AAUW (The American Association of University Women) advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research.
Things To Do this Month:
First, learn how to fight systemic injustice. Read Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson and participate in the branch book club’s discussion about the book at the Monday, July 12 meeting (7:00pm). Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for details, including meeting location. You may also want to listen to Oprah Winfrey’s 8-part podcast series on the book.
Second, upgrade your negotiating skills. From the comfort of your home, take AAUW’s FREE online Salary Negotiation Training.
Third, celebrate Baltimore branch member Dr. A. Yvette Myrick, Maryland’s Woman of Distinction at the 2021 National Conference for Collegiate Women Students.
Since joining the Baltimore Branch in 2006, Yvette has held various leadership roles at the branch level, including multiple terms as V.P. of Membership and Board Member. Yvette developed, organized and managed the “Finding Dollars for College” event held at Western High school in Baltimore for several years. This event brought out high school students and their parents, financial aid officers, guidance counselors, and school administrators, for the purpose of assisting attending students find and qualify for post high school financial aid.
Yvette is also co-creator of a blog “Thriving in Higher Education Careers” which highlights the successes of professionals in education and industry. The blog has been developed into a book, Thriving in Higher Education Careers, which she co-wrote with Dr. Estelle Young. The book is a resource for people in higher education or for anyone desiring personal growth in their career endeavors. She is currently Dean of Adult Education at Colorado Mountain College in Glenwood Springs, Colorado, which has a student body of over 20,000 students.
Yvette earned a B.S. Degree in Business Administration from the University of Baltimore, a Master of Science in Adult Education from Coppin State University, and a Doctor of Education Degree in Higher Education Administration from the George Washington University.