Welcome to the Gaithersburg, MD Branch of AAUW!

AAUW Mission Statement:
To advance gender equity for women and girls through research, education, and advocacy
2022 is the 50th Anniversary of the Gaithersburg Branch!

Saturday, January 22, 2022*
Note:  Meeting changed from in-person to Zoom

Log in to Zoom meeting: 9:50 AM
Presentation begins: 10:00 AM*

Topic: Changes in the US Asylum System
Speaker: Giulia McPherson
Director of Advocacy & Operations
Jesuit Refugee Service/USA

NOTE: A Zoom link will be sent to all members prior to the meeting. Non-members can email hjr1234[at]gmail[dot]com and Heather will add them to the Zoom list to attend the presentation.

*New day and start time

Events sponsored by nearby AAUW branches
and AAUW Maryland:

  • AAUW-Maryland – Thursday, January 6, 2022 7:30 p.m.
    Topic: How to advocate for specific legislation before the MD General Assembly
    Register for this Zoom webinar at http://evite.me/zY917aFHJJ

  • AAUW Kensington-Rockville Branch-Saturday, January 8, 2022 at 10:30 a.m.
    Topic: Incarcerated Women in Maryland: Unequal Challenges, Unfortunate Consequences
    Speaker: Diana Bailey, a career, workforce and organizational development professional
    A Zoom link will be sent prior to the meeting

  • AAUW Bethesda-Chevy Chase Branch – January 8, 2022 at 11:00 a.m.
    Topic: The Peace Corps: Managing Change in Times of Crisis
    Speaker: Jody Olsen, Former Director of the Peace Corps

  • AAUW Frederick Branch
    Frederick Branch has disbanded but the book club continues to meet the 3rd Saturday of each month.
    For more information contact Kathleen Bengali kathleen_bengali[at]comcast[dot]net


Advancing Equality for Women and Girls

Gaithersburg branch of AAUW (American Association of University Women)
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.

  • Annual Used Book Sale  – to be rescheduled. 
  • Lobby Corps: Members of Gaithersburg and other AAUW branches in the Washington, DC area visit Congressional offices once or twice a month 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.