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

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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.

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SPOTLIGHT ON MEMBERS 

Please see our newest Branch Website section, Spotlight on Members, under the About Usdrop-down menu at the top of this page. We are featuring another opportunity to read the branch summer newsletter “Spotlight on…” article highlighting long-time branch member and AAUW local, state and national Leader, Marion Stillson. As an additional treat, spend a delightful moment on the July 22, 2020, article in John Kelly’s Washington column in The Washington Post about Ken Melley, father of Reston-Herndon Branch member and former Air Force and United Airlines pilot, Mary Melley Blissard. 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 through Labor Day. 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

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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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Educational & Social

Book Group
Arts & Culture
Great Decisions
Branch Programs

Branch Growth and Support

Membership
NOVA Loudoun Partnership
Reston-Herndon Partners and Sponsors
Recent Activities

Philanthropy

AAUW Funds
Local Scholarships

Advocacy

Public Policy & Lobby Corps
Pay Equity
“GOTV”
Adopt-a-Spot

RECENT and UPCOMING ACTIVITIES:
Check out the  “Recent Activities” page to see what our branch has been up to. Photos and descriptions for the most recent in-person activities can be found there. As noted in the President’s message above, Branch Programs, 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. Information on these events is available on the Branch Calendar.

Our July R-H Branch Program, held as a Zoom Meeting on Wed, July 8, at 3:00 p.m., featured diplomat and author, Judith Mudd-Krijgelsman
who spoke on the topic “From Searing Sixty-Eight to Twisted 2020.” See Recent Activities to see a summary and photos of the meeting. You can download her professional biography by clicking on her name above.

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