Covid-19 Guidelines: AAUW’s recommendation is to adhere to the state guidelines as determined by its governor. Link to Coronavirus.oregon.gov.

empowering women since 1881

AAUW is a national organization that promotes education and equity for all women and girls. Our commitment to these issues is reflected by our activism. By joining AAUW, we belong to a community that breaks through educational and economic barriers so that all women have a fair chance.

AAUW Welcomes Gloria L. Blackwell as New National CEO

“I stand in a unique place, and I plan to use my skills and expertise to build a new and stronger vision for AAUW. I vow to grow our impact across all communities and expand our commitment to infuse equity and inclusion in everything we do.”  Gloria L. Blackwell

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We Support Programs for Women and Girls

Tech Trek makes STEM fields exciting and accessible for Middle School Girls

AAUW Bend Branch sponsors Tech Trek Central Oregon, and AAUW Tillamook Branch has held Tech Trek STEM camp for girls who are passionate about Science Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. 

National Conference for College Women Student Leaders (NCCWSL). AAUW annually invites hundreds of college women from around the country for two days of leadership training, inspiration and networking. The state and many branches are proud to sponsor attendees. 

Work Smart, a free online salary negotiation training workshop
AAUW wants to help new graduates feel confident about entering the job market. Sign up for Work Smart Online, a free salary negotiation course.

AAUW of Oregon Breaking Barriers Achievement Award
Given annually to Oregon women who are currently not AAUW members, or to an Oregon group, organization and/or institution who, within the past five years, have exemplified AAUW’s mission in a manner that has had a demonstrative impact on our state’s women and girls in the areas of equity and/or education. More>>

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The Not-So-Simple Truth about the Latest Pay Gap Data

On September 14, 2021, the U.S. Census Bureau and Bureau of Labor Statistics released data indicating that, in 2020, women were paid 83 cents for every dollar paid to a man. While the numbers show that the gender pay gap closed slightly, this data point is highly misleading. Find Out Why>>

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AAUW LAF Case at Oregon State University

Through its Legal Advocacy Fund, AAUW has provided millions of dollars to support hundreds of legal battles against sex discrimination. LAF adopted the case of Anne Devan-Song, a Ph.D. candidate at Oregon State University who faced sexual and gender-based harassment at the hands of a fellow graduate student. More>>>

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AAUW of Oregon Statements on Current Events:

The second Monday in October will now officially be recognized as Indigenous Peoples Day in Oregon — a recognition of the Native American communities here long before Christopher Columbus set foot in the Americas. Among tribal leaders in Oregon, the change represents overdue recognition and hope for the future, as well as a feeling that more could be done to recognize and support Indigenous communities.

Celebrate our new Federal Holiday!
Also known as Emancipation Day, Freedom Day, Jubilee Day, Juneteenth Independence Day and Black Independence Day, Juneteenth celebrates the emancipation of those who had been enslaved in the United States.


AAUW Condemns Anti-Asian Violence
Statement from AAUW CEO Kim Churches (3/19/21):  “AAUW is saddened and angered by the senseless killings in Atlanta and stands with the AAPI community to demand an end to the anti-Asian racism and violence that has intensified in our nation over the past year.”
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AAUW Condemns Racism
We condemn racism, which is so deeply rooted in our country and demonstrated in many aspects of our lives. There can be no justice or equality when any individuals or communities are treated with indignity or denied equitable access to health care, quality education, desirable housing, opportunities for job advancement and economic security.  More>>>