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








Annual Fall Gathering
Saturday, September 25,
10 – 11:30 am
Online via Zoom

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, this year’s keynote speaker is member Katherine Oven, who spent her career as a civil engineer specializing in water issue in the Bay Area. Come learn about California’s complex water supply and how to be water wise in our current drought conditions. Because of caution due to Covid, we will be conducting this meeting on Zoom only. Invite a friend or two who might be interested.

Zoom link/info is:

Meeting ID: 893 8577 8024

Passcode: 343900

Dialin (only) is: +1 669 900 6833 US

Coffee & Conversation for Members–
Prospective & New Members especially welcome!
Saturday, October 30  10 am – 12 pm
AAUW San Jose Headquarters
(on the back porch)
1165 Minnesota Ave., San Jose 95125

This year we will be holding Coffee and Conversations on the last Saturday of each month—either in person (Covid allowing) or on Zoom. For new and prospective members, we will 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!

We follow all Santa Clara County Public Health guidelines.

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.

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 county-wide task force organized initiatives to mark the occasion, including pre-registration voter drives for 16 and 17-year olds, awareness of persistent wage-gaps for women of color and other marginalized groups and publicizing voter education resources for all.

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’s meeting guidance is in adherence with local mandates and in the best interests of all members. Watch this page for information about upcoming virtual Branch and other events.

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

Stay safe and well.