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September 23, 2013

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1 previous review
March 10, 2011

Great organization with important mission for all women and young girls. Needed more than ever. more

September 23, 2013

This is an important organization that promotes equality for women and young girls through advocacy, leadership, scholarship and research. It relates to all ages of women in a way that few organizations do. I am proud to be a part of the organization and have seen how its membership has grown in Portland, OR.

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Provide additional financial support so the organization could expand it services to girls in middle and high schools since that is where a strong foundation is needed.

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2013

March 10, 2011

Great organization with important mission for all women and young girls. Needed more than ever.

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More in-tune with women rights and the needs of modern-day young girls and adults

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Look to the future

August 25, 2013

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August 25, 2013

Having dealt with pay discrimination, AAUW has given me a voice to advocate for others who have not had a voice or were frightened to do so for fear of losing their job. AAUW is the most professional group of women who support and advocate for positive change for women and girls. Their stands are based on research and education.

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Give more visibility to the organization.

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A lot

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

April 11, 2013

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March 17, 2011

I have sought out AAUW Branchs as I have moved to different states for career opportunites. Finding college educated women in a new location has helped me with networking and finding all kinds of reso... more

April 11, 2013

AAUW supports education and equity for all girls and women. I grew up with AAUW as both my mother and aunt were active members in AAUW Branches. AAUW has allowed me to interact with many other educated women throughout several states I have worked in.

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Likely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

March 17, 2011

I have sought out AAUW Branchs as I have moved to different states for career opportunites. Finding college educated women in a new location has helped me with networking and finding all kinds of resources. I also grew up being aware of AAUW & its mission of education & advocacy for girls & women through my mother & aunt who were AAUW members for many years.

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I've gained more confidence in my leadership skills by holding various offices.

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Try to get more women actively involved so they could experience what a great group it is.

June 22, 2012
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June 22, 2012
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My introduction to AAUW came when I was in college at the beginning of the 1950's. My mother was an AAUW member in Auburn, AL and I would occasionally visit the meetings when I was home on vacation. After college I corresponded with a classmate who had gone to Ethiopia to reunite with her father who had been Minister of Justice in the Polish government when the Nazis invaded Poland. He went to North Africa to fight with British Forces against Rommell and settled in Ethiopia after the war and codified Ethiopian law for Haille Selassie! My friend wrote long, interesting, detailed letters about Ethiopia which my mother wove into a program for AAUW! My participation has been on the Program Committee for my branch for several years. I have enjoyed meeting likeminded women who value AAUW's initiatives in education, national policy, etc.

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Life-changing

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2012

June 15, 2012
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June 15, 2012
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I joined AAUW when I was a mother of small children in the early ‘70s because it was a lifeline to adult conversation. I stayed on because it became it became clear to me that AAUW is a source of strength, optimism, and esteem-promoting, life-enhancing change for all women of all ages and circumstances. By working together toward equity for women (and therefore equity for all) — in education, in the workplace, in health care benefits — we in AAUW multiply exponentially our individual power to make a difference in the lives of the women and girls who come after us. And through our community programs and scholarships, we encourage an interest in life-long learning and an understanding of what women have contributed down through history. In addition to the pride of knowing that I’ve played a role in all this there has been the reward of personal growth and enrichment from my nine years as branch public policy representative.

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Hearing first-hand from Lilly Ledbetter, whose unfair pay over the course of her career, led to the "Lilly Ledbetter" Act, the first to be signed into law by President Barack Obama after he took office in January 2008. While Lilly got nothing from this law which wasn't retroactive, other women will benefit from her speaking up and taking action.

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Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

How did you learn about this organization?

Neighbors who belonged to the local branch.

What is this organization's top short-term priority?

Equity for women, through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research.

What is its top priority in the long run?

Equity for women through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research.

June 14, 2012

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June 14, 2012

The AAUW Board Experience has taught me many leadership skills including public speaking, volunteer and program management.

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Likely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

June 14, 2012

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1 previous review
September 30, 2011

Since it's founding more than 130 years ago, AAUW has supported women's efforts to acheive educational and economic equity. Our widely-respected research puts public focus on important issues. One... more

June 14, 2012

As President of AAUW I couldn't be more proud of the efforts we are making to break through barriers so that all women and girls have a fair chance. Our lobbying efforts, our philanthropy and our research all support the mission. Branches throughout the country are working with girls in their communities to encourage their studies in the higher-paying STEM fields. Our Legal Advocacy Fund is assisting plaintiffs who are seeking remedies for gender discrimination. We are leading the movement to pass Paycheck Fairness legislation. Our college and university partners are working with us to educate young women on the issues that affect them, and encouraging them to participate in the political process by running for office and by voting.

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Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

September 30, 2011

Since it's founding more than 130 years ago, AAUW has supported women's efforts to acheive educational and economic equity.

Our widely-respected research puts public focus on important issues. One of our earliest studies demonstrated that girls and boys were treated differently in the
classroom, beginning in grades K-6. It spawned programs of teacher training around the country. We have also documented a pay gap between men and women, even among college graduates after one year of employment. As a result, we have begun workshops training women college seniors on negotiating skills.

Upcoming research will update previous studies on sexual harrassment in middle and high schools, including a focus on cyber-bully. And we will continue our research on women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) fields. I had the honor recently of representing AAUW at a White House reception where AAUW was cited for the our programs in communities around the country to encourage middle school girls to pursue careers in STEM.

AAUW is also one of the largest, if not the largest, non-university funder of post graduate study for women. Anuually, we award between 3 and 5 million dollars to American and International scholars for their post graduate studies. The money to support this program is raised by our 100,000 members and donors nationwide. Members contributed $100,000 dollars in my name to fund a Carolyn Garfein American Fellowship, so that in perpetuity, a woman will benefit from their generousity and tribute to me.

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In addition to the wonderful work AAUW has done to further educational and economic equity for all women, it gives members like myself the opportunity to develop leadership skills that can be transferred to the workplace.

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Encourage more folks to join!

June 13, 2012

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June 13, 2012

I've been a member and supporter of AAUW for nearly60 years, having joined soon after I graduated from LSU...I believe in the AAUW Mission to advance equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research.


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Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

May 25, 2012

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May 25, 2012

A friend invited me to an LAF luncheon. Then she invited me to another. Both were very interesting. Then she invited me to one of her branch meetings where I met a number of very interesting women. Unbeknownst to her, I had already decided that when the time was right, I would join AAUW. In September of 2010, the time was right and I joined the branch. Within a little over a year I have become a member of the board, attended both the national and state conventions and have learned SO MUCH about equality for women and girls I can't begin to write it all here. AAUW is an organization I am proud to be a part of where I am given the tools to make a difference.

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Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

May 22, 2012

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May 22, 2012

I became a member of AAUW two years ago only because I had heard of the organization many years ago. I didn't have time to get very involved in a new organization. Then I saw the description of the "Great Decisions" group. I bedcame an avid fan at my first meeting and have continued to enjoy learning about international issues and events. What surprised me most was the caliber of women in the group. Our discussions were on a level that most of us seldom enjoy in our everyday lives. Moreover, despite the political nature of the topics we discussed, we manage to discuss these issues in a way that respects our differing viewpoints and we learn from each other. Two other things about our branch of the AAUW: (1) the nature and frequency of the communication; and (2) the nature of frequency of events. The club president not only sent emails, but she sent individual emails to me (and no doubt to others) encouraging me to participate and making me feel a part of the organization. The events that have impressed me are the monthly dining out group, the monthly "drop in" lunch bunch, and the yearly fashion show that earns money for us. This year, I've accepted the role of Co-Chair of the Program Committee. Each committee has co-chairs which I think is an excellent idea; it puts so much less stress on one person charged with doing everything. I'm looking forward to greater participation.

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Some

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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