State Program Sharing

AAUW of North Carolina plans to continue the program series offered last year via Zoom. For the upcoming year, branches are invited to share their outstanding programs with colleagues across the state, using the state Zoom account.

Stay tuned for upcoming programs!

January 25, 2022: How America Can Elect the President in 2024 by the National Popular Vote! 6:30 – 7:45 PM EST

Branch Sponsored Event Asheville AAUW Branch

Registration in advance is required – Registration Link (click link).  Read the flyer for this event (click link)


National Popular Vote!National Popular Vote is focused on passing legislation to reform the Electoral College at the state level, which will make every vote for President equal. It will guarantee that whichever candidate receives the most popular votes in all 50 states and D.C. will become the President.  Fifteen states and D.C. have already enacted the legislation into law for a total of 195 electoral votes. Join AAUW Asheville NC and Eileen Reavey from National Popular Vote to learn how this legislation works, how close it is to reality, and how you can get involved.

Congrats 2021-22 NC Fellows & Grantees!

AAUW NC congratulates 15 recipients from our state who received funding for the 2021-22 award year. These outstanding recipients will pursue academic work and lead innovative community projects to empower women and girls. Check out Fellowships and Grants for more information.


Award Received: American Fellowship

  • Donelle Boose, Ph.D.,  African American History, American University
  • Anne Fertig, Ph.D., Eighteenth Century Studies, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Dana Landress, Ph.D., History of Medicine and Public Health, University of California‐Berkeley
  • Hinasahar Muneeruddin, Ph.D., Islamic Studies, race, gender, sexuality, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Dawn Rivers, Ph.D., Economic Anthropology, Anthropology of Work, University of North Carolina at Chapel


Award Received: Selected Professions Fellowship

  • Hanin Elathram, M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology‐Main Campus
  • Ayesha Ibrahim, M.D. Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


Award Received: International Fellowship

  • Rita Gyimah, Ph.D., Sustainable Water Resources, University of North Carolina at Chapel
  • Chukwunomso Osakwe, M.S., Global Health, Duke University
  • Khairunnisa Semesta, Ph.D., Pharmacology / Cell and Molecular Biology, Duke University


Award Received: Career Development Grant

  • Gabrielle Hardin, B.S., Midwifery, Mercy in Action College of Midwifery
  • Ariel Travis, M.S., Bilingual Speech‐Language Pathology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


Award Received: Community Action Grant

  • Marie Hopper, Empowering Young Women in STEM FIRST
  • Aresta Johnson, Bessie Coleman Aviator Academy, Elizabeth City State University
  • Sara Sanders, SkillSet Expansion, UNC Asheville STEAM Studio

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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.

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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.