AAUW-California’s Vision As a leading education, research and advocacy organization for women and girls AAUW California has created programs so that our membership can provide a path for girls and 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.
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
AAUW-CA hopes to establish a two-part program to address the issue of financial literacy for women and girls. One part of the program is for AAUW’s members themselves and the other part is for our Read More
NEFE (National Endowment for Financial Education) is the leading nonprofit national foundation dedicated to inspiring empowered financial decision making for individuals and families. Especially 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
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