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

Women typically are paid 80 percent of what men are paid. Use AAUW’s free Work Smart online workshop to learn how to ask for more.


Women’s Equality Day Celebrations

St. Louis: It is time to sign up for the Missouri Women’s Network 32nd Annual Equality Day Brunch on Saturday, August 24, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  Register for the brunch and purchase an ad in the program book, with Pat Shores at 5337 Trailhead Court, Eureka, MO 63025. We will be celebrating the 99th Anniversary of women winning the vote at the elegant Clayton Plaza Hotel, 7750 Carondelet in Clayton, MO.

Lisa Maatz will be the featured speaker.  Lisa is a nationally sought-after speaker, writer and political analyst on women and public policy. She has developed a reputation for her creative and strategic approaches to legislation and advocacy at all levels. The program will include legislative updates, legacy tributes and Equality Day Awards for exceptional women from across the state.

Please register today, sign up for an ad in the program book, and share this outstanding event with your friends and colleagues. For more information contact Pat Shores at 636.448.4387. Get registration form and ad order form.

2019 AAUW MO State Conference

The highly successful and inspiring 2019 State Meeting, “Closing the Gender Pay Gap One Click at a Time” was held in Columbia on May 4. AAUW CEO Kim Churches, Women’s Foundation of Kansas City CEO Wendy Doyle, and LAF plaintiff Paul Thein headlined the event.

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.


Learn about the 10 extraordinary women 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 were to 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 about the Work Smart program.


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

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