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At AAUW, empowering girls to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics isn’t just a mission—it’s a science. This dynamic advocacy organization believes that it’s about time more women got involved in these traditionally male-dominated fields, and they’ve spearheaded an array of programs to make it happen. STEM programs include Tech Trek (10 annual week-long science and math summer camps for 8th-grade girls) and Tech Savvy (a one-day STEM career conference for girls in 6th-9th grades).
And that’s not all this girl power force has accomplished–since 1881 (wow!), AAUW has gone from 17 founders to more than 150,000 members around the country, along with 1,000 local branches and 700 college/university partners. On their long to-do list? Fighting for equal pay for men and women, awarding fellowships and grants to help women advance personally and professionally and acting as changemakers to get important bills and laws passed. We’re so grateful for all they’ve done to take action on behalf of women and girls.
So how can you support the efforts of AAUW? Let us count the ways:
Minute to Win It: Subscribe to the AAUW Two-Minute Activist to keep up with public policy and make your voice heard on important issues.
Attend an AAUW event: Finding out about AAUW events in your area is easy-peasy—just enter your zip code here to get a list of all upcoming events, as well as find out about local/regional AAUW branches you can contact.
Make a donation: Keeping an organization afloat isn’t easy, and every dollar counts! Support AAUW by making a donation here.
Stay current on social media: Want to keep up with all of the great things happening at AAUW? Follow them on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Tumblr and all the usual suspects — click this link for an easy-access list.
Meet the women of AAUW and learn more about the mission in this inspiring video!