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AAUW’s Mission

The American Association of University Women (AAUW) advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy and research.

The AAUW is a nationwide network committed to taking positions on the fundamental issues of the day – educational, social, economic and political. Our commitment to our missions is reflected in all aspects of our work. The Greater Naples Branch is one of the most active in the state of Florida. With a membership of approximately 100 and growing, it is a well respected organization within the community.

RECENT AAUW NEWS  __________________________________________

AAUW volunteers assist with Collier County Schools’ Scholar Bowl Competitions

During the school year both public and private Collier County schools compete in academic competitions organized into three divisions: Middle School, Junior Varsity (9th and 10 grade), and Varsity.  This year fifteen middle schools have participated in three out of the four planned practice rounds scheduled from November through February held at 10 am Monday thru Friday’s. GNAAUW’s members Sandy … Continue reading

Successful 2017 Start Smart Salary

AAUW Greater Naples Branch presented a successful salary negotiation workshop to graduates of Hodges University on April 5.  Specially trained facilitators conducted the workshop that taught women (and a man) how to set their budget, research the companies that they are interested in, how to benchmark their salaries  and practice an interview with a potential employer.  One comment received after the … Continue reading

Local Scholarships Awarded for 2017

We are pleased to announce the local women receiving a 2017 AAUW Greater Naples Branch scholarship. Heather VanBrummelen Second year recipient pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Marketing at Hodges University where she also works in admissions.  Heather is a mother to two young children and works closely with American Legion post at Hodges as well.  She intends to utilize her … Continue reading

RIF (Reading is Fundamental) Update

Reading Is Fundamental (RIF) has concluded for this school year at the two schools we serve:  Parkside and Golden Terrace.  Almost all of the students at these schools are on reduced or free lunches (98.5% at Parkside and 91.6% at  Golden Terrace.)  AAUW GNB volunteers funded and distributed books to approximately 1,756 students (grades pre-K through 5th grade) on two … Continue reading