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.  AAUW National has sent us three documents to share with AAUW MO members-the Missouri Governor Voter Guide, the Missouri Senate Voter Guide and the AAUW Voter Issue Guide. The Governor and Senate guides were specifically prepared for our state at the request of Karen and Pat.  The Voter Issue Guide has questions that you can ask candidates about AAUW priority issues. Use the links to access your own copies!

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.

Win a stunning medallion and chain, designed by artist Sandra Lewis and donated by Sue Barley, for your branch.  The AAUW Action Network is the cornerstone of AAUW’s e-advocacy efforts.  By signing up members will receive urgent e-mail notices to contact their elected officials on important issues, including equal pay, education, and ending violence against women, to name a few.  CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE…

#1 Pledge to Register for the 2017 AAUW National Convention
Sign the pledge and get ready to connect, renew, and DC_Marion-280x160explore with AAUW during our AAUW National Convention from June 14–17, 2017!
Pledging will make your registration process a breeze. Once registration opens, you’ll get an e-mail reminder with all the details you’ll need. You may also win a free registration!      

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.

~~  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!


AAUW MO was awarded an AAUW Impact Grant for 2016-2017 (see article on page 2 of the Summer Missouri in Motion for details). There are four goals to be accomplished across the state during the year. The first goal is that every MO branch will participate in one activity related to getting out the vote. Karen Francis or Pat Shores, AAUW MO public policy co-chairs, will be contacting each branch  to help plan activity to fulfill that goal. There are many exciting things to do to meet the goal: registering new voters, “tabling” about the gender pay gap, attending issue or candidate forums and asking questions from the AAUW Voter Issue Guide, reminding new voters to go to the polls, sponsoring issue or candidate forums, writing letters to the editors, posting on Facebook or Twitter, bird-dogging candidates, or coming up with an original idea. — Pat Shores & Karen Francis, AAUWMO Public Policy Officers

                   See how Missouri Funds are being used!

 AAUW Missouri branch members funded the following Missouri Endowments.  Each year these completed Fellowships and Grants sponsor worthy recipients to carry out our work of making the world a better place for women and girls.  Some of the Grants this year are sponsoring Missouri people.  STEM Girls! is giving an opportunity to prepare Sedalia young women to take their place in STEM career fields and Breaking the Chains of Human Trafficking is helping to teach St. Charles County residents what constitutes human trafficking, how to identify victims and a way to take action against this criminal activity.  Also, Washington University in St. Louis is receiving funds for a Fellow, and the University of Missouri in Columbia is receiving funds for a Grantee.
Way to go AAUW Missouri!
See  the Grant Recipients for 2015-6

Missouri branches were honored by AAUW’s National Office for their generosity – learn more, and view the list of the top branches in giving in 2016.