American Association of University Women Accepting Applications for Community Action Grants

American Association of University Women Accepting Applications for Community Action Grants

The American Association of University Women strives to promote equity and education for women and girls. Since the organization’s founding in 1881, AAUW members have examined and taken positions on the fundamental issues of the day — educational, social, economic, and political.

AAUW is accepting applications for its Community Action Grants Program, an annual program that provides funds to individuals, AAUW branches, and AAUW state organizations as well as local community-based nonprofit organizations for innovative programs and non-degree research projects that promote education and equity for women and girls.

The program offers one-year grants of up to $7,000 to support community-based projects and two-year grants of up to $10,000 to provide start-up funds for new projects that address the particular needs of the community and develop girls’ sense of efficacy through leadership or advocacy opportunities. Project topic areas are unrestricted but should include a clearly defined activity that promotes education and equity for women and girls. Special consideration will be given to projects focused on the achievements of K-12 girls and community college women in science, technology, engineering, or math.

To be eligible, individual applicants must be women who are citizens or permanent residents of the United States. Nonprofit organizations must be based in the U.S., and grant projects must have direct public impact, be nonpartisan, and take place within the U.S. or its territories.

See the AAUW website for complete program guidelines and application procedures

Women’s Business Conference – June 8th in Eau Claire

Join us on June 8th for the 14th Annual Women’s Business Conference! This full day conference features an exhibitor hall filled with more than 100 business resources, 20 educational sessions for aspiring entrepreneurs and businesses of all sizes, and unlimited networking opportunities!
Our new format includes a Power Panel moderated by Sarah Stokes, featuring Sherri Yukel from Big Dot of Happiness, Christina Wiersgalla from Wiersgalla Co., Connie Olson from Micon Cinemas, and Sue Tietz from McDonough Manufacturing.
Pre-Register today at and pay only $69!
Scholarships Available! Students of ALL ages registering with a .edu email address as well as any income-qualifying individual who successfully completes the online scholarship application form will receive a reduced rate of $25!
Arrive early and attend the Pre-Conference Event on June 7th, 2-5pm provided by the Chippewa Valley Technical College and the Wisconsin Procurement Institute. Topics covered include Selling to the Government, Women’s Business Certifications, AND Mobile Apps you need to start using today to increase your personal and professional productivity. For more information, go to

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The American Association of University Women is Accepting Applications for its American Fellowships Program!


The annual program supports women scholars who are completing a dissertation, planning a research leave from an accredited institution, or preparing research for publication. Applicants for all fellowships must be  a citizen or permanent resident of the U.S.. Candidates are evaluated on the basis of scholarly excellence; quality and originality of their project design; and active commitment to helping women and girls through service in their communities, professions, or fields of research.

See the American Association of University Women website for complete program guidelines, information about previous fellows, and application instructions.

Applications are open August 1–November 15!

Link to Complete RFP

Mark Your Calendars for Marketplace Wisconsin November 16-17, 2016!

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Are you ready to start or grow your business in Wisconsin? Each year, Marketplace helps minority, women and veteran-owned company representatives learn about doing business with state, federal and local agencies as well as corporations. These markets represent billions of dollars of annual purchasing with special programs to include minority, women, veteran and disadvantaged business owners.

Meet with potential buyers, identify funding sources, connect with business assistance resources and build their capacity at Marketplace.

More information here:

SBA Contracting Research Opportunities on Women and Business: Apply Today!

The Small Business Association is asking for applications for nine research projects! Find out exactly what they’re looking for in the email from The National Women’s Business Council below.


As you know, the Council is committed to supporting women in business by producing best-in-class, actionable research. Therefore, we are excited to announce our biggest research portfolio yet!  We are currently soliciting proposals for nine – yes 9 – research projects.

This research will be used as a springboard for action and policy recommendations. Strong proposals are those that not only demonstrate thorough knowledge of the entrepreneurial environment, but are also thoughtful and innovative.


Take Part In The National Women’s Business Council Accelerators and Incubators Survey Today!


The NWBC is conducting a study on accelerators and incubators. The goal of this innovative research is to:

–  Analyze how women entrepreneurs determine whether or not to utilize available resources

–  How firms are selected by incubators and accelerators

–  Factors influencing the successful graduation of new women-owned businesses

–  And recommendations on how incubators and accelerators can improve their contributions to the growth of women-owned businesses

Select the appropriate link to complete the survey

Managers of Accelerators and Incubators

Find Out How Women Entrepreneurs are Key to Accelerating Growth in the July 2015 Entrepreneurship Policy Digest.

The new Entrepreneurship Policy Digest explores barriers to women entrepreneurs and offers five policy recommendations to address the gender gap.

Entrepreneurship fuels economic growth, with new and young businesses accounting for nearly all net new job creation. Increasing the number of entrepreneurs, and creating conditions for them to succeed, has the potential to improve economic opportunities for all Americans.


To read more: 

Bowman’s Background and Family: How She got her PhD

Business owner, Nicole R. Bowman Farrell, tells the story of how she got her PhD. She commuted from Shawano to Madison (3 hours, one way). Dr. Bowman fondly remembers her first study with Dr. Kelly at Turtle School. Dr. Bowman discusses education policy, tribal governments, and the lack of Native Americans used in research, data, and studies.

“Continuing the Journey to Reposition Culture and Cultural Context in Evaluation Theory and Practice” is now available to be ordered!


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