Cordy Galligan

Cordy Galligan is AAUW’s former vice president of Marketing and Communications and has more than 35 years’ experience in the for- and non-profit sectors. After graduating first in her class and Phi Beta Kappa with a degree in Economics from Catholic University, Cordy initially went into the banking industry but soon moved to managing regional operations for some of Washington, D.C.’s top staffing firms. Her passion for animals led her to create and secure funding for what is now one of the largest nonprofit animal rescue groups in the DC Metro area.

A dynamic speaker (decades of stage experience helps!) Cordy brings a sense of humor as well as content expertise to any topic.

Work by cordygalligan

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Video is a powerful way of telling AAUW’s story. To help you tell the right story to the right audience, we’ve organized our videos into four main categories. TO EXPAND […] Read more »

Resource   |   August 18, 2017
Deeper in Debt: Women and Student Loans research report cover

Program in a Box: Deeper in Debt Program Guide

Women now earn 57 percent of bachelor’s degrees from American colleges and universities and take on more debt on average than men at almost every degree level and type. Read more »

Resource   |   August 03, 2017
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Video: Ifs and Onlys and Little Girls’ Dreams

With such a wide-reaching mission, AAUW’s story can be difficult to tell persuasively and succinctly. Read more »

Resource   |   July 06, 2017

Easy and Affordable Meeting Venue Ideas

So you’ve planned a fantastic meeting, but where will you hold it? Read more »

Resource   |   July 06, 2017

Programs in a Box Directory

AAUW’s online Programs in a Box (PIABs) offer members ideas and instructions for mission-based activities. Each Program in a Box outlines the “what, why, and how” to implement a program. Read more »

Resource   |   July 16, 2016
AAUW staff hold #AAUWdebates BINGO boards and encourage members and supporters to watch the third presidential debate and play along.

Program in a Box: How to Host a Watch Party

Watch parties are a fun and informal way to bring together branch members, coalition partners, students, and the public to engage on topics of interest to AAUW. In addition to providing entertainment and education, they’re also an effective recruitment or advocacy tool. Read more »

Resource   |   March 15, 2016

How to Secure Excellent Speakers at No Cost

Whether you’re on a tight budget or have no available budget at all, here are some resources to help you secure free and excellent speakers for your gatherings. Read more »

Resource   |   November 16, 2015

Leadership Redefined: Life Lessons from the 2017 Women of Distinction

WOD-105Leaders aren’t born; they’re made. Watch today’s women of distinction inspire tomorrow’s women leaders at the National Conference for College Women Student Leaders (NCCWSL), America’s premier college women’s leadership conference. This video contains highlights from the always-inspiring Women of Distinction ceremony.

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Resource   |   November 04, 2015

Video: Some kinds of climate change can be good!

A climate change in our cultural attitudes toward women is desperately needed. We need the climate to change for women in boardrooms, college campuses, and in politics. This video shows that climate change to fight injustices against women and girls can be a good thing.

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Resource   |   September 23, 2015