Welcome to AAUW-Massachusetts!

AAUW–Massachusetts includes the state organization and eleven local branches in Massachusetts, working to turn the AAUW mission into reality in our own communities.

AAUW has played a vital role in the history of women’s achievements in Massachusetts and continues to work toward equitable access of opportunity for women and girls. AAUW-MA activities include:

AAUW-MA facilitates and supports efforts among neighboring branches to work in partnership as they plan community action projects. By sharing resources and focusing on local needs and issues, branch partners are able to translate AAUW’s mission into action at the grassroots level.

As we work to achieve AAUW goals, our members interact with other community organizations and leaders in education, government and business. Many of us strengthen organizational and leadership skills and develop new abilities which enhance our personal and professional lives. Join us!

Please refer to our calendar to find more information about current action projects and collaborative programs. Join us on Saturday, March 29th, at Cape Cod Community College for a fun and informative conference called Access to Success: Women in Community Colleges. For registration and more information, see our Calendar page.

The South Shore Area branch is looking for women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Careers that would be willing to do a workshop at our STEM Conference on May 17th for girls in grades 5-8.  Please ask anyone and everyone you know if they know any women in STEM Careers that might be able to help us out.  We need four women to do a one hour hands-on workshop (two times)-we’d like them to tell the girls about their career and then do a hands-on activity to get them excited about pursuing STEM!

Please let Lynn Policano Howard know if you have any contacts or suggestions that she should pursue! You can reach her at lynnphoward82@comcast.net.

AAUW of Massachusetts congratulates Patricia Fae Ho on winning the election for President of AAUW. Patricia has worked tirelessly for equity for women and girls. She has served in many AAUW leadership positions, including Chair of the 2006 National Conference of State Leaders in Washington DC, National Program Committee Co-chair, New England Regional Director, AAUW-MA president and  North Shore MA branch president. She is chair of the Essex County Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women, past president of Health Quarters and a member of the HAWC Board. She is also a trustee and docent at the Peabody Essex Museum.  Professionally, she was director of a Teacher Resource Center and a gifted education/enrichment teacher in New York schools.