and harassment in the workplace, schools, the justice system, and all other sectors of society; secure abortion, birth control and reproductive rights for all women; end all forms of violence against women; eradicate racism, sexism and homophobia; and promote equality and justice in our society.
National Partnership for Women & Families
The National Partnership for Women & Families is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that uses public education and advocacy to promote fairness in the workplace, quality health care, and policies that help women and men meet the dual demands of work and family.
National Women's Law Center-Education Page
The National Women's Law Center is a leader in the struggle to ensure that women and girls have equal educational opportunities. From the time Congress enacted Title IX -- the 1972 federal law prohibiting sex discrimination in education -- the Center has advanced and protected the rights of female students in educational institutions: speaking out against biased testing that restricts opportunities for female students and policies and practices that block women's access to non-traditional courses such as math and science, for example, and addressing pervasive sex-segregation in vocational schools.
Office of Women in Higher Education
Since 1973, the Office of Women in Higher Education (OWHE) at the American Council on Education (ACE) has been committed to the advancement of women leaders. For more than 25 years, OWHE has provided information and counsel to constituencies within the higher education community regarding policies, issues, education, and research that influence women’s equity, diversity, and advancement.
Wider Opportunities for Women
For more than 35 years, WOW has helped women learn to earn, with programs emphasizing literacy, technical and nontraditional skills, welfare-to-work transition, and career development.
For more than 25 years, Women Work! has served as a vital link between programs, agencies and educational institutions nationwide that provide education, job training and support services to millions of America's displaced homemakers, single parents and other women in transition.
The YWCA is the oldest and largest multicultural women's organization in the world. Their mission to eliminate racism and empower women. They provide many resources including: counseling in surviving rape or domestic violence; job training and career counseling; childcare; advice in health and fitness.