Changing the Climate for Women and Girls: Local Women Rising

Imagine a community with endless possibilities for speaking up for women and girls! Participate in Community Action Projects – Financially Fit for Life, Gifts for Teens, Local Scholarship, Neighbors Helping Neighbors, Tech Trek … See how AAUW San Jose advocates for Pay Equity … Discover how to negotiate salaries through $tart$mart and how to get elected through Elect-Her … Encourage high school students to attend aStrong Girls, Strong Womenconference … Explore Interest Groups  Attend Programs that are open to a wide audience …  Watch for Open House events and New Member Socials throughout the year … Join and make a difference!

Work Smart Comes to San Jose!

AAUW San Jose has been selected by AAUW National to be a Pilot branch for the new Work Smart training for women! These interactive workshops teach women how to successfully negotiate raisWork Smartes at their current jobs, as well as how to evaluate salary and benefit packages for a new job to help close the gender pay gap. They learn the skills to successfully evaluate, negotiate and articulate their worth with confidence.

Next workshop – Dec 10 from 1:30 pm to 3:45 pm
King Library, 150 E Fernando St. Room 225, San Jose
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Any questions, please call or email Janice Robbins at 408-­269-­4620, or Suzanne Doty at 408-­398-5100,

Gifts For TeensGifts For Teens

It’s time to sign up for Volunteering with Gifts For Teens. Shifts are available on dates Dec 2 – Dec 10.
Contact Kathy Heihn.


Creating Your Own Path:  Women Changing the World
Sunday, January 29, 2017, 2:00-4:00 p.m.
San Jose City College Theater (next to the General Education Building)
2100 Moorpark Avenue, San Jose

Mark your calendars and plan to attend the IBC (Interbranch Council) program, “Creating Your Own Path: Women Changing the World.”  This panel discussion will feature Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren; Kimberly Bryant (Founder, Black Girls Code); Caryn Beck-Dudley (Dean, Leavey School of Business at SCU); Superior Court Judge Julianne Sylva; and Marlene Bjornsrud (Founder, Alliance of Women Coaches).  These five outstanding women will share the challenges they face as they create and pursue their life paths. Come and hear what inspired them to face and overcome major challenges; hear how their work is changing the world; and learn how we can all create paths to success and personal fulfillment.

Quote of the Day

“It took me quite a long time to develop a voice, and now that I have it, I am not going to be silent.”  Madeleine Albright, Professor of International Relations, Georgetown University and former U.S. Secretary of State