Our Mission

Advancing equity for women and girls through research, education, and advocacy.

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.

The National Conference for College Women Student Leaders (NCCWSL) is a transformative experience. Apply for the AAUW-New Mexico Scholarship to attend NCCWSL!

The Virtual National Conference for College Women Student Leaders (NCCWSL) will be presented by AAUW May 31- June 3, 2023. The two and a half day conference features keynote speakers, workshops, Women of Distinction Awards, dialogue and networking with the 1000+ participants from all over the nation. For more information, check out the website: www.nccwsl.org.

The AAUW-NM scholarship pays your early bird registration for the conference, which includes your lodging for two nights and five meals; your lodging for Wednesday night, which is not included in the registration fee; and your Thursday pre-conference activity fee.

Download New Mexico Scholarship Application.

Start Smart / Work Smart Salary Negotiation Workshops

AAUW’s Start Smart and Work Smart programs are designed to empower women with the skills and confidence to successfully negotiate their salary and benefits packages. By learning strategies and practicing effective language, participants gain valuable skills they can use throughout their lives — well beyond their next negotiation.

Start Smart workshops are specifically designed for college students about to enter the job market. According to AAUW’s research, women one year out of college are paid only 82 percent of what their male counterparts receive. By using the skills taught in this workshop, you are prepared to Negotiate your starting salary and narrow the gap early, Improve your lifelong earning potential, Articulate your value, Build confidence in your negotiation style, and Sharpen your budgeting skills.

Created for working women, Work Smart is an interactive workshop that teaches you to evaluate, negotiate, and articulate your worth confidently in the job market. AAUW’s expert facilitators lead discussions on the gender pay gap and its personal effects, while small group activities and role-play exercises give you the opportunity to create and perfect your persuasive salary pitches. You learn objective research and benchmarking skills to establish an equitable target salary, whether you are Striving for a promotion, Asking for a raise, or Negotiating a new salary.

Work Smart Online Course covers the skills from the workshop in a 2 hour online workshop. The course is funded by grants from AAUW, Luna, Coca-Cola, and Moneen Luce Giving Circle.

History of AAUW-New Mexico