Welcome to AAUW – Manhattan, Kansas!

2018 International Women’s Day Panelists

Chi Ehie – Nigeria

Chi came to the United States from Nigeria in 1989. She is a special education teacher in USD 383 in the Ogden Elementary School. Chi has dual citizenship.



Rebecca Hackemann-Bahlmann – Great Britain/Germany

Rebecca grew up in Germany and the UK. She is a British/German conceptual artist and has exhibited internationally and nationally for 22 years – in London, England, The Netherlands, and in New York (where she lived for many years), and San Francisco, CA.


Mary Ng’ang’a – Kenya

Mary is a native of Kenya. She recently accepted a position as a graphic artist with GTM Sportswear and relocated to Manhattan. During her undergraduate studies, Mary was awarded an AAUW scholarship and had an internship with Judith & James in Kenya, an organization that provides Kenyan women with skills that lead to employment opportunities that alleviates them from poverty.

Madai Rivera – Mexico

Madai currently serves in a dual role at K-State as Assistant to the Vice President for Student Life, & Coordinator for Academic Services & Diversity in the College of Human Ecology’s Office of the Dean. She has two degrees from K-State. She has enjoyed traveling to Turkey, Bolivia, and various states in the US and her native country, Mexico. Madai loves to laugh, spend time with family, jog, eat, ride sports motorcycles and nice hot weather.


AAUW Booth at the Manhattan Town Center Community Fair

Darla Cobb and Maurine Pruitt

The AAUW Manhattan Branch was one of the 55+ community organizations that had a display booth at the Manhattan Town Center Community Fair on Saturday, February 3, 2018.  Branch members shared information about our branch programs, monthly meetings, fellowships and grants, membership levels, and the student organization at K-State.

AAUW Manhattan Branch

The AAUW Manhattan (KS) Branch is one of the seven active branches in Kansas and was established in 1920. Our members are knowledgeable, interesting women of various ages and backgrounds joined together to promote the interests and provide support to women and girls in our growing, vibrant community.  We also thoroughly enjoy just being together!  K-State students and faculty can further take advantage of AAUW’s programs and resources by participating in the new student organization, AAUW at Kansas State University.  Learn more under the K-STATE PARTNER section or visit them on Facebook @AAUW at K-State.

Important goals for our local branch are:

    • Passionately uniting to promote the advancement and equity for women in education, career paths, pay, leadership, and economic and political opportunities.
    • Networking locally and nationally with women who support equal opportunities and advancement for women and girls.
    • Sustaining AAUW-Manhattan Branch heritage to the community by providing branch scholarships to K-State non-traditional female students.
    • Promoting AAUW National fellowships and grants to women scholars and community projects that benefit women and girls.

A Manhattan (KS) Branch membership form is available in the Join section.

Interested in obtaining more information about upcoming meetings or membership?  Please contact: 

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Updates from the National:

Take Action to Close the Gender Pay Gap on Latinas’ Equal Pay Day

Thursday, November 2, marks Latinas’ Equal Pay Day, the symbolic day when Hispanic and Latina women’s earnings “catch up” to non-Hispanic white men’s earnings from the previous year. Latinas’ Equal Pay Day marks a powerful moment for national action. There are many things individuals, employers, and the government can do to help close the gender pay gap. Here are ways you can take action to close the gender pay gap in observance of Latinas’ Equal Pay Day.
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Webinar Discussion with Winona LaDuke from the Front Lines in the Battle for Environmental Justice


Join AAUW and our ¡Adelante! Book of the Month Club in commemorating Native American Heritage Month as we talk with Winona LaDuke about her book The Winona LaDuke Chronicles: Stories from the Front Lines in the Battle for Environmental Justice.
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12 Stats on Gender Equity That Are Scarier than Halloween

Halloween is the perfect time to tell ghost stories. But there’s nothing scarier than the true story of gender inequity in the United States. Forget ghouls, goblins, and graveyards — these statistics reflect a reality far scarier than whatever comes out to haunt on Halloween. But don’t get spooked! There’s lots you can do to support gender equity.
At the current rate of progress, gender gap won’t close until 2119.
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Know Your Rights: Workplace Sexual Harassment

Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination that violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Title VII is a federal law that prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of sex, race, color, national origin, and religion, and it applies to employers with 15 or more employees, including federal, state, and local governments. Even with Title VII’s protections, many people across the country still face sexual harassment in their workplaces.
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Frequently Asked Questions about the Gender Pay Gap

Simply put, the gender pay gap is the gap between what women are paid and what men are paid. The most commonly cited gender pay gap statistic in the United States compares the median annual earnings of women who work full time, year-round against the median annual earnings of men who work full time, year-round. There are as many ways to calculate gender pay gaps as there are ways to calculate average pay earned by workers, as long as the original data source records whether workers are men or women. Though the ratio of women’s pay to men’s pay varies depending on the data source and analysis, the finding that women are paid less than men is extremely consistent.

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