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

Congratulations, Gloria L. Blackwell,
NEW 
AAUW CEO

NATIONAL ACTION ALERT
AAUW Infrastructure Update

AAUW National is upgrading the data system. To accomplish this goal, there will be a blackout period from Feb 4 – Feb 15. During this period, no one will be able to login to Member Services Database (MSD) or use the online applications for dues and donations processing. All transitions and downloads must be completed by 9 pm on Thursday, Feb 3, 2022. Please see the Member Information Email dated 1.24.2022 for more information or email memberinfo@email.aauw.org.

Removing Bias from Education
Startling inequalities persist in American education.
Gender, economics, race and ethnicity should not limit our opportunities.
Fighting for Fair Pay & Economic Equity
It’s time to close the pay gap and for the work world to embrace diversity,
equity and inclusion so we can all thrive.
Advancing Women in Leadership
Women make up more than half of college graduates and half of the labor force.
But we’re still not represented at the upper levels. We need equal representation.

AAUW WEBINARS: Check out the  recordings from past webinars and look out for news of upcoming online events HERE.You can view the wide variety of National webinars including the most recent, Member Gathering with AAUW CEO and Board Leaders held on January 12, 2022.

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YOU PROVIDE THE VOICE. WE’LL PROVIDE THE MEGAPHONE.            Send emails and texts to your legislators to fight for equal pay, family leave, stopping sexual harassment, equality in education and more. Sign up to get regular alerts to be able to take timely action.

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BRANCH ACTIVITIES – FEBRUARY 2022 HIGHLIGHTS

R-H Membership Coffee
Tuesday, February 8, 2022 9:30 am – Silver Diner (Reston)
RSVP: Judi Polizzotti (see email)  
All members are invited!

R-H AAUW Great Decisions
Thursday, February 24, 2022 at 7 pm
“The renewed climate change agenda” – Topic #2

R-H AAUW Book Group
Wednesday, Feb 23 at 2:00 pm
The Night Watchman, by Jess Walter
See Branch Zoom Activities Email for Link

FOR MORE BRANCH INFORMATION
SEE THE Jan-Feb’22 
AND WEBSITE BRANCH CALENDAR

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LOOKING FOR YOU
to attend the
2022 AAUW-VA STATE CONFERENCE

2022 AAUW of Virginia Conference

This is a one-day conference. Conference details and the registration form will be available in mid-January. The conference opens on Saturday, March 26 at 9:30 am and closes at 5 pm and will include a buffet lunch.

Part 1Saturday, March 26, 2022, IN-PERSON
Hotel Madison and Shenandoah Valley
Conference Center,  Harrisonburg, VA
Part 2-Saturday, April 30, 2022, VIRTUAL 
Annual Business Meeting

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AAUW: STANDING STRONG THROUGH  CRISIS

An 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...

AAUWWORK 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.

GOOD NEWS!
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 EARNED ALL 5 STARS in 2020-21!
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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