American Association of University Women - AAUW
Whidbey Island AAUW is a dynamic branch of the American Association of University Women. We are over 90 active and involved women living in the five towns, on the shores and in the expansive countryside of the island we call home. We are business women, professionals, artists. homemakers, retirees, parents and caretakers of parents who share the commonality of a degree and who enjoy the companionship AAUW activities afford. We are interested in the needs of our community...the nation...and the world. Our focus is on enabling young women and girls to reach their potential as thoughtful, educated, caring contributors to society.
Linda McNamara, founding president, & Kay Klein,
We are committed to making a significant impact on education and equity for women and girls on the island and, through our national organization, for women and girls throughout the United States.
The AAUW is the oldest and largest national organization for women. It was founded in Boston in 1881 to link women college graduates in advancing equity for women in education, in employment and in public service.
Headquartered in Washington D.C. with a total of 100,000 members, AAUW has over 1000 branches nationwide. AAUW is affiliated with the International Federation of University Women IFUW which serves women around the world.
In principle and in 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 or disability.