About Us


Austin AAUW is part of a nationwide community of more than 170,000 members and supporters from all walks of life who advise, mentor, and support one another, including 1,000 branches, and 800 college/university institution partners.  Since its first meeting in 1881, AAUW has been a catalyst for change.  When more than a century ago a Harvard physician claimed that higher education jeopardized women’s health, AAUW conducted research that proved he was wrong. When the number of female college students grew, AAUW funded fellowships to support them. When girls and boys were treated differently in school, AAUW research put gender bias on the national agenda.  When women receive less pay than their male colleagues for the same job, AAUW continues researching, educating, and advocating for equity.  AAUW contributes to a more promising future and provides a powerful voice for women and girls—a voice that cannot and will not be ignored.

In principle and practice, AAUW values and seeks a diverse membership. There shall be no barriers to full participation in this organization on the basis of gender, race, creed, age, sexual orientation, national origin or disability.

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(snapshot from 2014 data)