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NewWinter 2015 State Bulletin


  • Public Policy Day at Marriott Denver South in Lone Tree CO, February 6, 2016
  • State Convention at Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch in Loveland CO, April 22-23, 2016
  • Rocky Mountain Regional Conference at Sheraton Uptown in Albuquerque NM, July 15-17, 2016
  • Fall Leadership Conference at DoubleTree by Hilton in Colorado Springs CO, September 9-10, 2016

AAUW NSF-funded report Solving the Equation: The Variables for Women's Success in Engineering and ComputingCheck out some of our work!
Women in STEM, Pay Equity, & Education

Women in STEM

From the research team who brought you Why So Few? Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics comes a deeper dive into engineering and computing, fields that offer 80 percent of STEM jobs but still boast dismal numbers of women students and workers. Get your free download of Solving the Equation: The Variables for Women’s Success in Engineering and Computing today — and click here to pledge to let the girls in your life tinker!

Our society has traditionally discriminated against women connected with STEM. Some discrimination was subtle. Creative problem solving was geared to boys in toys such as Legos and computer games. Even AAUW restricted membership only to women with liberal arts degrees until 1963. Learn more about our STEM work here.

Pay Equity

It has been a complicated process to increase the number of women in STEM careers, but it is now happening. More women than men are entering college — and many of those women are focused on STEM. AAUW has played a vital role. Learn more.

Click the image for power tools to fight the gender pay gap. Tell the powers that be that 78 cents on the dollar is not enough!

Click the image for power tools to fight the gender pay gap. Tell the powers that be that 78 cents on the dollar is not enough!

While AAUW is energized by its STEM victories, we are furious that we lack pay equity for women and that women tend to get fewer pay raises. The gender pay gap negatively affects all family members because of reduced income and savings and is particularly acute for single women heads of household. AND the pay gap is even wider for women of color, LGBT women, and women with disabilities.

The pay gap has narrowed, but our goal is to eliminate it altogether. Get the latest power tools for closing the gender pay gap at AAUW’s fightforfairpay.org.



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Schools have evolved over the decades, but our dedication to their support is needed more than ever. Since its inception, AAUW has been focused on funding for education, and it is still an issue. Adequate funding is necessary because education plays such a critical role in advancing women’s and girls’ economic and career opportunities.

AAUW has dedicated more than 120 years to the advancement of education through research, publications, leadership programs, and funding of education in areas that ensure that women and girls have access and opportunities to higher education. Learn more about AAUW efforts to advance education equity through legislation and research.

AAUW Colorado monitors legislative issues that affect funding for education and lobbies for policies that promote better opportunities for women and girls. Many of our branches award scholarships to outstanding high school women, as well as women returning to college to complete their education or change careers. Awards and recognitions are given to young women who complete outstanding science projects.