Why Membership Matters
“I have written to Congress on pay inequity. I have signed petitions and donated money to end pay disparity. But I wanted to be more involved. I joined AAUW because of their tireless efforts advocating pay equity.” Read More »
AAUW member Kathleen Pearson was a victim of sexual abuse by her father as an eighth grade student. She joined AAUW in hopes of inspiring other women and girls to seek counseling to cope with similar life altering experiences. Read More »
Our Vision is Simple
We bring people together for the common goal of breaking through educational and economic barriers for women and girls.
Our Mission is Sound
Advancing equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research.
“I belong to the Cabrillo-Diego branch of AAUW and we raise funds each year to send girls to Tech Trek. The girls tell us the experience is life-changing, opening doors to them they never dreamed of, giving them a glimpse of what they can be, what they can do in the fields of science and technology. It’s the best feeling in the world!”
– Annette K.
In principle and in practice, AAUW values and seeks a diverse membership. There shall be no barriers to full participation in this organization on the basis of gender, race, creed, age, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or class.
Access Important Resources
$3.7 million annually in fellowships, grants, and awards that encourage educational and professional development, as well as resources for members facing employment challenges;
networking and mentoring opportunities for professional and personal growth, in person and online;
relevant and timely information on issues impacting women and girls through our research, magazine, and action briefings, all available with exclusive member benefits and discounts;
and the chance to build lifelong relationships with likeminded women.
Our 170,000 members and supporters span local and virtual communities, cities and college campuses, all over the world. On campuses, we foster the next generation of women in leadership and in the workplace. After graduation, we mentor, fund, and support educational and professional development. From college through career and beyond, we’re working to change the future.See Membership Options