June 2014


AAUW Colorado E-Network  

MAKERS: Women Who Make America PBS
     A study on thirty-five women leaders by the Center for Creative Leadership, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs and Higher Education Resource Services (HERS) found that two thirds of the women studied responded that they were sabotaged or discouraged when seeking leadership positions. The article covering the study also reports that 26% of college presidents are women (2012). Other findings from the study include some of the women reporting loneliness in leadership, different thoughts expected of men and women, differing expectations of husbands for women in leadership, etc.  Mentorship was one thing that was highlighted as motivation for women to seek leadership and show others it is possible.

For more information on this study click here.

AAUW Colorado eNetwork Updates
Register today for our upcoming June 26th Lean In Book club discussion, and for our July and August book club dates!


Task-minder/Organizer Needed
The eNetwork Coodinating Coucil wants to welcome a new board secretary to our group of leaders. By preparing our agenda and minutes--only every other month!--this leader keeps the crew on task. You can play this role remotely and from afar. You just need the ability to organize an agenda from an online list and post minutes to GoogleDocs. An interest in providing editing assistance to our web team is also welcomed--come learn a little about WordPress with us.

As a matter of fact, we bid a sad farewell to Professor Jackie McAllister, who has adeptly filled this position from Colorado, Chicago, Massachusetts, and Ohio as she made her way from dissertation to tenured position at Kenyon College over the past year. Have questions about stepping into this role? Contact  Heidi or Jackie.

AAUW Colorado eNetwork featured in Reno 
The branch provided a presentation, remotely, to the regional convention on "Virtual Branch How-To".
Here is the 18 minute recording that was facilitated by Colorado President Diane Norton & our Colorado organizer Katherine Yelle on-site at the regional convention in Reno:

Want to learn how to operate and record presentations like this one? Let us know you'd like to be an Adobe Navigator-in-Training for one of our upcoming events.

Quote of the Month
If your actions create a legacy that inspires others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, then, you are an excellent leader." - Dolly Parton

AAUW National Updates
Which Leadership Position Is for You?

Are you ready to step into a leadership position with AAUW but are just not quite sure which position is right for you? We encourage you to visit the AAUW web page ( on national, state, and branch leadership positions. It will provide you with the information you need to decide which position is for you--and if there's a branch position that interests you, let us know,