Southern New Hampshire Branch AAUW

The American Association of University Women (AAUW) is the nation’s leading voice promoting equity and education for women and girls. Since our founding in 1881, AAUW members have examined and taken positions on the fundamental issues of the day — educational, social, economic, and political. AAUW is a non-partisan non-political organization that never endorses candidates or specific parties. The Southern New Hampshire Branch, established in the 1970s, hosts a variety of programs concerning women’s education and equity issues that are open to the public.

  • Mission: To advance gender equity for women and girls through research, education, and advocacy.
  • Vision: Equity for all.
  • Values: Nonpartisan. Fact-based. Integrity. Inclusion and Intersectionality.

The Southern New Hampshire Branch provides scholarships for young women who are pursuing college degrees with the intent to follow STEM careers after graduation.

In addition to providing scholarships, the branch has book discussions and members enjoy Meet and Eat social events. They sponsored the annual Candidates Night, giving the public a chance to hear the positions of candidates running for offices on the Amherst ballots. Occasionally members also attend theatrical performances and see special exhibits at local museums.

Members of the branch live in the following New Hampshire communities: Amherst, Dover, Exeter, Hanover, Hollis, Manchester, Merrimack, Milford, Mont Vernon, Nashua, Wilton, and Wolfeboro.

For more information about the organization. visit our website ( or Facebook page (, or contact one of our membership co-chairs, Ingrid Michaelis and Liz MacMillan (