Advancing gender equity for women and girls through research, education, and advocacy.

Through AAUW San Jose you will be able to

  • Support equity and education for women and girls
  • Advocate for societal change
  • Connect with your community
  • Create new friendships through Interest Groups

Nationally, AAUW began in 1881 as a networking group. Since then, and today, AAUW is committed to advancing gender and pay equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, and research.

Who May Join? Membership is open to anyone who holds an associate college degree or higher. Students working toward a qualifying degree may become student affiliates.

You can donate anytime to our Community Action Projects below:









Thank you to all our supporters during the Holiday Campaign. Click here to see the results of our campaign and the winners of the prize drawings!


Check out our activities calendar. AAUW’s meeting guidance is in adherence with local mandates and in the best interests of all members. Santa Clara County, through the Emergency Operations Center, is taking action to address the Coronavirus, protect the public, and keep the community informed. For further updates, please see

Coffee & Conversation
Prospective & New Members especially welcome!
Saturday, January 29  10 am – 12 pm
AAUW San Jose Headquarters
1165 Minnesota Ave., San Jose 95125

This year we will be holding Coffee and Conversations on the last Saturday of most months—either in person (Covid allowing) or on Zoom–or as a hybrid meeting (on Zoom AND in person). For new and prospective members, we cover the highlights of what AAUW San Jose Branch has to offer you: community involvement, advocacy for women and girls, support for education, and interest groups to form new friendships! For ALL members, come connect with those you’ve missed!

Annual Fall Gathering

Each Fall, AAUW San Jose kicks off its year of activities with a Fall Gathering, highlighting accomplishments of our Community Action Projects and presenting a topic of current interest. Drawing from the deep well of the expertise of AAUW San Jose members, 2021’s  keynote speaker was member Katherine Oven, who spent her career as a civil engineer specializing in water issues in the Bay Area. We learned about California’s complex water supply and how to be water wise in our current drought conditions.

Women Making a Difference

AAUW is non-partisan, but not values neutral.  Join our Public Policy and Advocacy group and Take Action on Public Policy

Learn more about AAUW’s research-informed Public Policy here.

Do you know your rights in the workplace in California? Here’s a handy guide to help you navigate them.