If you are interested in an organization that promotes equity for women and girls, you’ve come to the right place! At AAUW San Jose, you can participate in our Community Action Projects, attend engaging Programs, and meet new friends through our numerous Interest Groups. We invite you to explore our site and if you like what you see, consider joining us at an Open House and becoming a Member. We’d love to hear from you!
Bobbie Baker, President 2015-2016
AAUW Brings the Elect Her Workshop to San Jose State University
Wellness Center on the SJSU campus, Room 122
February 12, 10 am – 3 pm
San Jose State University (SJSU) was selected as one of 50 colleges from across the nation and Jamaica to host Elect Her in 2016, a unique campus-based workshop that teaches women how to run for elective office.
This day-long workshop covers skills such as how to mobilize your constituency, how to craft your message, and how to speak and present yourself confidently as a candidate. By encouraging more women to run for student government during their college years, we are preparing more women for local, state, and federal office candidacy. Local elected officials Supervisor Cindy Chavez and Vice Mayor Rose Herrera have graciously agreed to participate.
Of the students running for student office after the training, 78% WON! Plus, 100% of the participants reported that they would recommend Elect Her-Campus Women Win to a friend.
If you would like to attend and provide local AAUW support and enthusiasm, contact Geri Madden.
Celebrate Heart Month and join us for a “Valley” wine event hosted by the women sommeliers of CooperVino and benefiting AAUW Funds and Legal Advocacy Fund. At 3 pm, these women will discuss what it is like to be “Women in Non-Traditional Roles.” Enjoy local wines and local fare, including Comartin Vineyards, Aver Family Vineyards, and Snake and Butterfly Chocolates. CooperVino has donated 6 wines to be raffled off at 3:30 pm. If you purchase wine at the event, you will receive a 10% discount and 10% will be donated back to AAUW. Tickets are $40 in advance or $50 at the door (with each ticket purchased, you will receive 3 raffle tickets). For tickets, please contact Kathy Bechly (408-768-8271). Please join us for a fun afternoon!
Strong Girls, Strong Women: A Day of Empowerment
Mexican Heritage Plaza,1700 Alum Rock Ave, San Jose
March 12, 8:00 am to 1:30 pm
Co-sponsored by AAUW San Jose, the annual Strong Girls, Strong Women conference opens the door to empowerment for 300 girls and women in San Jose. This leadership conference for high school girls and their mothers, grandmothers, and teachers, gives girls and adults a chance to connect in a deep way with significant issues of our time: careers, finance, health, positive self-image and more.
The entire event is free to everyone, and includes breakfast, a private screening of a powerful documentary focused on women and girls, workshops, and luncheon with women leaders. The conference has been recognized by the County Board of Supervisors and the State Legislature, and has been named an AAUW State Top Ten Program.
Many local women will donate their expertise. Our Financially Fit For Life group will present workshops for girls and adults. And you, AAUW members, are needed as volunteers. Volunteers are needed for this meaningful and fun event! Volunteers will register, serve food at the buffet lines, or monitor classrooms as an extra pair of eyes and ears. Volunteers are welcome to spend the day and enjoy the conference and meals, or to leave when their assignment is complete. To volunteer, contact Louise Persson. You will make Strong Girls, Strong Women another great success!
The Communications Team Needs You!
The Communications Committee is looking for an individual who would be interested in managing the Public Relations/Outreach Subcommittee. If you are passionate about getting the message out on what a productive and engaging organization AAUW is and are interested in this position, please contact email@example.com today!