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May 27, 2010

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May 27, 2010

Taking part in leadership training provided by AAUW and AAUW of Oregon, over the past 20 years, has given me the confidence to reach out to realize the following. Present proposals, which were approved, for state-wide and community-wide partnerships (Oregon Woman Suffrage Celebration, Support for NEW Leadership Oregon, Gresham Historical Society, Columbia Symphony Orchestra); Recruit elected officials as members (one state senator and one school board member--so far); Gain facilitator training to implement the WAGE Project's Salary Negotiation Workshops; and Meet women leaders all over the state to support them in their respective leadership journeys. This last action is as a result of being appointed as an AAUW Leadership Corps Grassroots Liaison. Prior to AAUW experience, I would have never had the confidence to apply for this position. The position has opened up even more training, but more importantly, it allows me to support and identify support for other women, and to support and find resources for local branches in the vital work they do in their communities--on behalf of girls and women.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

meeting talented individuals who work tirelessly to share and make a difference for women and girls, and who give me ideas and energy to continue to strive for equity in all arenas.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The connections with smart and talented people, being part of an organization with admirable collective clout, and opportunities to grow as an individual.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Incredibly knowledgeable, resourceful, and positive

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

May 27, 2010

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May 27, 2010

Just over 30 years ago, I was fortunate enough to receive from AAUW an American Fellowship for my doctoral dissertation. This grant allowed me to focus on my research without having to have a fulltime job and, thus, shortened the time it took to complete my degree by one year. AAUW grants have impact. As the only woman in my graduate school class in marine sciences, I was impressed by the positive responses of professors and others when they learned of my having the AAUW grant. AAUW elevated my stature professionally. I am not the only one to have this happen. According to the history of Colby College, the first woman, a mathematician, invited to join the Colby College faculty (over 80 years ago) was asked to do so because AAUW had invited her to start a chapter at the College. AAUW has a long history of impacting the lives of women. That chapter, the Waterville (Maine) Area Branch, is still in existence today and thriving. My fellowship led to many leadership opportunities. I learned to give back and to work for improvements in the lives of women and girls. Even in retirement, my work as an AAUW volunteer continues. Now I have the opportunity to lobby for legislation that will impact women and girls, that will affect education, and that will lead to a fairer, safer world. AAUW is a leader in these matters and improves lives.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

my own professional career, public policy decisions of national leaders, the lives of young women, to name a few. AAUW was instrumental in the passage of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act and is helping increase the number of female scientists in the USA.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

have more people involved in and supporting the work of AAUW. It's a terrific, effective, meaningful, and worthy organization.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

working for education and equity for women and girls.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

smart and hardworking.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

support many more national and international graduate fellowships, many more community projects, and advocate more broadly for women and girls.

Ways to make it better...

I had more time and resources to share.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

keeping up with the way technology shapes our lives.

One thing I'd also say is that...

AAUW rocks!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

May 26, 2010

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May 26, 2010

As a Town Councilwoman, member of AAUW, Scottsdale Branch since 2000 and former Public Policy Chair, I was invited to present to High School and Community College women in the "Running and Winning" Program. We began in 2006, every year with a different group of elected officials from School Board to Legislators and Mayors, and know we touched these students' lives, allowing them to consider public service as a reality for their future. (Typical questions involved balancing family and elected life, fundraising, public speaking fears, press and motivation and interest in politics)

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

public policy, serving less forunate (books and other donations), learning from intelligent, engaged women not only about domestic but foreign issues, education and pay equality, etc.

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How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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May 26, 2010

The first time I held a meeting it was for AAUW. My career is non-corporate and what learned is by doing. Mentoring: A big part of what I have learned about and participated in due to AAUW. Sisterhood: Meeting amazing women. I close my eyes, they are all ageless and well-rounded and more that what my eyes could tell me they are. A place where, when my children grew up, I found new directions to give back to my community in new ways and if I found one other person who wanted to do it, we could make it happen through AAUW for women and girls. Leadership: I did not know I could be a leader yet each AAUW event, learning more about how to do it happens in a welcoming way. Coalition building: We do not have to invent it to serve our mission and we do that regularly in our communities including getting out the vote and educating our own community.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

The way I have learned how to write, communicate, lead and learn from the amazing members and those who their volunteering reaches.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Learn new ways to envolve members in non-face to face events. Encourage creating corporate sponsorships for events.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Knowing we make a difference and meeting like-minded members statewide.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Staff of the national organization, state organization leaders as well as community members and leaders in the part of the state where I live and our coalition partners.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Educate more women and girls, support research on education and equity, lower the cost of the annual dues.

Ways to make it better...

Some members could be persuaded to not feel they are entitled to do things the same way but since leadership changes, this can be solved through time and educating to new ways with positive encouragement.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Attracting diverse membership

One thing I'd also say is that...

AAUW makes a positive difference, nationally and locally for women and girls.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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May 26, 2010

AAUW resources have touched many areas of my life. As a woman in technology, their research reports like "Tech Savvy: Educating Girls in the New Computer Age" and "Why so Few? Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Science" have described current reality with proposals for how to make life better for women and girls in the future. What cemented my relationship with AAUW, though, was their Legal Advocacy Fund, and its work to fight sex discrimination in the workplace (until recently in academia). The LAF resources extend into the community with workshops on campuses and in the community so that future lawsuits just do not happen. I was pleased to be part of one at NC Central University that explained Title IX to law students and others on campus.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I've made great friends, had opportunities for personal and professional growth, and had the satisfaction of working to advance education and equity for women and girls in many ways.

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How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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May 26, 2010

When I was the AAUW-IL President, I testified from the podium of the Illinois House of the Representatives regarding the rate and prevention of teen pregnancy in Illinois. Had it not been for AAUW, I would not have had the opportunity to do this. AAUW is the leading advocate for women and girls advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

personal growth, expanded opportunities, including being briefed by then First Lady Hillary Clinton on healthcare reform, lobbying US members of Congress several times and attending a UN seminar on Women in New York City with keynote speaker Mrs. Sadat.

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How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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May 26, 2010

AAUW advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy and research. That is the mission of AAUW. My branch happens to encourage girls in science and other STEM fields. The advocacy piece is accomplished by working on legislation such as Title IX. The branch is presently giving toward an endowment to fund a fellowship for women to complete their Phd's. We have almost completed the Tacoma Centennial fund of AAUW #4275.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I received leadership development and great satisfaction of working toward equity for women and girls.

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How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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