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.
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.
✔ 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!”
✔ See all the great pictures of the AAUW Convention in San Diego posted on the AAUW of Virginia Facebook page. Click on the link on the right side of this page.
✔ 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 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.
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:
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!
- Picture Gallery
- Polaris Project presentation on human trafficking by Lara Powers, Hotline Manager and Program Specialist at Polaaris Project.
- Daily Progress article about the “Preventing Campus Domestic Violence” workshop at the conference.