Making Tennessee a better place for women and girls to work and learn since 1926.
Today, women have made great strides in the workplace and in education. Despite our achievements, we are still vastly under-represented in corporate and government leadership, as well as in cutting edge fields, such as technology and science. And, we experience a significant wage gap, earning only 54 to 78 cents on the dollar of men. This gap especially impacts Tennessee families since 70% of Tennessee women work.
These are central concerns of AAUW of Tennessee, a membership organization of college-educated individuals from all walks of life who share a common purpose—To make Tennessee a better place for women and girls to work and learn.
We aim to shape the public dialogue on women and girls, as well as to open doors to new educational opportunities and skills for the 21st Century work force. We do this through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research. We are part of a national network that supports our work throughout Tennessee. Our national organization (170,000 members strong) is a powerful voice on women’s issues in Washington, D. C. (http://www.aauw.org/) and provides nationally recognized research and programming on education and work for women and girls. Our Tennessee organization (http://aauw-tn.aauw.net/) unifies our presence throughout the state, facilitating the work of our nine branches in Columbia, Knoxville, Martin, Maryville, McMinnville, Memphis, Murfreesboro, Nashville, and Oak Ridge.
Becoming a Member
AAUW membership is open to college students and anyone with a college degree, including a two-year degree. Contact the State Membership Vice President, Letha Granberry (firstname.lastname@example.org) for current membership incentives or join on line at AAUW at http://www.aauw.org.
In principle and practice, AAUW values and seeks a diverse membership. There shall be no barriers to full participation in this organization on the basis of gender, race, creed, age, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or class.
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Shaping the Public Dialogue
AAUW Tennessee believes that pay equity and equal opportunity are a matter of simple fairness. AAUW Tennessee leads the effort to end pay discrimination and open doors for women in the workplace. We are currently engaging our members and allies in supporting paycheck fairness legislation to improve the workplace for women.
Opening Doors to New Educational Opportunities and Skills
This is the link to the document that can be printed and distributed to members and potential members. AAUW-TN Core Document Link
Leadership Summit Attendees
WHY I JOINED AAUW? Tennessee Members Endorse AAUW
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