Welcome to the Tri-Cities (WA) Branch of AAUW!

Join-brochure-coverWelcome to the Tri-Cities Branch of AAUW.  We are located in southeastern Washington state at the confluence of the Yakima, Snake and Columbia River and include the cities of Pasco, Kennewick, and Richland.

We are an amazing and diverse group of like-minded women who promote and support the mission of AAUW — to improve the lives of women, the lives of their families and the communities in which they live.

We support programs focused on enriching the lives of young girls and young women. We actively raise money for Education Foundation fellowships for American and International graduate women, for the Legal Advocacy Fund (helping women university faculty who are suing to redress gender discrimination), and for scholarships at local colleges.

Our AAUW group provides many opportunities for networking and developing friendships as well as supporting national and international goals for the  advancement of women.

The American Association of University Women (AAUW) empowers women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research. Our nonpartisan, nonprofit organization has more than 170,000 members and supporters across the United States, as well as 1,000 local branches and 800 college and university partners. Since AAUW’s founding in 1881, our members have examined and taken positions on the fundamental issues of the day — educational, social, economic, and political.


On Tuesday, April 4th, 2017 Equal Pay Day made its debut on the WSU Tri Cities campus with a double table display of graphs and articles explaining what the gender pay inequities are all about.  Five members of our local branch handed out large Costco cookies to female WSU students and staff while offering a smaller version to the males on campus representing the 20% pay inequity women currently experience across the nation.  It was an enlightening experience for many students and a confirmation of the pay inequity confirmed by several female staff members.

The activity was enjoyed by branch members:  Sharon Ferrians, Evelyn Wakley, Judy Blair, Carolyn Lawson, and Marji Parker.


Join Adelante’s Online Book Discussion with the Author of Breaking In: The Rise of Sonia Sotomayor and the Politics of Justice

How did Sonia Sotomayor become the first Latina justice on the Supreme Court of the United States? Veteran journalist Joan Biskupic follows the story behind that question. Join AAUW and our ¡Adelante! Book of the Month Club in commemorating National Hispanic Heritage Month as we talk with Joan Biskupic on September 6 about her book Breaking In: The Rise of Sonia Sotomayor and the Politics of Justice.
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4 Tips to Negotiating for the Salary and Benefits You’re Worth

At AAUW we’re moving the needle on the gender pay gap through our innovative research, powerful advocacy, and salary negotiation programs for women across the country. You can sign up for a workshop near you, but in the meantime here are four tips for you. Ready to get paid what you’re worth? Follow these four steps to successfully negotiate your salary and benefits package. Read more.


Full Equity in Higher Education Remains Elusive

Student debt protest. Image by Ryan via Flickr Creative Commons

Women’s Equality Day, celebrated on August 26, marks the anniversary of the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment, which granted women the right to vote. One battle we are still waging is for women in education. AAUW estimates that due to disproportionate student loan burden and a longer debt repayment period, women currently hold almost two-thirds of student debt in the United States. Read more.


Apply for AAUW’s Fellowships and Grants Today!

2014-2015 AAUW International Fellow Petreena Campbell pursued her Ph.D. in Pharmacology.

AAUW has a long and distinguished history of advancing educational and professional opportunities for women in the United States and around the globe. Follow in the footsteps of award-winning authors, scientists, scholars, and change makers. Apply today!