The American Association of University Women (AAUW) is a nationwide network of more than 170,000 members and supporters, 1,000 branches, and 800 college/university institution partners. For 130 years, AAUW members have examined and taken positions on the fundamental issues of the day, educational, social, economic, and political. AAUW’s mission is to advance equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research. The Howard County Branch of AAUW is committed to this mission. And this commitment is reflected in our Branch activities.
Through our College/ University Program and Education Programs, we develop partnerships with local colleges and collaborate with local businesses to promote programs that encourage women and girls’ interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. (STEM) Through our Philanthropy efforts, we are able to award scholarships to women from Howard Community College, an AAUW partner, who are pursuing a four-year degree in a STEM field.
We enjoy; social events, listen to informative speakers at Branch meetings, and other activities such as a fundraising fashion show. Monthly, we produce a Branch Newsletter, which keeps us informed about activities, political issues and topics important to women. We have opportunities for networking, continuing education, participating in special interest groups and for developing personal friendships and professional contacts. These ongoing activities have allowed our branch to be active for 50 years, and have also contributed to increasing our membership to over 125 women.
If you are interested in joining a dynamic group of women and becoming part of a network of 100,000 national members, send an email to AAUWHowardCounty@gmail.com.
President, AAUW Howard County