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

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“All in-person branch activities are cancelled through June 10 in accordance with Governor Northam’s stay at home order.  Book Group, Great Decisions 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 Branch Annual Meeting when we have more information.”
– Janine Greenwood, President AAUW Reston-Herndon Branch


“The 2020 AAUW of Virginia State Conference, scheduled for April 17-19 in Alexandria, has been CANCELLED due to concerns about the health and safety of our members. We will be refunding all registration fees. For those who reserved rooms at the hotel, you will need to cancel those reservations individually. We give a big thanks to the conference organizers Joanne Clark and Arlene Shapiro, our AAUW of VA VP for Program, Sandy Lawrence, and the branches who volunteered to assist with the event. We will be holding our 2021 State Conference March 12-14 at the Holiday Inn and Suites Alexandria (same hotel we were going to use in 2020).”
Everyone stay safe!
Carol Stephens and Leslie TourignyCo – Presidents, AAUW of VA

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! 

Print our  WorkSmart flyer
   created by the Reston-Herndon Branch to distribute or post in the community.

All AAUW members are encouraged to take the course.
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AAUW-VA Voting Begins on April 26

  1. All AAUW of Virginia members as of April 1 are eligible to vote in the 2020 election.
  2. We are voting on the following four officer positions for two-year terms beginning July 1, 2020: Co-Presidents, Vice President for Communications, Vice President for Program, and Co-Vice Presidents for Public Policy, as well as on a proposed AAUW-VA bylaws amendment and the proposed AAUW-VA 2020-2022 Public Policy Priorities. The 2020 Voter Guide (CLICK LINK) contains information on the candidates running, the bylaws amendment and public policy priorities, as well as on the voting process and timeline.
  3. Even though candidates are running unopposed, it is critical that you vote because we need a quorum of seven percent of our membership voting in the election so that the newly elected state officers can take office on July 1, 2020.
  4. Because we are voting online and a link to the online ballot will be emailed to your email address of record in the AAUW Member Services Database, please go to the Member Services Database (CLICK UNDERLINED TITLE) by March 22 to make sure your email address is current. The 2020 Voter Guide contains information on updating your email address.
  5. The online voting will open on April 26 and close on May 16 at 11:45 p.m.This is the second year we will be using software from ElectionBuddy, an outside vendor, for the election so carefully monitor your incoming emails. We’ll let you know when the link to the online ballot has been emailed so in case you do not receive it, you can check your email “Junk” or “Spam” files.
  6. Any questions concerning the election can be directed to Leslie Tourigny (ltourigny@gmail.com) or Sandy Lawrence (sandyaauw@juno.com).

Thanks to the candidates who are running for the AAUW of Virginia state board, and thanks to all of our members for the extraordinary job they are doing.


Check Out the  Recent Activities page (by clicking the underlined words) to see what our branch has been up to. Photos and descriptions for the latest activities can be found there including: representatives at Virginia Lobby Day in Richmond (1.15.19), collaboration with Chico’s (Fairfax Center store) for a Fashion and Recruiting event (1.18.20), Arts & Culture Outing to the Library of Congress exhibit, “Shall Not Be Denied – Women Fight for the Vote” (2.03.20), recent Lobby Corps activities on Capitol Hill (2.27.20), photos from our recent Diversity, Equity and Inclusion branch meeting (3.07.20) and the Fairfax County Commission for Women 2020 Women’s History Month Reception (3.10.20).


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Book Group
Arts & Culture
Great Decisions
Branch Programs

Branch Growth and Support

NOVA Loudoun Partnership
Reston-Herndon Partners and Sponsors
Recent Activities


AAUW Funds
Local Scholarships


Public Policy & Lobby Corps
Pay Equity

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