About AAUW

The American Association of University Women was founded in 1881. All people, men and women, with a degree of AA or higher are welcome to join.

AAUW CA, now written as AAUW-CA, was launched in San Francisco in 1888. A branch may be geographically based or may be a virtual, online branch not tied to a specific area

American Association of University Women (AAUW) is a nationwide network of more than 170,000 members and supporters, 1,000 branches, and 800 college/university institution partners.

Since 1881, AAUW members have examined and taken positions on the fundamental issues of the day — educational, social, economic, and political. Our commitment to our mission is reflected in all aspects of our work.

AAUW’s Mission
Advancing gender equity through research, education and advocacy.

AAUW’s Strategic Plan – In 2018, AAUW adopted its strategic plan, providing the foundation and vision to advance gender equity for women and girls. Since then, we’ve achieved many milestones toward our goals. As we approach 2021, we’ve honed in on key areas where AAUW can continue to lead with an improved set of strategic objectives — call it the 2.0 version — that align with the enormous social, political and organizational changes we’ve seen since in the past two years.

AAUW’s Strategic Plan 2.0

AAUW Humboldt County Strategic Plan

AAUW – Take Action – Do you want to help advance gender equity and create a more economically secure world for women and girls? Get involved today! Go to: Action Alerts and scroll down to the bottom to sign up for email alerts. If you prefer, text “AAUW” to 21333 to get AAUW action alerts via text.  Also go to: Take Action – AAUW : Empowering Women Since 1881

AAUW’s Value Promise
By joining AAUW, you belong to a community that breaks through educational and economic barriers so that all women and girls have a fair chance.

AAUW Diversity Statement
There shall be no barriers to full participation in this organization on the basis of gender, race, creed, age, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or class.

The Humboldt Branch
The Humboldt Branch of AAUW was founded in September of 1950.  It grew from a teatime conversation among three women in April to an organizational meeting of 35 women one month later.  In five months, officers were elected, a constitution and bylaws were approved, and the collection of dues was begun.  In November of 1950 the official charter was presented to more than 60 charter members.

The Humboldt Branch of AAUW began in 1950 at a teatime conversation among three women. One month later it grew to an organizational meeting of 35. In five months officers were elected, a constitution and bylaws were approved, and   dues were collected. In November 1950, the charter was approved.   Sixty people became charter members.

Humboldt Branch AAUW advocates and promotes the transformative power of education and leadership for   women and girls worldwide.

“Nothing is going to get done on the international level unless there’s also a push at the home level.” Melissa Guardaro, AAUW U.N. Main Representative 

Humboldt Branch presents local educational opportunities through various programs including the National Geographic Bee, Tech Trek,  and University Re-entry Scholarship.

AAUW of Humboldt County – Succession Plan