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?

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.

✔ At the request of AAUW Alexandria Branch, Mayor William Euille and the City Council proclaimed December 8 through 12 Computer Science Education Week.  See pictures and more at http://aauw-va.aauw.net/branches/alexandria/.

✔ Join AAUW of Virginia and sign our petition urging Virginia lawmakers to strengthen state laws providing assistance to human trafficking survivors, including creating “safe harbors” for sexually exploited minors. Sign the online petition  or print, sign, and submit a paper copy.  Share the petition on your branch and personal Facebook page as well.

✔ AAUW of Virginia announces the availability of $100 grants to Virginia branches to fund programs in the area of Get Out the Vote, Human Trafficking, and STEM. See information and the 2014-2015 AAUW of Virginia Branch Grant application here.

✔ Are You Dreaming of a Trip to Sunny San Diego? Registration for the 2015 AAUW National Convention doesn’t open until October 1, but you can get ready to attend right now.


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Hello AAUW of Virginia 2015 Conference

The 89th Annual State Conference was held at Smith Mountain Lake on April 4–6. The theme was “Charting Our Future: Full Speed Ahead,” an appropriate motif for the lakeside venue. Check here and here to see photos of the great time we had. If you were there, it will bring back memories. If you missed it, you’ll see who was there and what we did.

Resources from the Promoting Pay Equity and STEM workshop are here. Presentations and handouts from the Synergy of Programming and Membership workshop include the following:

The 2015 AAUW of Virginia State Conference, to be hosted by the Northwest District Branches, will be held April 18. Watch the calendar on this website for the dates of the AAUW of Virginia 2016 Conference  to be held in Northern Virginia.

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