Join the WOMENS MARCH:   JANUARY 21, 2017

wmw_poster_maravillas_lowresolutionHundreds of thousands of women and men will march on Saturday, January 21st in Washington, D.C, and many cities around the country, including Walnut Creek. The purpose of the Women’s March is to stand together for human rights, civil liberties, diversity and compassion for our shared humanity.

AAUW is encouraging members to participate as a visible group. Denise Burian is coordinating the OML Branch members who want to march together at the Walnut Creek Women’s March.

Saturday, January 21, 2017
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10:30 a.m.    Music and Performers
11:00 a.m.     Rally with Speakers
11:55 a.m.     Watch
12:00 p.m.     March (Civic Drive to Locust St. to Olympic Blvd. to N. Main back to Civic Park
1:00 p.m.      March ends

images-2The AAUW-OML group will meet at the North entrance of the Walnut Creek Library on Saturday, January 21st at 10:30 a.m. It is recommended that you park in a parking lot rather than in a metered parking spot, or at the BART station and take the free shuttle to the library.

Check out the website at

You can also contact Denise Burian or 925-285-1932 (cell).
We will provide some AAUW signs.

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January 28, 2017
9 am
Sideboard     3535 Plaza Way Lafayette 94549

Join us for some social time after the holiday crush

2014-02-07-valentine-partyAAUW OML Scholarship Fund’s Fourth Annual Valentine’s Event

Amphora, Purveyor of Fine Olive Oil
7 Fiesta Lane, Lafayette
Thursday, February 9, 2017
6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.

Learn About the Art of Olive Oil Making From Industry Experts
Enjoy a Private Tasting of Premium Extra Virgin Oils • Fused and Infused Olive Oils • Aged Balsamic Vinegars
Savor an Array of Heavy Hors d’oeuvres and Exceptional Desserts
Drinks Include Wine and non-Alcoholic White Balsamic Vinegar Spritzer

Cost: $30 Per Person10959597_10153452101096487_5113354737997536116_n
($15 Plus a Percentage of Sales Benefit Scholarships)
Funds Raised Will Be Awarded to Young Women of Lamorinda
Limited to 40 Guests Only!
Make Checks Payable to AAUW-OML Community Outreach Fund, Inc.
For Tickets Contact Bonnie Fend, or 510-219-9455

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 St Mary’s College

    Saturday March 18, 2017

    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

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.