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 a “Strong Girls, Strong Women” conference … Explore Interest Groups … Attend Programs that are open to a wide audience …  Watch for Open House events throughout the year … Join and make a difference!

My-Vote-150x150E15” is the last day to register for the 2016 General Election, 15 days before the election date. AAUW San Jose members are known to be “good citizens” and turn out to vote in elections. We need to do more – we need to urge and facilitate voting by the young people in our families and extended families!

Last day to register for General Election: October 24, 2016
Election Day: November 8, 2016

Website for election information, including registration, online or by mail:

Third Wednesday Program
October 19, 2016 – 7:00 – 8:30 pm
Willow Glen Public Library
1157 Minnesota Avenue, San Jose, CA
Free and open to the public

AAUW California has taken positions on five (5) of the seventeen (17) state propositions: 51, 52, 53, 55 and 58. Santa Clara County Measure A will also be discussed. These address issues that relate to AAUW principles, priorities and mission. Be an informed voter and get the information you need in order to make an educated vote.

Work Smart Comes to San Jose!

Work SmartAAUW San Jose, along with Long Beach and San Diego AAUW branches, 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 raises 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.

Funded by a generous gift from the Mooneen Lecce Giving Circle, over the next few months, AAUW National will provide technical assistance, guidance, and support as we launch the pilot initiative in Santa Clara County with the following workshops:

  • October 15th at the Tully Community Branch Library – 880 Tully Rd, San Jose
  • November 3rd at the Mexican Heritage Center – 1700 Alum Rock Ave, San Jose
  • December 10th (to be confirmed) at the MLK Library – 150 E. San Fernando St, San Jose

Santa Clara County will join Boston and the District of Columbia in leading the way towards equal pay. This is a community based initiative; we need your help! Listed below are three specific areas in which we hope you will provide possible contacts or offer to become a Facilitator (training provided), or assist in the networking for funders, sponsors, collaborators and/or host organizations. Our team needs your help to:

  • Become a Facilitator.
  • Identify 10-20 potential Sponsors: individuals or companies that can contribute $5,000 or more in sponsorship.
  • Identify 10-20 potential Seed Funders: individuals or companies that can contribute $500-$5,000 in sponsorship.

Any questions, please call or email Janice Robbins at 408-­269-­4620, or Suzanne Doty at 408-­398-5100, We thank you for your support.

Quote of the Day

“My vote is my voice … and the voice of all who struggled so that I may have my voice.”
                          Lydia C. Obasi, Vice President of the Nigerian Lawyers Association