The American Association of University Women (AAUW) is the nation’s leading voice promoting equity and education for women and girls. Since our founding in 1881, AAUW members have examined and taken positions on the fundamental issues of the day – educational, social, economic and political.
Since its first meeting in 1881, AAUW has been a catalyst for change. Our non-partisan, nonprofit organization has more than 165,000 members and supporters across the United States, as well as 1, 000 local branches and 800 college and university partners. Throughout our history, AAUW members have examined and taken positions on the fundamental issues of the day – educational, social, economic, and political. This online collection of AAUW milestones tells the story of AAUW’s important role in women’s history.
What started with 17 like-minded women has grown into a powerful network that has influenced – and at times shaped the debate over equity in education.