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.
The 2017 National Conference of College Student Leaders (NCCWSL) Scholarship Application Form is now available! The AAUW Midland (MI) Branch, Inc. will again offer scholarship assistance to qualified college women to attend the 2017 NCCWSL leadership conference. Visit our NCCWSL page under the Scholarships tab for more information!
Upcoming Branch Events and Programs
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- ‘Tis the Season for Sharing! – December 8, 2016, 11:30 a.m., Punch Social ~ 12:00 noon, Holiday Luncheon. Windover High School
Recent past programs and events:
- 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.
Fall Used Book Sale Success!
A big Thank You to all who helped make the AAUW Midland Branch Fall Used Book Sale a success!! Your generous support allows the AAUW Midland Branch to offer scholarships for women at the local and national level. 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. THANK YOU!!!
- Annual Fall Open House – September 15, 2016, 7:00 p.m., Midland Country Club
- Spring Luncheon – May 19, 2016
- Spring Used Book Sale will be April 29-30 and May 1 at the Midland Mall!
- AAUW Start Smart Workshop: April 8, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., Saginaw Valley State University (SVSU). Learn about the AAUW Start Smart Workshops here
AAUW National Highlights
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 >>
The Simple Truth About the Gender Pay Gap. Why are men paid more than women for the same job role? To find out, read The Simple Truth about the Gender Pay Gap Fall 2016 edition. This addresses the gender pay gap issues in the United States for all ages, races, and education levels and also proposes solutions on what you can do to close it.
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 2016 Calendar
October 1: Registration opens 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!
October 3 – December 5: AAUW National Election. You Have a Voice in AAUW’s Future: It’s time to tell us what changes you’d like to see to the AAUW Bylaws and Public Policy Program. The comment period opens October 3 and ends December 5, 2016. Visit the website to comment, propose an amendment, or make a resolution.
November 1: Latina Equal Pay Day
November 3: 7:30 pm Eastern Time. ¡Adelante! Book of the Month Club author discussion. Join AAUW and other members in recognizing National Disability Employment Awareness Month by discussing an original novel based on the true story of the first blind and deaf person to learn language: Laura Bridgman. In what one critic called “riveting, poignant detail,” Kimberly Elkins’ What is Visible: A Novel tells the story of how Bridgman lost four of her five senses at age 2 to scarlet fever and by age 20 was considered by her contemporaries to be one of the 19th century’s most famous women — second only to Queen Victoria — thanks to her mastery of language and universally charming brilliance. Register now to join us as we talk with Elkins about how she took a century-old story that has been buried for more than a century and made it — and the remarkable American woman at its center — visible again.
November 15: Deadline for nomination to the Eleanor Roosevelt Fund.
December 1: 730 pm Eastern Time. In recognition of November as Native American Heritage Month, there will be a discussion on The Beginning and End of Rape, a series of essays written by Sarah Deer, an advocate for cultural and legal reforms. She has worked to protect Native women from endemic sexual violence and abuse and played a crucial role in the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act in 2013. Where : Online (You just need to register.) Cost: Free. Learn more and register.
AAUW 2017 Calendar
June 14-17: 2017 AAUW National Convention, Washington D.C.