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


AAUW San Jose Local Scholarship Holiday Campaign
December 1 – 5, 2020

We’ll all miss AAUW San Jose’s Local Scholarship Holiday Boutique this year, but join us instead for the virtual Local Scholarship Holiday Campaign to support deserving 2021 recipients!

Donations will help hard-working women complete their four-year degrees and reach their career potential. Take advantage of $5,000 in matching funds and enter our drawing for a vacation home stay, unique handmade gifts, or high-end wines.



Neighbors Helping Neighbors Annual “Warm Hearts” Drive

December 5 and 12
10 am – 2 pm
AAUW San Jose Headquarters
1165 Minnesota Avenue, San Jose, CA

Once again, Santa Maria Urban Ministry clients are in need of gently-used coats, sweatshirts, sweaters, scarves, comforters, and blankets. Help keep your neighbors warm this winter by dropping off these items in the Branch Headquarters parking lot. Just drive in to the parking lot and a volunteer will take your items out of your car. Questions? Contact Mary Jane Vitkovich.


Women’s Suffrage 2020 Centennial Commemoration Call to Action

August, 26, 2020 marked the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, where women took their rightful place in the voting booth. The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors approved a resolution establishing the Woman’s Equality 2020 Leadership Council. The first county-wide task force met November 14, 2018, where over 40 leaders from the community began an introductory session to plan what a centennial celebration would look like. 

For more information about the council and a schedule of upcoming meetings, see the link on the Santa Clara County Office of Women’s Policy website: Woman’s Equality 2020 Leadership Council


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

Women Making a Difference >>> Take Action on Public Policy



AAUW does not sanction in-person meetings at this time nor for the foreseeable future. AAUW’s guidance is in adherence with California mandates and in the best interests of all members. Watch this page for information about upcoming virtual Branch and other events.

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Stay safe and well.