As a leading education, research and advocacy organization, we have a vision that AAUW California is paving a path for girls and women to achieve economic security or Financial Fitness for Life. Our Read More
Our Goal and Vision
As a leading education, research and advocacy organization, we have a vision that AAUW California is paving a path for girls and women to achieve economic security, or Financial Fitness for Life. Our goal is to provide AAUW branches with the information and tools required to implement financial literacy programs within the individual branches and as a community program.
Your AAUW CA Financial Literacy committee stands ready to provide information and assistance to branches wanting to implement Financial Fitness for Life programs. Available programs include those that AAUW has implemented in other states, as well as AAUW California referenced programs.
Financial Literacy is defined as the ability of an individual to make appropriate decisions in managing personal finances. Can you, for instance . . .
- Balance your checkbook?
- Read a Credit Report?
- Understand the employee benefit package offered at your company?
- Distinguish between mutual funds, stocks, and bonds?
- Know the power of compounding and saving?
To promote basic financial literacy among young women in high school and college, we offer two different projects.
The Money Trek Project was created and customized by Financial Literacy Committees of 2010-2013. Start Smart Project is an AAUW Program in a Box. This project is also known as the Start Smart Campus Initiative.
Our emphasis is on a two-fold implementation of the Financial Literacy program. The first step involves programming ideas that may be implemented within each BRANCH; from that step, or concurrently, a Read More
"The most powerful force in the universe is compound interest." -- anon The AAUW Financial Literacy outreach effort targets and provides resources to support the three stages of a woman's financial Read More
Visit the FDIC’s website for additional information and resources on consumer issues. Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) 1-877-ASK-FDIC MyMoney.gov is the U.S. Government’s website Read More
Money Trek was created and customized by the Financial Literacy Committee. In 2009-2010, the AAUW California Board of Directors requested that the Financial Literacy Committee, under the leadership Read More
This Financial Literacy workshop is designed to take approximately two sessions of two hours each with intermission or two separate sessions. It consists of a six-module presentation accompanied by a Read More
The goal of “Financial Literacy Is Personal” (FLIP) is to provide AAUW-CA branches with the information and tools required to implement financial literacy programs within the individual branches and Read More
Financial Literacy Is Personal PDF Presentation Power Point Presentation In order to view some forms and other publications on this page, you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader. You can Read More
AAUW California's work with financial literacy began with Bakula Maniar and a small committee in 2008. The committee developed a web page in the first year and started looking into various means of Read More
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AAUW’s groundbreaking research on the gender pay gap shows that one-year out of college, women are already earning significantly less than their male counterparts do. Even after controlling for all Read More
A key component of financial fitness and independence is the ability of women to achieve pay equity. Since its founding in 1881, AAUW has been committed to promoting equity for all girls and women. Read More
Pay equity is a large factor in achieving financial fitness. It is often determined for an entire career when a woman first enters the workforce. Start Smart is a program from AAUW focusing on Read More
Created for working women, Work Smart is an interactive workshop that teaches you to evaluate, negotiate, and articulate your worth confidently in the job market. AAUW’s expert facilitators lead Read More