Welcome to the Waverly (IA) Branch of AAUW!

The American Association of University Women (AAUW) empowers women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research. Our nonpartisan, nonprofit organization has more than 170,000 members and supporters across the United States, as well as 1,000 local branches and 800 college and university partners. Since AAUW’s founding in 1881, our members have examined and taken positions on the fundamental issues of the day — educational, social, economic, and political.

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 and girls have a fair chance.

Great Places for Women to Work

Why There Aren’t More Women CEOs

Fortune 500 Women CEO’s (June 2017)

Young Women Aren’t Closing the Great American Gender Pay Gap – Bloomberg (April 2017)

Do Millennial Men Want Stay-at-Home Wives?

Siemens CEO Speaks Out on Importance of Gender Equity in Organizations’ Success

CEO Pay Inequity

Women CEO’s Have Steady Hand At the Wheel

Putting More Women on the Path to Political Power (and what the U.S. can learn from Europe)

New book on women CEOs and their experiences

What’s Stalling Progress for Women at Work? Great article from McKinsey Quarterly – Dec. 2016

The Glass Ceiling Holds – A must-read for all of us who today have the right to vote and many other rights as women – all because of the years of hard work put in by those that came before us. This New York Times article by Gail Collins reflects on the Suffrage movement and then follows the slow, but sure steps forward culminating in the 2016 election.

Cracked But Not Shattered – 20 Women Reflect on Hillary Clinton’s Attempt to Shatter the Glass Ceiling of the Presidency – CNN Opinion asked women who lead in their fields — actors, athletes, scientists, businesswomen, activists, philanthropists and heads of state — to reflect on the meaning of Clinton’s historic candidacy.  Regardless of your politics, these are provocative, yet in many ways inspiring thoughts from 20 well-known women on the challenges women face in achieving equality.

Ann Gale, State President – Oct. 20, 2016 PPT file (click here to download slides)

AAUW – What We Do

Our Partnership with Wartburg

Gender Bias in Sports Reporting 

Henninger Receives State AAUW Award

Latest AAUW Report – Barriers and Biases

President Obama Speaks Out on the Importance of Equality for Women

Voter Issues Resources:

AAUW Voter Guides – 2016 (newly updated) – be sure to check out the Presidential race and Iowa Senate race guides in particular

Questions for Presidential Candidates at Iowa Events 2016

Grant Military Burial Rites to WWII WASPs 


AAUW Membership Value


6 Reasons to Become an AAUW Student Affiliate