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










Neighbors Helping Neighbors Donation Drive
June 5, 2021
11 am to 1 pm

AAUW San Jose Headquarters Parking Lot
1165 Minnesota Avenue, San Jose

Neighbors Helping Neighbors will be hosting its final donation drive for the fiscal year, which will be for HomeFirst Services, a provider of Santa Clara County’s largest homeless shelter and support programs for the unhoused.

Some statistics on the unhoused in Santa Clara County:

  •             the 5th largest homeless population in the U.S.
  •             30% of homelessness is due to loss of a job
  •             2.2 million renters are competing for 664,000 units of affordable housing

Let’s help out! Please donate laundry pods and new women’s underwear (any size or color). Questions? Contact Mary Jane Vitkovich.


Coffee & Convo: Open House
Saturday, May 22 – 10 am – 11 am
Coffee & Conversation for Prospective & New Members

Join us as we cover the highlights of what AAUW San Jose Branch has to offer. So much to see and do! We welcome you.

First, register here on Eventbrite:

On the day of, join the Zoom Meeting:

Meeting ID: 964 1659 5873
Passcode: 209384

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, philanthropy, and research.

Come hear more and consider joining us!




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.