AAUW History

Coretta Scott King 1969 Convention

AAUW’s Most Memorable Convention Speakers

Enjoy learning about some of our most memorable speakers from our past gatherings. Read more »

Blog   |   March 13, 2017
Pan-American Union Building (Wikimedia Commons)

World War I Didn’t Stop These Ladies from Demanding Change

The 49th AAUW National Convention is coming to Washington, D.C., but of course this isn’t the first time our association has convened in the nation’s capital. In April 1917, 100 years prior, AAUW’s predecessor organization, the Association of Collegiate Alumnae (ACA), organized a convention at a time when the nation was on the brink of war. Read more »

Blog   |   December 06, 2016
By USCapitol (Bartholdi Fountain at the U.S. Capitol - 1890) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Tackling the Gender Pay Gap over a 50-Cent Lunch: 1892 Convention

The very first convention in Washington, D.C., was held in October 1892. The 1890s were a period of tremendous societal change and technological advances, and women were playing a more active role in society than ever before. Read more »

Blog   |   October 17, 2016