About Us

The American Association of University Women (AAUW) is a nationwide network of more than 170,000 members and supporters which includes nearly 1,000 branches and 600 college/university partners in local communities across the country.  For more than 130 years, AAUW has worked as a national grassroots organization to improve the lives of millions of women and their families.  Among other things, AAUW:

–Analyzes gender equity issues in education and the workplace.
–Helps shape the lives of the next generation of women leaders via campus initiatives.
–Helps to level the playing field for girls and women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
–Advocates for policies that advance equity for women and girls.
–Supports challenges to sex discrimination in higher education and the workplace.
–Provides educational opportunities for women as one of the world’s largest sources of funding for graduate women.
–Through AAUW Start Smart and AAUW Work Smart, fights to close the pay gap, one workshop at a time.
–Provides leadership development opportunities to AAUW members.

Membership in AAUW and in the Greater Naples Branch is open to everyone holding an associate degree or equivalent, bachelors or higher degree, and to those pursuing a college degree.

The Greater Naples Branch is one of the most active in the state of Florida, with a membership of approximately 100, and growing. In addition to the benefits offered all AAUW members, branch members enjoy opportunities to network at the local level, participate in community action projects to promote equity, serve in branch leadership positions and lobby local and state legislators on AAUW priority issues.

The Greater Naples Branch AAUW monthly meetings are open to all members and to the public. Branch meetings, featuring interesting speakers, will be held on Saturdays, October 7November 4January 13February 3, and March 3.  Refreshments and conversation begin at 9:30 a.m. The programs and business meetings are from 10:00 to Noon. Meetings are held at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 6340 Napa Woods Way, Naples, FL 34116.

Please go to Calendar for more information about meetings, events, times and locations.

AAUW’s Mission

AAUW advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy and research.

AAUW’s Value Promise

By joining AAUW, you belong to a community that breaks through educational and economic barriers so that all women have a fair chance.

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