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.

lineaquadrklngSince 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 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.

✔ See below for invitation to the 2015 AAUW of Virginia Summer Leaders Meeting.

✔ 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.

✔ 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.


Having trouble finding leaders?
Hyperventilating about all that email you receive?
Interested in alternative ways to lead a branch?

Attend the 2015 AAUW of Virginia Summer Leaders Meeting

 July 18, 10:30-4:30
Clarion Hotel Historic District
351 York Street
Williamsburg, Virginia
Gain a fresh understanding of leadership.

 Form carpools with your members and meet us there from 10:30-4:30.
Lunch will be a Deluxe Salad Bar that includes salads of various kinds with soup and bread, costing $20 per person.
The session topics will include Leadership, Managing Volunteers, Email Management and Public Policy for Branches.
The session will be interactive, with time for networking. Members interested in all aspects of AAUW are encouraged to attend.

1) Reply to Sandy Lawrence  and Patsy Quick  with number of attendees by July 9, 2015.
2) Click here for registration form and mail it and check/s made to
for $20 per person (lunch) by July 9, 2015 to
Patsy Quick
5508 Old Mill Rd.
Alexandria, VA 22309

 Mark your calendars.


Lobby Corps

On June 23, the 43rd anniversary of Title IX and the 40th anniversary of Lobby Corp was celebrated at the Kennedy room in the Russell Senate building.


AAUW of Virginia Lobby Corps members.AAUW of Virginia Lobby Corps members who attended the event.

Lisa Matz leading a toast to Lobby Corps.

Lisa Maatz led all in a toast to Lobby Corp (the champagne tops were popping that night).

Nancy Pelosi speaks to AAUW Lobby Corps.

Special guest Nancy Pelosi spoke of the great work of lobby Corps has done and continues to do.


Virginia/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!