On a lovely May weekend in Columbia, MO, members from around the state gathered to hear AAUW CEO Kim Churches speak, meet Susan Landino, LAF Plaintiff, install new officers, honor speak members and attend interesting workshops
Shown above is Kim Churches with National MO officer Susan Barley. Kim spoke of the need for restructuring of AAUW , and changing the primary emphasis from growing the membership to equity and mission based priority issues. In advancing education, AAUW needs goals to include pay equity and leadership opportunities for women. The primary goal is the economic security of pay equity by the year 2030.
She spoke of the need for training such as Start Smart and Work Smart to be more widely available, and the plan is to have online training in a one hour program, free and available to all. A goal is to have 10 million women trained by 2022!
While there are many worthy causes and issues, AAUW must focus on issues affecting women only. A goal is to have more women serve on more boards — while there are larger numbers of women on nonprofit boards, more emphasis needs to be on fiduciary and governing boards.
New Officers were installed and retiring officer, Ellen Johnson, was honored.
During the lunch break, members gathered who shared various branch offices to discuss procedures and concerns. Our speaker was Susan Daria Landino, an LAF Plaintiff whose case against Yale University regarding reporting of sexual assault data eventually resulted in Yale University being fined. READ MORE HERE.
Star Awards: Branches may earn up to 10 MO stars, one for each area of achievement:
Leadership, Educational Equity, Technology, Programs, AAUW Fund giving, Branch Management, Membership, Public Policy, Visibility, Research & Resources
Congratulations to our STAR Branches: 10-stars: Ballwin-Chesterfield, Columbia, Ferguson-Florissant, Independence, Kansas City, Kansas City-Northland, Kirkwood-Webster Groves, St. Charles, St. Louis
The Galaxy Award: Branches earn this award by holding an AAUW mission-based event or program that incorporates the AAUW priorities of membership development, outreach to diverse people or groups, visibility, leadership development and technology.
Congratulations to our Galaxy Branches: Ballwin-Chesterfield (“Munching Matters”), Columbia (The Holly Burgess Public Policy Forum Project), Kirkwood-Webster Groves (Put Yourself Out There)