Welcome to the Woodbridge, VA Branch of AAUW!

“Honoring Our Educators”
During 2019’s “American Education Week” –
Monday, November 18, 2019
Beville Middle School Cafeteria,
4901 Dale Blvd., Dale City 22193
7 pm – 9 pm

We will pay tribute to educators in our community whose efforts transformed our community including in STEM + the arts, and honor those to whom the torch has been passed.
Speakers, testimonials, and presentations by students, parents, teachers, and community members are planned. Please plan to attend and also forward names of educators who should be
invited to Susan at the email below for RSVP-ing.

The program is free, but we must have RSVPs to plan the refreshments and seating.

Please contact Susan Bardenhagen:
successSTEAMconference@gmail.com by Friday, November 15th


Holiday Dinner 

When: Monday December 2 6:00 pm

Where: Madigan’s Waterfront, Occoquan  (NEW VENUE)

We have reserved the “landing” inside on the first floor to have a private setting.
Please look for the RSVP email before Thanksgiving!


Dedication of the Virginia Women’s Monument

Over 600 people attended, including Gov. Northam, AAUW of VA Woman of Achievement winner Mary Margaret Whipple, Speaker of the House M. Kirkland Cox, and Ivan Schwartz, head sculpture. Mr. Schwartz noted that as of 2011, while there were an estimated 5,200 public statues depicting historic figures in the United States, only 394 were of women.

This monument, over 10 years in the making, will consists of 12 statues of women who represent over 400 years of Virginia history.  Seven statues were unveiled at the ceremony, with the other five to be installed later.  The monument also has a glass Wall of Honor with the name of 230 Virginia women.  One woman from Prince William County, Annie Snyder (1921-2002) a preservationist, is on the wall.

For more information, go to http://womensmonumentcom.virginia.gov/

AAUW WORK SMART ONLINE IS HERE!

Learn to negotiate your salary NOW! LEARN MORE HERE! 

Why does it matter?

The pay gap has lifelong financial effects that grow over time, from the ability to pay for education and childcare to saving for retirement, impacting women in nearly every profession. The Work Smart program teaches women at all stages of their career how to negotiate their pay, resulting in improved financial futures for themselves and their families.

Share with everyone you know! 

Print this WorkSmart flyer created by the Reston-Herndon Branch to post in your community for all to see!

Take the course yourself to be able to talk about it!


Branch Members, read all about it!

The program is designed to promote cohesion between AAUW national and affiliates and increase understanding and implementation of the strategic plan goals. National recognition allows AAUW National to acknowledge and celebrate affiliates that advance AAUW’s mission.

How can you help your branch succeed and be recognized?


Equal Pay For Women in 2017- Not in Prince William County, Virginia

While State and local governments all over the country recognized April 4, 2017 as Equal Pay Day, the symbolic day when women’s wages catch up to men’s earnings from the year before, this was not the case in Prince William County, Virginia. Board of County Supervisors Chairman Corey Stewart, along with Supervisors Pete Candland (Gainesville District), Vice Chair Jeanine Lawson (Brentsville District), and Ruth Anderson (Occoquan District), blocked the board from approving a proclamation recognizing Equal Pay Day in the county and would have “urged the citizens of Prince William County to recognize the full value of women’s skills and significant contributions to the labor force.” They felt, in part, that any discussion of a gender pay gap was a “political” issue, not fully based in fact.

Voting to approve the proclamation were Supervisors Martin Nohe (Coles District), John Jenkins​(Neabsco District), Maureen Caddigan (Potomac District) and Frank Principi (Woodbridge District) who also sponsored the proclamation. They understand that Pay inequality isn’t just a women’s issue; it is a family issue. Recent research has found that 50 percent of households with children include a mother who is either the sole or primary earner for her family.

You can hear what they had to say at the board meeting about equal pay for women at http://pwcgov.granicus.com/MediaPlayer.php?view_id=23&clip_id=2320, starting at eight minutes into the video.