You Have the Power

Virtual Webinar Series

AAUW of North Carolina is offering a virtual series with a monthly program via Zoom on topics that are designed to appeal to women in North Carolina.

The You Have the Power theme challenges the attendees to make a positive change in their communities.

Programs are approximately 1 hour in length.

The series is FREE, however, registration is required. We hope you will join us and invite your networks to be with us, also.

February’s Program

Hot Topics in Women’s Health Across NC

Dr. Shannon Dowler

Thursday, February 25, 7 p.m.

2021 Candidates
State President and Branch Advocate

State President Candidate Pat Ashe

Branch Advocate Candidate Jane Bunger

2021 Annual Meeting Speakers


AAUW Chief Executive Officer
Kim Churches

Kim Churches will be the opening speaker on Friday at 7:30 pm. She is the Chief Executive Officer of AAUW and will bring us an update on what is happening with our national organization. Kim began her work with AAUW about a month prior to the national conference in Washington DC in 2017. This is the first time in recent years that the Chief Officer of AAUW has been the featured speaker at our annual meeting. We are pleased that our members have this opportunity to hear from Kim Churches directly.

NC Supreme Court Associate Justice Anita Earls

Before taking office on January 1, 2019, Earls was a civil rights attorney litigating voting rights and other civil rights cases for 30 years. Anita was founder and Executive Director of the Southern Coalition for Social Justice, a non-profit legal advocacy organization in Durham, NC. Earls served as a Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division in the Clinton Administration. She has served on the North Carolina State Board of Elections, and the North Carolina Equal Access to Justice Commission. Anita has taught as an adjunct professor at UNC and University of Maryland Law Schools and in the African and African-American Studies Department at Duke University. A graduate of Yale Law School and Williams College, Anita lives in Durham with her husband Charles Walton. She has two grown sons and two grandchildren.

In 2019 in NC, women made 83 cents for each dollar earned by a man. The state ranked 14th.

The Gender Pay Gap is REAL across the country!

Did you know the North Carolina gender pay gap? Here are the national figures.  See also how Charlotte compares to 24 other cities.

What is AAUW doing about it?

Check out our Smart Start and Work Smart salary negotiation workshops — especially the free Work Smart online.

Start at

Learn MoreSalary NegotiationPay Gap By StatePay Gap Fast Facts
Children marching in red, white and blue

End the deadline!

Virginia was the 38th state to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment, but because of an artificial deadline imposed by Congress nearly 20 years ago, the ERA is not yet part of the US Constitution.

There’s a two pronged attack on this deadline:

Watch for updates on this issue that’s long been on the AAUW agenda.

Write BurrWrite TillisERA Overview


What We Do at AAUW NC

Collaborate with other NC women’s organizations
Promote salary negotiation workshops for women.
Advocate on public policy issues that affect women, girls, and their families
Promote STEM activities for girls.
Connect branch members through annual conferences, regional meetings, newsletters and social media.
Promote the mission and policies of AAUW.
Support branch activities, programs, and projects.