Greetings from the President
Welcome to AAUW Missouri. We are changing the climate for women and girls in Missouri.
Visit and then join a branch to participate in the activities that are “breaking through barriers for women and girls!”
~~Jan Scott, AAUW Missouri President
AAUW Mission: AAUW advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research.
AAUW Value Promise: By joining AAUW, we belong to a community that breaks through educational and economic barriers so that all women and girls have a fair chance.
When women vote we change the conversation. AAUW has a long history of holding their legislators accountable for how they vote on AAUW priority issues.
AAUW is non-partisan. We do not support any candidate or party but we do follow the issues important to women and girls and families. Click on the “advocate” tab for important information.
WHAT YOU CAN DO NOW!
AAUW of Missouri 2017 Convention,“Changing the Climate for Women and Girls” convened on Saturday, May 6, 2017 in
Columbia, MO . See pictures and a narrative in our PHOTO GALLERY. or link directly.
Keep informed on proposed legislation that will be considered when the Missouri Legislators re-convene. Read about bills that state Senator Jill Schupp has pre-filed.
REGISTRATION for the National AAUW Convention in Washington DC in June, 2016 is open! Register here.
The Women’s Network, (a coalition member with AAUW) has announced the 30th annual women’s Equality Day Brunch on August 26. Get an advance flyer here.
SPOTLIGHTING: Missouri Branches’ generosity and accomplishments in 2016-17:
(see more here)
AAUW MISSOURI AWARDS
2017 Missouri Outstanding Members: Karen Francis, Pat Shores
AAUW FUND HONORS AND AWARDS 2016 (Total all Funds $47,494.58)
Top Ten Branches in Total Giving
2. Kirkwood-Webster Groves
3. St. Charles
4. Kansas City
8. Creve Coeur
9. St. Louis
10. Kansas City-Northland
Top Ten Branches in Per Capita Giving
Kirkwood-Webster Groves $140.42
St. Charles 76.51
St. Louis 55.30
Kansas City Northland 38.34
Kansas City 36.56
State of Missouri “per capita” $67.96
want to learn more…….AAUW celebrated the centennial of the Saint Louis Suffragists of 1916 and honored the women of today by joining with other women’s organizations in the Celebrate the Vote Festival at the St. Louis Public Library on September 3 from 10 AM to 2 PM. View Pictures and narrative from this event.
WHAT IS THE GENDER LEADERSHIP GAP? Learn what was discovered through AAUW’s latest research report, Barriers and Bias. And learn about why we should care! Click to access a brief paper describing the disturbing findings. Then visit the national website to read more.
View Pictures and a recap report of the Ten-State Regional Conference in Kansas City, KS, held in June 2016.
View pictures and narrative about the 2016 April 30 State-wide Convention in Jefferson City. Learn about our award-winning branches. See our new officers at their installation.
View/download newsletters from our branches on the branch locator page.
Download a Missouri in Motion issue of the state newsletter.
~~Visit the Branches-Forms for branches pages to get applications and information for your branch to apply for grants and awards.
Visit the Legislative Corner page to view newsletters from U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill and State Senator Jill Schupp.
~~ Last year, AAUW supported the nomination of Virginia Minor, a leader in the struggle for women’s suffrage in Missouri, to the Missouri Hall of Fame. She was selected! The dedication ceremony was held Wednesday, September 10 at the Capitol Building in Jefferson City. Read about the exciting event here!