Welcome to the AAUW Colorado Springs Branch!

April 18, 2020  9:30 AM to Noon
Pay Equity Starts With You—$tart$mart Work$mart Workshop
Let AAUW Lead the Way
Colorado Technical University (CTU), 4435 N Chestnut St, Colorado Springs, CO 80907
Free event! Check out the event flyer using this link
AAUW Work SmartStart Smart Flyer
Register on Eventbrite using this link:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pay-equity-starts-with-you-start-smart-work-smart-let-aauw-lead-the-way-tickets-87902293125
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).

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

Welcome! 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:   February 2020 Final

Click on the photo below to read about Southeast Community Focus at the AAUW Colorado Springs Branch Ladies Luncheon of Laughter on February 8th: Mina Liebert, left, Director of Community Impact for the Pikes Peak Foundation, shared a laugh with Paula Munger, vice president of the Community Outreach Program for the Colorado Springs Branch of the Association of American University Women.  Photo by William J. Dagendesh/Woodmen Edition

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


  • January 24, 2020 Update on 501(c)(3) status:  We are very pleased to announce that we received IRS approval of 501(c)(3) status. This tax-exempt status affords our members and branch many opportunities that we look forward to implementing.  We will continue to keep you informed of our progress.
    Follow the progress of our implementation of 501(c)(3) nonprofit (tax-exempt) status.  Click on these links for the latest information to learn and stay informed.                         FAQs of Changing to 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Status January 24 2020 update                                         501(c)3 Overview for Jan 21 2020 board update
  • As part of the implementation of our new 501(c)(3) nonprofit (tax-exempt) status, our branch joined the Colorado Nonprofit Association.  This organization offers many value-added services, expert advice, training and opportunities to network with other nonprofit organizations.  Click on the graphic below to access their website. 
  • 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)


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 Workshop
Let AAUW Lead the Way
Free event!
Colorado Technical University (CTU), 4435 N Chestnut St, Colorado Springs, CO 80907

If you are applying for your first job or reentering the job market, or an employee getting ready to ask for a raise or promotion, build your self-confidence and sharpen your salary negotiation skills by attending this workshop.

Local college and university students are also invited to attend and join our AAUW branch members for this salary negotiation workshop based on the AAUW National program.
Click on $tart$mart Work$mart tab on toolbar above to learn more about this program.

Attention Branch Members: Help close the wage gap by attending and signing up to be a Mentor For The Day to team up with a student during this workshop. 

Register on Eventbrite using this link:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pay-equity-starts-with-you-start-smart-work-smart-let-aauw-lead-the-way-tickets-87902293125

May 9, 2020   11:00 AM – 1:30 PM
Scholarship Award Luncheon   $32
Annual Meeting:
Election of officers – Bylaws update for 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status
Antlers Hotel, 4 S. Cascade Ave
(Parking will be validated.  Entree Choices: Herb Marinated Grilled Chicken Breast or Sliced Herb Crusted Pork Loin)

Please Join us as we…

  • Award and celebrate the six worthy winners of our ’19-’20 AAUW Colorado Springs Branch Scholarships and hear their inspiring stories.
  • Award the first-ever Addie Mae scholarship to an elementary education major.
  • Enjoy a delicious lunch with friends and colleagues.  Guests are welcome!

Attention Branch Members:  Please note that we will convene our Annual Branch Meeting following the award luncheon for the election of officers and bylaws update for 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status.

Register on Eventbrite using this link:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/aauw-scholarship-luncheon-tickets-95957504479

Click the links:
Read the latest State Bulletin: https://mailchi.mp/b275262d9f38/aauw-of-colorado-winter-20192020-bulletin

February 16, 2020: Early-Bird NCCWSL Registration/National Scholarship Applications Due
February 25, 2020: Colorado Women’s 31st Legislative Breakfast 
March 15, 2020:  Sanderson Young Leader Award Nominations Deadline
March 31, 2020: Equal Pay Day
April 1, 2020: State NCCWSL Scholarship Applications Due     
June 19-21, 2020: Rocky Mountain Regional Conference (See Save the Date below)
September 11-12, 2020: Fall Leadership Conference, Antlers Hotel, Colorado Springs

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AAUW Colorado Springs Branch (CO) is a 501(c)(3) charity – effective 12/20/2019
Donations are tax deductible
Tax ID# 84-3789955

 Website masthead photo by William J. Dagendesh, Pikes Peak Newspapers