Our public policy program is directed by our mission – to advance gender equity for women and girls through education, advocacy, and research. The guiding principles of our public policy program are aligned with AAUW Florida and AAUW National’s Public Policy Priorities, which are established every two years by a vote of members.
Locally, one ongoing endeavor led by Susan Grandpierre is the Women’s Economic Security Project. This team is working to compile a database of “helping” organizations in Indian River County that offer services for girls and women at varying stages of life.
The Indian River State College AAUW student club is currently sponsored by Dr. Angela Bailey, Professor of Business at IRSC. Over the years, the student club has helped young women develop leadership skills, worked to raise awareness of issues affecting the lives of women and girls, and has had speaker forums on current issues.
We use the AAUW StartSmart program to help young women starting into the workforce, as well as those with more experience, learn how to research their target salary, highlight their accomplishments and develop the confidence to negotiate for better benefits and pay. Courses are online without cost: https://courses.aauw.org/learn
Angela Boling is our Director for Public Policy, serving a one-year term through June 2024. She is seeking committee members. If you would like to participate in our efforts to make progress toward these goals, please join us!