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Special convention room rates apply: $119 – Double queen

This rate is also guaranteed to AAUW members for 3 nights before and 3 nights after the convention! Come and enjoy the city and the casino!

To make reservations call 414-847-7400 or to book online, please use the following link:
Book your room
Identify yourself as a member of American Association of University Women group.
All reservations must be accompanied by a major credit card. Reservations at the hotel after that are subject to availability

This block of rooms is being held until March 30th, 2018

Here is the Registration form for this exciting event which brings our members from all over our state together:

Registration Form 2018 State Convention

Silent Auction is back in support of Legal Advocacy Fund!

Our focus this year at State Convention is the Legal Advocacy Fund (LAF). The Legal Advocacy Fund works to challenge sex discrimination in higher education and the workplace. LAF resources range from community outreach programs to backing of major cases. Sex discrimination today takes a variety of forms: unfair pay, pregnancy discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual assault, and violations of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. LAF addresses these barriers by informing people of their rights and using the legal system to seek justice and change.

We will have a collection of wonderful baskets to auction off on Saturday, April 21 with all proceeds going to the LAF. Bid early and often!
— Fund Development Co-chairs, Jane Doughty & Vicki Huffman

A few of the baskets that were part of the fundraiser at the Convention
last April in support of the Eleanor Roosevelt Fund

 

AAUW-WI STATE CONVENTION SCHEDULE ANNOUNCED!

Friday, April 20

9:30 am – 3:00 pm AAUW-WI Board Meeting Innovation Room

2:00 pm Registration Opens! Welcome area

2:00 – 6:00 pm Networking Room Open** Progress Room

3:00 – 3:45 pm Counterpart Meetings
• Pres/Pres Elect/Public Policy Clarity
• Membership/ Historian/Fund Development Inspire
• Newsletter/Treasurer/Program Prosperity

4:00 – 5:00 pm District Meetings
• Districts 1 & 2 Clarity
• Districts 3 & 4 Inspire
• District 5 Prosperity

5:00 – 5:30 pm BREAK

5:30 – 6:30 pm Reception & Cash Bar Welcome area

6:30 – 7:30 pm Dinner Serenity

7:30 – 8:00 pm Welcome

8:00 – 9:15 pm Ann Garvin, Bestselling author of I Like You Just
Fine When You’re Not Around

9:30 – 10:30 pm Networking Room Open** Progress/Innovation
The Networking Room is a space to relax between sessions and meet up with AAUW friends. Some refreshments will be available and some fun things to do as well! Come any time!

Saturday, April 21

7:00 – 8:15 am Legacy Breakfast – invitation only TBD

7:30 am Registration opens Welcome area

7:30 – 11:00 am Networking Room Open** Progress/Innovation
The Networking Room is a space to relax between sessions and meet up with AAUW friends. Some refreshments will be available and some fun things to do as well! Come any time!

7:30 – 8:30 am Breakfast Buffet Serenity

8:00 – 10:30 am Kathleen Peterson – BREATHE Serenity
Opening of Convention/Annual Meeting
Welcome to Keynoters and National AAUW Representative
Business Meetings & Reports – President Stephanie Malaney

10:30 – 11:00 am BREAK

11:00 am – 12:15 pm Keynote: Katherine Gehl, Former CEO Gehl Foods Serenity
• Non-partisan political & electoral innovation/reform

12:15 – 1:15 pm Lunch

1:15 – 2:15 pm Kathleen Peterson – BREATHE Serenity
Keynote: Susan Landino, National LAF Recipient
• The Struggle to Move Past Higher Ed. Gender Inequities

2:15 – 2:30 pm Break

2:30 – 3:30 pm Breakout sessions
• Mitzi Dearborn –  Women Veterans Across the Years Clarity
• Linda Keane – S.T.E.A.M. Inspire (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math)
• Janan Najeeb –  Milwaukee Women’s Muslim Coalition Prosperity

3:30 – 3:45 pm Break

3:45 pm Dessert & Coffee Serenity

4:00 pm LAF Silent Auction Closes

4:15 – 5:00 pm Reports from District Meetings
Wrap up of Annual Meeting
Awards & Closing Session

Did you know Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is the federal law that prohibits sex discrimination in education? It covers women and men, girls and boys, and staff and students in any educational institution or program that receives federal funding.

It applies to all areas of education, including:
• Recruitment, admissions, and housing
• Career and technical education
• Pregnant, parenting, or married students
• Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM)
• Sexual harassment and assault
• Comparable facilities and access to course offerings
• Financial assistance
• Student health services and insurance benefits
• Harassment based on gender identity
• Athletics

Recently there has been constant attacks on this amendment, most centering on athletic requirements and expanded educational opportunities for girls have come at the of boys.
The AAUW WI board is holding a day for you learn much more about Title IX
on Saturday, February 24, 2018 from 10:00-2:00 at the Bridgewood Best Western in Neenah.

Schedule
10:00 Presentation by Katie Nielson, from AAUW, on the highlights and attacks on Title IX.
11:00 Kim Jones, Title IX Coordinator from Lawrence University
12:00 Lunch Soup and Salad buffet. $20 per person
12:30 Diving into Title IX Advocacy
2:00 Adjournment

Click here to access a registration form

Tech Savvy

Tech Savvy was started by the American Association of University Women to help address the fact that women fill close to half of the jobs in the U.S. economy but hold less than 25 percent of STEM jobs. The format of the conference is based on two research reports done by AAUW, Why So Few? Women in STEM and Solving the Equation: The Variable for Women’s Success in Engineering and Computing. Stereotypes, biases, and unwelcoming environments are still barriers to women, but reports and conferences such as Tech Savvy are hoping to change that.

An essential element of the research about girls’ interest in STEM careers shows that girls need strong women role models.

During the conference, the girls attended various breakout and learning sessions where they experienced hands on sessions with women in STEM careers. The two additional instrumental segments of Tech Savvy were College Savvy and Savvy Skills. During the College Savvy time, girls spoke with a variety of college recruiters and participated in mock interviews. Savvy skills focus on skills girls can use in their daily lives such as critical thinking, public speaking, financial literacy, negotiation, and interviewing. Parents who attended Tech Savvy learned about how to help their daughters pursue STEM careers both academically and financially.

The girls who attended Tech Savvy not only learned new things, but also opened their eyes to new possibilities. Some of the girls’ comments were: “I really liked the workshop. They were interactive.” “I used the pen and notebook a lot.” “I really enjoyed getting the information I need to know in order to apply for college and about what careers would be good for me. This will really help me to know this information ahead of time. Having a chance to communicate with college recruiters.” and “The experience of coming to this college”.

One parent commented,” I found the overall experience beneficial and I feel empowered to help my child.” Another parent said they are encouraged to help their daughter to shoot higher and what engineering can mean and the financial cost of college.

AAUW-WI State Convention – April 20-21, 2018

Building Bridges into the Future

Planning is underway and  venue was selected!

Who: Members of AAUW Wisconsin

What: Wisconsin State Convention

Where:

Potawatomi Hotel & Casino, 1721 West Canal Street, Milwaukee, WI 53233

When: April 20-21, 2018

Why: Because we believe in Building Bridges into the Future.

 

Appleton/Oshkosh will host their 4th Tech Savvy at UW-Fox Valley

Tech Savvy was started by the American Association of University Women to help address the fact that women fill close to half of the jobs in the U.S. economy but hold less than 25 percent of STEM jobs. The format of the conference is based on two research reports done by AAUW, Why So Few? Women in STEM and Solving the Equation: The Variable for Women’s Success in Engineering and Computing. Stereotypes, biases, and unwelcoming environments are still barriers to women, but reports and conferences such as Tech Savvy are hoping to change that.
An essential element of the research about girls’ interest in STEM careers shows that girls need strong women role models.

During the conference, the girls attended various breakout and learning sessions where they experienced hands on sessions with women in STEM careers. The two additional instrumental segments of Tech Savvy were College Savvy and Savvy Skills. During the College Savvy time, girls spoke with a variety of college recruiters and participated in mock interviews. Savvy skills focus on skills girls can use in their daily lives such as critical thinking, public speaking, financial literacy, negotiation, and interviewing. Parents who attended Tech Savvy learned about how to help their daughters pursue STEM careers both academically and financially.

The girls who attended Tech Savvy not only learned new things, but also opened their eyes to new possibilities. Some of the girls’ comments were: “I really liked the workshop. They were interactive.” “I used the pen and notebook a lot.” “I really enjoyed getting the information I need to know in order to apply for college and about what careers would be good for me. This will really help me to know this information ahead of time. Having a chance to communicate with college recruiters.” and “The experience of coming to this college”. One parent commented,” I found the overall experience beneficial and I feel empowered to help my child.” Another parent said they are encouraged to help their daughter to shoot higher and what engineering can mean and the financial cost of college

Tech Savvy 2017