As an AAUW major donor, I'm confident that my contributions are used wisely and effectively to advance equity for women and girls. I highly recommend giving your time, talent, and treasure to this powerful organization!
AAUW helps women from every background locally and nationally. They are trusted by policy makers and can demonstrate that the money given to them, will go directly to help train women and girls and develop research-based materials that will empower women in all parts of the country. We have a powerful AAUW group here in Houston that is assisted by a powerful state and national group.
As a long-time member of AAUW I am proud of their excellent national advocacy of issues pertaining to women and girls, including support of Title IX, women's health care, equal pay, sexual harassment on campus and equal math and science opportunities for all students, all of which is supported by AAUW's highly respected research. As a volunteer I have lobbied my governor and state legislature for better education and women's access to full health care. In return I have received valuable leadership training, a powerful sense of purpose, and a network of friends across the nation.
I'm excited and inspired by my membership in AAUW, even after 25+ years. It's the leadership training and development offered. It's the research findings that power our programming and empower members. It's the college/university student organizations that help us raise awareness about inequities. It's about action, outreach, collaborations, and awesome friendships!
My journey as a volunteer in AAUW has led me way beyond what I originally sought. I became a member of AAUW because I wanted to be a part of something bigger. What I receive keeps growing and growing: I am a more effective advocate; I am connected to AAUW leaders nationwide through social media, and am involved in supporting leaders; I am informed on current issues impacting women and girls, and connect directly with my federal and state legislators to give input to public policy issues; leadership training is available in a variety of programs; ways to support women and girls are available through philanthropy and programming. An example of what keeps me volunteering is what is being achieved through a partnership between AAUW and the WAGE Project. I am fortunate to have been trained as an AAUW facilitator to present the WAGE Project's Start Smart Workshop to college women about to enter the workforce.The workshop teaches an individual how to determine what employers are paying for the job she wants when she graduates and how to negotiate to be paid what she is worth doing that job. The number of workshops around the nation are growing. The workshops in Oregon have grown from 1 in 2011 to 4 so far in 2012 -- with more anticipated. This has happened because AAUW member leaders "get it," and train to facilitate Start Smart Workshops and make a difference for women, girls, and families. I am looking forward to continuing to see the incredible "aha" moments expressed by participants in Start Smart Workshops.
My AAUW branch and 3 other branches have used our AAUW resources and contacts to put on a highly successful STEMtastics conference for middle school girls in our area. More than 500 girls and their parents attended. We are particularly targeted middle schools with lots of diversity and also those with a large percentage of free lunch students. Our goal was to expose these girls to young women in STEM fields to inspire and encourage them to consider a STEM field themselves. All the workshops (they each attended 3) were hands on. The evaluations were great, and AAUW touched many young lives that day.
I and proud to say that I have been a member and supporter of AAUW since 1972, in two different branch locations. In terms of money given worldwide to further the education of women, AAUW is at the top. AAUW Funds provides grants and fellowships at the rate of $3.7 million a year. In turn, the recipients of these opportunities go back to their communities with their Knowledge and expertise. The work done on behalf of women through the Legal Advocacy Fund has supported military women in their fight against assault. The work done on college campuses through programs like Elect Her and Start Smart have enabled young women to create and head towards their bright futures. AAUW 's public policy work, though never ending, has set a fire under many a calm and soft-spoken woman, enabling her to stand up for social justice. On the branch level, I have been personally inspired by the women with whom I work and socialize. Through our programs, book clubs and other dynamic interest groups, I have grown in wisdom and friendship. AAUW's reach is wide and strong. I am so proud to be a member!
I dont know where to start:God will help me ;I have seen alot of women who are abused ,raped, beaten up so badly and most of them are young women they fail to defend them self because even their fail they quiet about this .I have been able to talk to few of them i give them hope i told them they law and i teach them how to start small business so they can stop depending on they are husbands also i give them capital .And for now they are doing very well .I thanks God for that
WOW where can I Start!! I am a current student at EMU. I was presented with an opportunity to go to a NCCWSL conference for woman leaders. It was a very costly Trip and I could not afford it but AAUW stepped in a funded my entire Trip!! This nonprofit organization is absolutely wonderful. The women within this organization are hardworking and they really care about the people around them. Not only did they fund my Trip but they took the time to get to know me. They took me out to dinner and are constantly checking on me. I can tell you one thing when it comes to assisting someone they come running to the opportunity. I am currently a member now and I plan on helping those around me, just as they helped me!!!!!! It's so many good thing I could say about this organization but they are amazing and they do a lot of work for the community!!! The members of this organization are absolutely awesome!
I did not know much about AAUW until a friend of mine reached out and invited me to apply for a scholarship to go to NCWWSL 2014. I do not believe in coincidence. I know that everything happens for a reason. There was a real reason why I went to that conference; it has honestly changed my life! It was comforting to see that there were like-minded women who desired to achieve that which has been perceived as unattainable. I was able to move forward in my own plans after hearing from strong role models and even stronger peers. I am beyond grateful for this opportunity and I look forward to attending the next conference! One day, I hope to sponsor another eager young woman. It is important to give back. We have to know that in order to truly survive, we need each other. I am currently working on my own business and laying down some solid foundation for my career. Thank you NCWWSL and thank you AAUW!
While women and girls have made progress toward achieving equity, we are not quite there. AAUW both highlights disparities and works to eliminate them. We all benefit when everyone (both male and female) can contribute, without constraints or obstacles, his or her talents to make the world a better place. The work of AAUW is essential and benefits everyone.
I have been a member of AAUW since 1973. This organization is the best national group advancing women and girls in the United States. AAUW has been "empowering women since 1881." From the National offices in Washington, DC to all of the branches work is being done in the areas of Public Policy,Philanthropy, and Education. AAUW has been a mainstay of my volunteer work, and will continue to be for as long as I can serve the organization.Any donations received are treated in a transparent way, with the Donor's wishes always uppermost. Any person interested in bettering the lives of women and girls should be a member. Judy Horan, Corona,CA