Mission: AAUW advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy and research.
The AAUW Midland (MI) Branch, Inc. was established in 1934. It is comprised of approximately 100 members from Midland and the surrounding area who come together to work on philanthropic projects as well as on topics of mutual interest. The branch holds General Meetings that are open to the public.
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Consider joining the Midland Branch of AAUW! If you join at a public event (such as one of our general meetings or at our Used Book Sale) you will receive 50 percent off our national dues. Enjoy this nice incentive as you become part of an organization that supports women and provides many opportunities for personal growth and camaraderie.
Upcoming Branch Events and Programs
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- Valentine Tea – February 16, 2017. 1:30 p.m., Creative 360
- *** Save the date! Our 2017 Spring Used Book Sale will be April 28, 29, and 30 at the Midland Mall. Details will be posted at a later date. ***
Recent past programs and events:
- Coffee and More – January 19, 2017, 10:00 a.m., Grace A. Dow Memorial Library, Community Room, Lower Level
- ‘Tis the Season for Sharing! – December 8, 2016, 11:30 a.m., Punch Social ~ 12:00 noon, Holiday Luncheon. Windover High School
- Leadership and Personality – November 17, 7:00 p.m. Grace A. Dow Memorial Library, Community Room, Lower Level
- Fall Used Book Sale – September 30, October 1 and 2, 2016 at the Midland Mall.
- Annual Fall Open House – September 15, 2016, 7:00 p.m., Midland Country Club
AAUW National Highlights
This January, millions of people worldwide and over a half million in Washington, D.C., marched together in support of women’s rights and other issues. AAUW staff, members, and supporters attended the march across the country to make their voices heard in the fight for the gender equity through chants and signs. Continue Reading …
You’ve marched on Washington, now come to the 2017 AAUW National Convention, to be held June 14-17, 2017, in Washington D.C and take your voice directly to Capitol Hill. As we prepare for the changing political climate, your voice is needed now more than ever. By participating in Lobby Day at the convention, you too can hone your advocacy skills and apply them to meetings on Capitol Hill, at your statehouse, and in your community. Read more…
Women working full time in the United States typically are paid just 80 percent of what men were paid. The figure is even more dire for African-American, Hispanic or Latino women. While many occupations have managed to narrow or even close the pay gap, disparity still exists.
AAUW’s The Simple Truth about the Gender Pay Gap addresses the issues such as the pay gap in each state; the pay gap by age, race/ethnicity, and education; guidance for women facing workplace discrimination; resources for fair pay advocates etc. Interested in learning more about these issues and preparing for Equal Pay Day? Click here for the full report and details.
As the year comes to a close, it’s time to look back AAUW’s achievements which is the ultimate hard work of all of our members and supporters. Without their support, the success of the last year would not have been possible.
- 200,000+ messages went out to state and federal legislators.
- 6 states passed new equal pay laws in 2016.
- 714 resource guides were delivered to Title IX coordinators in 29 states.
- 2,200 signatures collected on AAUW’s petition urging Anheuser-Busch to sign the White House Equal Pay Pledge.
- 44 years of Title IX celebrated with Senator Harry Reid.
- 900+ get-out-the-vote events organized by members in 46 states.
- 19 AAUW members were elected to state legislatures.
- 12,000 young women and girls were empowered through AAUW’s leadership programs.
- 11,460 women learned to ask for the salary they deserve through AAUW salary workshop negotiations Continue Reading …
Martha Ann has witnessed crucial milestones in women’s equality from women’s right to vote in November 1920 to name of the first woman on the presidential ballot in November 2016. When Miller was entering the workforce in the 1930s, sexism and inequality were prevalent. Throughout Miller’s membership, AAUW has supported equal pay legislation, women in politics, equal representation of both men and women and many more programs. Continue Reading …
AAUW members and supporters stand up to bias and bigotry. AAUW’s voice is needed now more than ever. We need your support to fight against unequal representation of women in business and government, discrimination and harassment in the workplace and on campus, the gender pay gap, and more.
The Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, named after a woman who discovered her employer was paying her less than here male counterparts, is law that ensures fair pay for all Americans. To further advance equal pay, the White House challenged American businesses to take the Equal Pay Pledge. Several U.S. top companies such as Airbnb, Amazon, Staples etc. have come together in support of advancing equal pay. On December 7, 2016, the 44 additional companies including Yahoo, eBay, AT&T etc. signed the pledge. Continue Reading …
To Help End the Pay Gap, Stop Asking New Hires for Salary Histories Earlier this year, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker (R) signed a bipartisan pay equity bill, which prohibits employers from requiring salary history information before receiving a formal job offer.
Other states have followed suit in diminishing this harmful practice. Governor of California, Jerry Brown (D), signed into law a bill saying that salary history can’t be the only reason to point to if a wage discrepancy exists. Legislators in Maryland, Delaware, Utah, and Nebraska also passed equal pay bills in 2016. Red, blue, and purple states are realizing that the pay gap is real and are taking steps to close it. Read more >>
Equal Pay Laws by State. The Paycheck Fairness Act will help secure equal pay for equal work for all Americans. But until that happens, each state will continue operating under antiquated regulations and piecemeal state and local laws to combat unequal pay. While some states do have stronger laws than other states, AAUW members will keep working to make the whole country a better place for women to live and work. Read more >>
Leadership Lessons from Equity‘s Women of Wall Street. In 2015, only 5 percent of the companies in the Standard and Poor’s 500 index had female CEOs. We see this inequity reflected on the big screen also. Trading Places, American Psycho, Margin Call, Wolf of Wall Street, The Big Short … the list of blockbuster films depicting the moneyed world of Wall Street are overwhelmingly written by men, directed by men, produced by men, and — you guessed it — starring men. Women in powerful business roles are sparse.
AAUW National – 2017 Calendar
February 9: 7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Eastern Time. ¡Adelante! Book of the Month Club. Help AAUW recognize Black History Month by joining us for a talk with 2005–06 AAUW American Fellow and University of Michigan associate professor Sherie M. Randolph, Ph.D., about her new book, Florynce ‘Flo’ Kennedy: The Life of a Black Feminist Radical. Where: Online (You just need to register). Cost: Free. Learn more and register!
February 28: 9:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Play The President’s First Address BINGO Play AAUW Bingo to find out what President Trump will say about women’s issues in his first address to Congress. You can print a bingo card or play our interactive bingo online and tweet picture of your winning card with #AAUWbingo to claim your prize. Read More …
March 28: 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time. ¡Adelante! Book of the Month Club. Join AAUW’s Online book discussion with Linda Hirshman, author of Sisters in Law: How Sandra Day O’Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg Went to the Supreme Court and Changed the World. Where: Online (You just need to register). Cost: Free! Click here to learn more and register.
May 31–June 3: National Conference for College Women Student Leaders. An opportunity to grow you network, meet some influential leaders and enhance your leadership skills by participating in powerful workshops. Where : University of Maryland, College Park. The early bird registration for the NCCWSL opened on December 5, 2016 and will end on February 28, 2016. Don’t miss this opportunity! Learn more and register
June 14-17: 2017 AAUW National Convention, Washington D.C. Registration is open for the 2017 AAUW National Convention, June 14-17, 2017 in Washington D.C. Every two years, AAUW hosts the national convention where women leaders from across the nation gather together to learn new skills, gain insight and inspiration, and connect with other women leaders. Don’t miss the opportunity. Register now!