Lake Washington Branch is located on the Eastside of Lake Washington. Our members live in the neighboring communities of Bellevue, Mercer Island, Issaquah, Sammamish, Renton, Seattle, Redmond, Newcastle, Bothell and Kirkland. We come together to further the values and goals of AAAUW, particularly educational and economic equity for women and girls.

Our branch meetings are the second Wednesday morning of each month between September and May.  They feature presentations from local entrepreneurs, scholars, scientists, and other leaders in their fields.  Meetings also keep members up-to-date on branch activities and are a great way to socialize and make friends.

The branch annually supports the following major projects:

Tech Trek. This AAUW-affiliated one-week summer camp experience for girls entering 8th grade in the Fall immerses campers in activities involving math, science, technology and engineering. Tech Trek 2023 was held at Pacific Lutheran University.  LWB sponsored two girls this year.

AAUW Funds. The branch contributes each year to this national philanthropy that gives nearly $4 million annually to support women scholars and community projects that benefit women and girls. AAUW fellowships and grants support women in diverse fields of study, including awards specifically for women who are reentering the workforce, pursuing fields where they are underrepresented, or are international students.

We invite you to attend a meeting to learn about us and AAUW. You will be warmly welcomed.

LWB Co-Presidents 2023-2024

Susie Johnson

Susie Johnson

Carolyn Hayek


If you would like more information about our branch, please contact us via email at lwb.aauw@yahoo.com


American Association of University Women (AAUW), is a national organization that advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, research and philanthropy.  Along the way, we make new friends and pursue common interests. Membership in LWB is open to all graduates who hold an associate (or equivalent) or higher degree from an accredited college or university. In principle and practice, AAUW values and seeks a diverse membership. There shall be no barriers to full participation in this organization on the basis of gender, race, creed, age, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or class.

If you are interested in this important work and want to meet like-minded people, we invite you to join us. Click here for a membership form.