Welcome to AAUW of Virginia!

                     AAUW Mission

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.


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.

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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.



Where are the next generation of women leaders? Among those who attended the National Conference of College Women Student Leaders? That’s where. See them in this video.


What’s New?

✔ Save the date for the Virginia Women’s Equality Summit! The summit will bring together activists and advocates from across the Commonwealth to discuss the barriers and policy solutions to advancing equality for Virginia women and families, as well as engage in hands-on training modules to learn how to better make change in our communities.
                                                                       Date: June 20, 2015
                                                        Time: All day, exact start time TBD
                                            Location: Richmond, VA (exact location TBD)
                                                                             Cost: Free

✔ 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.

✔ Did you know that AAUW provides assistance and free materials to branches planning advocacy events or activities? Even more important is to let AAUW know how your event turned out when it is over. Find more information and links to both the AAUW Upcoming Event or Activity Form and the AAUW Event or Activity Report Back Form here.

✔ The 2015 Voters Guide for the  AAUW of Virginia’s One Member/One Vote initiative has been posted here.

✔ AAUW of Virginia is proud to be one of the founding members of the Virginia Women’s Equality Coalition. Please join us in advancing the Women’s Equality Agenda to provide full equality for Virginia women. Click on http://vawomensequalitycoalition.org/ to find out more about the coalition and to sign on as a citizen cosponsor.

✔ Information about the 2015 Virginia/West Virginia AAUW States Conference in Charlottesville on April 18 to 19 is now available in the 2015 winter/spring Vision Vision.  For more information, see the conference brochure and the registration form.

✔ Check out the article on campus sexual assault written by Lisa Maatz, AAUW’s Vice President of Government Relations, on The Blog on the Huffington Post website.

✔ Are You Dreaming of a Trip to Sunny San Diego? Registration for the 2015 AAUW National Convention is open.  Get ready to attend right now.


 AAUW of Virginia 2015 Conference

The 2015 AAUW of Virginia State Conference, to be hosted by the Northwest District Branches, will be held April 18 and 19. The winter/spring 2015 Virginia Vision is packed with information about the conference. For more information, see the conference brochure and the registration form.

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STEMtastics, a workshop designed to inspire middle school girls to pursue STEM careers, attracted 500 girls and parents at the NOVA-Annandale Ernst Center auditorium on Saturday March 21. Sponsored by the Fairfax City, McLean Area, Area, Springfield-Annandale, and Vienna Area branches of AAUW, in partnership with Fairffax County Public Schools and Systemic Solutions, the event was attended by more than 280 students from 36 schools. A photo gallery from the event is available at http://mclean-va.aauw.net/stemtastics/stemtastics-2015-photo-gallery.


AAUW Members and Staffers Visit White House

In honor of Women’s History Month, AAUW received passes to tour the East Wing of the White House.  Sandy Lawrence (Woodbridge)  and Beverly Larson (Vienna) were invited along with AAUW staffers Jennifer Barton, Bethany Imondi, and Nicole Phillips. The visitors entrance had lots of pictures, including one of President Obama Signing the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act (with Lilly and other women watching). In the state dining room there were posters of the suffragists protesting to get the vote.


AAUW Springfield Annandale 2015 Spring Fling

Members and guests of AAUW Springfield Annandale enjoyed a presentation by Washington Post columnis Petula Dvorak at their Spring Fling luncheon on March 14. The event raised funds for AAUW programs such as fellowships, leadership development, lifelong education for women, the Legal Advocacy Fund, and other similar programs.

CoPresident Deborah Dodd, Petula Dvorak, and CoPresident Ginny Wells

CoPresident Deborah Dodd, Petula Dvorak, and CoPresident Ginny Wells

Petula Dvorak addresses AAUW members and guests

Petula Dvorak addresses AAUW members and guests