Welcome to the American Association of University Women (AAUW) of Missouri!

Visit and then join a branch to participate in the activities that are “breaking through barriers for women and girls!”

Kay Meyer, AAUW MO president 2018-2020

I am honored to be your AAUW of Missouri President for the next two years. With the new national strategic plan rolled out August 1, 2018, and the August 20 announcement of the Missouri/Kansas Start Smart/Work Smart it looks like we will have a busy and exciting several years. We will continue to work on pay equity, get out the vote, leadership training, Title IX, and closing the gender gap.

AAUW Mission: To advance gender equity for women and girls through research, education, and advocacy.
AAUW Vision:
Equity for all.
AAUW Values: Nonpartisan. Fact-based. Integrity. Inclusion and intersectionality.

When women vote we change the conversation. AAUW has a long history of holding legislators accountable for how they vote on AAUW priority issues. AAUW is nonpartisan. 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.


Exciting news! AAUW CEO Kim Churches will address the meeting on May 4!

Get the registration form for the 2019 State Meeting here:
Word format or PDF format


Learn about the 10 extraordinary women being inducted into the UMKC Starr Women’s Hall of Fame on March 22: Bunni Copaken, Mary Tiera Farrow*, Laura Rollins Hockaday*, Mamie Currie Hughes, Patricia McIlrath*, Janet Murguía, Mona Lea Perry, Nell Quinlan (Donnelly) Reed*, Beth K. Smith*, and Linda Hood Talbott. Read about these outstanding honorees. Speakers at the event will be Laura Bush and Barbara P. Bush.


AAUW and the Women’s Foundation are working together in Kansas City to train 1 million women in salary negotiation! Read the news release.


The 2018 AAUWMO Annual State Meeting and Conference was held Saturday, May 5, at the Holiday Inn Executive Center in Columbia, MO. Members from around the state met AAUW CEO Kim Churches and heard her speak about the future of AAUW. See a narrative and photos from the event. 

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

  SPOTLIGHTINSpotlightG: Missouri Branches’ generosity and accomplishments in 2017-18:

 2018 Missouri Women of Distinction: Diane Ludwig and Carolyn Gray Thornton

2018 Outstanding AAUWMO member: Marsha Koch 

AAUW FUND HONORS AND AWARDS 2017   (Total all Funds  $35,572.00)

Top Ten Branches in Total Giving
1. Ballwin-Chesterfield
2. Kirkwood-Webster Groves
3.  Kansas City
4. St. Charles
5. Columbia
6.  Independence
7. St. Louis
8.  Ferguson-Florissant
9.  Parkville
10. Maryville

Top Ten Branches in Per Capita Giving
 Kirkwood-Webster Groves  $ 87.21
 St. Charles                                   73.18
Maryville                                       66.50
Columbia                                       64.48
St. Louis                                         62.28
Ballwin-Chesterfield                  54.10
Parkville                                        36.33
Kansas City                                   34.59
Independence                              31.40
Ferguson-Florissant                   28.11
State of Missouri per capita   $51.70

~~View/download newsletters from our branches on the branch locator page.
Download an issue of the state newsletter, Missouri in Motion.

~~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