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How to be an AAUW advocate

2018 January 7
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The second session of the 115thCongress convened last week, and 2018 state legislative sessions are kicking off around the nation. That means it’s a great time to brush up on the advocacy resources available to you as an AAUW member!

Here’s what you can do:

  1. Get to know your AAUW Ohio Policy Chair, Mary Kruger.
  2. Get to know your branch public policy chair.
  3. Sign up for Action Network and Two-Minute Activist Mobile alerts.
  4. Let AAUW know about any upcoming events you’re planning.

Resource reboot to fight sexual harassment

2017 December 27

AAUW has recently rebooted its online resources to help fight sexual harassment, much in the news thanks to the #MeToo movement.

Sexual harassment, which includes unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature, violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Title VII prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of sex, race, color, national origin, and religion and also prohibits sexual harassment as a form of sex discrimination. Even with Title VII’s protections, many people across the country still face sexual harassment in their workplaces.

LAF’s Know Your Rights resources help people navigate difficult situations at work and on campus. We recently expanded our sexual harassment resources to provide guides for employees, employers, and colleagues. These guides provide employees with steps to take after being sexually harassedadvise employers on how to create a safer office culture and move beyond simply complying with Title VII, and give guidance for colleagues who witness sexual harassment.

Fall issue of Ohio Orbit now online

2017 December 19
by admin

It’s the busiest week of the year, but please take a few minutes to read the latest issue of AAUW Ohio Orbit. In the Fall 2017 AAUW Ohio Orbit you’ll find:

  • The latest update on “Learn. Do. Share,” the theme for our AAUW of Ohio Equity Day and Convention 2018, along with a request that you share any thoughts you have regarding possible dynamic presenters we can schedule for the March 23-24 event in Chillicothe.
  • A message from President Christine Siebeneck that will inspire you to apply for a position on the AAUW Ohio State Board. You’ll also find the application.
  • Confused about how to submit state dues? You won’t be once you read the guide prepared by State Finance VP Renee Spiker.
  • Find out what our branches our doing around the state to advocate, educate, and assist. You’ll be inspired.
  • Get timely resources to fight sexual harassment from AAUW National.

You can also download past issues of Orbit.

Deadline extended: Apply for State Board position

2017 December 18

It is time once again to begin thinking about nominating candidates for the officer election at AAUW Ohio Equity Day and Convention 2018 this spring!

Are you qualified? Yes!

You are perfectly qualified for a position! Do you have a passion for equity? Check. Are you committed to advocating for women and girls? Check. Do you support opportunities for member outreach and connection? Check. Can you promote education and initiatives for the next generation of leaders? Check.

Share a little or a lot

Don’t worry: You don’t have to have lots of time to give to the AAUW Ohio Board; you can give as much time as you are able. We understand that you are pulled in many directions, and the design of the board is meant to support the work-family-volunteer balance.

Download and complete the nomination form

Download the nomination form for AAUW Ohio State Board offices of President, VP Programming, VP Membership, VP Philanthropy, Finance Officer and Recording Secretary.

If you are interested in any of these positions, or know anyone who would be a good fit, please fill out the nomination form front and back and mail or email to Deborah Wooldridge, nominations chair, by Jan. 20, 2018.

Please also direct any questions to Deborah:

Deborah Wooldridge
79 Nottingham Cross
Bowling Green, OH 43402
dgwoold@bgsu.edu

Nominate candidates for state board positions by Dec. 15

2017 November 4
by admin

It is time once again to begin thinking about nominating candidates for the officer election at AAUW Ohio Equity Day and Convention 2018 this spring!

Download the nomination form for AAUW Ohio State Board offices of President, VP Programming, VP Membership, VP Philanthropy, Finance Officer and Recording Secretary.

If you are interested in any of these positions, or know anyone who would be a good fit, please fill out the nomination form front and back and mail or email to Deborah Wooldridge, nominations chair, by Dec. 15, 2017.

Please also direct any questions to Deborah:

Deborah Wooldridge
79 Nottingham Cross
Bowling Green, OH 43402
dgwoold@bgsu.edu

Get the Starz Award application form and instructions for 2018

2017 October 30
by Paula Maggio

Make sure your branch qualifies for the AAUW of Ohio Starz Award for the 2016-2017 year. Download the Starz Award Application Form 2018 and explanation.

JoAnn Benseler recognizes branches who won Starz Awards.

Awards will be distributed at AAUW of Ohio Equity Day and Convention 2018, which will be heldMarch 23-24, 2018 at Christopher Conference Center at the Quality Inn, 20 No. Plaza Blvd., Chillicothe, Ohio.

Starz applications should be completed and mailed to JoAnn Benseler, 147 Sandstone Loop East, Westerville OH 43081, by March 16, 2018.

Purpose of the Starz Award

  • To increase communication between branches and between branches and the State Board.
  • To help branch members become aware of their responsibilities to achieve the goals of AAUW.
  • To acknowledge the efforts of branches in achieving these goals.

Key dates to remember

  • Branch represented at AAUWOhio Convention May 5/6, 2017
  • Branch Officer List sent to Admin. Coordinator by July 1, 2017.
  • Branch dues collected and sent to Admin. Coordinator or National Office by Sept. 15, 2017
  • Branch represented at Leadership Conference August 5, 2017.

Start Smart salary negotiation workshop at BGSU Nov. 17

2017 October 28

An AAUW Start Smart Salary Negotiation Workshop for Students will take place on Friday, Nov. 17, from 2-4 p.m. in 314 Bowen-Thompson Student Union at Bowling Green State University.

Jean Marie Greene of the BGSU Women’s Center will present information essential to negotiating your starting salary and building your career.

Reservations are required. Email womencenter@bgsu.edu to reserve your seat today!

Start Smart workshops are specifically designed for female college students about to enter the job market. According to AAUW’s research, women one year out of college are paid only 82 percent of what their male counterparts receive.

By using the skills taught in this workshop, you will be prepared to:

  • Negotiate your starting salary and narrow the gap early
  • Improve your lifelong earning potential
  • Articulate your value
  • Build confidence in your negotiation style
  • Sharpen your budgeting skills

Join Southwest Region’s lively discussion Nov. 4

2017 September 21

Join an exciting, productive Southwest Region get together Saturday, Nov. 4, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at High Street United Methodist Church, 230 E High, Springfield 45505.

Regional meeting planning session at Leadership Workshop 2017 with Carisa Sechrist of the Warren/Trumbull Branch.

Here’s what’s on the agenda:

• Coffee and networking. Share your branch’s highlights (and lowlights)

• Presentations/discussions on two topics: 1. how to change the way we think about programs in order to attract new members and 2. advocating for change: how to get results that show

As for food, Kathie Harbaugh, SW District coordinator, suggests throwing in $15 to cover morning beverages and a nice box lunch.

Questions? Comments? Reservations? Call or text Kathie Harbaugh at 937-207- 9245 or email her at kathieharbaugh@gmail.com.

Get news from AAUW Ohio in latest issue of Orbit

2017 September 19
As summer wanes and we’ve already felt fall in the air, here is your summer issue of AAUW of Ohio Orbit. Read on to find out more about:
  • Got someone you’d like to nominate for our state board? Find out how.
  • Save the date — and get a free drink — at our Equity Day and Convention 2018 in Chillicothe.
  • Programming ideas from AAUW of Ohio president Christine Siebeneck
  • Mark your calendar for a Nov. 4 Southwest District meeting you won’t want to miss.
  • Membership tips from Cheri Crothers, Membership VP
  • Did you miss Leadership Workshop 2017? Here are the links to resources shared there — and a few photos, too.
  • Be Wise Camp celebrates its 3,500th!

You can also download past issues of Orbit.

AAUW Bowling Green at Campus Fest

2017 September 5
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Members of AAUW at Bowling Green State University set up a table at their school’s Campus Fest and posed for photos with a special AAUW frame.