Welcome to the Austin Branch of AAUW

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.

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“We need women at all levels, including the top, to change the dynamic, reshape the conversation, to make sure women’s voices are heard and heeded, not overlooked and ignored.” – Sheryl Sandberg

November 1923 – November 2023


Event:  November 1, 2023

More details soon.


Winter Social was a BIG success, with over 60 RSVPs, and maybe about 55 attending.  The venue was small, but there was plenty of food, chairs for many with others milling around (without social distancing) and connecting happily.  Program listed programs for the rest of 2023, along with the 18 living past presidents on the “committee”  for this annual event.

Lots of good conversation and tasty treats! Thanks to all of the Past Presidents for a great way to celebrate AAUW.  

Special thanks to Marsha Endahl-Kramer for taking some beautiful photos of our good time during the winter social. If you would like to view the photos, click Winter Social Photos

AAUW Austin Branch – 2022-2023 Programs

Please consult the Newsletter and Evite for more details.  RVSPs are required for attendance 7 days in advance.  Please specify Lunch or Coffee-only on Evite response.  There is a 48-hour cancellation notification required for all in person meetings.  You will be billed for the meeting if you “no-show”.  Networking begins at 10:00 am and the Program begins at 10:30 am. This year we will meet in alternating locations: The Balcones Country Club (8600 Balcones Club Dr., Austin) and the Unity Church of Austin (5501 West US Hwy 290, Austin.)

DATE                                             PLACE                            PROGRAM                           SPONSOR
Sept. 10, 2022
Balcones Country Club
Steve Saltwick – Co-Founder of Braver Angels of Central Texas
Anita Knight
Oct. 12, 2022
Unity Church of Austin
Jorge Babot – Cuba, the Peter Pan Airlift, Then & Now
Brenda Hahne
Nov. 12, 2022
Balcones Country Club
Thais Perkins – Owner, Reverie Books
Shirlene Justice
Dec. 11, 2022 
St. Francis Anglican Church, 3401 Oak Creek Drive (78727)
Winter Social
Past Presidents
Jan. 14, 2023
Balcones Country Club
Feb. 8, 2023
Unity Church of Austin
Chris Kennedy – Leadership Austin
Jackie Hardee
Mar. 11, 2023
Balcones Country Club
Lindsey Derrington – Executive Director of Preservation Austin
Cathy Werner
Apr. 12, 2023
Unity Church of Austin
Dr. Catherine Jaffe, Professor and Author of “Society Women and Enlightened Charity of Spain:  The Junta de Damas de Honor y Merito, 1787-1823″.
Joyce Pulich
May 13, 2023
Balcones Country Club
Installation of Officers & UT Fellows’ Presentations
Linda Welsh & Joyce Pulich


Would you like to learn more about our Branch?

2022-2023 Summary Strategic Focus 90-day action plans

2020-2021 Strategic Plan & Goals

AAUW Austin Member Handout 8-9-20

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