Monday, December 25, 2017

States Notch Multiple Equal Pay Victories in 2017

States Notch Multiple Equal Pay Victories in 2017: Voters are fed up with the persistent gender pay gap, and many state legislators are listening. In 2017 a whopping 42 states, plus Puerto Rico and Washington, D.C., offered legislative solutions to the gender pay gap. While not all of these bills passed, this growing activity shows that red, blue, and purple states realize that the pay gap is real and that something needs to be done about it. Read more »

Monday, December 18, 2017

Save the date for the next AAUW Tech Savvy Conference!

The Fergus Falls AAUW chapter will host the next AAUW Tech Savvy Conference (AKA STEAM Girls Saturday) on Saturday, April 14, 2018 from 9:30 am to 11:30 am at the DNR Building in Fergus Falls. 

AAUW Tech Savvy is a daylong science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) career conference designed to attract girls in sixth through ninth grades to these fields. AAUW Tech Savvy also includes an important parent program that encourages families to reinforce girls’ interest in future education and careers in STEM. AAUW branches have taken the lead in organizing and holding these highly successful, one-day STEM conference for girls nationwide; find a conference site below or contact your local branch if you’d like to organize an event in your community.
AAUW Tech Savvy was founded in 2006 by the AAUW Buffalo (NY) Branch under the leadership of former branch president Tamara Brown. This annual event has become a huge success, serving upwards of 700 girls and 200 parents each spring at the University of Buffalo in New York. Today more than 15 AAUW branches organize and hold AAUW Tech Savvy conferences throughout the country.
For additional information about the conference or to volunteer, please email 

For additional information on the AAUW Tech Savvy program, click here.

Monday, December 11, 2017

FF Daily Journal: A broad spectrum of Understanding: AAUW hosts presentation on Autism by local mother, son

"Bill Gates, Hans Christian Andersen, Thomas Edison, Charles Schulz and Jane Austen. Most people would know who these people are and what they are famous for. On the flip side, many probably don’t know all of these people and many more were/are on the autism spectrum.
“If you’ve met one person with autism, you’ve met one person with autism,” Steven Vergiels said. “It’s really emphasizing the individuality part.”
Steven Vergiels is also on the autism spectrum and he and his mother, Carrie Beithon have done several presentations to educate communities about autism, including for American Association of University Women."
According to Jane McLandress, president of AAUW, the presentation was well done and well received. She and AAUW asked Beithon and her son to do a presentation for them, because she knew they had educated many people throughout the state several times. According to Beithon, who is also a member of AAUW, she and Vergiels have presented maybe 50 times, mostly in schools for teachers and teaching staff."

To read the rest of the article in the Fergus Falls Daily Journal, please click link.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Holiday Gift Guide for Girls: 2017 Edition

Holiday Gift Guide for Girls: 2017 Edition: Can’t figure out what to get your favorite girls this holiday season? AAUW’s Holiday Gift Guide for Girls has you covered. We’ve created a list of gifts that empower girls to believe in themselves, defy stereotypes, be creative, and dream big! Read on to find gifts for activists, scientists, and change makers at every age and at every stage of their trailblazing careers. Read more »