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 2014-2015 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 exiting year has begun!



                                                               Please join us for our September meeting
SeptMeetingGuest Speaker: Dr. Jennifer Duthie
“Driving Around in Circles, The Austin Area Traffic & Transportation Dilemma”

Jen Duthie

Dr. Duthie is a Research Engineer at The University of Texas at Austin’s Center for Transportation Research. Her talk will focus on the challenges and innovations in designing solutions to the traffic problems in Austin. She will talk about how technology is shaping and will continue to shape our transportation system, including the use of smartphone apps, driverless vehicles, and improved safety. Political roadblocks and equity challenges will also be discussed. Our menu will be lightly breaded lemon caper chicken in a white wine sauce with scalloped potatoes and a strawberry & pecan garden salad. Lunch is $30.00 payable by check or the correct amount of cash. Please RSVP by September 8th to Diane Brewer, zdramamom@austin.rr.com or 512-­‐328-­‐0474.

Save the Dates

October 15, 2015 – The 16th annual Texas Conference for Women, Austin

The Texas Conference for Women offers the community and connection, the information and TexasConferenceForWomeninspiration, the motivation and momentum to help you discover what you want—and go get it! The Conference features nationally recognized speakers who share their wisdom and expertise on a wide range of personal and professional development topics, helping you find clarity on your goals and what you need to accomplish them.

April 29, 30 & May 1, 2016 AAUW-TX biennial convention in San Antonio, TX – Step into Action with AAUW

June 14-17, 2017 National AAUW Convention in Washington, D.C. – The “AAUW juggernaut” comes to take our nation’s capital by storm!