Welcome to the AAUW Reston-Herndon Area (VA) Branch

Best Wishes for a 
Safe and Healthy New Year!
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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.

THE R-H BRANCH STREAMING GROUP
DECEMBER VIEWING

The AAUW Reston-Herndon Streaming Group enjoyed another fully masked, social-distanced Zoom meeting on December 22! Everyone enjoyed discussing “The Life Ahead” starring Sophia Loren and all definitely recommended it. “The Life Ahead” can be streamed on Netflix.
Join the January 13 Streaming Group Zoom Meeting at 3 pm to discuss “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” (also on Netflix).

(12.22.20)


The Northern District of AAUW of Virginia Zoom Program
January 9, 2021
The topic of this Northern District’s program was “Local Governments’ Efforts on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.”
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goal was to help our members in Northern Virginia better understand what our local governments are doing related to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.  Panelists included Karla Bruce, Chief Equity Officer of Fairfax County; Samia Byrd, Chief Race and Equity Officer for Arlington County and Susan Bardenhagen, Secretary, Manassas City Inclusion and Equity Task Force. 
See “Recent Activities” for Photos. 

UPCOMING BRANCH EVENTS:
Streaming Group – “Ma Rainey” – Zoom –  3:00 – January 13
Northern District Meeting – Zoom – 10:00 –  January 9 
Branch Board Meeting – Zoom – 10:30 – January 15
Branch Meeting with CEO Kim Churches – Zoom – January 19
AAUW R-H Celebrates Democracy – Zoom – 11:45 – January 20
Book Group – “My Own Words” – Zoom – 2:00 – January 27

FOR MORE INFORMATION: SEE JAN/FEB NEWSLETTER AND WEBSITE BRANCH CALENDARRECENT ACTIVITIES
Check out the  “Recent Activities” page to see what our branch has been up to. Photos and descriptions for 2020 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.” 
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!

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IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM YOUR
BRANCH PRESIDENT

“All in-person branch meetings and activities are cancelled until further notice. Monthly Programs,  Book Group, Great Decisions, Streaming Group and the Board will continue to meet via Zoom and details will be sent to all branch members 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

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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. 

LEARN MORE 

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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