Welcome to AAUW San Diego

Upcoming Events

Please join the La Mesa-El Cajon Branch on Saturday, March 9th. 

9:30 Social, 10 Meeting
Foothills United Methodist Church (Zerbie Room on upper campus)
4031 Avocado Blvd., La Mesa, CA 91941

Speakers: CEO Julie Coker & Sheriff Kelly Martinez
Topic: Empowering Women Through Leadership

Julie Coker, CEO and president of San Diego Tourism
Julie Coker
is the President & CEO of the San Diego Tourism Authority (SDTA). She oversees SDTA’s efforts to promote San Diego as a top destination for meetings, conventions, overseas travelers, & leisure visitors. The SDTA is recognized as one of the best in the business & continues to set the standard for destination marketing organizations under Coker, who assumed the role in March 2020.

San Diego County Sheriff Kelly Martinez
Sheriff Kelly Martinez
is responsible for providing law enforcement services to 4,200 square miles of unincorporated San Diego County, 9 contract cities, 7 jails, & security for the court houses. She is responsible for the department’s $1.165 billion budget &  more than 4,700 authorized employees.


Invite your friends, neighbors, & family to share in this experience & learn what women in leadership can accomplish.

Meeting theme: Mardi Gras
Colors: Green, gold, & purple
Bring a decorated mask for a fun contest!

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Gov Trek 2024 is Underway!

Gov Trek logoThe second annual leadership program for girls in their junior and senior year of high school commenced on Saturday, February 3rd. Nearly 60 girls from California with diverse backgrounds have enrolled in the Gov Trek program to explore careers in public service and elected office. Among those welcoming these future leaders was California Secretary of State Shirley N. Weber, Ph.D. View Secretary Weber’s video at: https://youtu.be/V3MQLKGAsHA?si=EPVpS9zbo9lQAJS3

Click to learn more about Gov Trek.

Proposed Bylaws Change Voting Opens April 3

AAUW members will be asked to vote on an amendment to the national bylaws recommended by the AAUW Board of Directors & AAUW Governance Committee. It  would open membership to any individual who supports AAUW’s important mission of advancing equity for women & girls. Voting opens on April 3rd & closes on May 15th at 9 am PT. Results will be announced online.

For Women and Girls Throughout Life

The American Association of University Women (AAUW) San Diego Branch encourages personal and professional growth in women of all ages. We support scholarship programs and provide community leadership opportunities – all in the context of developing lifelong friendships with like-minded women.

AAUW San Diego welcomes your participation in advancing gender equity for women and girls. You will find a variety of programs and activities which may appeal to your civic and social interests.

AAUW San Diego Branch is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. Contributions made to the Branch General Fund, Local College Scholarship program or Tech Trek science/math camp are tax deductible to the donor.

Click to contact an AAUW San Diego volunteer officer regarding membership or donating to the organization.

AAUW values and seeks a diverse membership. There shall be no barriers to full participation in this organization on the basis of gender, race, creed, age, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or class.

“I first joined AAUW San Diego in 1998, looking for camaraderie and to be with other women who shared my social and political views. I got all that and more! This is a wonderful diverse group of women, doing great things together for women and girls (and for fun, too).”
Cathy Burciaga, Fundraising Co-Chair.

If you believe in equity for women and girls – in women being able to live a self-determined life – whether on campus, at work, or during retirement, then AAUW San Diego Branch is for you. If camaraderie, intellectual stimulation and the company of women who make a difference matter to you, then you will find yourself at home with AAUW San Diego Branch, with varying membership of 85 to 100 women. Equity means freedom from bias or favoritism and includes the quality of being fair or impartial. AAUW San Diego, in coordination with AAUW California and AAUW national, advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, research and philanthropy. Founded in 1911, AAUW San Diego is the original “mother” AAUW organization in San Diego. We serve metropolitan San Diegans from the shores of La Jolla to the eastern slopes of San Diego State University. (Any eligible individual can join AAUW San Diego; however, membership in one of the other AAUW San Diego County branches may be more geographically convenient.)

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Recent Events

Afternoon Tea to Support Local Scholarships
This was a delightful gathering of members & guests on February 24th at Serra Mesa-Kearny Mesa Library. Professor Lihini Aluwihare, Scripps Institution of Oceanography Department Chair and Deputy Director for Education, spoke about what led her to SIO and about her work. Lynne Batchelor presented interesting facts about tea and tea culture. Our afternoon tea & treats were indeed delectable.

If you were unable to attend but wish to contribute to the Scholarship Fund, make checks payable to AAUW San Diego Scholarships and mail to Sherry Eberling.