WHO ARE WE?

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AAUW operates at the national, state and local levels. We invite you to learn more about us by contacting any of the state officers or branch leaders, or by checking the national website at www.aauw.org. Please address any comments or suggestions about this website to webmaster@aauw-ma.org.

  • AAUW—with more than 170,000 members and supporters, 1,000 branches, and 800 college/university institution partners nationwide—advocates education and equity. Since its founding in 1881, members have examined and taken positions on the fundamental issues of the day—educational, social, economic, and political. Our commitment to our mission is reflected in our public policy efforts, programs, and diversity initiatives.

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OUR MISSION & VISION

Advancing equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research.

What started with 17 like-minded women has grown into a powerful network that has influenced — and at times shaped — the debate over equity in education.
AAUW member and biomedical engineer Tamara Brown founded Tech Savvy, a daylong conference designed to attract girls to careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
We are all the faces of pay equity; we all have a story about the pay gap. AAUW is lifting up those stories and leading the fight to end the wage gap once and for all.

OUR PRIMARY FOCUSES

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HOW WE INVEST IN OUR GIRLS

Our society tells girls and women that they don’t belong in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields. As early as first grade, children have already developed a sense of gender identity, and most have developed unconscious bias associating boys with math. Toys still reinforce rigid, highly gendered stereotypes that encourage only boys to build or engineer. And even kids’ clothing still proclaims that girls are bad at math.Learn More
The AAUW Legal Advocacy Fund is the nation’s largest legal fund focused solely on sex discrimination. The Legal Advocacy Fund provides funds and a support system for women seeking judicial redress for sex discrimination in the workplace.Learn More
AAUW has been empowering women as individuals and as a community since 1881. For more than 130 years, we have worked together as a national grassroots organization to improve the lives of millions of women and their families.
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