Welcome to AAUW of Virginia!


AAUW advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research.



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.

Vision Statement

AAUW empowers all women and girls to reach their highest potential.




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.


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.

lineaquadrklngWelcome, 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.


      What’s New?

✔ See how the generosity of members and supporters makes possible the vast array of touch points  in communities across Virginia. Read AAUW’s Impact in Virginia (Fiscal Year 2014), which replaces the Virginia Impact Map.

✔ Read about the 2015-2016 Public Policy Mini-Grants available to Virginia branches.

✔ Read what Carol Stephens had to say before the Virginia General Assembly Special Session on August 17.  See “One of the Lucky Few to Testify!

✔ Celebrate AAUW of Virginia’s 90th anniversary by purchasing your own copy of the history of our dynamic organization! Copies will be available at state events or you can get yours using the order form.

✔ From Vision to Reality : Mission Possible is a project of AAUW of Virginia based on techniques to determine a branch’s vision and then how to implement that vision. The documents that support Parts 1 and 2 of the project can be found on here as well as in the Resource Library.



AAUW Mount Vernon is pleased to announce that Lisa Maatz, AAUW’s vice president of government relations, will be the speaker for our November 19  program.

Lisa Maatz

Lisa Maatz

Lisa will update us on the latest public policy work being done at AAUW. We hope to learn how she felt testifying before a House committee on college campus violence.  We will hear about updates on Capitol Hill and the Supreme Court preview call on October 15, as well as other up-close-and-personal kinds of things that are being done by AAUW staff to carry out our priorities.

Join us at 7:00 p.m on November 19 at the Mt. Vernon Governmental Center, 2511 Parkers Lane, Alexandria, VA 22306. (Near Sherwood Hall Regional Library).


Fall 2015 Candidate Forums

AAUW of Virginia is co-sponsoring Fairfax County Meet & Greet events for both local and state-wide candidates running in the November 3 general election. Check the dates of these candidate forums on the calendar.

Be sure you’re ready to vote! Note the following state-wide deadlines:

  • The last day to register to vote in the November 3, 2015 election is October 13, 2015.
  • The last day to apply for an absentee ballot for the November 3, 2015 election is October 27, 2015 by mail, or October 31, 2015 in person.

Videos of the Fairfax County Meet & Greet Candidate Forums are being posted on the League of Women Voters of the Fairfax Area website as they are completed. If you missed your magisterial district’s candidate forum, be sure to watch the video.

lineaquadrklngSummer Leaders Meeting

Over 50 AAUW of Virginia members attended the Summer Leaders Meeting on July 18 in Williamsburg.  Besides a delightful lunch and the chance to catch up with members from around the state, there were presentations on managing emails and upcoming Public Policy activities. Deepti Gudipati lead the group in several activities to better manage volunteers. We finished up by identifying specific actions branches can take concerning new members recruitment and leadership.

The PowerPoint presentations are posted below:


lineaquadrklngVirginia/West Virginia AAUW State Conference

Did you miss the conference in Charlottesville on April 18-19? If you did, you missed a great time! Here are a collection of pictures and documents from the conference. More will be added, so check back soon!