AAUW MISSION, VISION, & VALUES
The American Association of University Women (AAUW) is the nation’s leading voice promoting equity and education for women and girls. Since our founding in 1881, AAUW members have examined and taken positions on the fundamental issues of the day — educational, social, economic, and political.
In principle and in practice, AAUW values and seeks an inclusive membership, workforce, leadership team, and board of directors. There shall be no barriers to full participation in this organization on the basis of age, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, geographical location, national origin, race, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic status.
The organization includes both a section 501(c)(3) public charity, the primary membership organization, and the AAUW Action Fund, a smaller section 501(c)(4) social welfare organization that may engage in limited activities related to member activism and voter education.
Hear the true stories from women and men about the moment when they realized there was still work to be done. View AAUW’s Breaking through Barriers Video.
Watch this video of AAUW CEO Kim Churches to learn how your community can support AAUW’s economic security initiatives.
The AAUW Strategic Plan is created through an inclusive process involving the AAUW Board of Directors and staff. The goals, indicators of success, and strategies reflect an integrated approach to fulfilling our mission, vision, and value promise. As AAUW continues to move forward in a changing world, so have our Strategic Plan and our Vision Statement.
Read More – BEYOND ASPIRATIONS: Advancing Equity for Women & Girls (Download the PDF)
Since 1881, AAUW has been breaking down barriers for women in education,
In honor of Member Appreciation Week, we're proud to premiere our new video on the strength and power of our members. With your help, we will continue to change the climate for women and girls.
Posted by AAUW on Wednesday, November 15, 2017
AAUW, Changing the Climate for Women and Girls
- Legal Advocacy Fund
- Educational Funding and Awards
- Global Connections
- Member Leadership Programs
- Salary Negotiation Workshops
AAUW’s voice has long influenced legislative debate on critical social issues such as education, sex discrimination, civil rights, reproductive choice, affirmative action, Title IX, welfare reform, vocational education, pay equity, family and medical leave, and health care reform.
AAUW Educational Foundation
AAUW has a long and distinguished history of advancing educational and professional opportunities for women in the United States and around the globe. Each year AAUW provides millions of dollars in fellowships, grants, and awards for outstanding women around the globe and for community action projects. AAUW also funds pioneering research on women, girls, and education.
AAUW Leadership Programs
Through Leadership programs, women and girls acquire the skills they need to succeed and assume leadership roles in their academic, professional, and personal lives. Programs include Campus Action Projects, the National Conference for College Women Student Leaders in Washington, D.C., the Student Advisory Council, and Elect Her.
Help create change for women and girls in this critical election year. Your gift will support AAUW’s fight against unequal representation in business and government, discrimination and harassment in the workplace, the gender pay gap, and more. Make this a year of change for women and girls. Give today.
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