Current Announcements

The announcements on this page are important current details about the site and things of urgent interest to the members and frequent visitors:

SAVE THE DATES:

2018 State Convention

The Murfreesboro branch is the host for our 2018 convention.  Please mark your calendars–more details to come in late summer/early fall.

Friday, March 16, 2018 (Board Meeting)
Saturday, March 17, 2018 (Convention Program)

LINKS FOR THE SITE’S CONTENT

RECENT ADDITIONS to look for:

  • AAUW of Tennessee 2017-2018 Officers Directory – full directory on the members only page.
  • August/September National Announcements
  • Bylaws Update See the Members Only page
  • 2017-2018 Calendar – Update
  • Advocacy – A Guide for Tennessee Voters; 2016 Election and 2017 Legislative Session.  This is a PDF voter guide for everyone.

ANNOUNCEMENTS of Interest from National

October 2017

The Simple Truth about the Gender Pay Gap

You’ve probably heard that men are paid more than women are paid over their lifetimes. But what does that mean? Are women paid less because they choose lower-paying jobs? Is it because more women work part time than men do? Or is it because women have more care giving responsibilities? And what, exactly, does gender bias have to do with paychecks?
AAUW’s The Simple Truth about the Gender Pay Gap succinctly addresses these issues by going beyond the widely reported 80 percent statistic.
Read more.


Know Your Rights: Sexual Harassment and Sexual Assault under Title IX

mage by Tony Cairns, Flickr Creative Commons

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a comprehensive federal law that prohibits sex discrimination in education. It covers women and men, girls and boys, and staff and students in any educational institution or program that receives federal funds. Local school districts, colleges and universities, for-profit schools, career and technical education agencies, libraries, and museums are all covered under Title IX.
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Join an ¡Adelante! Book Discussion Webinar with the Author of A Disability History of the United States

 

Join AAUW and our ¡Adelante! Book of the Month Club in commemorating National Disability Employment Awareness Month as we talk with Kim E. Nielsen, Ph.D., about her book A Disability History of the United States, a “lively historical record that fills a gap in the literature.”
Have a question for the author? Make sure you submit it along with your registration form so that we can cover it in the session or follow up with you directly.
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Membership Payment Program (MPP)

The Membership Payment Program (MPP) is a secure, online dues-processing alternative to the regular print version Branch Dues Report remittance process for AAUW branches and states. This free tool is located within AAUW’s Member Services Database (MSD).
For Branch and State Participation:
AAUW states must first participate in order for branches to have the option to do so. If your state is not a participant contact the state president who authorizes use of the MPP and urge them to sign up!

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AAUW Work Smart Salary Negotiation Trainings Now Available Across the U.S.

The AAUW Work Smart salary negotiation program that helps women hammer away at the gender wage gap will have greater reach this Equal Pay Day, due in large part to frustration with the status quo. Left on its own, the gender wage gap won’t close for another 135 years, which is unacceptable and explains why numerous cities are collaborating with AAUW.

AAUW Work Smart has expanded beyond Boston, where it first launched just two years ago, to Washington, D.C.Tempe, Arizona; and Long Beach, California.. Read more


Skill Training Webinars for Members


Skill-training webinars are an easy way to learn strategies and techniques that can help your branch grow and give leaders the confidence they need to take on new challenges. Skill-training webinars will be held on the second Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m. ET.
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How Would You Like to Work the Same Hours for Half the Pay? That’s the Gender Pay Gap for Latinas

Thanks to the gender pay gap, Latinas are paid 54 percent of what non-Hispanic white men are paid. That means it takes Latinas almost an entire extra year of full-time, year-round work in order to be paid what the average white man took home by December 31. Think about how that adds up over a lifetime, and we’re talking about losing a substantial chunk of change — change that could have greatly aided Latinas and their families.
Read more.


September 25, 2017: Native women’s Equal Pay Day

Native Women Have to Work 9 Extra Months to Make the Same Salary as White Men Made Last Year. September 25, 2017, marks Native women’s Equal Pay Day, the day that the wages of American Indian and Alaska Native women catch up to the money white men were paid in 2016. (It took about 21 months to white men’s 12, if you’re counting.) We also use this occasion to recognize the pay gap that Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander women face.
Here’s why you might not already know about this particular pay gap..Read more.


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Tip of the Month: How to embed videos to your branch website?

  • Find the video you wish to embed on YouTube and click on “Share” icon present on the top right of the video.
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  • Click on the Youtube link present on the video.
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Word Camp Conferences – 2017

Word Camps are informal, community-organized events that are put together by WordPress users . Everyone from casual users to core developers participate, share ideas, and get to know each other.
Click here to learn more about Word Camp.
Word Camp Schedule

August/September (2017)

Join Adelante’s Online Book Discussion with the Author of Breaking In: The Rise of Sonia Sotomayor and the Politics of Justice

How did Sonia Sotomayor become the first Latina justice on the Supreme Court of the United States? Veteran journalist Joan Biskupic follows the story behind that questionJoin AAUW and our ¡Adelante! Book of the Month Club in commemorating National Hispanic Heritage Month as we talk with Joan Biskupic on September 6 about her book Breaking In: The Rise of Sonia Sotomayor and the Politics of Justice.
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4 Tips to Negotiating for the Salary and Benefits You’re Worth

At AAUW we’re moving the needle on the gender pay gap through our innovative research, powerful advocacy, and salary negotiation programs for women across the country. You can sign up for a workshop near you, but in the meantime here are four tips for you. Ready to get paid what you’re worth? Follow these four steps to successfully negotiate your salary and benefits package. Read more.


Full Equity in Higher Education Remains Elusive

Student debt protest. Image by Ryan via Flickr Creative Commons

Women’s Equality Day, celebrated on August 26, marks the anniversary of the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment, which granted women the right to vote. One battle we are still waging is for women in education. AAUW estimates that due to disproportionate student loan burden and a longer debt repayment period, women currently hold almost two-thirds of student debt in the United States. Read more.


Apply for AAUW’s Fellowships and Grants Today!

2014-2015 AAUW International Fellow Petreena Campbell pursued her Ph.D. in Pharmacology.

AAUW has a long and distinguished history of advancing educational and professional opportunities for women in the United States and around the globe. Follow in the footsteps of award-winning authors, scientists, scholars, and change makers. Apply today!