FDR sits in a White House room with a group of people standing around him.

Frank and Fearless Leadership: Virginia Gildersleeve and the Formation of the United Nations

When President Franklin Roosevelt chose Virginia Gildersleeve as an official U.S. delegate to the U.N. meeting in San Francisco, it represented a great victory for women, officially including them in the world’s post-war negotiations. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   July 06, 2015

National, State, and Branch Leadership Positions

Leadership positions exist for AAUW at the national, state, and branch level. Other than specific administrative and financial responsibilities to AAUW, state and branch leadership positions are flexible according to your organization’s resources and interests. Read more »

Don McPherson, Lilly Ledbetter, Noorjahan Akbar, Marianne Schnall, and Kate Farrar at the convention panel

What Does It Take to Make a Woman Leader?

In a world where the qualities of leadership are most often defined by men, how do we encourage more women to dare to become leaders? Read more »

Blog   |   Leadership   |   1 Comments   |   June 22, 2015

Membership Matters E-newsletter

Membership Matters is a resource for recruitment and retention efforts, news on AAUW membership events and campaigns, reminders of upcoming deadlines, branch success stories and tips, and other vital information for active AAUW members.

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Who receives it?
Branch and state membership vice presidents (MVPs), presidents, finance offices when pertinent; Leadership Corps; Membership Committee; board members

If you are not receiving this newsletter and believe you should be, please e-mail connect@aauw.org with the name of the newsletter and your name, AAUW member ID or zip code, and preferred e-mail address to subscribe. Read more »

Share the “One AAUW” Video with Your Branch

We have much more work to do. And no other organization is better positioned than AAUW to pave the way for the next level of women’s achievement.

Video length: 00:16:03

Abridged version: 00:05:45

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Destigmatizing Mental Health through Film in the 1950s

In the 1950s, AAUW members helped develop public understanding of mental health by watching and responding to films on mental health issues. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   May 07, 2015
Woman laughing

The Power of Women’s Voices: Continuing the AAUW Oral History Project

The AAUW Oral History Project aims to capture the individual voices of women who have witnessed and participated in historical events but who are usually left out of historical collections. Read more »

Article   |   Community   |   April 24, 2015

How Do We Bridge the Gender Gap in Science? Women in STEM Lead the Charge

At Tech Trek, girls learn that if they want to pursue studies and a career in STEM, they can. There is nothing to stop them from succeeding. Read more »

Article   |   Education & Training   |   December 12, 2014
AAUW delegation to Poland poses below a sculpture of Marie Curie at the Radium Institute in Warsaw.

The Lasting Legacy of One Gram of Radium

An AAUW delegation to Poland followed in the footsteps of Marie Curie to celebrate the achievements of the Polish-born scientist and to discuss the future for women studying technical fields there. Read more »

Article   |   Community   |   December 05, 2014
A comic strip telling the story of Ellen Swallow Richards

She Earned the First Chemistry Degree Awarded to a Woman (and Then Founded AAUW!)

Our founder Ellen Swallow Richards was a remarkable woman. At a time when women were largely barred from higher education, Richards earned a chemistry degree, worked on clean water treatment and pollution, and even founded the first home ec and school lunch programs. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   2 Comments   |   December 01, 2014