Welcome to AAUW Harrisburg!

Welcome to AAUW’s Harrisburg, Pennsylvania branch. AAUW is an organization of more than 100,000 members who value education and equal rights — and together provide a powerful voice for women and girls. Learn more.


AAUW Work Smart Initiative: AUWW Work Smart is a program for everyone designed to help you negotiate for a new job, raise, or promotion through an on line guide and tutorial. You will learn:

  • How to identify and articulate your personal value
  • How to develop an arsenal of persuasive responses and other negotiation strategies, including how to get a raise or promotion
  • How to conduct objective market research to benchmark a target salary and benefits
  • About the wage gap, including its long-term consequences

This free program is available to everyone at https://salary.aauw.org/work-smart/

Free Salary Negotiation Workshops to Help Close the Gender Pay Gap in PA:  As part of Governor Tom Wolf’s commitment to closing the gender pay gap, the Pennsylvania Commission for Women will be hosting a series of salary negotiation workshops for women across the commonwealth. The initiative is made possible through a partnership with the American Association of University Women (AAUW) and its Work Smart program. Though the workshops are free, space is limited and pre-registration is required. Find more details and register for a workshop go here.

Take action with AAUW: Our elected officials are making important decisions about education, economic security, health care, and civil rights every day.  Learn more at the AAUW Action Network.


Thursday, March 19: Mira Lloyd Dock of Harrisburg: An Advocate for Women’s Rights with Dr. Susan Rimby. Mira Lloyd Dock was well known as a municipal cleanup advocate, a conservationist, a promoter of the National Park System, as well as an ardent supporter of higher education and suffrage for women. At the Cleve J. Fredrikson Library, Camp Hill. 6:30 – 9 p.m. Co-sponsored with Fredricksen Library. 

See our Branch Calendar for more activities.

Sunday, April 19, 2020: Votes for Women: A Visual History at the Brandywine River Museum. In celebration of the 100th Anniversary of the Nineteenth Amendment to the Constitution, which granted voting rights to women, the exhibit will include a collection of suffragist memorabilia. Reservations due by March 19. Cost: $65. Get registration details. Barb is the contact.

April 24-26, 2020 AAUW PA Convention: Purple Sashes & Persistent Women: Celebrating 100 Years of Suffrage. Keynote Speaker will be Elaine Watts, author of The Woman’s Hour which tells the dramatic tale of the journey to woman’s suffrage. The Best Western Central Hotel and Conference Center in Harrisburg.  Registration is now open.

June 17-25, 2020: Northern Italy and Its Lakes with AAUW Harrisburg’s Culture Vultures. The trip is open to AAUW members and friends. Reservation deadline is December 18, 2019. Get the brochure and options. Contact Barb for details.


2019-20 Branch Scholarship Awards Announced: Three local women were awarded a combined total of $5,000. More…

AAUW Harrisburg’s 2019 Community Woman of the Year Award recognizes Sharice Johnson. Sharice is coordinator of youth development programs, mentor, and coach at Milton Hershey School. She develops special programs centered on building strong character and leadership skills for hundreds of high school students. More…


Formed in 1921, AAUW Harrisburg is a branch of the AAUW national organization. Our mission is advancing equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy and research.

Many know of AAUW locally through our support of scholarship and community programs. Our scholarship program helps assists local college students as well as women returning students. We also support national AAUW scholarships and research toward educational equity for women and girls.

The branch program calendar and special interest and community service groups offer more than one hundred local activities over the membership year. Read More


Currently representing over 170,000 members and supporters, the American Association of University Women (AAUW) originated in 1881 when a group of 17 women envisioned an organization uniting female college graduates to play it forward by helping other women attain higher education and discover opportunities to put their education and training to use. More

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