AAUW : Empowering Women Since 1881

Equity Now

Together, we can achieve a vision of equal opportunity for all
2017-18 AAUW Career Development Grantee Ashlee Arder
2017-18 AAUW Career Development Grantee Ashlee Arder
Looking Back, Looking Ahead

A Wealth of Accomplishments

“As we celebrate our 140th anniversary and I take the helm as CEO, I can proudly report that AAUW is as vibrant and relevant as ever—and I look forward to the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead in 2022 and beyond.”

Gloria L. Blackwell

2021 By the Numbers

Happy Anniversary AAUW

140 Years of Striding toward Equity

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

Fight the Attacks on Reproductive Justice

The Mississippi abortion case reviewed by the Supreme Court in December is a direct threat to our rights. Congress must act to protect our rights in every state: Pass the Women’s Health Protection Act NOW!

Take ActionWhere We Stand

Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala
Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Director-General of the World Trade Organization
2021 AAUW Alumnae Recognition Awardee

World-Class Leadership

AAUW could not be more proud to name Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as its distinguished 2021 AAUW Alumnae Recognition Awardee. The award honors a past recipient of an AAUW fellowship or grant who has attained outstanding success and distinction in their chosen profession. Dr. Okonjo-Iweala is the first woman and first African to serve as Director-General of the World Trade Organization and one of Time magazine’s 100 most influential people of 2021.

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!