Welcome to the Bend, OR Branch of AAUW!

The American Association of University Women advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education and research.

AAUW will be a powerful advocate and visible leader in equity and education through research, philanthropy, and measurable change in critical areas impacting the lives of women and girls.

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, disability or class.

By joining AAUW, you belong to a community that breaks through educational and economic barriers so all women have a fair chance.

AAUW of Bend was founded in 1931.  We currently have approximately 75 members.

You play like a girl. You should smile more. Women are so emotional.

We’ve heard it all before. Sexist microaggressions, which are often wrapped up in racialized biases, make us doubt ourselves, whether we’re second-guessing a great idea, feeling self-conscious about our bodies, or receiving less pay or less respect. As AAUW’s research report Barriers and Bias: The Status of Women in Leadership explains, seemingly small acts of sexism (like implicit bias, workplace inflexibility, and prejudiced hiring practices) contribute to the gender leadership gap, and that gap creates a culture where women’s work is devalued. It’s only a small step from there to devaluing ourselves.

Just as small acts of sexism can harm us, small acts of protest can empower us — and help build the change society needs. That’s why we’re starting a movement in which women, girls, boys, men, and allies of all identities can take action to show that they don’t accept sexism.

The Power of Membership

AAUW opens the doors of opportunity to women and girls
through our programs, research, and advocacy.

You can become a member of AAUW of Bend by CLICKING HERE.

Continuing Education Through Programs

Meetings  feature some mission-based programs, local issues and interesting speakers.  There is always something new to learn.  Join us, all our meetings are open to the public.

                                      Next Board Meeting:
                                                June, 2017

Next Focus Deadline:
TBA