Welcome to the Austin Branch of AAUW

AAUW Mission Statement

The Austin Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) was organized by 15 women in 1923, at the Driskill Hotel, with many contributions and accomplishments made by branch members and continuing since, as recorded in our HERstory under ABOUT US.

What a year 2015-2016 has been! Membership numbers have increased and so has branch involvement and visibility in the Austin community. Branch members have made their presence known at the Capitol to lobby for equal pay, at the Women’s Community Center of Central Texas’s WECONference; at Girlstart and Latinitas in a variety of roles; wrapping gifts for tips at Barnes & Noble; at Mainspring Schools; and supporting high school and university women in scholarship and advocacy. And there was still time to have fun and learn in so many ways: art tours, playing bridge, reading and talking about a variety of books, hiking, and of course, eating!

Another exciting year has begun!


Many of you have heard of the January 21 Women’s March in Washington. Did you know we having a similar march in Austin? Why the Women’s March? We will be walking for social justice: the rights, safety, and health for all.

We will march down Congress Ave to 6th Street, turn and walk back to the Capitol on Lavaca. There will be a rally at the Capitol after the march.

AAUW Members: Please begin to gather at the southwest corner of the Capitol (close to the Spanish American War Memorial) beginning at 11:30. Remember parking will take some time.

Rally: If you do not feel like you can participate in the march itself, please attend the rally afterwards.

Please refer to the Women’s March on ATX at https://marchonaustin.com/ for additional information.

2016-2017 EVENTS


February 11 (Saturday), 10 AM –  “Tomlinson Hill”, Chris Tomlinson, Norris Center, Northcross Mall Contact: Mary Ellen Scribner


January 13 (Friday), 10 AM – “Cuba: Yesterday, Today, & Tomorrow”,  Ann Marie Ellis,  Austin Woman’s Club Contact: Ann Marie Ellis& Marina Rivers

December 15 (Thursday), 2:30-6:00 PM- AAUW/AWFC Joint Holiday Open House, Texas Federated Women’s Club Mansion,  Contact: Anita Knight & Lynn Cooksey

November 15 (Tuesday), 10 AM – “American Women and their Collections”, Dr. Karen Pope, Westwood Country Club; Contact: Marina Rivers & Diane Brewer. Read More ..

October 12 (Wednesday), 10 AM – “Texas Voters: Trends and Issues”, Grace Chimene, TX League of Women Voters, and Cinde Weatherby, Austin LWV, Norris Center, Northcross Mall; Contact: Sylvia Garcia & Jean Bessent. Read More ..

September 9 (Friday), 10 AM “Living and Working in China”  Wendell Harwell, Norris Center, Northcross Mall; Contact: Marina Rivers

R. Wendell Harwell, retired CPA and husband of our Co-President Marina Rivers told us about living in China. He had a delightful presentation that addressed some of the practical problems and joys of living abroad. Read More …

Save the Dates

June 14th – 17th, 2017: National Convention