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 … Amplify your voice by joining a large, well-organized group of advocates for Pay Equity, for equity in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields, and for election of more women to public office … Protect access to reproductive health including reproductive choice, and help achieve safety on school campuses Discover how to negotiate salaries through Start Smart and Work SmartHelp organize the Strong Women Leadership Conference and empower local college women … Explore Interest Groups  Attend inspiring and educational Programs …  Enjoy Open House events and New Member Socials throughout the year … Join and make a difference!

Open House
May 2 — 7 pm
1165 Minnesota Avenue, San Jose

For information about what the San Jose Branch membership does, come to our Open House. Light refreshments will be served during a get-acquainted time.  Our Community Action Programs will be described as well as our Interest Groups.  If you have questions about joining, we will have answers for you!

2017 Local Scholarship Award Applications Available

AAUW Local Scholarship awards are granted to women whose permanent home address is in Campbell, Milpitas, San Jose or Santa Clara; who have completed two full years at an accredited college or university; who have a GPA of 3.0 or higher; and who are enrolled in a four-year institution as an undergraduate in the fall of 2017. Grants are based on significance of educational goals, scholastic achievements, merits of the application and an interview with members of the Local Scholarship Committee.

The application period for 2017 Local Scholarship awards begins at 8 am PST on March 1st, and ends at 5 pm PST on April 15th. Please encourage friends and family members who meet the eligibility requirements to apply. The application is available here: 2017 Scholarship Application. Best of luck to all!

A Woman You Should Know

Emily Temple-Wood (“Keilana”) is an American Wikipedia editor who is known for her efforts to counter the effects and causes of gender bias on Wikipedia, particularly through the creation of articles about women scientists. She is currently the vice president of Wikimedia DC, the District of Columbia-area chapter of the Wikimedia Foundation, as well as a member of their board of directors. She is also a board member of the Wiki Project Med Foundation, and a Wikipedian in Residence at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. She was declared a joint recipient of the 2016 Wikipedian of the Year by Wikimania. Read more about this inspiring young woman who is making a difference here.