If you are interested in an organization that promotes equity for women and girls, you’ve come to the right place! At AAUW San Jose, you can participate in our Community Action Projects, attend engaging Programs, and meet new friends through our numerous Interest Groups. We invite you to explore our site and if you like what you see, consider joining us at an Open House and becoming a Member. We’d love to hear from you!
Bobbie Baker, President 2015-2016
- $tart $mart Workshops – April 12th at Santa Clara University; April 26th at San Jose State
(see article below for details; see April BONFIRE Newsletter for more about Equal Pay Day)
- Talbot’s Shopping Day benefiting Gifts for Teens – April 17th (see April BONFIRE Newsletter for details)
- Branch Open House – April 27th (see article below for details)
- Branch Annual Meeting Luncheon – April 30th, 11:30 am–2:00 pm at Three Flames in San Jose (see April BONFIRE Newsletter for details)
AAUW $tart $mart
April 12th – Santa Clara University
April 26th – San Jose State University
AAUW San Jose is proud to announce that we will be facilitating SCU’s third annual $tart $mart workshop on Equal Pay Day 2016, April 12th, and SJSU’s fourth annual $tart $mart Workshop on April 26th. Through $tart $mart, AAUW is fighting to close the pay gap, one workshop at a time. In every two-hour workshop, women can expect to learn about the gender pay gap, including its personal consequences; how to quantify the market value of their education, skills and experience; how to conduct objective market research and determine a fair target salary; and how to create a strategic pitch and respond to salary offers. For more details, please contact Geri Madden.
Do you know a rising junior or senior in college? Please encourage her to check out the criteria for applying for a Local Scholarship. Applications for Local Scholarships will be accepted beginning March 1. The deadline for applying is midnight on April 15. Applicants need to be juniors or seniors in a four-year institution beginning fall semester 2016, have a minimum GPA of 3.00, and a permanent home address in San Jose, Milpitas, Santa Clara or Campbell. Information for prospective recipients will be sent to community colleges, Santa Clara University and San Jose State University. Students enrolled at other institutions are also welcome to apply.
Applications are screened by a subgroup of the Local Scholarship Committee. A separate committee group then interviews selected applicants. We anticipate announcing the recipients of scholarships in mid- May, with the total awarded more than $30,000.
Branch Open House for Prospective Members
Wednesday, April 27th – 7 pm
Come and join us for our Branch Open House, scheduled at Headquarters on Wednesday, April 27th at 7 pm. Introduce your friends and associates to AAUW at an event designed just for them! Some Interest Group representatives will be there to provide experiences on their activities. AAUW background and informational literature will be featured. We also need our most convincing advocates: our current, enthusiastic AAUW members to share what AAUW can do for us and our community! Light refreshments will be served. The Membership Committee will be available to register new members. The Branch now has the ability to accept payment for registration by credit card! For additional information, please contact Nancy Eksterowicz.