Content Suggestions (August 2016)

The Ultimate Guide for Outstanding AAUW Graduates

How can you strengthen your bond with AAUW after graduation?

Your opportunities are limitless at AAUW. More than 170,000 members and supporters are eager to help you continue your education or get into the workforce.

Stay connected and make a difference.

Run Like a Girl

Image citation:Photo via By Duell, Sloan & Pearce Public Domain/Wikimedia Commons

Women have been running for president of the United States since 1872 — before women even had the right to vote.

This year, two high-profile women entered the race, and Hillary Clinton has now become the first female presidential nominee of a major political party.

Here are some of the women who have tried to crack the ultimate glass ceiling.

National Giving, Local Impact

There are many ways to honor or memorialize someone special or recognize an important event by investing in women and girls through AAUW.

  • Celebrate Your Milestone: Establish an Honorary or Memorial Fund

Sponsorship is a powerful way to show your support for AAUW national initiatives and see the results at the local level- Sponsor one of the AAUW programs in your community.

Consider Purchasing Directors and Officers Liability

Many AAUW branches and states already have or are considering directors and officers liability insurance, which protects your leaders and organization from loss due to legal claims alleging errors, omissions, negligence, breach of duty, and other “wrongful acts.” If your organization has not yet purchased this protection, we suggest considering it.

How to Organize a Training

Help the leaders of your branch and others in your state build the skills they need to increase their AAUW impact. Use this step-by-step guide to help you reach out to and plan leadership training for your local branches.


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Content Suggestions (July 2016)

Advancing Their Education, Serving Their Communities: AAUW 2016–17 Fellows and Grantees

 AAUW’s fellowships and grants have provided more than $100 million to more than 12,000 women and projects from 140 countries since 1888.





Register for the 2016 Supreme Court Wrap-up Call

 Our annual Supreme Court Wrap-Up call will be on Tuesday, July 19. Reproductive freedom, access to health care, and affirmative action were on all the court’s schedule. Registration is free to all members, but members must RSVP. We’ll discuss the Supreme Court’s term and analyze decisions that will impact the rights of women and girls across the country.

Share Your Comments on the Public Policy Program 

The AAUW Public Policy Committee (APPC), chaired this year by Karen Francis of Missouri, is accepting comments on the AAUW Public Policy Program until July 25. Your feedback as a member is critical to a successful revision of the PPP.


AAUW Honors Sen. Harry Reid as 2016 Title IX Champion

Title IX prohibits sex discrimination in U.S. schools and ensures all students have access to education. Unfortunately, its work is not done. Get the facts about Title IX, know your rights, and find your local K-12 Title IX coordinator.

AAUW marked the 44th anniversary of Title IX on June 23 by hosting our annual Title IX Cupcakes and Champagne celebration on Capitol Hill to honor Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) as the 2016 Title IX Champion. We recognized Sen.  Reid for his dedication to improving educational opportunities for women and girls.

Members! Here’s How You Can Get Involved with Campus Leadership Programs

Is your AAUW branch or Younger Women’s Task Force chapter looking for more ways to strengthen your connection with colleges and universities in your area?

Do you want to help local students develop vital leadership skills?

AAUW’s national campus leadership programs are great tools to help you do just that, and now is the time to get involved!

Other upcoming dates

July 2016

July 18-21       Republican National Convention **

July 25-28       Democratic National Convention **

July 19-20       Anniversary of the Seneca Falls, First Women’s Rights Convention

July 25            Public Policy Program survey closes

July 28            ¡Adelante! book discussion with the author of Soldier Girls: The Battles of Three Women at Home and at War

July 31            Marion Talbot’s birthday

August 2016

August 1          Fellowship and Grant applications open

August 1          Campus Leadership Program applications open for National Student Advisory Council and Campus Action Projects

August 14        Social Security anniversary

August 18        Anniversary of the 19th Amendment

August 23        Black Women’s Equal Pay Day

August 26        National Women’s Equality Day

September 2016

September 8   Congressional Voting Record released

September 15 The Simple Truth updated

** AAUW Vice President of Government Affairs Lisa Maatz will be attending both conventions as well as 20 other AAUW members who are convention delegates.

Follow AAUW on Twitter (@aauw) and Instagram (@aauwnational) for live action from the events.