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The Summer AAUW Marylander is Here
Join us for our July 21st Summer Conference at Harford Community College. Our new State Program VP’s, Nora Putt and Tracey Lantz have planned a great conference with plenty of built-in time for networking and FUN along with our valuable breakout sessions. Reserve a hotel room by June 27. Early Bird Registration ends July 12. Details and the registration form are here.
Also in this issue:
- Hear from our incoming state Co-Presidents, Kate Campbell Stevenson and Susan Wierman
- Read Maryland Woman of Distinction Kate Campbell Stevenson’s remarks at the AAUW Women of Distinction Ceremony, that was attended by more than 800 women student leaders from across the country.
- Get the latest news from AAUW National.
- Learn about the newest AAUW Research -Broken Ladders: Barriers to
Women’s Representation in Nonprofit Leadership
- Read news from the branches
Kate Campbell Stevenson – AAUW Maryland Women of Distinction (NCCWSL) Fund
At the October 2017 board meeting, AAUW Maryland selected Kate Campbell Stevenson as Maryland’s 2018 Woman of Distinction. She will be honored at the AAUW National Conference for College Women Student Leaders (NCCWSL) Women of Distinction Ceremony on May 31, 2018.
The Conference, which attracts more than 1,000 students from throughout the United States, is held in late May/early June at the University of Maryland, College Park. As the platinum sponsor of the Ceremony, AAUW Maryland names its own Woman of Distinction. To date, Barbara Fetterhoff, Janet Crampton, Jenny Forehand, Dr. Mary Grace Roman, and Cleopatra Campbell have been honored thanks to generous donations from AAUW Maryland members who provide the platinum sponsorship cost of $20,000 each year by April 1.
In 1995 Kate Campbell Stevenson read the AAUW publication on How Schools Shortchange Girls and joined the AAUW Kensington-Rockville Branch. That publication was the “spark” that compelled her to combine her passion for the arts and women’s issues to create a series of one-woman shows called Women: Back to the Future. She uses musical theater arts not only to entertain but as a strong motivational tool for societal change. In her performances, Kate emphasizes historic women role models and how they overcame personal and cultural barriers to obtain their goals. Her latest one-woman show, Forging Frontiers, features historic and contemporary women leaders in STEM – Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. Kate’s programs entertain, educate and motivate audiences throughout the United States in schools, U.S Government and Military, conferences, and conventions.
Kate is a devoted catalyst for women’s issues, families, and communities. A lifelong community activist, she served as Board Chair of Empowered Women International from 2009-2013 and was recognized in 2012, and 2015 as one of Maryland Top 100 Women by The Daily Record for her “significant professional accomplishments, outstanding community leadership and inspirational mentoring.” Other accolades include 2014 Maryland BPW, Woman of Achievement; The Maryland State Educators Association statewide recipient of the 2015 Dorothy Lloyd Women’s Rights Award for her outstanding contributions in the areas of Equity, Education, Civil Rights, and Community Leadership. She currently serves as Co-Vice President of Programs of AAUW Maryland; Co-President of AAUW, Kensington-Rockville Branch; Vice-President, Programs, Montgomery County BPW; Board Member of Rachel Carson Landmark Alliance and Cultural Ambassador for the Maryland Women’s Heritage Center.
Help us honor Kate Campbell Stevenson with your contribution to the Maryland Women of Distinction (NCCWSL) Fund. You can send a check directly to AAUW National, noting fund number 4355 – Maryland Women of Distinction (NCCWSL) Fund; Contribute online using the link below or by going to http://aauw-md.aauw.net/donate-wod/ and using a credit card. Under Individual Contributions, click on the dropdown list under Other Special Funds and Giving Circles and choose the Maryland Women of Distinction (NCCWSL) Fund.
Don’t miss Cleopatra Campbell’s Confessions of a Woman of Distinction and find out how you can support the 2018 Women of Distinction Ceremony.
You will be helping Maryland honor it’s Woman of Distinction as the Platinum sponsor of the AAUW Women of Distinction Ceremony at the 2018 National Conference for Collegiate Women Students.
States Notch Multiple Equal Pay Victories in 2017
In 2017 a whopping 42 states, plus Puerto Rico and Washington, D.C., offered legislative solutions to the gender pay gap. While not all of these bills passed, this growing activity shows that red, blue, and purple states realize that the pay gap is real and that something needs to be done about it.
Upcoming AAUW National Events
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