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Join us in improving the lives of women and girls. See what we’re all about in our monthly newsletter.
The latest Impact  newsletter is here!    September 2022

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  • Learn more about our Tech Savvy program for middle school girls.
  • 2022 AAUW Used Book Sale dates announced: October 6-9 and October14-16, 2022.

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_____________ AAUW Meetings 2022-2023_____________
Meetings are typically held at the Janesville Woman’s Club building, 108 S. Jackson.
However, due to COVID 19, our monthly meetings may be offered hybrid as necessary.
Prospective members are always welcome. Contact us: aauwjanesville@gmail.com

2022-23 Programs

Sept. - Rich FletcherSeptember 27, 2022  – 6:30 pm
Secrets and Hidden Gems
Rich Fletcher of Roam Around Tours
Join us to learn a few secrets and discover hidden gems in Janesville. Rich Fletcher, of Roam Around Tours, is an international tour guide who conducts local walking tours of Janesville neighborhoods. Rich presents the story of Janesville through its architecture, history, and personalities. He has studied and explored history and architecture for over 30 years. Please join us on Tuesday, September 27 at 6:30 pm at the Woman’s Club or via Zoom.  AAUW meetings are open to the public.

Oct. - Sara Finger  Oct. - Jill Cousino 2October 25, 2022  – 6:30 pm
The Women’s Health Crisis in Wisconsin
Sara Finger, Wisconsin Alliance for Women’s Health
Dr. Jill Cousino, OB/GYN Mercy Health
Learn about the status of maternal health in the state of Wisconsin and the impact of the overturning of Roe v Wade on women’s health from an experienced authority on women’s health. Take this opportunity to ask questions and sort facts from fiction on this vital family issue. Please join us on Tuesday, October 25 at 6:30 pm at the Woman’s Club or via Zoom.  AAUW meetings are open to the public.

Nov. - Mary BuelowNovember 22, 2022  – 6:30 pm
Book Banning in 21st Century America
Mary Buelow, Hedberg Library
In the last 2 years, there has been an unprecedented number of challenges to library, school, and university materials and services.  Mary Buelow, Hedberg librarian, will discuss the state of book banning today, the wave of organized activism behind it, and what you can do to protect your own freedom to read.
Please join us on Tuesday, November 22 at 6:30 pm at the Woman’s Club or via Zoom.  AAUW meetings are open to the public.

Mar. - Sue Conley March 28, 2023 – 6:30 pm
An Informed Citizen is a Powerful Voter
Sue Conley, Representative of Assembly District 44

Get an insider’s view on the issues and challenges in Wisconsin government. Rep. Sue Conley will discuss current issues being addressed by the Wisconsin Legislature and how you can become an involved citizen. 
Please join us on Tuesday, March 28 at 6:30 pm at the Woman’s Club or via Zoom.  AAUW meetings are open to the public.

April 26, 2023 – 6:30 pm
The Rise of Hate Groups

Program under development.
Please join us on Tuesday, April 26 at 6:30 pm at the Woman’s Club or via Zoom.  AAUW meetings are open to the public.

May 23, 2023  – 6:30 pm
Jan KnutsonCelebration of Youth
Parker HS Arts Academy Students
Jan Knutson, Coordinator of the Arts Academy
Join us to honor bright and talented young people in our community.  Scholarship recipients will tell us about their plans and goals for the future. Be prepared to be delighted with songs and dance from the Parker HS Arts Academy performers.  Scholarships will be presented to the 2023 recipients.
Please join us on Tuesday, May 23 at 6:30 pm at the Woman’s Club or via Zoom.  AAUW meetings are open to the public.

June 20, 2023  – 6:30 pm
One Hundred Years Young!
Centennial Celebration
The honor of your presence is requested to celebrate 100 years of AAUW Janesville. It’s guaranteed to be a delightful evening of sharing memories with long-time members, friends, local celebrities, and dignitaries. At the end of the evening, we’ll pass the torch to our new leaders in a milestone installation as we begin the next centennial of AAUW Janesville. Please join us on Tuesday, June 20 at 6:30 pm at the Woman’s Club or via Zoom.  AAUW meetings are open to the public.

July - hollyjensenJuly 25, 2023  – 6:30 pm
Taking Charge of Your Financial Future
Holly Jensen, Consigny Law Firm
Finances, wills, estate planning, and other important legal decisions can be challenging.  Attorney Holly Jensen will discuss how you can be actively knowledgeable about these and other topics.  Join us to learn how to ensure your financial well-being. Please join us on Tuesday, June 20 at 6:30 pm at the Woman’s Club or via Zoom.  AAUW meetings are open to the public.


Let your representatives know your position on issues
Read about AAUW positions on current bills and use the 2-Minute Activist tool to communicate with your legislators.


Work Smart & Start Smart

Salary Negotiations
Learn how to research your target salary, highlight your accomplishments, and find the right words — and the confidence — to negotiate for better benefits and pay. You can sign up for a free in-person workshop or online course, which takes less than two hours to complete and can be done at your own pace. Take the online course today!


What are the biggest challenges facing women today?
Responses from AAUW members
24% – Unfair Wages / Unequal Pay
22% – Low Self Esteem / Negative Media Images (41% for young women)
18% Access to quality healthcare – Health issues/obesity/cancer/STDs
14% Sexual harassment / gender discrimination / stereotyping
13% Workplace climate and lack of promotional opportunities
11% Work/family or work/ life balance

AAUW advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, and research.  By joining AAUW, you belong to a community that breaks through educational and economic barriers so that all women have a fair chance.