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

The Orinda-Moraga-Lafayette (OML) Branch meets monthy and sponsors community outreach projects, interest groups and educational opportunities.

General Meeting  November 19, 2019

10:00 – 11:30 am
Social Hour 9:30-10 am
Orinda Community Church
10 Irwin Way  Orinda CA 94563

Why is Title IX important?

Guest Speaker Alicia Hetman

The progress of the 1972 first comprehensive federal law to prohibit sex discrimination in education is under threat. Mark your calendar for the November 19th AAUW Orinda-Moraga-Lafayette branch meeting to hear Alicia Hetman, the Title IX Coordinator for the AAUW CA Public Policy Committee and the AAUW (National) Public Policy Committee for 2019-2021.

She will discuss what must be done to assure that the protections guaranteed in Title IX remain strong and are enforced, and how we can make our branch’s voices heard locally.  All are welcome.

MARKETPLACE returns to the November meeting! 

If you have handmade work you’d like to sell, contact Mary Leigh Miller for more information, past years, we’ve enjoyed beautiful handcrafted jewelry, pottery and even home-preserved delectibles from members’ gardens.There is no table fee for selling.

Parking is available in the 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 needs closer access to the Fellowship Hall.


Game Day Fundraiser November 14, 2019

Mark your calendars for the 2nd annual Games Day.
Thursday November 14, 2019
Miramonte Gardens Clubhouse
1 Miramonte Dr, Moraga


A Conversation about Transitions through Higher Education for Foster Care Students
Monday November 18 @ 7 pm

This program is presented by Danville-Walnut Creek-San Ramon AAUW
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The BEST way to become involved with AAUW Public Policy is to sign up to be a two-minute activist.  Click this link: TWO MINUTE ACTIVIST This will allow you to sign up with your email and connect  with both state and national calls to action.  Make your voice heard!

Now we are thrilled to announce the NEXT STEP IN AAUW ADVOCACY: Two-Minute Activist mobile.

Complete this form to opt in to Two-Minute Activist mobile — or simply text the word “AAUW” to phone number 21333!

October Meeting Highlights

AAUW Strategic Plan

Beyond Aspirations: Advancing equity for Women and Girls



The Simple Truth about the Gender Pay Gap

The gender pay gap is the gap between what men and women are paid. Most commonly, it refers to the median annual pay of all women who work full time and year-round, compared to the pay of a similar cohort of men. Other estimates of the gender pay gap are based on weekly or hourly earnings, or are specific to a particular group of women.

Download Summary of 2018 Research Report
Frequently Asked Questions About the Gender Pay Gap

An Interview with Kim Churches and Ruth Bader Ginsberg on Gender Pay Inequity

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Kimberly Churches is the chief executive officer of the American Association of University Women (AAUW), an organization devoted to advancing equity for women and girls through education, advocacy, philanthropy and research. Prior to joining AAUW, Churches served as the managing director of Brookings Institution. The views expressed in this commentary are her own.

Know Your Rights: Sexual Harassment and Sexual Assault under Title IX

Image by Tony Cairns, Flickr Creative Commons

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a comprehensive federal law that prohibits sex discrimination in education. It covers women and men, girls and boys, and staff and students in any educational institution or program that receives federal funds. Local school districts, colleges and universities, for-profit schools, career and technical education agencies, libraries, and museums are all covered under Title IX.  Read more.


AAUW Stands against Bias and Bigotry

AAUW has always stood up against discrimination since its inception. AAUW’s history speaks for itself on how it has raised its voice against intolerance and injustice.

Once again it’s time to unite together and support refugees and immigrants to preserve diversity which makes America so strong and powerful. Continue reading.


Women take on more student debt than men … but are paid less after college

Between 1976 and 2014 the price of college attendance more than doubled, but household incomes barely budged. Today most students must bridge the gap between income and cost with student loans—followed by student debt. Women take on more loans and take longer to repay their debt, thus women hold almost two-thirds of the outstanding student loan debt in the United States.  To learn more read the research report from AAUW National.

Latest AAUW Report

Why do men still vastly outnumber women in leadership positions? AAUW’s newest research report, Deeper in Debt: Women and Student Loans. Women’s success in postsecondary education is shrinking the gender pay gap and opening up opportunities, but at what price? Women not only take on more student debt than men do, but women also pay back their loans more slowly because of the gender pay gap.