Kimberly Churches

Kimberly Churches

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Kimberly Churches is the chief executive officer of the American Association of University Women (AAUW), a leading voice in advancing equity for women and girls through research, advocacy and education.

Prior to joining AAUW, Kim served as the managing director of the Brookings Institution, an internationally recognized public policy think tank. In that capacity she strategically guided Brookings, providing vision and problem-solving skills while focusing on expansive partnerships, external relations, and advancement.

She has also served as an associate vice chancellor at the University of Denver, a director of development at the University of North Florida, and a division director at the American Heart Association. She has extensive experience working collaboratively on education (K–12 and higher education) as well as on capacity building among grassroots groups and national and international nonprofits.

In addition to her work at AAUW, Kimberly currently serves as the chair of the BUILD Metro DC board, which focuses on the power of experiential learning through entrepreneurship for underresourced communities, and is on the board of the Virginia Center for the Literary Arts. She is also a member of the International Women’s Forum of Washington, D.C., an organization that represents women leaders in diverse fields and whose mission is to further dynamic leadership and leverage global access to and maximize opportunities for women in 33 countries on 6 continents.

Kim lives in the District with her ten year old daughter, and is a devoted Washington Nationals fan.

Commentary


USA Today. How to raise a feminist in 6 not-so-easy steps. Alia E. Dastagir. March 5, 2018.

Cincinnati Enquirer. When does bad behavior turn into sexual harassment?. Terry DeMio and Kate Murphy. February 28, 2018.
 

Work by Kimberly Churches

AAUW members with President John F. Kennedy as he signs the Equal Pay Act into law on June 10, 1963.

AAUW Statement on the 55th Anniversary of the Equal Pay Act

“In 1963, women made 59 cents for every dollar a man made. Since then, the gap has closed by 39 cents — but we still have 20 cents to go.” — American Association of University Women (AAUW) Chief Executive Officer Kimberly Churches Read more »

Article   |   Economic Justice   |   June 07, 2018
"Equal Pay For All" Instagram shareable

Starbucks Commits to Pay Equity

AAUW CEO Kim Churches issued a statement in response to Starbucks’ announcement concerning the company’s pay equity and paid leave policies. Read more »

Article   |   Economic Justice   |   March 21, 2018
A notebook and pencil on a desk in an empty school classroom

Trump Administration Rejects Transgender Complaints under Title IX

AAUW CEO Kim Churches issued the following statement in response to the U.S. Department of Education’s announcement concerning transgender student bathroom complaints. Read more »

Article   |   Education & Training   |   February 12, 2018

Department of Education Rescinds Crucial Title IX Guidance

AAUW issued a statement concerning Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos’ announcement concerning interim policy at the Department of Education to rescind crucial Title IX guidance. Read more »

Article   |   Education & Training   |   September 22, 2017
A young woman holds a banner in front of a crowd. The banner reads, Justice for Rape Survivors

AAUW Responds to Department of Education Title IX Announcement

American Association of University Women Chief Executive Officer Kimberly Churches issued the following statement responding to Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos’ announcement concerning the future of Title IX enforcement. Read more »

"Immigration Rights Are Women's Rights" & "We Are All Immigrants" Signs At The May Day Immigration Rights Rally (Washington, DC)

AAUW Responds to Rescinding of DACA Program

American Association of University Women Chief Executive Officer Kimberly Churches released a statement on the Trump Administration’s decision to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Read more »

Article   |   Advocacy   |   September 05, 2017
U.S. Flag flies at half-staff at the White House and all Federal facilities due to the Navy Yard shooting on September 16, 2013.

AAUW Statement on White House Decision on EEO-1 Pay Data Collection

The Office of Management and Budget is halting the implementation of the revised Employer Information Report (EEO-1) salary data collection. Read more »

Article   |   Advocacy   |   August 29, 2017
2017 aauw convention members talking

AAUW Convention: A Call to Action from CEO Kim Churches

There’s nothing like entering a room of nearly 800 activists to get you fired up about the future of AAUW. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   1 Comments   |   June 28, 2017