Gateway to Equity Awards

The AAUW Pennsylvania Gateway to Equity Award honors an individual, group or organization that has shown by action and philosophy the promotion of the AAUW mission to advance gender equity for women and girls through research, education, and advocacy.  It celebrates International Women’s Day which is held annually on March 8.

AAUW Pennsylvania Recipients

At the recommendation of the AAUW Pennsylvania Public Policy Chair/s, the AAUW Pennsylvania Board may designate a Gateway to Equity Award to an individual or organization that has contributed to advancing gender equity across the entire Commonwealth.  When awarded, the recipient is asked to speak at the State Convention.

2020           Susan Spicka, Executive Director, Education Voters PA
2018           Pennsylvania Center for Women and Politics (PCWP) at Chatham University
2017           PathWays PA,  Marianne Bellesorte, Vice President of Advocacy
2016           Women’s Law Project, Pennsylvania
2015           Bucks County Women’s Advocacy Coalition

Award Procedure for AAUW Pennsylvania Branches

AAUW-PA encourages all branches to participate in this opportunity to recognize an individual, group or organization that shares its commitment to equity and to bring awareness to the work of that individual, group or organization and of AAUW.

A Gateway-to-Equity-Toolkit and Gateway-to-Equity-Award-Certificate are available.
Submission in 2021 is done online here and due by  FEBRUARY 15, 2021.  See February FYI, page 3.

Jacqui Rogers at
Barbara Price at