Education equity for women and girls in Berea, Kentucky.

AAUW Berea strives for educational and occupational equity amongst women and girls in the Madison County region. Through its advocacy, education, philanthropy, research, and public policy programs, AAUW members work together to influence national and local policies for the betterment of our community.

What We Do

Annual book sales provide gently-used books to the Berea College community and funds scholarships for local women pursuing higher education.

Scholarships and outreach encourage and support women pursuing higher education, particularly in traditionally underrepresented fields.

Members provide an intergenerational network of connections and mentorship to women both inside and outside the organization in need of mentorship and support.

Our Focus

We are tenacious and trailblazing — advocating for women and girls since 1881 and into the future! Our Berea chapter of AAUW focuses on helping the growth of women in our immediate and surrounding areas. We aim to provide:

  • Economic Security
  • Educational Advancement
  • Occupational Equality

We asked the members – why do you love AAUW Berea?

“The camaraderie”

[AAUW Berea has] support and inclusion no matter who or where you are from. 

Cecile, member of 25+ years

“Continuous fellowship

[AAUW] provides strong community among women in careers especially ones dominated by men.  socioeconomic and educational backgrounds.

Rachel, member of 20+ years

“Intergenerational community”

AAUW is a great source of stories, whether you are engaging in a chapter meeting, purchasing a book from the Used Book Sale, or attending the Author’s Brunch.

Shelby, member of 2+ years

Our Mission

AAUW Berea’s mission is to facilitate and advance the causes of women and girls across the region through the promotion of gender advocacy, education equality, philanthropy through scholarship opportunities, and research on a spectrum of topics. Through its public policy program, AAUW members work together to influence national and local educational policies for the benefit of women and girls of all walks of life, in every corner of our society.

News and Events

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