Since 1909 in Virginia
AAUW of Virginia furthers the AAUW mission and programs in Virginia, and promotes, encourages, and coordinates the work of branches throughout the state. Since 1881, AAUW has been one of the nation’s leading voices promoting education and equity for women and girls. AAUW of Virginia programs include educational outreach, community service, public policy advocacy, and elimination of barriers to women and girls.
AAUW advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research.
AAUW Value Promise
By joining AAUW, you belong to a community that breaks through educational and economic barriers so that all women and girls have a fair chance.
AAUW Vision Statement
AAUW empowers all women and girls to reach their highest potential.
AAUW Diversity Statement
AAUW values and seeks a diverse membership. There shall be no barriers to full participation in this organization on the basis of gender, race, creed, age, sexual orientation, national origin,disability, or class.
Welcome, National Members!
We appreciate your membership and encourage you to attend upcoming events at an AAUW branch in your neighborhood. Click on Branches for information about a branch near you.
Check It Out!
✔The Voter Guide insert from the Winter/Spring edition of the AAUW of Virginia Vision is posted here.
✔ New webpages have been added to the website: AAUW of Virginia News and Virginia Branch News. Check them frequently for new information.
✔ AAUW recognized seven colleges and universities for making the world a more equitable place for women. Among the seven is Virginia’s George Mason University, which is addressing the under representation of women in the business world. The School of Management at George Mason University created the Women in Business Initiative to increase the number of women in the business field. Goals of the initiative include building a network of businesswomen professionals and tackling the gender wage gap within the business field.
✔ Virginia AAUW Branches! Apply for a $100 grant for STEM, Equal Pay, or Get Out the Vote activities. See the application here.
AAUW of Virginia’s annual one-member-one-vote election will take place between April 29 and May 29. Because paper ballots raise the cost considerably, all members are encouraged to vote online. Last year 787 paper ballots were mailed to members at a cost of $811.73, over 40% of the total cost. Only 98 of these ballots were cast. On the recommendation of the Voting and Elections committee, the Board voted for an opt-in rather than an opt-out process for receiving a paper ballot.
- Branches can encourage online voting by bringing laptops or tablets to the May branch meeting to allow members to vote there.
- Those who will need a paper ballot can request one between January 22 and April 6 by calling Mary K. Johnson at 703 913-9490703 913-9490, emailing her at firstname.lastname@example.org, or writing to her at 7703 Griffin Pond Court, Springfield, VA 22153. She will need each member’s AAUW ID number, branch, and address.
All members who have joined by March 31, 2014, are eligible to vote. The quorum for the election is 7% of all members of AAUW of Virginia. For more details, see the winter/spring edition of the Vision.
The 2014 AAUW of Virginia Voter Guide is posted here.
AAUW of Virginia
Voting and Elections Committee
AAUW National Committees and Task Forces
What would AAUW look like with you in a key role in AAUW leadership? AAUW is now seeking applications from dedicated, hardworking, creative, and forward-thinking team players for 2014–16 national committee and task force appointments. The May 1 deadline is fast approaching so visit the national website to learn more and apply now!