AAUW’s Mission, Vision and Values
AAUW advances gender equality for women and girls through research, education, and advocacy.
The AAUW vision is equity for all.
AAUW Values: Nonpartisan: Fact-based; Integrity; Inclusion and Intersectionality. A nonpartisan, nonprofit organization, AAUW has more than 170,000 members and supporters across the United States, as well as 1,000 local branches and over 800 college and university partners. Throughout its history, AAUW members have examined and taken positions on the fundamental issues of the day – educational, social, economic, and political. AAUW Greater Naples Branch is one of the most active in the state of Florida, with an engaged membership of over 100 and growing.
Membership Meeting October 3, 2020
The October 3rd GNB AAUW membership meeting will be held online, not in person.
A Zoom presentation is planned. The guest speaker on the topic of the upcoming election will be Diana Walsh, League of Women Voters. Carol Light, Public Policy Committee co- chair, will also be providing information on AAUW’s position on voting issues. In addition, Carol will make available, after the October 3rd meeting, a summary of her remarks.
Watch for more information from GNB AAUW about connecting to the October 3rd meeting via Zoom.
Mark your calendars to attend a great program on November 10:
Why Does the Gender Pay Gap Persist?
Quarles & Brady, LLP Naples Managing Partner Kelly Lyon Davis, Esq.; and
Dr. Sandra Pavelka, Ph.D., Professor and Founding Director, Institute for Youth and Justice Studies, Florida Gulf Coast University.
Hors d’oeuvres, wine, education, and camaraderie.
Tuesday, November 10,2020, 5:30-7:30 p.m., at the Collier County Education Association offices, 6710 Lone Oak Blvd., Naples, Florida 34113
Sponsored by TRUIST Bank
For details, click this link: Event Information
Sponsored by TRUIST Bank Despite decades of advocacy for equal pay for women, a gender gap istill exists. At this event, experts will facilitate discussion on the reasons for this continuing problem. Featured Speakers: Quarles & Brady, LLP Managing Partner Kelly Lyon Davis, Esq. and Dr. Sandra Pavelka, Ph.D., Director of the Institute for Youth and Justice Studies at Florida Gulf Coast …
AAUW Greater Naples Branch Received Two 2020 Awards from AAUW Florida
The first award is for increased membership. Our Branch had a renewal rate of 110%! Congratulations to Membership Director Elaine Wade and the entire Membership Committee! The second award is the Shooting Star Award, for the Branch’s support of Tech Trek with contributions per member exceeding the prior year. Congratulations to every member of the Branch for your continued commitment to AAUW’s mission!
The Greater Naples AAUW Charitable Foundation, Inc. Congratulates the deserving Local Women Receiving its 2020 Scholarship Awards:
- BRITNEY GARCIA
- SANDRA GREGORIO-MATIAS
- JUANITA GUERRERO
- TAYLOR SORRELL
For nearly 20 years, the Foundation has annually awarded academic scholarships to deserving local women.
23rd Annual STEAM Girls Count Conference a Success; 24th Conference Planned for February, 2021, exact date TBD.
The 23rd Annual AAUW Greater Naples Branch Invitational STEAM Girls Count Conference was held February 1, 2020 at Golden Gate High School. More than twenty professionals and STEAM specialists shared their enthusiasm and expertise with 90 fifth-grade girls from Collier County Public Schools (“CCPS”) along with their families who attended the Conference despite the rain. We were disappointed that we were unable to serve more girls this year, but have plans for increasing attendance next year! Congratulations to Chair Nancy Beights, Vice Chair Cathy Hackney and the entire STEAM Conference team!
Many thanks to Charmaine Klein, who has stepped up to Chair the 24th annual STEAM Girls Count Conference!
Mark Your Calendars:
A special dinner & lecture event on MLK Day
Micah W. Kubic, Ph.D., Executive Director, ACLU Florida
“The Movement is Now”
Monday, January 18, 2021 at 5:30 p.m. in the Cultural Arts Center at The Arlington
7900 Arlington Circle, Naples, Florida 34113
Sponsored by: The Arlington
For full event information click this link: Event Information
With more than twenty years of experience in civil liberties, civil rights, and racial justice work, Dr. Kubic leads the work of the ACLU of Florida and hundreds of thousands of supporters across the state. Dr. Kubic holds bachelors’ degrees from the George Washington University, as well as a master’s degree and a doc-torate in Black Politics from Howard University. His first book, Freedom, Inc. and Black Political Empower-ment, was published by the University of Missouri Press in 2016.
Link to 2/8/20 Branch Meeting Public Policy presentation about the Equal Rights Amendment.