Welcome to AAUW Missouri’s Website

Greetings from the President

Welcome to AAUW Missouri.  We are changiJan for webng 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!

See news about Lobby Day in Washington, D.C.  Last week more than 700 AAUW members stormed Congress for the 2017 AAUW Capitol Hill Lobby Day to tell their senators and representatives to protect and strengthen Title IX and to tackle the country’s student debt burden which disproportionately impacts women. From Alaska to Arkansas, California to Connecticut, Nebraska to New York, AAUW members were pumped and ready to take the fight for gender equity directly to Capitol Hill.     Learn more at the National Website’s blog

AAUWMO Women at the capitol (click to see full-sized).

CLICK TO ACCESS RESOURCES AND MATERIALS FROM THE 2017 AAUW NATIONAL CONVENTION IN WASHINGTON, DC!
  We’ve gathered the presentations, worksheets, and other materials from the workshops to help you learn from the sessions you missed — and pass on the resources you found most helpful to a friend.
And remember, we have hundreds of additional materials online that we update year-round to help you organize and recruit members; check out the Resource section of the AAUW website to learn more.
Click here to access the Shirley Breeze, AAUWMO National Liaison, 2017 Convention Recap report.

JOIN in CELEBRATING EQUALITY WEEK IN THE KANSAS CITY AREA AND EQUALITY DAY IN THE ST. LOUIS AREA! SEE FLYERS:

1. St. Louis: The Women’s Network, (a coalition member with AAUW) has announced the 30th annual women’s Equality Day Brunch on August 26. Celebrate the 97th anniversary of women getting the vote.   Get a registration form and flyer here.  Take out an Ad in the Program Booklet!  Get an order form here.
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.  Kansas City area activities sponsored by AAUW KC branch:
Flyer for Women’s Equality Week Programs August 20-26, 2017
Week-long calendar of events sponsored by AAUW KC.
The list of WEW Sponsors

EACH YEAR AAUW MISSOURI AWARDS BRANCHES FOR THEIR WORK IN FURTHERING AAUW GOALS.  UPDATED 2017-18 AWARD FORMS ARE NOW AVAILABLE!  CLICK HERE TO ACCESS. (They’re in the Branches, then Forms for Branches section).

AAUWMO supports NCCWSL (a National Conference  for College Women Student Leaders). Read a letter written by one of the 2017 attendees.

Learn about the 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.

 SPOTLIGHTINSpotlightG: 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
1. Ballwin-Chesterfield
2. Kirkwood-Webster Groves
3.  St. Charles
4. Kansas City
5. Columbia
6.  Independence
7. Maryville
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
 Ballwin-Chesterfield                 70.20
Maryville                                         59.79
 St. Louis                                         55.30
Ferguson-Florissant                  52.25
 Columbia                                        46.94
Nevada                                            41.25
Kansas City Northland              38.34
Kansas City                                   36.56
State of Missouri “per capita” $67.96

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/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 our photo gallery to see a report and pictures of past conventions and events  

~~ 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!