AAUW values and seeks a diverse and inclusive membership at its branches.
At the American Association of Women (AAUW), we believe that there shall be no barriers to full participation in this organization on the basis of sex, gender identity, race, creed, age, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or class.
What Is an Inclusive Branch?
An inclusive branch has an “organizational environment that allows people with multiple backgrounds, mindsets, and ways of thinking to work effectively together. … In such an environment voices are respected and heard, diverse viewpoints, perspectives, and approaches are valued, and everyone is encouraged to make a unique and meaningful contribution” (Pless & Maak, 2004).
An inclusive branch actively works to eliminate all forms of discrimination and openly values diversity. It responds quickly and proactively to address exclusion and discrimination.
In an inclusive branch, current leaders and members actively recruit and welcome newcomers. They are willing to change themselves and the culture of the branch to make room for new people with diverse perspectives, ideas, and ways of working together.
CHECK BACK SOON – WE’RE GATHERING INFORMATION FROM OUR BRANCHES AND WILL BE HIGHLIGHTING COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES AND EVENTS!