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 Start Smart 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 and New Member Socials throughout the year … Join and make a difference!

2017 Local Scholarship Award Application Goes Live March 1st

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. Good luck to all!


AAUW CA Leadership Day “West Bay” 2017
March 11
10 am – 3 pm (9:30 registration. Includes lunch)
San Jose City College General Education Bldg.
Rooms 203-205-207
2100 Moorpark Ave., San Jose

Register Here

Empower yourself to act on our mission and key issues! AAUW CA offers training for branch members from San Francisco to Gilroy. Leadership Days are for everyone – members, board officers, incoming board, any member considering taking a leadership position. See flyer for more information or contact Jenny Redfern.

Strong Women Leadership Conference
March 18, 
8:45 AM – 1:30 PM, Free
Evergreen Valley College
3095 Yerba Buena Road, San Jose, CA 95135
See Flyer
Register Here

The Strong Women Leadership Conference is a collaboration with Evergreen Valley College supported by the Commission on the Status of women, the Office of Women’s Policy and AAUW San Jose.

The conference empowers women of college age and above to be strong, committed community members and leaders. It features workshops on finance, sexual assault, healthy relationships and positive body image. Breakfast and lunch are included.

AAUW Morgan Hill 34th Annual Wildflower Run
Annual Fundraiser for AAUW Fund, Tech Trek and local scholarships for women and girls

Sunday, March 26
Live Oak High School in Morgan Hill

The Run features:

10K USATF Certified Run
5K Run/Walk/Stroller
Kids’ 2K Fun Run
Senior 2K Run/Walk (ages 60+)


Reduced registration fees through March 16. Family and group rates available.
Details and registration at

In Memoriam

AAUW San Jose mourns the loss of member Mary Ann Roberts this past Christmas Eve. Her close friends in the Branch say she was a fun, gracious person who never lost her Georgia accent or Southern charm, and loved to share stories of her youth and her prolific garden. An original member of the Vegetarian Gourmet interest group, she introduced healthful eating habits through vegetarian meals to improve well-being. She and her husband sponsored many exchange students from Ecuador and other parts of the world. Mary Ann will be fondly remembered by the Branch.

Quote of the Day

“We have to build things that we want to see accomplished, in life and in our country, based on our own personal experiences … to make sure that others do not have to suffer the same discrimination.”  Patsy Takemoto Mink, U.S. Representative, first woman of color elected to the House, and co-author of the Title IX Amendment of the Higher Education Act.
Read more about her: History, Art & Archives