Bringing AAUW to Cleveland, Ohio’s East Side

AAUW’s Equity Network — An Inclusive Community with One Goal: Equity for All

Connect with individuals who share your commitment to inclusion on our campuses, in our workplaces and in our communities — and who want to do something about it.  Learn more about Equity Network  We’ve led the fight for fair pay and economic opportunity for women — and the battle continues…


Next HHL Event September 22, 2021 at 6:45 pm

HHL will begin the 2021-22 programming year with a Zoom gathering to discuss National Advocacy updates and the branch goals for the year.  Members will also vote on approval of the budget.  Read the details and more in the September 2021 AAUW HHL general newsletter

The October Event Is Early–October 5

HHL will join with host Northeast Ohio Branch at 7:00 pm when Jenna Bing, a trained speaker for the Collaborative to End Human Trafficking will speak on Human Trafficking and Jackie Zielke will speak on the SOAP project (Save Our Adolescents from Prostitution)  https://www.soapproject.org/.  To prepare for the program, you may want to read The Slave Across the Street by Theresa Flores.

AAUW Responds to Supreme Court Ruling

The following is a statement from Kate Nielson, AAUW’s Senior Director of Public Policy, Legal Advocacy, & Research:

“AAUW strongly condemns the U.S. Supreme Court’s refusal to suspend implementation of a dangerous Texas law that would virtually strip individuals of their well-established, Constitutional right to control their bodies and erode their economic security. The nation’s highest court is enabling a vicious system of vigilante lawsuits that aims to turn citizens against one another in furtherance of the most extreme anti-choice agenda. This ruling, which bypasses Constitutional review, effectively abolishes a pregnant person’s ability to make personal choices. Curtailing reproductive rights is a seismic affront to all Americans and AAUW vows to ferociously fight to ensure quality, affordable, and accessible health care for all.”

AAUW Ohio Discussions Continue

Join the next book discussion of Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead on Saturday, September 18, 2021 at 10:00 am.  Eventbrite registration.

The November 20, 2021, discussion will be The Moment of Lift  by Melinda Gates

Ohio Education Funding: A Call to Action

HHL joined the Heights Coalition for Public Education in discussions of Derek W. Black’s book Schoolhouse Burning : Public Education and the Assault on American Democracy. Black contends that the current attack on public education threatens democracy itself.  Discussions 1 and 2 covered the history of public education, the Civil Rights Era and the backlash that followed the landmark Brown v. Board of Education. Discussion 3 looked to action.  Where do we go from here to move Ohio to provide a fair and equal funding for public education?

Meryl Johnson Champion of Children

Ohio State Board of Education member and CMSD retired teacher, Meryl Johnson has been named 2021 Champion of Children. HHL salutes Meryl, one of our branch members.

Stand with Us

AAUW empowers you and helps you take a stand. We do the research to back up what we say. The American Association of University Women–taking a stand since 1881. Whether you follow the Equity Network or join a local branch you can Stand with us. HHL brings AAUW to the east side of Cleveland, Ohio. We welcome you to join us or support us.

Ohio News

Get Ohio news at AAUW Ohio‘s website and their Facebook page.

Membership Dues Payment for 2021-22 Is Open

As the Membership Services Database is re-designed and tested, branch members must pay their 2021-22 dues to the branch finance officer.  We look forward to the rollout to pay easily online again.  Online payment is secure and fast.

Join with us.  What a great way to help women achieve equity in education, economic security, and leadership positions.

You may mail a check, use the Heights-Hillcrest-Lyndhurst Branch HHL BRANCH MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION   Join us to make an impact.

Work Smart Teaches Negotiating Skills

Learn To Negotiate: Work Smart Online Is Free

Did you know that 57 percent of men try to negotiate their salary but only 7 percent of women do?  Wait! Did you say 93% of women do not negotiate their salary package?  AAUW thinks that should change.

Use AAUW Work Smart Online — created as a free salary negotiation course to help women earn the pay they deserve, Work Smart teaches how to negotiate for your positions such as economic security later in life or staying in your home vs moving.!

This easy, engaging e-tool will teach you . . . . Read more on our Family Life Issues page This is not a woman’s issue; it’s a family issue for families of one or many.

A Good Read – Do It Now

This story is fun to read. Catch it while it’s still online at the national site. Katie Wynn’s negotiating skills were sharpened by AAUW’s Work Smart Online.

Training 10 million women in salary negotiation is central to AAUW’s goal of closing the gender pay gap by 2030. AAUW offers both paid, in-person workshops and the free, online workbook for negotiation. Try Work Smart Online today. More than just reading or listening, this course guides you through preparing and practicing to negotiate your salary and benefits package. Try Work Smart Online today.

Ohio’s Legislators Get Grades

The Ohio Women’s Public Policy Network has released its scorecard for how well the last Ohio legislative session measured on advancing policies that lead to equity for women and girls.  Read the WPPN’s Legislative Scorecard today; be ready to make your voice known to your legislator now and at voting time. Too much trouble? Use AAUW’s online Two-Minute Activist.

Speaking Out

Your advocacy is needed to protect and extend equal rights. If it were easy to call or write your members of Congress wouldn’t you do it? AAUW’s Two Minute Activist makes it easy to do just that.  All it takes is two minutes and an internet connection. To sign up on our national website; click here.  We work hard for equity for women and girls and civil rights.  Our Two-Minute Activist has gone mobile. Check out the app for your phone. Details are available here at our national website. Or, members: respond to the emails national sends to ask AAUW to make their voices heard to their representatives.

Where We Stand on Title IX and Compliance

Title IX is not just about athletics.   Title IX covers access to course offerings and financial assistance and much more. It mandates that each school have a Title IX compliance officer.  Read more on our Title IX advocacy page and get the Department of Education Title IX compliance resources.

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Donations are tax deductible.


Give a little; give more–it’s your choice.  We welcome new members; membership is not by invitation.  The American Association of University Women (AAUW) empowers women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research. Read the Annual Report 2019.

AAUW’s Diversity Policy
In principle and in practice, AAUW values and seeks an inclusive membership, workforce, leadership team, and board of directors. There shall be no barriers to full participation in this organization on the basis of age, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, geographical location, national origin, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, or socioeconomic status.