AAUW: Empowering Women Since 1881

Our Mission:  Advancing equity for women and girls
through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research.

     “The American Association of University Women (AAUW) is the nation’s leading voice promoting equity and education for women and girls. AAUW members examine and take positions on the fundamental issues of the day — educational, social, economic, and political.”

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March to the Polls

January 20, 2018



Voters are fed up with the persistent gender pay gap, and many state legislators are listening. In 2015 and 2016 dozens of legislatures proposed and enacted bills and laws addressing pay inequality. In 2017 a whopping 42 states, plus Puerto Rico and Washington, D.C., offered legislative solutions to the gender pay gap. While not all of these bills passed, this growing activity shows that red, blue, and purple states realize that the pay gap is real and that something needs to be done about it.

Showcase your talent by entering this exciting annual art competition. The six winning entries will be featured in a collection of note cards mailed to AAUW members in the spring. Pictured is 2017 contest winner “Sunny Days and Garden Maze” by Carol Dingman. Submission Period – January 4 – February 4, 2018. Voting period – February 5 – March 4, 2018. Winner announcement – Early March 2018.

Every year AAUW selects 10 college student leaders committed to gender equity to serve on the national Student Advisory Council (SAC). These students advise AAUW on the needs of college students, take on campus activism projects and community outreach to AAUW student organizations, and gain valuable résumé-building experience. Participants also serve as peer mentors for other aspiring student leaders during AAUW’s annual National Conference for College Women Student Leaders (NCCWSL). Pictured are members of the 2017-18 AAUW National Student Advisory Council (SAC)

Skill-training webinars are an easy way to learn strategies and techniques that can help your branch grow and give leaders the confidence they need to take on new challenges. Join us on January 9 for a discussion on how to raise funds from businesses and individuals in your community for Fundraising from Other Pockets and on February 13, learn how to welcome and engage a diverse membership with the Inclusion and Equity Committee.

Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination that violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Title VII is a federal law that prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of sex, race, color, national origin, and religion, and it applies to employers with 15 or more employees, including federal, state, and local governments. Even with Title VII’s protections, many people across the country still face sexual harassment in their workplaces.


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