Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
Kim also served as 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. Kim is widely recognized for her success at working collaboratively in education, as well as for capacity-building for grassroots groups and national and international nonprofits..
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, Kim is the current chair of the BUILD Metro DC board, which focuses on the power of experiential learning through entrepreneurship for underresourced communities, and the board treasurer of 1455, a new center for the literary arts in Virginia. She also serves as a director on the board of the Leadership Conference on Civil & Human Rights, and is a member of the International Women’s Forum of Washington, D.C., and the Association of Fundraising Professionals.
With her pragmatic approach, Kim is a dynamic and sought-after speaker at national conferences. She is regularly interviewed by top national media outlets and her insights on how to advance gender equity are routinely quoted in the New York Times, the Washington Post, USA Today and more. She has also written for national media outlets, including CNN, The Hill and Fortune, and she is a columnist for MSNBC’s Know Your Value website
Work by Kimberly Churches
Statement from (AAUW) Chief Executive Officer Kim Churches about the Administration’s decision to rescind guidance to schools on how to address disparities in school discipline. Read more »
This will be remembered as a consequential year for women, and AAUW is proud to be leading an organization committed to achieving gender equity at this pivotal moment in history. Read more »
Women were a pivotal force in the 2018 midterm elections. AAUW encourages elected officials locally, regionally, and nationally to work together to advance gender equity. Read more »
AAUW denounces the Senate’s vote today to confirm Judge Kavanaugh to a seat on the Supreme Court. The integrity of the Court, which has the final say on the health, education, and economic security of women and girls, will be forever altered by the confirmation of a Justice rushed through a partisan process. Read more »
AAUW believes that if the Senate will not allow the FBI to investigate the allegations against Judge Brett Kavanaugh, his nomination must be withdrawn. Read more »
Today’s news that the gender pay gap remains stuck at 20 cents on the dollar reminds us once again that we need to accelerate our efforts to eliminate this inequity once and for all. Read more »
The U.S. Department of Education may soon propose new rules rolling back Title IX protections for victims of sexual harassment and assault in schools. Read more »
AAUW opposes Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the Supreme Court. It is clear to us that he would do grave harm by undermining positions central to AAUW’s mission. Read more »
Diversity and equal opportunity should be top priorities for U.S. education. Today’s decision by the Trump Administration to rescind the affirmative action and diversity in schools guidance is a major step backward in efforts to advance equity in education. Read more »
It is crucial that Justice Kennedy’s successor be a fair-minded and independent jurist who understands that his or her decisions have a very real impact on the daily lives and decisions of women and their families. Read more »