AAUW Webinars

Catch up on Past Webinars

AAUW is committed to staying connected during these difficult times, so we’re providing regular webinar content for our communities. National staff and outside experts bring you engaging programming on the issues most important to you. Check out the below recordings from past webinars and look out for news of upcoming online events!

Recent Webinars

April 5, 2021

New Research: Factory Flaw

AAUW’s new research report, Factory Flaw: The Attrition and Retention of Women in Manufacturing, explores why women leave their jobs in manufacturing and what their experiences can tell us about how we can support women working in male-dominated industries. This independent research was made possible by support from the Arconic Foundation.

April 1, 2021

National Town Hall

Learn more about the Board-supported proposed changes to the bylaws that would eliminate the degree requirement and open membership. We also discuss Get Out the Vote efforts during the COVID pandemic and what you can do to help make sure that members voices and votes are counted.

March 24, 2021

3 Steps to Boost Your Career

Join AAUW alumna and career development expert Brandi Nicole Johnson for a career boosting conversation as she shares 3 effective strategies that helped quadruple her salary in just three years. You’ll learn how to gain clarity about what’s next in your professional career, how to create a targeted job search strategy and how to maximize your interview performance to get that dream offer. Webinar sponsored by Epic.

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Social Justice

Two Steps Back: The Impact of COVID-19 on Women Entrepreneurs

Women entrepreneurs are among the hardest hit during the economic upheaval of the COVID-19 pandemic. The alarming disparities in the economic downturn has been dubbed the ‘she-cession,’ highlighting the disproportionate number of women – particularly women of color – who were laid off or dropped out of the labor force. Join us for a conversation on women’s entrepreneurship and economic justice in the COVID era and beyond. This webinar was made possible through the generous support of GEICO.

March 18, 2021

In Conversation with Dr. Shanna Benjamin

Join us for a conversation with AAUW fellowships alumna Dr. Shanna Benjamin, Ph.D. to discuss her upcoming book Half in Shadow: The Life and Legacy of Nellie Y. McKay. Dr. Benjamin is a biographer and scholar who studies the literature, lives, and archives of Black women. Dr. Benjamin received early support for her book from AAUW’s American Fellowship.

March 4, 2021

In Conversation with Dr. Koritha Mitchell

Join us for an insightful and informative conversation with AAUW fellowships alumna Koritha Mitchell, Ph.D, award-winning author, cultural critic and Associate Professor of African-American literature at the Ohio State University. Her new book, From Slave Cabins to the White House: Homemade Citizenship in African American Culture, was named a Best Book of 2020 by Ms. Magazine. Click here to purchase Dr. Mitchell’s book.

February 23, 2021

Understanding the Digital Divide in Pre-K — 12 Education

Long before COVID-19, there was a growing digital gap leaving students in low-income families behind their peers. With schools across the country operating virtually to curb the spread of the virus, that gap has widened and further undermines the learning of millions of PreK-12 students. Join us for a conversation on digital equity with Dr. Devorah Heitner. Webinar sponsored by GEICO.

January 28, 2021

The Microintervention Anti-bias Workshop

Presented by AAUW alumna Sarah Alsaidi, The Microintervention Workshop aims to increase awareness and self-reflection skills, and explain the difference between microaggressions and macroaggressions. Learn response strategies that can be used to defend against daily experiences of microaggressions. Read the original article.

November 19, 2020

Status of Latinas in the United States During COVID-19

Join us to hear about a new collaboration focused on the status of Latinas and the impact of the pandemic on their economic security and wellbeing. We discuss AAUW’s actions to address systemic workplace disparities, increase wages, promote paid sick and family leave policies, and make health care available to all workers. Webinar sponsored by GEICO.

November 18, 2020

Radical Self-Acceptance: Impostor Syndrome Through an Intersectional Lens

Impostor Syndrome impacts millions of people of all backgrounds, but the compounding effects of racism and sexism create a unique hurdle for women of color in the workplace. Lincoln Hill, PhD discusses the impostor phenomenon, unpacking why women of color are often rendered invisible in these conversations and how we can all practice radical self-acceptance to stop minimizing our achievements.

October 27, 2020

Women Scholars During COVID: Solutions for Gender Equity in Academia

COVID-19 has disrupted every aspect of higher education. The increase in caregiving, quarantine, social distancing and mental health challenges all reduced academic success and amplified barriers to women’s career advancement. Join us as Dr. Malisch shares important research findings and actionable solutions for addressing the future of women in academia. Webinar sponsored by GEICO. Download the slides.

October 20, 2020

COVID-19 and the Labor Economy with Diane Lim

Join us for a conversation with economist Diane Lim where we discuss how the ongoing pandemic has affected the labor economy and what it means for women, people of color and low-wage workers.

September 9, 2020

Archeology of the Self: Sustaining Racial Literacy in the Movement for Change

Join us for a conversation with Dr. Yolanda Sealey-Ruiz, AAUW fellowship alumna, professor, author, and poet. Sustaining racial literacy across the life span is possible by engaging in an “Archeology of the Self” — an action-oriented process requiring love, humility, reflection, an understanding of history and a commitment to working against racial injustice.

August 20, 2020

Holding Space: How to start and continue conversations on race, equity, and inclusion

Join AAUW as we hold space for a collective journey towards gender, race, equity and inclusion dialogue led by Dr. Taharee Jackson — certified trainer of diversity trainers, Lead Equity Specialist and expert trainer, and federal EEO counselor. Download slides here. Sponsored by GEICO.

August 6, 2020

Is Your Perspective Inclusive?

Join AAUW’s Sheila Amo for a discussion with Pamela Fuller, Thought Leader of Inclusion and Bias at FranklinCovey, and Dr. Lisette Garcia, Executive Vice President and COO at the Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility (HACR), to learn more about developing inclusive perspectives. This webinar was made possible through the generous support of GEICO.

July 30, 2020

Black Women Leading Through an Equity Lens

Join AAUW for a courageous conversation with Kimberly L. Sisnett, SVP, People at VERICAST; and Stephanie Jackson, Senior Business Resiliency Specialists Control Risk at Facebook to learn about their experiences, challenges and lessons learned in corporate leadership.

June 25, 2020

Education and Equity with with Dr. Amaka Okechukwu

Join AAUW for a conversation on education and equity with Dr. Amaka Okechukwu, 2017-18 AAUW American Fellow, Assistant Professor of Sociology at George Mason University and author of To Fulfill These Rights: Political Struggle Over Affirmative Action and Open Admissions.

June 11, 2020

Mrs. America: Women's Rights, Family Values and Politics

Join us for a Conversation with AAUW American Fellowship alumna Marjorie Spruill, Professor Emerita, University of South Carolina and author, Divided We Stand: The Battle Over Women’s Rights & Family Values that Polarized American Politics.

April 30, 2020

Interview with Diane Rehm

CEO Kim Churches talks with renowned radio host and author Diane Rehm about how she has managed to remain resilient in the face of challenges and loss. Listen now or read more about the conversation.

April 13, 2020

Advocacy

Factory Flaw: The Attrition and Retention of Women in Manufacturing

Join us for a discussion of AAUW’s new research report, Factory Flaw: The Attrition and Retention of Women in Manufacturing. We explore why women leave their jobs in manufacturing and what their experiences — with sexual harassment, unequal pay, unfair promotions, and juggling caregiving responsibilities — can tell us about how we can support women working in male-dominated industries. AAUW is grateful for the support of the Arconic Foundation which made this independent research possible.

April 5, 2021

AAUW Public Policy Talks: 2021 Priorities and the New Administration

As our elected officials get to work in the new Congress and administration, AAUW continues to advance gender equity for all. Join AAUW’s public policy team for an overview of our public policy priorities, critical bills and executive orders already announced, and how to leverage your individual advocacy power in 2021.

February 2, 2021

Status of Latinas in the United States During COVID-19

Join us to hear about a new collaboration focused on the status of Latinas and the impact of the pandemic on their economic security and wellbeing. We discuss AAUW’s actions to address systemic workplace disparities, increase wages, promote paid sick and family leave policies, and make health care available to all workers. Webinar sponsored by GEICO.

November 18, 2020

Justice Ginsburg’s Legacy and the Future of the Court

Ginsburg was a champion for the rights of women and girls, but what does the future hold for her seat on the bench and how will it impact AAUW’s work? Join AAUW’s public policy team for a discussion of the past, the future, and your role in shaping history.

October 1, 2020

Policy v. Practice: 1920 - Present

AAUW’s CEO Kim Churches traces our evolution in the fight for gender equity from the 19th Amendment to the present and discusses the importance of reflecting on our own policies and practices in the effort to expand opportunities for all women.

August 25, 2020

Social Media Advocacy 101

Social media is an effective tool to extend our reach and mobilize supporters around issues impacting women and girls. We explore best practices and resources for issues-based outreach and “get out the vote” efforts​ during the pandemic and beyond. Join us and learn how you can use social media to best support your advocacy efforts.

May 28, 2020

State Legislator Roundtable Discussion

Sen. Tim Knopp (OR), Sen. Lori Berman (FL), Rep. Athena Salman (AZ) and Rep. Stephanie Howse (OH) discuss how COVID-19 has impacted how they govern, what it means for non-emergency legislative priorities and how it has exacerbated or mitigated partisan differences.

May 12, 2020

GOTV and COVID-19

The COVID-19 crisis poses an unprecedented challenge to our electoral process. Learn about the pandemic’s impact on voter access, gain key “get out the vote” and voter education resources, and identify priority policy issues facing women and families this election.

April 16, 2020

Advocacy During COVID-19

The economic security of countless families is being threatened as our country attempts to contain the spread of COVID-19. In this webinar we explore how we can all safely fight for communities impacted by this health crisis.

March 26, 2020

Professional Development

3 Steps to Boost Your Career: From Job Search to Job Offer

Need some career motivation and inspiration? Join AAUW fellowships and grants alumna and Career Development Expert Brandi Nicole Johnson for a career boosting conversation as she shares 3 effective strategies that helped quadruple her salary in just three years. You’ll learn how to gain clarity about what’s next in your professional career, how to create a targeted job search strategy and how to maximize your interview performance to get that dream offer. This webinar was made possible through the generous support of Epic.

March 24, 2021

Two Steps Back: The Impact of COVID-19 on Women Entrepreneurs

Women entrepreneurs are among the hardest hit during the economic upheaval of the COVID-19 pandemic. The alarming disparities in the economic downturn has been dubbed the ‘she-cession,’ highlighting the disproportionate number of women – particularly women of color – who were laid off or dropped out of the labor force. Join us for a conversation on women’s entrepreneurship and economic justice in the COVID era and beyond. This webinar was made possible through the generous support of GEICO.

March 18, 2021

The Microintervention Anti-bias Workshop

Presented by AAUW alumna Sarah Alsaidi, The Microintervention Workshop aims to increase awareness and self-reflection skills, and explain the difference between microaggressions and macroaggressions. Learn response strategies that can be used to defend against daily experiences of microaggressions. Read the original article.

November 19, 2020

Radical Self-Acceptance: Impostor Syndrome Through an Intersectional Lens

Impostor Syndrome impacts millions of people of all backgrounds, but the compounding effects of racism and sexism create a unique hurdle for women of color in the workplace. Lincoln Hill, PhD discusses the impostor phenomenon, unpacking why women of color are often rendered invisible in these conversations and how we can all practice radical self-acceptance to stop minimizing our achievements.

October 27, 2020

Women Scholars During COVID: Solutions for Gender Equity in Academia

COVID-19 has disrupted every aspect of higher education. The increase in caregiving, quarantine, social distancing and mental health challenges all reduced academic success and amplified barriers to women’s career advancement. Join us as Dr. Malisch shares important research findings and actionable solutions for addressing the future of women in academia. Webinar sponsored by GEICO. Download the slides.

October 20, 2020

Managing Burnout Through Self-Compassion

Sabrina Basquez specializes in workplace-related burnout and traumatic stress recovery. Join us to learn about burnout, how it decreases our professional and interpersonal effectiveness, and tips on how to start managing excessive stress through cultivating greater self-compassion. Download the slides.

October 13, 2020

Black Women Leading Through an Equity Lens

Join AAUW for a courageous conversation with Kimberly L. Sisnett, SVP, People at VERICAST; and Stephanie Jackson, Senior Business Resiliency Specialists Control Risk at Facebook to learn about their experiences, challenges and lessons learned in corporate leadership.

June 25, 2020

Communications for Your Career

Join AAUW CEO Kim Churches for a conversation with Nancy Racette, a leader in development consulting and executive search for the non-profit sector. Learn how the current crises impact networking and job searching, discover best practices for virtual interviewing, and get tips for crafting a resume and cover letter to get noticed.

June 18, 2020

Secrets to Strong Writing for Professionals

Being able to write well is an important professional skill and a great way to engage people in the issues that matter to you. Whether it’s through an op-ed, a letter to the editor or even a cover letter, communicating your ideas effectively can change hearts and minds and set you apart.

May 21, 2020

Mentorship, Sponsorship & Building Your Network

Virtual networking is an important skill in our increasingly digital world, especially now as COVID-19 limits our ability to interact in-person. Learn tips for articulating your value, building your network and maximizing the strength of your professional relationships.

May 7, 2020

Building Your Personal Brand

A personal brand is a powerful tool for advancing your career and message. It reflects how you present yourself, communicates what you value, and defines what you can bring to the table. During this webinar, you’ll learn how to define your value, narrow down your target audiences, and use online resources to stand out.

April 30, 2020

STEM

Using Tech For Good with Dr. Maria Artunduaga

Join us for a conversation with Dr. Maria Artunduaga, an emerging leader in technology, biomedical discovery and the social impact field, as she shares her inspiring leadership journey as a physician and Latina in the male-dominated start up industry, how her company pivoted during COVID-19, and her strategies for success.

June 23, 2020

STEM Leadership in Online Resources During COVID-19 with Dr. McAnulty

AAUW alumna Sarah McAnulty is a squid biologist, science communicator and founder of Skype a Scientist — a nonprofit organization that connects scientists and students around the world, even during COVID-19. Learn more about Dr. McAnulty’s career journey and her amazing STEM resource!

May 18, 2020

Membership

National Town Hall: Member Education Requirement

Learn more about the Board-supported proposed changes to the bylaws that would eliminate the degree requirement and open membership. We also discuss Get Out the Vote efforts during the COVID pandemic and what you can do to help make sure that members voices and votes are counted.

April 1, 2021

Recruitment, Retention and Fundraising in the COVID Era and Beyond

What does the “new normal” look like for your branch? In this session, we cover tips for operating and engaging your branch, growing your membership, and hosting creative fundraisers — all from the comfort and convenience of home. Join us in learning how virtual events and meetings can enhance your work to advance gender equity in COVID-19 and beyond.

March 16, 2021

Creating a Diversity Structure and Planning for Success

Using the DEI Toolkit and related resources, AAUW’s Inclusion and Equity Committee highlights the process for beginning to engage your branch in the conversation and creating an effective diversity and inclusion plan. Join us for a discussion with Linda J. Carpenter, PhD, co-chair of the Diversity Committee of AAUW’s Lake Sumter (FL) branch, to discuss their experience with the diversity planning process and to share some practical insights for branches looking to undertake this process for themselves.

February 11, 2021

Virtual Town Hall: Open Membership

In our first virtual town hall of 2021, members had the opportunity to hear from AAUW’s nationally elected National Board chair and members of the Racial and Social Justice Working Group and be a part of breakout groups where we discussed the recent clash at the United States Capitol, implications for our ongoing racial equity work and the vote to open membership this spring.

January 19, 2021

Working Together to Build a Diverse and Inclusive AAUW

Join Dr. Lisette Garcia, the Inclusion & Equity Committee Chair, and Sheila Amo, the Inclusion & Equity Committee Staff Liaison, to learn how to best utilize the new diversity, equity and inclusion toolkit and hear what’s on the horizon in terms of inclusion and equity at AAUW.

December 10, 2020

Programming in a Pandemic

AAUW Branch and State Board leaders join us to discuss ways to fundraise and boost awareness around issues impacting women and girls while following best practices to curb the spread of COVID-19. You’ll hear from Branch leaders who have come up with creative ideas for virtual fundraising and advocacy programming.

October 14, 2020

Board Town Hall: Dues and Education Requirement

Board members discuss the recent notification of a prospective dues increase, share information about our racial equity and justice work, and what to expect on the AAUW voting ballot this year.

September 22, 2020

Five Star Recognition Program Update & Celebration

Joining us are special guests from two branches that completed the program, AAUW Marin (CA) and AAUW Northeast Tarrant County (TX), who will talk about their experiences with Five Star and how it has impacted their work in gender equity.

July 21, 2020

National Board Town Hall

Hear from AAUW National’s Board Leadership as they answer members’ questions and discuss how we intend to advance AAUW’s mission and impact through the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.

June 16, 2020

Virtual Town Hall

AAUW CEO Kim Churches answered members’ questions live during this virtual town hall. Do you have a question about AAUW’s priorities and strategies that wasn’t answered in this meeting? Submit your questions to branchrelations@aauw.org. We would love to hear your insights on how to stay relevant and connected in this difficult time.

May 26, 2020

2020 Convening: State of the Association

While AAUW members can’t gather in person for their spring conventions this year, they can — and should — continue to cultivate strong relationships and advance gender equity. Hear an update from CEO Kim Churches on AAUW National and ways we can all continue to work together to achieve our goals.

May 15, 2020

New Website Launch

AAUW is pleased to announce the launch of our new website and we hope it will help us to stay more connected than ever. Take a virtual “tour” with the communications team by watching this webinar.

April 10, 2020

AAUW and the Impact of Coronavirus

Members from national staff addresses the impact of the coronavirus on AAUW’s work and answer questions from the membership.

March 24, 2020

2020 Vision: The Gender Agenda

AAUW CEO Kim Churches outlines our equity priorities for the year.

January 28, 2020