Plan to join AAUW members and friends April 18, 2020 at the Quest Polaris Conference Center on the north side of Columbus, Ohio for a day of news we can expand. Registration is open. Download Orbit and find the link below to register.
We begin with Lisa Maatz as keynote speaker. Lisa is a nationally sought-after speaker, writer and political analyst. As the former Vice President of Government Relations and Advocacy at AAUW, she is a frequent speaker at Capitol Hill events and has developed a reputation for her strategic approach to legislation and advocacy at all levels. We remember her being an invited witness at President Obama’s signing of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, which reset the statute of limitations to file pay discrimination lawsuits, allowing more workers to seek restitution. What will you learn about advocating successfully and effectively? Join us to find out.
Other sessions at the biennial conference will include new discussions on economic security, women leaders, camp and NCCWSL attendees and AAUW news. AAUW branches in Ohio have hosted successful events this year. Plan to bring an interactive display with handouts. Take home programming ideas.
Read the Winter Orbit 2020 today.
Online registration is open. Go to the Convention 2020 registration.
Everything you need to know about branch awards can be found on the Branch Corner page.
Because of the generous support from two NCCWSL sponsors, PPG and DuPont, NCCWSL can now provide approximately five scholarships for Ohio STEM attendees. Scholarship recipients will receive airfare and registration to attend NCCWSL May 27-30, 2020 at the University of Maryland, College Park.
• STEM applicants must be enrolled in a STEM degree program
• Be a student in the state of Ohio
• Follow the AAUW National Scholarship Application dates and guidelines
Applicants must apply to NCCWSL by February 16, 2020. More information…
AAUW Ohio’s support can provide two more scholarships for other Ohio college women student leaders. Applications for an AAUW Ohio scholarship to NCCWSL can be downloaded now. Application is a two-step process:
- Apply to NCCWSL by February 16, 2020
- Return NCCWSL AAUW Ohio Scholarship Application and NCCWSL 2020 Registration Form so they will be received by March 18 at the Cleveland offices shown in the forms.
Student Leaders: 2020 NCCWSL Registration is Now Open
Want to learn more about leadership and professional development? Or how to become an activist on issues that matter to you? Then register for #NCCWSL2020! This year we will be hosting dozens of workshops and panels on #activism and #career development. nccwsl.org
AAUW’s National Conference for College Women Student Leaders (NCCWSL) is the premiere leadership event for college women in the US. Attend NCCWSL and unlock your leadership potential!
- When: May 27–30, 2020
Where: University of Maryland Campus
- Register by February 16 to save $100 and be eligible for a scholarship
Upcoming Advocacy Events
Human Trafficking Awareness Day, Women’s Lobby Day and FOCO Lobby Day are all scheduled for end of February through April 1. Read more about upcoming advocacy efforts in Ohio.
To AAUW Ohio Leaders: The Importance of Serving
Serving an organization or a community is so very important. Where would we be without those who help pique our interest and urge us on to change and do things we can improve? Members–won’t you join the AAUW Ohio Board, or nominate a member to become an officer? Election will be held at Convention 2020.
Taking Note of Branch Events . . .
Hunting Ground, a documentary about campus sexual assault was shown at BGSU, followed by a small-group discussion. Find out what they learned by visiting the Branch Events page.
Branch Event Asks, “What If Ohio Helped, Instead of Punishing Its Poorest Schools? “
AAUW publishes news from the branches. Read more about Jan Ressenger’s talk to a joint event for Northeast and Heights-Hillcrest-Lyndhurst, Ohio branches. Available on the Branch Events page. Read the talk and the statistics, then write your legislators.
The Cumulative Impact of Sexual Harassment
AAUW’s newest research report finds that workplace sexual harassment can take a toll on women’s physical and mental health, limit their job choices, reduce prospects for career development and even force them out of the workforce. These negative effects compound over time, reducing women’s lifetime earnings and contributing to both the gender and retirement wage gaps, the report concludes.
Join us to make an impact for women and girls. Download the report from our national site.
AAUW Ohio Outlines Legislation to Watch
Ohio General Assembly 133rd Session introduced bills on economic issues, human trafficking, education, and gun control. Economic issues include an Equal Pay Act, Family and Medical Leave, and a “pink tax” exemption. These are bills to watch and make your opinion know to your Ohio legislators. Read more on our Advocacy page.
In principle and in practice, AAUW values and seeks an inclusive membership, workforce, leadership team, and board of directors. There shall be no barriers to full participation in this organization on the basis of age, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, geographical location, national origin, race, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, or socioeconomic status.