AAUW : Empowering Women Since 1881

Equity Now

Together, we can achieve a vision of equal opportunity for all
2021-22 AAUW Career Development Grantee Alison Espinosa-Setchko
2021-22 AAUW Career Development Grantee Alison Espinosa-Setchko
Nikole Hannah-Jones, Photo Credit: James Estrin, The New York Times
May 24-26, 2022

Nikole Hannah-Jones to Keynote NCCWSL

We couldn’t be more excited to announce that Nikole Hannah-Jones, Pulitzer-Prize-winning creator of “The 1619 Project” and a staff writer at The New York Times Magazine, will keynote the 2022 National Conference for College Women Student Leaders (NCCWSL) in May. Hannah-Jones’s groundbreaking work reframed American history by putting the consequences of slavery at the center of our national narrative.

Photo by Gayatri Malhotra for Unsplash

Rallying for Reproductive Rights

The leak of a draft opinion in the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization case suggests that the Supreme Court may overturn the landmark Roe v. Wade decision and take away a fundamental right that Americans have held for almost 50 years. As we await the Court’s official ruling, here’s what you can do to fight for reproductive freedom.

2020-21 AAUW International Fellow Intisar Ameen Tyne
Funding Education

Congrats to AAUW’s 2022-23 Fellows & Grantees!

AAUW is excited to announce over $6 million in funding to more than 320 fellows and grantees in the 2022-23 award year. These exceptional recipients will pursue academic work and lead innovative projects to empower women and girls. Questions about your application status? Please email aauw@applyists.com.

STEMEd for Girls Returns!

We are pleased to announce that the popular STEMEd for Girls program is returning for the summer of 2022! This series of virtual workshops was created for girls in middle and high school—with a particular focus on girls of color. We’ll connect girls with mentors working in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) fields and ignite their curiosity, while providing their caregivers with advice and resources to help them support their girls.

AAUW: 140 years of research, education and advocacy.

Happy Anniversary AAUW

Over the past 140 years, AAUW has become the leading voice in advancing gender equity in education and workplaces. Through research, education and advocacy, we’re committed to ensuring that everyone gets the same opportunity to learn, earn and lead. Our programs aim at moving women forward—and we fight for policies that support our goals.

Our Legacy of Striding toward Equity

Learn about our organization’s storied history, dynamic present and bright future.

Our Priority Issues

Take Action

Members of AAUW’s Action Network receive urgent email notices and text messages when their advocacy is needed most. With our online Two-Minute Activist tool, it takes just minutes and an internet connection to make your voice heard on issues impacting women and girls!