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Celebrate Yourself and Learn to Say No: Niken Carpenter’s Advice to Immigrant Women

When 2014–15 AAUW Career Development Grantee Niken Astari Carpenter first moved to the United States, she didn’t know many people — but when she met members of the AAUW Erie (PA) Branch, she found lifelong friends, mentors, and a connection to a community. Read more »

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40 Years of Activism for Women: The 1977 National Women’s Conference in Houston, Texas

This month marks the 40th anniversary of the National Women’s Conference (NWC) held in Houston, Texas, in November 1977. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   November 20, 2017
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Five AAUW Women You Didn’t Know Were on Postage Stamps

Dorothy Height is one of more than a dozen women involved with AAUW who have appeared on postage stamps through the years. Cast your vote for which AAUW member you want to see on the next stamp. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   2 Comments   |   March 30, 2017
Women Airforce Service Pilot (WASP) Elaine Harmon holding her Congressional Gold Medal in 2010

AAUW Member Fights for Women Pilots’ Honors at Arlington National Cemetery

An AAUW member led the fight to fulfill her mother-in-law’s final wish to rest at Arlington National Cemetery. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   May 24, 2016

Tabling: Tips and Tricks for Creating AAUW Visibility

Tabling can be a great way to increase visibility for AAUW and spread the word about AAUW’s work. But there’s more to it than sitting at a table with brochures. Here are some tips and tricks for making your tabling event extra effective. Read more »

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Blazing Trails on the Stock Market Floor: Julia Montgomery Walsh

Although women have made tremendous strides in the financial world, it’s still largely male dominated. However, more than 50 years ago, one AAUW member broke through barriers for women right on the floor of the stock exchange. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   April 28, 2016
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Shape The Future Membership Campaign

Learn how to use this campaign to offer 50 percent off national dues when new members and students join AAUW on the spot, and earn free national memberships to give away. Read more »

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AAUW Member and Coast Guard Commander Dorothy Stratton Honored for a Lifetime of Fostering Women Leaders

AAUW member Dorothy Stratton (1899–2006) mentored women throughout the 20th century in careers from academia to the Marine Corps. It’s no surprise that she has been recognized as a 2016 National Women’s History Project honoree. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   March 04, 2016
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Resources for State and Branch Membership Officers

The role of membership vice president (MVP) is an extraordinary one. Designed with relationship building in mind, this position engages potential and current members and keeps a finger on the pulse of everything AAUW. Read on to learn more about the state and branch MVP position guidelines. Read more »

Flemmie Kittrell

How Home Ec brought One Woman to India, Liberia, and Back Again

The story of AAUW member Flemmie P. Kittrell (1904–80) shatters traditional assumptions about the field of home economics. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   1 Comments   |   February 24, 2016