Welcome to the Gaithersburg, MD Branch of AAUW!


Tuesday, March 21, 2017

7:00 pm: Meet and Greet, 7:30: Program

Community Room, Rosborough Center, Asbury Methodist Village

Program: The Institute for Women’s Policy Research: Facts Based on Data
presented by Dr. Heidi Hartmann, Feminist Economist

Dr. Heidi Hartmann is founder and president of the Washington-based Institute for Women’s Policy Research, an organization created to conduct woman -centered public policy research with the goal of strengthening families, communities and societies. IWPR’s research data help influence the legislative priorities of numerous advocacy organizations, including AAUW’s public policy arm.

After the program, we will vote on officers for the 2017-2018 year. Candidates are profiled in the March newsletter.


Save the Date: April 18, 6:15 pm: Tour of the Bioscience Education Center, Montgomery College, Germantown Campus, followed by presentations by AAUW National Fellowship winners.

Gaithersburg branch of AAUW is part of a network of over 100,000 women supporting AAUW’s mission to advance equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research.

All activities are open to the public. For more information use the contact button above.

  • The AAUW Gaithersburg Used Book Sale, will be April 27 – 29, 2017, at Asbury Methodist Village. The proceeds support scholarships for women and mentoring and advocacy programs for girls and women. Contact Elizabeth Clark Hessel (use the contact button) to help plan and organize the sale or to donate books.
  • Lobby Corps: Members of Gaithersburg and other AAUW branches in the Washington, DC area visit Congressional offices about 30 times a year to educate policymakers on issues important to AAUW members.  Lobby Corps participants are advised by AAUW professional staff.
  • The branch meets monthly to hear a speaker on issues important to women.
  • The branch also sponsors monthly meetings of special interest groups, including: Her-story, International Relations/Great Decisions, and Literature groups.