Welcome to the McLean Area (VA) Branch of AAUW!

The McLean Area (VA) Branch of AAUW cordially welcomes you to our website. Founded in 1969, our branch has strongly supported AAUW’s mission to advance equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research. We invite you to browse and to learn more about our branch, our annual used book sale and other branch projects, and our special interest groups. Please ask for more information when you read something that interests you.

September 2017 Newsletter

Ready to read, or print to keep.

Next meetings:
See our upcoming events in the right-hand column and a full list on our calendar.



Be sure to check  Activities
for details on upcoming meetings of our interest groups.  Celebrate Us!



October 6-8, 2017:  Friday hours, 9-7; Saturday hours 10-6; and Sunday, 12-4.

       AT a new location:  THE SPRING HILL RECREATION CENTER, 1239 Spring Hill Road, Mclean, Va.

Books, cd’s, dvd’s, and records for adults and children……Credit cards are accepted.

Proceeds fund scholarships for women!

2017 Bonus:  A Washington Nationals Jersey and cap signed by pitcher, Max Scherzer will be raffled.




Please note that the date for this year¹s Federal Lobby Day, which is held in collaboration with the AAUW Lobby Corps, is Thursday, October 5, 2017.  Interested AAUW of Virginia members will be matched up with experienced AAUWLobby Corps members and assigned Congressional offices in Washington, DC to visit that day to discuss legislation important to AAUW members. Although it is too early for the schedule and logistics to be finalized, please anticipate that we will be getting an early start.  Please ask anyone who is interested in attending to let me know their name and email address by September 14, 2017,  Also, if anyone is coming in from out-of-town and would like to spend the night of October 4 in town, please ask them to let me know as soon as possible so I can try to make overnight arrangements for them with one of our Northern Virginia members.  Thanks a lot.

Leslie Tourigny

AAUW of VA Public Policy VP

571 970-1782  Cellphone 703 307-8227


Gender Pay Gap Remains at 20 Cents


At the current rate of change, the gender pay gap won't close until 2119.

Women in U.S. now have to wait till 2119 for equal pay

WASHINGTON-AAUW analysis of newly released U.S. Census Bureau data indicates that women working full time on average still make 80 cents compared to every dollar men make. At the current rate of progress in closing the gap, women will not receive pay equity until the year 2119. Prior AAUW analysis found that even when accounting for education, occupation, hours worked, and other factors, women still earned seven percent less than men. Gender discrimination is a significant cause of the pay gap. Read more.