History & Mission

The American Association of University Women (AAUW) is a nationwide network of more than 170,000 members and supporters, 1,000 branches, and 800 college/university institution partners. Our mission is to advance gender equity for women and girls through research, education, and advocacy.  Our vision is equity for all.  Our values are: “Nonpartisan; Fact-based; Integrity; Inclusion and intersectionality.”

For over 140 years, AAUW members have examined and taken positions on the fundamental issues of the day―educational, social, economic, and political.  AAUW has a long and distinguished history of advancing educational and professional opportunities for women in the US and around the globe.

Watch this video to discover more about AAUW.

Our active Laguna Beach branch was founded in 1967 and includes over 150 residents of Laguna Beach and surrounding communities. We are a growing organization with a membership that spans a range of ages, professions, and backgrounds. We have built a local community of women by offering many stimulating programs, events  and interest groups throughout the year that bring together members through shared interests. Board meetings are open to all members.

Our Laguna Beach branch is proud to have:

  • Tutored and mentored over 425 students through The Learning Club (TLC)
  • Sent over 150 middle school girls to STEM camps through Tech Trek
  • Awarded over $200,000 in financial aid and scholarships