About

AAUW Empowers Women

The American Association of University Women (AAUW) has been empowering women as individuals and as a community since 1881. For more than 130 years, we have worked together as a national grassroots organization to improve the lives of millions of women and their families.


Mission Statement:

AAUW advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research.

AAUW values and seeks a diverse membership.

AAUW Duluth is involved in:
  • Advocacy and public policy action
  • Get out the vote
  • Pay equity
  • Scholarship awards
  • STEM
  • Collaborations

Duluth Branch’s History:

Miss Anna Hare, a teacher at a private boarding school for girls,
attended a national AAUW convention in 1892. On her return she
organized the Duluth Branch in 1894. The school later closed and the
Branch was disbanded. The Duluth Branch was again organized in 1901
with 28 members under the leadership of Mrs. Linus Kline. (Our earliest
members never used their first names!)

The Duluth Branch members have worked over the years to provide leadership
and programs in areas such as gender equity, workshops for girls on career
opportunities, and sharing research done on women’s issues.

Providing scholarships for post Baccalaureate study has been an ongoing
project for many years. Our Branch meetings are a good place to network and
enjoy the company of some of the most interesting women in Duluth.


Join Us

Our 170,000 members and supporters span local and virtual communities, cities and college campuses, all over the world. On campuses, we foster the next generation of women in leadership and in the workplace. After graduation, we mentor, fund, and support educational and professional development. From college through career and beyond, we’re working to change the future.

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