Welcome to AAUW Detroit!


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AAUW advances equity for women and girls through advocacy,education, philanthropy and research.

AAUW Detroit has a long distinguished history of impact, change and Moving Forward the AAUW mission to advance and support the success of women and girls.   Since 1889 (formed seven years after AAUW national), we have been advocating for equity in the workplace, in education, healthcare and civil rights  through our programs, projects, and philanthropy.  We are proud of our impact and invite you to JOIN us as we continue our commitment to the metro Detroit community.

For those of you unfamiliar with AAUW, we are an organization that has supported the success of women and girls for more than 133 years.  In 1881, when a male Harvard professor stated that higher education was harmful to the health of women, AAUW produced research to the contrary.  Since that time, we have been at the forefront advocating for the issues that impact women and girls. AAUW fellows include astronaut Mae Jemison, scientist Marie Curie, and MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry to name a few.

AAUW Detroit Branch Inc., is the state’s oldest branch established in 1889 and the city’s oldest continuously active women’s organization.  We work locally through programs that offer mentoring and leadership development for metro Detroit women and girls. Learn more about how to get involved by attending a branch meeting or contact us by email at detroitbranch@aauwmi.org.

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Janet Watkins
AAUW Detroit