About AAUW-WHC

MISSION STATEMENT:
To advance gender equity for women and girls through research, education and advocacy.

VISION:
Equity for all.

VALUES:

  • Nonpartisan.
  • Fact-based.
  • Integrity.
  • Inclusion and Intersectionality.

Visit AAUW National’s website at www.aauw.org to read about AAUW’s strategic plan that focuses on education and training, economic security, and leadership.

DIVERSITY STATEMENT
In principle and in practice, AAUW values and seeks an inclusive membership, workforce, leadership team, and board of directors. There shall be no barriers to full participation in this organization on the basis of age, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, geographical location, national origin, race, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic status.

What We Offer

Monthly Branch Meetings with an educational focus on subjects like cross-cultural understanding, health, government, and the arts. Unless otherwise noted, meetings are held at the Tracy Gee Community Center, 3955 Westcenter Drive. Visit Branch Programs for dates and topics.

Outreach Activities. For the past 267 years we have sponsored an annual conference, Expanding Your Horizons in Science and Mathematics, that introduces 600 middle-school girls to women with careers in math and science and provides hands-on learning about those careers. For more information, visit our Expanding Your Horizons Home Page. 2020 will be a transition year for the WHC-AAUW branch and we are currently researching alternate outreach efforts.

Scholarships. We support the national AAUW Educational Foundation, which provided $3.9 million in funding for fellowships and grants to 250 outstanding women and nonprofit organizations in the 2018–19 academic year.  We also support the Legal Advocacy Fund, which is the largest legal fund focused solely on sex discrimination in higher education. Locally our Baker/Telfer Scholarship is awarded annually to three graduating senior girls who plan to pursue a career in math or science. Learn more…

Communications Links with public policy makers. See Public Policy.

Activities such as literature discussions, bridge, and cultural events. Check our list of Upcoming Events or our Calendar.

About Our Members

Qualification for AAUW Membership – Membership in the Association is open to all women and men who hold an associate degree or equivalent, a baccalaureate, or a higher degree from a college or university on the list of qualifed institutions (this includes most 4-year U.S. colleges and universities and a number of foreign institutions).

Currently membership in the West Harris County Branch of AAUW totals 257. For information about joining, visit Membership Information.