Welcome to the Saint Cloud Area (MN) Branch of AAUW!

A message from the St. Cloud Branch president

Despite the restrictions we face as a result of the pandemic, the St. Cloud Branch of AAUW is  fully committed to the fulfillment of our mission to advance gender equity for women and girls through research, education, and advocacy.

While the pandemic has mandated cancelling or postponing our community service projects, in-person meetings, programs, and social activities, we have found ways to soldier on.

Planning and development continues for our area high school educational initiative, Savvy Teens – Seminars for Career Success. Branch members will be conducting research to aid planning. Additionally, we are seeking collaboration and ideas from area high school principals, assistant principals, and counselors.

We have launched the application process for scholarships to attend the 2021 National Conference for College Women Student Leaders (NCCWSL) in the Washington, D.C., area. Yet to be determined is whether the conference will be in-person or virtual. St. Cloud State University and the College of Saint Benedict faculty and students have been informed about this unique opportunity.

Plans also continue for our next annual fundraiser, An Evening of Inspiration & Empowerment scheduled for Thursday, October 14, 2021. And, work has begun on the AAUW Minnesota State Convention, which will be April 29-30, 2022, in St. Cloud.

Our book clubs and planning committees will work via ZOOM and other online communications will continue while we fight the pandemic.

We always are happy to answer any questions regarding our active and formidable AAUW branch. Please contact me for additional information.

Best wishes for your good health and happiness!

Yours Truly,

Linda MacLeod

lmariemac1949@gmail.com

Our Mission 
AAUW advances gender equity for women and girls through  education, research, and advocacy.

The American Association of University Women  – Saint Cloud Area (MN) Branch welcomes women with a two-year degree or higher from an accredited college or university to join us! When you become a member of AAUW, you are part of a local, state, and national organization comprised of educated, successful women who have supported women and girls since 1881.  The Saint Cloud branch began in 1922 and is still going strong today, with over 100 members! We are a strong voice in the community for women and   girls.

AAUW offers an online training program on salary negotiation. More than 102,000 women have registered and taken the WorkSmart course so far (98% found the information helpful and 72% said they were more confident in salary negotiation. Go to https://salary.aauw.org. We are determined to close the pay gap!

Vision
Equity for all
Values
Nonpartisan, Fact-based, Integrity, Inclusion, Intersectionality
Focus
Education and Training, Economic Security, Leadership
Diversity
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 the organization on the basis of age, disability, ethnicity, gender,
gender identify, sexual orientation, or socioeconomic status.