Welcome.  This is the official Web site of the Tahoe Nevada branch of AAUW. Please explore the site to find out who we are, what we are doing, and how to join us.

Also, click here to read our Feb 2018 NEWSLETTER.

,Our monthly dinner meeting on February 21 will feature Dr. Larissa Faulkner discussing “Women’s Leadership Skills:  Perspectives and Challenges.”  Women’s leadership styles offer unique perspectives to companies and to volunteer organizations, but they also face unique challenges from both men’s and women’s biases.  The presentation brings forward academic research on women’s leadership, how we perceive our power, as well as how we communicate, negotiate, and present ourselves in professional and public spaces.

The speaker, Dr. Larissa Faulkner, is a leadership consultant here in Incline where, collaborating the Nevada Association of Employers, she trains managers from companies such as IGT, Ormat, the Girl Scouts, and the Reno Sparks Inter-Tribal Council. She also enjoys being a part-time professor at TMCC in Communication and Journalism and empowers at-risk populations with communication skills and career preparation.  Her PhD is in Media and Communication from the University of Iowa, and she has an extensive background in gender studies. AAUW’s mission is to empower women, and together, through education, leadership, and effective communication we can be the agents of change for our local networks.


Meetings: Except for the November meeting and the December Holiday Party, the Tahoe Nevada branch meets for dinner and a program on the third Wednesday of each month. The November meeting may be held on the second Wednesday to avoid conflict with Thanksgiving, and the Holiday Party is scheduled for the second Wednesday of December.. All other meetings through May are held on the third Wednesday, weather permitting. To make a dinner reservation, email Pamela Sheldon (Pamelasheldon961@yahoo.com) or Cheryl Lancaster (clancaster2@gmail.com) by the Sunday before the meeting.

Activities: Tahoe Nevada has active special interest groups such as the Outdoor Enthusiasts and the Book Group, To find out how to participate in those activities, click on the special-interest-group link on the right.

Joining: To join AAUW, email the membership co-chair, Pamela Sheldon  (pamelasheldon961@yahoo.com) or Cheryl Lancaster (clancaster2@gmail.com).  You can also join our branch online by clicking here. Membership forms are available here.

About Us: The most active AAUW chapter in the Lake Tahoe area, the Tahoe Nevada branch has an enviable record of innovative collaboration with other community entities. We also actively support  the national organization of AAUW (a 501 (c) (3) corporation formerly known as the American Association of University Women) and the AAUW Action Fund (formerly known as the Legal Advocacy Fund, 501c6).

About National:

MISSION:  AAUW advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research.

AAUW is a powerful advocate and visible leader in equity and education through research, philanthropy, and measurable change in critical areas impacting the lives of women and girls.

 When you join AAUW, you join a community that breaks through educational and economic barriers so that all women have a fair chance.