Welcome to the Lake Wales (FL) Branch of AAUW!

AAUW Lake Wales FL Branch, Inc. is a branch of AAUW (American Association of University Women). AAUW has been empowering women since 1881. Information on AAUW’s programs, grants and fellowships is accessible at: .

Membership requires a two-year or higher degree from an accredited college or university.

AAUW Lake Wales Branch is a non-partisan 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation whose mission is to promote equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy and research.

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We are the only branch of AAUW in Central Florida’s Polk County. Founded in 1953, we take pride in our long legacy of activism. Our members are drawn from throughout the county, including such cities as Lakeland, Haines City, Indian Lake Estates, Babson Park, Winter Haven, Mulberry and Lake Wales. We are diverse in many characteristics but united in our desire to promote education and equity for women and girls. If you are looking for opportunities to learn, to do something that matters, to develop as a leader or to expand your horizons, you belong in AAUW!

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Advancing Their Education, Serving Their Communities: AAUW 2016–17 Fellows and Grantees


AAUW’s fellowships and grants have provided more than $100 million to more than 12,000 women and projects from 140 countries since 1888.




AAUW Honors Sen. Harry Reid as 2016 Title IX Champion

Title IX prohibits sex discrimination in U.S. schools and ensures all students have access to education. Unfortunately, its work is not done. Get the facts about Title IX, know your rights, and find your local K-12 Title IX coordinator.

AAUW marked the 44th anniversary of Title IX on June 23 by hosting our annual Title IX Cupcakes and Champagne celebration on Capitol Hill to honor Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) as the 2016 Title IX Champion. We recognized Sen. Reid for his dedication to improving educational opportunities for women and girls.