CT AAUW June E-News
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NCCWSL Ignites Women Student Leaders
The National Conference for College Women Student Leaders was held at the University of Maryland last week.  AAUW and NASPA have sponsored this event for 29-years and this year, over 900 women, including thirty students from Connecticut and two AAUW CT Committee members, attended the conference.  
At the conference, women were able to:
- Choose from more than 50 workshops that prepare them for life after college/university,
- Meet a number of strong, women role models,
- Make connections with women across the U.S. and World,
- Meet with representatives from more than eighty graduate schools and twenty-five employers and
- Gain confidence and skills to prepare them to take action both on their campuses and communities.
Chelsea Clinton’s keynote speech on leadership and the questions/answers that followed were particularly impressive.  Here are some links for the full 48 minute session and an 11 minute excerpt. 

AAUW CT Spring Conference Held in Bridgeport 

Last month, AAUW CT held its spring conference at The Discovery Museum in Bridgeport, CT where AAUW Treasurer Laurel Anderson graciously hosted us.  Attendees ranged from branch leadership and members to student campus leaders to Eileen Hartmann, a member of the AAUW National board, who came from NY State to be with us and update us on national initiatives.
AAUW CT Co-President Donna Haghighat moderated a panel of CT women student leaders which revealed that the two priorities for women students appear to be sexual assault on campuses and inspiring more women to run for campus leadership positions. (picture, top) Also at the Spring conference, Lucy Brakoniecki and Kelly Fitzgerald (pictured left) of CWEALF and Kathy Poirier of CCSU ( pictured left) all accepted awards for their respective organizations for being such wonderful AAUW CT partners.

Who Are Our University Partners in CT?

In addition to our branches, AAUW CT has many college and University partners in CT allowing us to interact and empower women students directly in such areas as: women's leadership development, electing more women students to campus leadership positions, campus safety and salary negotiations for women seniors.  Here are our partners:

Capital Community College, Central Connecticut State University, Charter Oak State College, Connecticut College, Eastern Connecticut State University, Fairfield University, Gateway Community College, Goodwin College, Housatonic Community College, Middlesex Community College, Mitchell College, Northwestern Connecticut Community College, Norwalk Community College, Post University, Quinebaug Valley Community College, Quinnipiac University, Southern Connecticut State University, Three Rivers Community College, Trinity College, Tunxis Community College, University of Bridgeport, University of Connecticut, University of Hartford, University of New Haven, University of St. Joseph, Wesleyan University, Western Connecticut State University, Yale University.

Want to get involved in helping member university or colleges in your area? Contact Lin Rising at

Talk us up! 

Let friends and family know you are a member of AAUW and what we do:

AAUW has been empowering women as individuals and as a community since 1881. For more than 130 years, we have worked together as a national grassroots organization to improve the lives of millions of women and their families.

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Would you like to help keep it up to date? You don’t need a technical background, just a willingness to provide site ready content to our national webmaster. Please contact Donna Haghighat  if you would like to make a difference.

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