April 2013

AAUW Colorado E-Network  

AAUW Colorado eNetwork Updates
Register today for our upcoming April 24th Webinar! We can't wait for the company and wonderful conversation!

Summer Book Group!
Is there a great book on women and leadership for which you’d like to lead a discussion?? We’re looking for a few good reader leaders!
We’re hosting four ‘chats’in May, June, July and August and are looking for leaders who’d like to propose a title and lead the conversation via Facebook, Twitter, Google Hangouts or Adobe Connect.If you’re willing to lead our discussion in one of these months, send your suggested title, why it’s perfect, and preferred chat medium to

Get started! Our first book for May is Daring Greatly (

MAKERS: Women Who Make America

     In February PBS released a documentary highlighting the events, faces, triumphs, and struggles of the Women's Movement. A documentary starting the conversation about women in communities who make a difference for people around the country. An interactive website allows individuals to learn about different phases of the movement as well as respond about leaders in their neighborhoods. The website also features interviews from women from all different backgrounds. You can check your area for local listings of the documentary, view videos, order online, or explore the website for more information. There are even educational tools to use while discussing the documentary available under the tab "For Educators." Have a MAKER in your life, give your feedback on the website or on the AAUW e-Network Facebook page. More information: 

USA Today's Whitney Matheson describes the Makers documentary as, "really impressive and is the most comprehensive doc about the movement I've seen." (USA Today, 2/27/2013).

Check it out and start the conversation about MAKERS in your life on the PBS website or on the AAUW e-Network Facebook page!

AAUW Colorado e-Network Member Profile
Eileen Young
Profession: In search of a new career
How did you get involved with AAUW: A few years back I signed up for AAUW but didn't hear from anyone and I didn't know enough about the organization to look for a local branch. I didn't re-join for a few years and decided to try it again. In January 2012, I went to an initial meeting about the creation of a new virtual branch in Denver and I've been involved ever since. 
Best advice you have for university women: Be creative and find a different ways around that roadblock that is holding you back, don't ever give up!
Hobbies/Volunteer Work: Volunteers of America: Lead GED tutor and trainer in a homeless and battered women's shelter, deliver Market Basket meals each month, Meals on Wheels caller and initial client intake, involved in various RSVP Programs and Special projects; A volunteer at National Jewish in the cardiology department; a DU mentor for incoming Latino freshman.
Favorite Quote: There is a big world out there, don't hold yourself back.

AAUW National Updates

 Equal Pay Day! April 9th. More information and ways to get involved at ::AAUW Election - Find out what is on the ballot and who is running for positions :: Check out the National Election Voter's Guide for 2013 on the website:: Check out the new branding tool kit online :: Don't forget to check out the AAUW blog