American Association of University Women (AAUW) is a nationwide network of more than 170,000 members and supporters, 1,000 branches, and 800 college/university institution partners.

For 130 years, AAUW members have examined and taken positions on the fundamental issues of the day — educational, social, economic, and political. Our commitment to our mission is reflected in all aspects of our work.

Through com­mu­nity lead­er­ship and col­lab­o­ra­tion, AAUW of Geor­gia will improve equity, access, and oppor­tu­nity for women and girls. AAUW of GA will empower women and girls and will pro­vide a forum for their voices to be heard.

On Saturday, August 24th, AAUW of Georgia members gathered together at Valdosta State University Center to attend the Fall Board Meeting.  This meeting allowed the state leadership team to focus on goals and events for the coming year.  With Co-Presidents Beatriz Potter and Wilhemenia Sibley presiding, the group tackled important details that included finance and budget review, Working Policies & Procedures review, preparations for state by-laws review at spring convention (big thank you to Evelyn Merk), Work Smart projects for branches, state convention planning as well as nominating committee volunteers. 

  • Rosetta Coyne of the Valdosta Branch presented an awesome slide show and detailed the successes that have grown with the Sister to Sister Program. This is the keystone of community involvement that Valdosta focuses on each year.   
  • An antique voting box served as a focal point to generate ideas to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment, giving women the right to vote. Many ideas and suggestions found their way into the box during a brainstorming session.  A committee is being formed to work on the details for an amazing 2020 AAUW of GA State Convention. 
  • Co-President Beatriz Potter presented a slide show focused on AAUW strategic goals in partnership with state and local branch programs and activities. Work Smart programs within the community as well as getting the word out about the free online Work Smart opportunity available through AAUW has loft goals of reaching a million women.  Work Smart provides tools and techniques to assist women in the workplace to promote themselves with confidence when opportunities for advancement open the doors.  Resources are readily available to meet these goals.

Mark your calendar:

Friday and Saturday (April 24th and 25th)
AAUW of Georgia State Convention
Venue: The Woman’s Building
1409 N. Patterson Avenue, Valdosta GA

The state convention planning committee is working on details to make this an outstanding convention.  Look for updates and information so you can make arrangements to celebrate AAUW and recognize the anniversary of the 19th amendment and women’s right to vote.  There will be a reception on Friday evening and on Saturday there will be a full day of exceptional programs with guest speakers as well as important business matters to attend to.  Plan to come and participate with your fellow AAUW members from across Georgia.


Georgia State Convention – April 12 &13, 2019

The annual AAUW Georgia State Convention was held on April 12th and 13th at the Hilton Garden Inn Wildwood. A big shout out to Yetta McMillan and Beatriz Potter for all of their efforts putting this year’s convention together! The meeting featured information regarding the AAUW Work Smart program from National as well as Dr. Zoe Spencer spoke about her challenges fighting racism and sexism in her AAUW supported lawsuit against Virginia State University.

A couple of pictures from the state convention are shared below.