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!


AAUW Supports the Women’s March
Saturday, January 21, 10 am to 3 pm

Where:  San Jose City Hall to Cesar Chavez Park
Meet:  St. James Light Rail Station at 9:30 am.  We will walk together to City Hall.

All local Branches are encouraged to participate.

CONTACT:  Geri Madden or Pamela Dougherty. Tell one of us that you hope to join us,  it will help with our planning.

AAUW will have an official delegation to the Women’s March on Washington, and many members are planning to participate in local marches across the country. The march aims to send a message to all levels of government that we stand together in solidarity and we expect elected leaders to act to protect the rights of women, families, and communities. Share your interest in participating in the Women’s March on Washington or local events by completing the AAUW Inauguration Weekend Survey. We’ll share regular updates about logistics, programming, and other AAUW opportunities”.


Women Changing Our World: Paths to Leadership
Sunday, January 29,  2 to 4 pm

San Jose City College Theater (next to the General Education Building)
2100 Moorpark Avenue, San Jose

Mark your calendars and plan to attend this IBC (Interbranch Council) event. The panel discussion will feature:

  • Danielle Feinberg (Pixar Animation Studios)
  • Caryn Beck-Dudley (Dean, Leavey School of Business at SCU)
  • Superior Court Judge Julianne Sylva
  • Rose Herrera (former San Jose Vice Mayor)
  • 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. See attached flyer.

Barriers and Bias
The Need For More Women Leaders: Turning AAUW’s Latest Report into Action
barriers-and-bias_web_600x320February 11, 10 am – 12 pm
Willow Glen Library, 1157 Minnesota Ave, San Jose

Speaker: Ellen Hohbach Scheetz, founder of Authentic You, a certified coach and consultant specializing in eliminating gender bias

Learn How to:

  • Be even more effective in decreasing gender bias in leadership.
  • Leverage your experiences by sharing what works and what doesn’t with others.
  • Hear how this test and report can help your efforts.
  • Learn new perspectives and new information.
  • Leave with specific steps you can use in your daily life.

To get the most out of the workshop:

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