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.


Wednesday, November 13, 2019: Pennsylvania’s Justice Bell and Women’s Fight for the Right to Vote with Shirley McCormick, League of Women Voters. We will view Dreams of Equality, the film commissioned by the National Park Service for the Women’s Rights National Historical Park in Seneca Falls, NY. It tells the story of the first Women’s Rights Convention through the interactions of a sister and brother from 1840 to the 1860s, and includes vignettes of young people of today discussing the struggle for the vote. Shirley will tell us about the Justice Bell, cast in 1915 to promote the cause for women’s suffrage. At the Dauphin County East Shore Library, 4501 Ethel Street, Harrisburg, 6:30 social, 7 p.m. program. Everyone is welcome.

See our Branch Calendar for more activities.

Sunday, September 29, 2019. Day trip to National Museum of African American History and Culture, Washington, DC. As a panoramic view of black history and of living culture, the museum is a 400,000 square foot shift in collective memory and national self-knowledge, because it tells you that the place is about both history and the present. Reservations by August 29. Cost: $67. Sold out.

November 2-14, 2019. AAUW Members and Friends will Travel to Spain & Morocco: Madrid, Córdoba, Granada’s Royal Chapel, Royal Alcázar of Seville, Paella Demonstration, Flamenco Show, Jerez de la Frontera, Sherry Tasting, Tangier, Chefchaouen, Fes, Meknes, Rabat, Mausoleum of Mohammed V, Marrakech, El Bahia Palace, Koutoubia Mosque, Choice on Tour, Casablanca, Hassan II Mosque.  Learn more about it.  An informational meeting will be held on October 7th at 1:30 PM.  Please contact Barbara for details.

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. 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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