Archive: Annual Reports
Fostering the Next Generation of Women Leaders
When Jo Harberson settled in California, she wasn’t looking for a “ladies’ club.” She wanted to do advocacy that meant something. Find out what inspires this AAUW heroine, nearly 40 years later.
Bridging the Science Gap
Retired chemist Karin Marge Ostrom and AAUW of Florida brought the National Tech Trek Pilot Program to their community for a second year. And ninth-grade girls in the Sunshine State are now inspired and prepared to pursue science, technology, engineering, and math.
Elect Her Alums Take Office
Elect Her–Campus Women Win trains college women to run for student government because they’ll be more likely to run for public office. The results are in: Alumnae in Washington, D.C., and Connecticut are already taking their seats in local government.
Lasting Lessons from Convention
The AAUW National Convention is an invaluable incubator for your ideas. Just ask the AAUW Ashland (KY) Branch members who came up with the idea for a space camp at the 2011 convention.
Also in the Annual Report
- The Younger Women’s Task Force adds three chapters and works on voter education, human trafficking issues, and more.
- The AAUW Riverside (CA) Branch makes a comeback after almost shutting down. Find out their formula for recruitment and engagement.
- Accomplishments in empowering women in 2014
- Honor roll of donors, Legacy Circle list, Legacy Estates list, institutional giving, top states and branches, and sponsorships list
- AAUW Board of Directors and staff leadership list
Building on a Legacy of Fellowships
After establishing a career promoting women’s reproductive health, mental health, and economic well-being in Peru, Gabriela Canepa dreamed of higher education in the United States. An AAUW fellowship made that dream come true, and 20 years later Canepa is still working for Latina women and is giving back to the fellowship program that helped her. Read more »
Building on a Young Women’s Movement
The Younger Women’s Task Force has joined forces with AAUW, and this diverse grassroots movement of women under 40 is already making waves in Atlanta, Chicago, Miami, New York City, and Washington, D.C.
Building AAUW’s Grassroots Momentum
After seeing the success of investing in grassroots staff during the 2012 election, AAUW hired six organizers to help volunteers in 20 states engage college students, recruit members, and advocate for AAUW public policy issues. We’ve already seen how powerful this investment in volunteer efforts can be. Read more »
Building Educational Bridges for Women
Community colleges can be great gateways for student mothers to get their degrees — the schedules are more forgiving, and tuition is cheaper. Yet few schools offer child care, which our research found is a crucial resource to get student mothers to graduation. Read more »
Building Girls’ Science Skills
AAUW volunteers all over the country are hosting innovative programs to encourage more girls to go into science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields. And two of those programs, Tech Trek and Tech Savvy, are now expanding to a city near you. Read more »
Building the Pipeline of Women Candidates
We know that we need more women in statehouses, Congress, and the White House. But that means more women need to be trained, encouraged, and inspired to run for office. And AAUW’s Elect Her–Campus Women Win program is doing just that at 38 campuses around the country. Read more »
Building Title IX Precedent
When the longtime women’s tennis coach at Ball State University was fired midseason in 2009, she suspected she was being retaliated against for speaking out for gender equity in the school’s athletic department. When she filed suit under Title IX, AAUW was there to support her case. Read more »
Building on AAUW Members’ Leadership
The 2013 AAUW National Convention in New Orleans featured a brand-new slate of leadership development opportunities for members. It’s the first step in an effort to offer more training for AAUW’s talented and dedicated volunteers.
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AAUW has been empowering women for more than 130 years. Our foremothers started this organization in 1881 to offer each other support as women graduates. They were among the few of their time who had access to education, which gives women the ability to improve their lives. That sense of empowerment is still exactly what AAUW offers women and girls from all walks of life. 2012 was another year of breaking through barriers for women and girls. Read on to find out how we’ve done that through our community of more than 170,000 members, donors, and supporters.
Download the 2012 Annual Report