Welcome to the AAUW Colorado Springs Branch!

Programs are open to the public and guests are welcome!  Check out the programs and register.  Also see details of upcoming programs listed in the middle of this page (below).
AAUW (American Association of University Women) was founded in 1881 and currently has over 170,000 members and supporters working to advance equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, and research.  Click on above graphic to read more about who we are and our Strategic Plan.
AAUW Colorado Springs Branch, established in 1915, currently has over 250 members and is the largest AAUW Branch in Colorado.  We welcome you to join us for education, community programs, legislative advocacy, research and scholarships for women.  By joining AAUW, you belong to a community that breaks through educational and economic barriers so all women have a fair chance. 

Meet the challenge!  Get paid what you’re worth.  Take the AAUW Work Smart Online, a free one-hour course now!  AAUW’s goal is for 10 million women to be trained in salary negotiation by 2022.  Click on Get Started Now (above) to take this important course!

We encourage prospective members to click on the Interest Groups tab (on the toolbar above) to see our current Interest Groups calendar and descriptions.  Our Interest Groups provide members the opportunity to share interests, hobbies and to learn and network.  See the latest AAUW Colorado Springs Branch brochure: AAUW Brochure COS 6-30-2019

We welcome new members!  Give Membership VP Melanie Hudson a call at 719-205-7639 or e-mail membership-V-P.


Latest Branch Newsletter 
Stay informed – read about recent and future branch meetings and events:   January 2020 Final

Dec. 2019 Branch Holiday Luncheon – A success enjoyed by all!

2019 Authors Day event recognizes local authors
Click on this link to read about our successful 2019 Authors Day fundraiser for local scholarships:   President’s Message on 2019 Authors Day Fundraiser

Our 2020-2021 Scholarship Application and details are now posted.  
Here is the link:  https://coloradosprings-co.aauw.net/scholarships/

INFORMATION FOR BRANCH MEMBERS

  • NEW FEATURE!!   Follow the progress of our branch filing for 501(c)(3) nonprofit (tax-exempt) status with the IRS.  Click on these links for the latest information to learn and stay informed.  501(c)3 Overview for Nov board meeting v11 19 2019                  501c3 Project Update 9 18 2019       FAQs of Changing to 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Status
  • Latest online Branch Directory for members – (click on Branch Member Directory on toolbar above – use password)
  • Latest online Interest Group (IG) Calendar, IG Chair contact information and IG descriptions  for members – (click on Members Only on toolbar above – use password)
  • Minutes of Board meetings are available on the Members Only page (use password)

UPCOMING BRANCH MEETINGS AND PROGRAMS

February 8, 2020, Saturday   11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
3rd Annual Ladies’ Luncheon of Laughter

Deerfield Hills Community Center, 4290 Deerfield Hills Road, Colorado Springs, 80916.
Cost of soup, salad and dessert lunch: $10.00
Our goal is to share a meal, inspiring speakers, and some fun. You’ll hear from:

Yolanda Avila, Colorado Springs City Councilwoman
Julie Ramirez, Community Coordinator – Council of Neighbors and Organizations (CONO)
Mina Lieberman, Director of Community Impact – Pikes Peak Foundation
RSVP & send check to Jeanne Marsh at jmarsh@pcisys.net    OR
Sign up & pay on Eventbrite:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ladies-luncheon-of-laughter-aauwfeb-branch-meeting-tickets-83089526009


March 7, 2020
9:00-9:45 Check-in and Brunch       9:45-12:30 Program
International Women’s Day Celebration
PLANET 5050/ BY 2030: Think Equal, Build Smart, Innovate for Change.”

The Pinery, 775 W. Bijou
$35 (Early-Bird Tickets $25 through January 15.)

Speakers will be:
– Lisa Mae Brunson, founder of Wonder Women Tech
– Taylor Nygaard, researcher about the social and cultural impact of representations of gender in the media

– Amanda Metcalfe, professor at the USAFA and researcher into feminist leadership

Dr. Rosenna Bakari will emcee the vent and will be sharing a poem she was commissioned to write commemorating the 19th amendment and votes for women. You won’t want to miss it!

Register and pay on Eventbrite:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/international-womens-day-celebration-registration-70356214331?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

Click on this link for more information: www.iwd-coloradosprings.org


April 18, 2020  9:30 AM to Noon
Pay Equity Starts With You—$tart$mart Work$mart
Let AAUW Lead the Way

Save the date for this important program – details will be posted soon.


SEE THE LATEST AAUW COLORADO STATE INFORMATION
Click the links:
Read the latest State Bulletin: https://mailchi.mp/b275262d9f38/aauw-of-colorado-winter-20192020-bulletin

February 1, 2020, Public Policy Day, Holiday Inn Lakewood,  https://aauw-co.aauw.net/files/2019/10/Pulic-Policy-Day-2020-Summary-Information.pdf

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