Nationally AAUW prioritizes identifying barriers to women in leadership and increasing the number of women in leadership roles.
Learn more, on AAUW’s national website, about leadership topics that affect women, such as gender bias and salary negotiation .
Locally, AAUW Morgan Hill offers several leadership development programs for our members, for college women, and for local high school students.
Leadership Morgan Hill
AAUW Morgan Hill annually sponsors a branch member to attend Leadership Morgan Hill, and we have allocated funds for a participant in the Class of 2018. We believe that participation in this program is an important way to increase AAUW Morgan Hill’s connection with the community.
National Conference for College Women Student Leaders (NCCWSL)
The Morgan Hill branch of AAUW typically awards a scholarship (to a college student completing her second or third year of undergraduate studies) to this national conference, held annually near the end of the school year. The scholarship includes conference registration and travel expenses. Applications are due February 3.
Leadership Training for Local High School & College Students
AAUW Morgan Hill has participated for several years in this speech contest, coordinated by AAUW California. Its mission is to promote understanding and communication of gender-equity issues among high school students through their research, preparation, and presentation of high-quality speeches, while promoting the value of public speaking as a life and leadership skill. The speech contest is held annually in January.
NEW: Future Women Leaders Conference
Local High School clubs, with AAUW Morgan Hill member support, held their first one day leadership workshop on April 14, 2018 for local high school and college students. Go to Future Women Leaders for details on their conference and other activities.
High School Gavel Club
AAUW Morgan Hill worked with the local public high schools, Live Oak and Ann Sobrato, to start speech clubs. They provide ongoing support and training to club members. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
Teen Leadership: Women’s Advocacy Clubs
AAUW Morgan Hill members advise the Women’s Advocacy Clubs (WAC) at Live Oak and Ann Sobrato High Schools. WAC is committed to promoting equality on campus and in the community through educating people on the power of words and defying societal expectations to empower women to reach their full potential as strong contributors to the world around them.