Welcome to the Monterey County Branch

Board retreat June 2022

Board Retreat June 2022

The Monterey County Branch, founded in 1928, is committed to the educational, cultural and environmental improvement of our area as well as our world. The Branch name was changed from the Monterey Peninsula Branch in 2023 to better reflect the geographic area that we serve.

We offer thought-provoking programs, interest groups and camaraderie for our intellectually curious members. We are a dynamic group with a common mission to break through barriers for women and girls. We are a network of friends.

There are no barriers to membership based on gender, race, creed, age, sexual orientation, national origin or disability. We are privileged to share membership in the National AAUW and the California AAUW communities.

Branch Vision Statement:  AAUW-Monterey  County Branch participates in AAUW policies and programs through study, action and public policy advocacy. Our goal — achievable only through intellectual growth, equity for all women and girls, and positive change in our community — is to advance women in the 21st Century.


Together, we can reach gender equality in education, economic security, and leadership. Learn more about our priority issues and how we work to achieve our mission: Equity for all.

Acknowledges all the ways people differ: race, sex, gender, age, sexual orientation, disability,
socioeconomic status, religious beliefs, and more.

Is about diversity put into practice. It’s the act of welcoming, supporting, respecting, and valuing individuals and groups.

Is often used interchangeably with equality, but there’s a core difference: Where equality is a
system in which each individual is offered the same opportunities regardless of circumstance,
equity distributes resources based on needs. We live in a disproportionate society, and equity
tries to correct its imbalance by creating more opportunities for people who have historically had less access.

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