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Resources and Support

At Iowa State University

A bright spot for women and gender equity at Iowa State University is the many organizations, committees, departments, and initiatives with missions that contribute to advancing gender equity. We're curating a list of these organizations and encourage you to explore them to find a group that's right for you. If you are part of a group that belongs on this list, please email

Additional Resources

Below are external resources used in writing the Status of Women report as well as trusted sources of information related to gender equity.

Organizations and Professional Groups

  • American Association of University Women (AAUW) website Lots of reports, data, and information about working women, including pay gap harassment, ‘motherhood penalty’, women & retirement, etc.
  • American Association of University Professors (AAUP)  National higher education association of academic professionals. Develops standards and procedures for education and advance rights of academics re: academic freedom and shared governance. Extensive data and reports
  • Association for Women in Science (AWIS)
  • Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR)  Very up-to-date data and reports on women and families, work, education, and child care. Focus on policy in their reports and outreach.
  • Iowa Network for Women in Higher Education (IAWHE): ( This organization provides networking and professional development opportunities to women working in higher education.


References to Scholarly Journals 

Other Resources for Women in Higher Education