Welcome to AAUW – Gainesville (FL) Branch

The American Association of University Women (AAUW) is the nation’s leading voice promoting equity and education for women and girls. Since our founding in 1881, AAUW members have examined and taken positions on the fundamental issues of the day — educational, social, economic, and political.  [Select the “History” page for more information.]

The Gainesville Branch is one of 35 branches of AAUW in Florida, and our members are part of the 175,000 AAUW members in the country.

Questions about AAUW’s Gainesville Branch?  See the attached Gainesville Branch brochure:  revised aauw mbr brochure 20-21

Contact us by e-mail at gainesville-fl@aauw.net.

Join us for our monthly online program on Saturday, November 14th   beginning at 10:00 a.m.

Estelle Aden: A Daughter’s Tribute
to a Woman of Distinction
Speaker: Vicki Santello

Estelle took hold of her life and aimed for excellence. In retirement, she came to Gainesville to live near her daughter, Vicki, where she also made an impact, including serving a year as our AAUW Gainesville branch president. Theater was her passion, she was an actress, becoming an adjunct professor following motherhood, applauding her students’ successes. She won awards and more.

We will learn more of her life from Vicki and about the traits that made Estelle such a woman of distinction.

This meeting is open to the public.  Gainesville Branch members will receive a ZOOM meeting link by e-mail.  Non-members may request a meeting link by contacting us by e-mail at gainesville-fl@aauw.net.




Two-Minute Activist

Send emails and texts to your legislators to fight for equal pay, family leave, stopping sexual harassment, equality in education and more.  You provide the voice. We’ll provide the megaphone.

We provide all the tools you need to call or send messages to your members of Congress, contact your state legislators about pressing issues, and more.

Join AAUW in urging Congress to improve and expand legislation protecting our civil rights, economic security, and access to education.  Sign up to get regular alerts to be able to take timely action.  Visit here and scroll to the end of the web page to sign up.


Learn to Negotiate for a New Job, Raise or Promotion — and Gain Confidence

Work Smart is a FREE online salary negotiation workshop that will help you to:

• Determine your personal value.
• Set your target salary and benefits.
• Create your strategy to make your pitch.
• Practice, practice, practice.

To learn more and to take the free Work Smart course, visit AAUW.


Ask us how you can support the efforts of AAUW and the Gainesville Branch.  Contact us by e-mail at gainesville-fl@aauw.net