The American Association of University Women (AAUW)

The American Association of University Women (AAUW)

American Association of University Women logo, with subtitle reading  "empowering women since 1881"

The American Association of University Women (AAUW) is the nation’s leading voice promoting equity and education for women and girls. Since 1881, AAUW members have examined and taken positions on the fundamental issues of the day – educational, social, economic, and political. For more than 130 years, they have worked together as a national grassroots organization to improve the lives of millions of women and their families. AAUW is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization with more than 170,000 members and supporters across the United States, as well as 1,000 local branches and over 800 college and university partners.

The Karen W. Morse Institute for Leadership is proud to partner with AAUW, leading the way to equity for women and girls at Western and in Whatcom County.

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Encouraging Different Pathways to Success: Luncheon and Networking Opportunities at Western Washington University

This past spring, KWMIL and the Bellingham chapter of AAUW co-hosted Encouraging Different Pathways to Success, a brown bag luncheon and networking opportunity in the Old Main Solarium on the Western campus. This luncheon provided women the opportunity to network and support each other in the development of their professional careers and personal lives. In addition to building community, the group brainstormed ways that AAUW and KWMIL can continue to support career development for early faculty, women, and underrepresented groups at Western. See the results of their brainstorming efforts.