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WANT TO BE PART OF THE SOLUTION? AAUW Press Statement on Racial Equity
On behalf of our 170,000 members and supporters, we commit to fighting for justice, long-term and lasting change, and we stand in solidarity against racism. We also acknowledge that as an organization we have our own work to do. See full text at June 1, 2020 Racial Equity Statement.
AAUW of Virginia endorses a YES vote on Amendment 1 to
End Partisan Gerrymandering
DON’T MISS OUR OCTOBER BRANCH PROGRAM
On Thursday, October 22 at 3 pm, Harmonie Taddeo, Executive Director of Western Fairfax Christian Ministries (WFCM) will talk with us about food insecurity and what WFCM has experienced in terms of households in need, as well as what they do to assist these families. Since we are so close to the Thanksgiving season, we thought this would be a timely topic to see what we might be able to do to help families in our area, as WFCM is located in Chantilly, VA. Join the virtual meeting via the Zoom link sent to all members in Roberta’s October 18th email.
SPOTLIGHT ON MEMBERS
Please see our newest Branch Website section, Spotlight on Members, under the About Us drop-down menu at the top of this page. We are featuring the branch newsletter “SPOTLIGHT ON…” articles highlighting long-time branch members. Take a moment to recall what smart and talented women we have right here in our branch!
IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM YOUR
“All in-person branch meetings and activities are cancelled through the end of the calendar year.. Monthly Programs, Book Group, Great Decisions, Streaming Group and the Board will continue to meet via Zoom and details will be sent to participants so that they can log in. We will update you on the status of our all of our meetings when we have more information to share.”
– Janine Greenwood, President, Reston-Herndon Branch
AAUW: STANDING STRONG THROUGH CRISIS
An important message from AAUW National:
AAUW has been at the cutting edge of fighting for economic equity for nearly 140 years. And what we’re witnessing is how the pandemic is amplifying and exacerbating all of the nation’s inequities. The issues we’ve long been fighting for are now alarmingly urgent, and our efforts are needed now more than ever. READ MORE...
AAUW WORK SMART ONLINE IS HERE!
Learn to negotiate your salary.
Why does it matter?
The pay gap has lifelong financial effects that grow over time, from the ability to pay for education and childcare to saving for retirement, impacting women in nearly every profession. The Work Smart program teaches women at every stage of their careers how to negotiate their pay, resulting in improved financial futures for each of them and their families. Share this program with everyone you know. Just download and print our AAUW-WORK-SMART-flyer created by the Reston-Herndon Branch to distribute or post in the community.
GREAT NEWS: Did you read the latest Mission & Action?
AAUW, in partnership with Coca-Cola, exceeded the goal of training 100,000 women to ask for the salary they deserve through Work Smart online or in-person workshops! During the process, 500 professional organizations, and state and local commissions were engaged. Now the program is being expanded through women.nyc, Starbucks Global, the City of Wichita and many others.Thank you to all AAUW members who participated!
All AAUW members are encouraged to take the course.
Website guests can take the course for free by clicking
WORK SMART ONLINE
RESTON-HERNDON EARNS ALL 5 STARS!
Be sure to follow the accomplishments of the Reston-Herndon Branch in AAUW’s “Five Star Recognition Program” which has been established to acknowledge and celebrate the organization’s branches and other affiliates which foster AAUW’s mission of advancing gender equity for women and girls.
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Check out the “Recent Activities” page to see what our branch has been up to. Photos and descriptions for recent in-person (before the quarantine) and Zoom Room (since the quarantine) activities can be found there. As noted in the President’s message above, Branch Programs, special programs, social get-togethers, Book Group, Great Decisions, Board of Directors meetings and the Streaming Group will continue as Zoom activities until it is safe to reconvene in person. Up-to-Date Information on these events is available on the “Branch Calendar.”
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