AAUW and Clinton Global Initiative Provide Opportunities for Women and Girls around the World
We know global issues matter, especially to women and girls. As a Strategic Partner of the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI), AAUW has been called upon to provide a gender lens for key issues facing women and girls around the world. That means we participate in CGI’s flagship meetings and advise students working on CGI University commitments.
“AAUW has been helping women blaze new trails for more than a century, and we are honored to be a strategic partner with the Clinton Global Initiative and CGI U, which expands AAUW’s campus leadership and provides opportunities for global outreach and collaboration.”
— Linda Hallman, AAUW executive director
AAUW played a key role at CGI America during the Girls and Women in America session, where we spoke about the challenges facing women and girls in the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields. AAUW was also called upon to participate in the STEM working group, since increasing the number of girls and women in STEM fields is a priority for AAUW and CGI.
AAUW was called upon to provide resources to CGI U students on how to apply a gender lens to their individual commitments. We stressed the key point that any plan for a better world needs to include women and girls in order to be truly sustainable.
We sponsored 12 students to attend CGI U in St. Louis, where they made a commitment to turn their ideas into action on their campuses, in their local communities, and around the world. These 12 remarkable women have been involved with AAUW through our fellowships and grants, our campus leadership programs, and some of our local branches. We are excited to help the students turn their ideas into action!
We announced our strategic partnership with CGI and CGI U in March, a move that brings together two leading organizations dedicated to making a tangible impact on the world.