February 21, 2017  General Meeting

Orinda Community Church 
10 Irwin Way,  Orinda 94563
Fellowship Hall
9:30   Social
10:00 Program

Guest Speaker:

Dr. Beth Burnside, the former Vice Chancellor for Research and Professor Emerita of Molecular and Cell Biology at the University of California, Berkeley,  Dr Burnside will discuss her AAUW Fellowship and the challenges of being a woman in academia and science. Among her many accomplishments Dr Burnside was:

  • the first woman faculty member in the anatomy department at Penn,
  • the first female Dean of Biological Sciences at Cal
  • the only woman to serve as Vice Chancellor for Research at Cal where she managed the flow of $600 million annually in research funding.

    Expanding your Horizons
    STEM Conference at Saint Mary’s College

    Saturday March 18, 2017

    160 middle school girls are invited to register for an opportunity to participate in a day of hands-on, interactive workshops focused on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). The goals are to provide exciting activities led by female role models, showcase STEM careers, and stimulate interest in science and mathematics.

    The 2017 EYH STEM Conference will be held on March 18 at Saint Mary’s College of California in Moraga, and Registration begins January 27.

    Please see the  Brochure  pg1    Brochure pg2   or visit the Conference Website for more information .

    The conference is made possible by generous financial support from Saint Mary’s College, Chevron, and the Lamorinda Sunrise Rotary, as well as individual contributions.

    March 21, 2017 General Meeting

    Orinda Community Church
    10 Irwin Way,  Orinda 94563
    Fellowship Hall
    9:30   Social
    10:00 Program

    International Program speaker Bobbie Preston, M.D.,
    Chief Operations Officer, No One Left Behind.

    Afghan and Iraqi interpreters and support personnel who once sought reforms and democracy for their countries and worked side-by-side with U.S. troops are now targets of the Taliban and ISIL. They were promised by our country that if they were known targets of the Taliban or Daesh (ISIL) they and their families would get visas to come to the United States. Many have worked with our troops for many years.

    The mission of No One Left Behind is to assist Afghan and Iraqi combat interpreters and their families who have received Special Immigrant Visas (SIVs) with resettlement in the United States.  Much of this work involves providing assistance, including tutoring in English, for many non-English speaking women on these special visas.

    Wine with Us
    Wine Tasting and Conversation
    Thursday  March 23, 2017

    5-7 pm

    Amoroma  Restaurant
    The Park in Rheem Valley,
    360 Park St, Moraga, CA 94556

    Join your fellow branch members for some social time.  The $5 tasting fee for a flight of 4 regional and Italian wines and light appetizers will be paid by the branch.

    Online book discussion with Linda Hirshman
    author of Sisters in Law

adelante-sisters-in-law-book-coverSisters in Law: How Sandra Day O’Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg Went to the Supreme Court and Changed the World

Date : March 28, 2017
Time: 8:00 p.m. ET
Location: Online (You just need to register.)
Cost: Free     Click Here to learn more and register

Glimpses from the 2017 Women’s March

January 24, 2017 

On January 21, 2017, at least half a million people descended upon Washington, D.C., to march for gender equality. Millions more joined in sister marches across the United States and around the world. Never content to sit out history, AAUW members were right there front and center. AAUW staff, members, and supporters marched to make their voices heard in our nation’s capital and across the country. The AAUW delegation came to D.C. by bus, plane, train, and automobile. All came with the same goal: to proclaim that women’s rights are human rights.

In addition to sharing chants and signs, members raised their voices through local and national media outlets to get out the message that AAUW stands up for equality and civil rights of all Americans.

As a nonpartisan organization, AAUW marched to remind elected officials that women are watching and will make their voices heard on any action (or inaction) on women’s issues. Now that the march is over, take the next step with AAUW. And remember to check out AAUW’s Facebook page to see even more highlights from marches across the country!

AAUW’s accomplishments in 2016

six-equal-pay-lays-passed-in-2016As the year comes to a close, it’s time to look back AAUW’s achievements which is the ultimate hard work of all of our members and supporters. Without their support, the success of the last year would not have been possible.

●     200,000+ messages went out to state and federal legislators.
●     6 states passed new equal pay laws in 2016.
●     714 resource guides were delivered to Title IX coordinators in 29 states.
●     2,200 signatures collected on AAUW’s petition urging Anheuser-Busch to sign 900-gotv-events-in-2016the White House Equal Pay Pledge.
●     44 years of Title IX celebrated with Senator Harry Reid.
●     900+ get-out-the-vote events organized by members in 46 states.
●     19 AAUW members were elected to state legislatures.
●     12,000 young women and girls were empowered through AAUW’s leadership programs.
●     11,460 women learned to ask for the salary they deserve through AAUW salary workshop negotiations

WE HAVE MOVED!                                    images-1

As of September 2016
Monthly OML meetings will be held at the
Orinda Community Church
Fellowship Hall
10 Irwin Way, Orinda 94563

And a NEW TIME     9:30 a.m.  Social     10-12 a.m  Meeting

PARKING IS AVAILABLE IN AN UPPER LOT which is marked with “Event Parking” arrows. Please leave parking in the lower lot available for anyone with mobility issues.  Thanks for helping everyone attend who need closer access to the Fellowship Hall.

Latest AAUW Report

barriers-and-biasWhy do men still vastly outnumber women in leadership positions? AAUW’s newest research report, Barriers and Bias: The Status of Women in Leadership, explores this question, drawing from scholarly research and paying special attention to stereotypes and bias. The report provides recommendations for individuals and those in the education, corporate, and political sectors to contribute to an environment in which gender is no longer a barrier to leadership.


Our branch serves Orinda, Moraga, and Lafayette, small California towns nestled in rolling hills about 15 miles east of San Francisco. We have much to offer our members, including activities, events, interest groups, and educational opportunities.

The American Association of University Women is a national organization that advances equity for women through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research. AAUW has more than 170,000 members and supporters in 1000 branches across the United States and 800 college/university members. It lobbies and advocates for education and equity for women and girls. Our commitment to these issues is reflected by the AAUW public policy program and our support for AAUW Funds. Read more about AAUW Funds.