Welcome to AAUW of West Virginia!

The American Association of University Women (AAUW) empowers women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research. Our nonpartisan, nonprofit organization has more than 170,000 members and supporters across the United States, as well as 1,000 local branches and 800 college and university partners. Since AAUW’s founding in 1881, our members have examined and taken positions on the fundamental issues of the day — educational, social, economic, and political.

In February of 2020 representatives from all Women’s clubs were invited by the WV Women’s Commission at the State Capitol to be there for the signing of the Proclamation Commemorating The Ratification of the 19th Amendment on the Senate Floor! (Click picture to enlarge)

AAUW’s Mission
To advance gender equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research.

AAUW’s Vision
Equity for all.

AAUW’s Values
To remain non-partisan, fact-based, have integrity, and practice inclusion and intersectionality

AAUW’s Goals

  • Education and Training
  • Workplace and Economic Equity
  • Leadership
  • Governance and Sustainability


Work Smart & Start Smart: Salary Negotiation

Gender Equity & Economic Security

Learn how to research your target salary, highlight your accomplishments and find the right words — and the confidence — to negotiate for better benefits and pay. You can sign up for a free in-person workshop or  online course, which takes less than two hours to complete and can be done at your own pace.

Negotiating increases your potential to earn more — and can make the difference for paying off loans, supporting your family, buying what you want and need and saving for the future.

  • One year out of college, women are already paid significantly less than men.
  • The gap grows larger over time during a woman’s career.
  • Women who work full time take home about 82 cents for every dollar a full-time male worker is paid.
  • Unless things change, the pay gap will not close til 2106 — that’s why we’re empowering women nation-wide with salary negotiation skills — and working to change polices and employer culture.

Click here to take free Work Smart online course


Action Network

We are very excited to support the Action Network on our website and in our advocacy for women and girls. We have discovered that more members and friends participate in the “Two-Minute Activist” component, a great way for taking action to begin working to “advance gender equity and create a more economically secure world for women and girls.”

Fore more information please visit our National AAUW website.