Welcome to the AAUW Salem (OR) Branch

Salem Branch Oral History Project

We interviewed nine of our long-time Salem Branch Members. Watch the interviews here: Oral History Playlist

  • Jo Bateman
  • Marian Churchill
  • Joanne Stern
  • Carol Neiger
  • Heraldine Schwartz
  • Meredie Sheehy
  • Rae Everett
  • Gloria Martin
  • Evelyn Smith-Lorence

Equal Pay Day

Equal Pay Day is the symbolic day when women’s earnings “catch up” to men’s earnings from the previous year. For more information see Simple Truth about the pay gap.

2020 Speech Trek Contest



Work Smart is designed to help women at any stage of their careers negotiate better salaries and benefits. Work Smart is now available in an online version! This makes it more accessible to women everywhere as they can log on and take the course at their convenience. It takes about an hour to complete, it’s available to anyone and it’s FREE! To get started go to: https://salary.aauw.org/

Learn more about Oregon’s Equal Pay Act.

Salem Branch of AAUW has been recognized for leadership, member outreach, public policy, using technology, local projects, and contributions to the AAUW Funds that are awarded as scholarships, fellowships, and for projects that engage girls in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

Founded in 1881, AAUW advances equity for women and girls
through research, education, and advocacy.

The AAUW Fund, one of the largest source of funds for graduate students in the U.S. and abroad, awarded nearly $5 million in 2021-2022.

The Legal Advocacy Fund provides funding and a support system for women and men seeking judicial redress for sex discrimination. OSU softball coach, Vicki Dugan, was a plaintiff supported by Oregon AAUW in 1994. Lillly Ledbetter, whose name is attached to pay equity reform in Congress, was supported by LAF in her lawsuit against Goodyear Tire and Rubber.

AAUW Values:

Non partisan

Fact based