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!



10:00 a.m., October 10th – Women and Children Caught in the Middle – Travis County’s Need for a New Family Courthouse

ACC Eastview Campus, 3401 Webberville Rd. Multipurpose Room in Building 8500.

The Austin Branch of the American Association of University Women invites the public to its Martha S. DickieOctober 10 meeting to hear Civil Law Attorney Martha S. Dickie talk about what happens at the Travis County Civil & Family Courthouse and why the 1930s‐built Heman Sweatt Travis County Courthouse is too overcrowded and dilapidated to adequately serve the many families who daily pass through its doors. Learn how important it is to vote “FOR” the bond to build a new Travis County Civil & Family Courthouse on Election Day, November 3.

The topic of our branch meeting  is so important to all residents of Travis County that we are inviting the general public as well as some specific organizations with missions similar to our own. There will be no charge for anyone. However, we want to offer coffee, bottled water, and simple finger food snacks (cookies, muffins, pound cake, etc.), so we are inviting members to contribute baked goods. If you would prefer to make a cash donation, it will be used to purchase snacks. Send email or call Mary Ellen Scribner if you want to contribute to the refreshments for this important meeting. If you want to mail a check, please make it out to Mary Ellen as that will make it easier for us to make the necessary purchases.

Parking is free! ACC just asks that we not use the faculty and staff spaces. Disabled parking is available in Lot G. The ADA accessible entrance to building 8000/8500 is on the Webberville side. Bike racks are located behind building 3000.

Vote “FOR” the TRAVIS COUNTY BOND PROPOSITION, on November 3, 2015



September 12th:   “Driving Around in Circles, The Austin Area Traffic & Transportation Dilemma” – Dr. Jennifer Duthie

Jen DuthieDr. Duthie is a Research Engineer at The University of Texas at Austin’s Center for Transportation Research. Her talk focused on the challenges and innovations in designing solutions to the traffic problems in Austin. She talked 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 were also discussed.

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.


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


April 29 – May 1, 2016 AAUW-TX biennial convention