Welcome to AAUW Fort Atkinson

Since 1957 our branch has been serving Fort Atkinson and the surrounding area. We are glad you are here. By joining AAUW, you belong to a community that breaks through educational and economic barriers so that all women have a fair chance.

Book Sale 2021:

Thank you for supporting our Annual Used Book Sale!
The Fort Atkinson AAUW 2021 Used Book Sale was successful. Many quality books were sold at very reasonable prices. In addition to affording readers an opportunity to fill their book shelves, the profits made from the used book sale are used to support scholarships for women of all ages.
Thank you to those who donated books and those who came to the book sale. Look for information next spring regarding a 2022 book sale, for donation location and hours and dates of the fall sale.

DE&I News:   AAUW seeks to promote inclusion and awareness for all members to create an equitable, sustainable and inclusive membership reflective of today’s world. Look for our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DE&I) program at aauw.org.

The AAUW Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) resources aim to identify best practices for promoting diversity, equity and inclusion within AAUW. These resources present guidelines for how AAUW branches, national members, student members and individual members can demonstrate an understanding of AAUW’s mission, values, goals and strategic plan. It is meant to start the inclusion conversation. We encourage all members to seek ways to incorporate inclusive practices into their branches and daily life.

Tech Savvy News:   AAUW Joined Forces in 2021 to Sponsor Tech Savvy at UW-Whitewater

Tech Savvy 2021 went virtual! The STEM workshop for girls in grades 6 – 10 was held two Saturdays in February—Saturday, Feb. 13 (9 am to 12 noon) and Saturday, Feb. 27 (9 am to 12 noon). Girls experienced the excitement of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) careers through workshops and presentations led by UW-Whitewater professors and other professional women in STEM fields. Tech Savvy is a collaborative project between AAUW-Fort Atkinson, AAUW-Janesville, and the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.

A slate of 12 workshops was offered on topics as diverse as extracting DNA, building computer circuits, building websites, programming robots, analyzing light, wolf biology, identifying antibiotic producing bacteria, fingerprint analysis, astrophysics, and more.

Branch Member Participation
Fort Atkinson and Janesville branch members distributed supply bags to the girls, and
assisted workshop presenters in each session online.
Thanks goes to all the branch members involved in promoting, planning, and assisting over the course of the last several years! This has truly been an “All Hands on Deck” event!

Keynote Address
The keynote address, From Pearls to Plasma Physics: With STEM, the World is Your Oyster, was presented by Nuclear Engineer Abbey J. Donahue, Engineering manager for SHINE Medical Technologies in Janesville. Abbey shared her background as a woman in a STEM career and explore surprising opportunities in STEM fields with attendees.

Look for updates for Tech Savvy 2022!


Our meetings are usually the first Monday of the month at 6:30pm, September through May, with the following exceptions: We meet the second Monday of September; and Saturday mornings in January and February.

Work Smart: AAUW presents a free online salary negotiation course (approximately one hour) to acquire fair and equal pay. Recognize your own self-worth and get the tools you need to successfully negotiate and close the pay gap! Go to salary.aauw.org

All AAUW members are encouraged to take the online Work Smart course. Invite your family, friends and colleagues to take Work Smart online. Empower the women (and men) in your life to negotiate for fair and equal pay.

Our Mission Statement
AAUW advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research.

Our Vision
We bring people together for the common goal of breaking through educational and economic barriers for women and girls.

In principle and practice, AAUW values and seeks a diverse membership. There shall be no barriers to full participation on the basis of gender, race, creed, age, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or class.

By joining AAUW, you have the opportunity to participate in a variety of activities with an interesting group of civic-minded women. We invite you to attend one of our monthly meetings and learn more about AAUW!

Contact us by email.

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