Welcome to the Huntsville, AL Branch of AAUW!

Next Meeting 

AAUW Huntsville Branch’s
Breaking through Barriers Luncheon

Friday, March 22, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
The Jackson Center

Individual Tickets are $60.00 — Tables are $600.00
Tickets must be purchased by NOON on Tuesday, March 19, 2024
Tickets and Tables available Online

Venus Quates, a game-changing US Air Force Veteran and Entrepreneur, boasts a distinguished 26-year career as a technologist with a proven track record in spearheading large-scale technology transformation initiatives globally.

In 2016, Venus founded LaunchTech, which has since gained international recognition for its exceptional growth and outstanding technological contributions. As President & CEO, she leads the award-winning company in delivering cutting-edge technology solutions with a focus of emerging technology, modernization, and support of critical infrastructure. Inc. has recognized LaunchTech among the top 50 fastest-growing companies, the top 5 fastest growing Veteran-owned companies, and the top 10 woman- owned companies in the nation. LaunchTech’s expertise is sought by Fortune 500 corporations, military and defense, state governments, and large systems integrators.

Beyond her professional success, Venus actively serves her community, having contributed her time to the Girl Scouts of USA’s national and regional boards and advising universities, nonprofits, STEM, and veteran-focused organizations. She has also served as an Entrepreneur-in-Residence mentoring companies seeking VC and private equity funding.

Committed to diversity in STEM, Venus launched the annual Launching Scholars initiative in 2022, providing scholarships for girls 12-18 to attend cost-based space, aviation, and cybersecurity programs across the US.

A trailblazer in her field, Venus’s remarkable achievements have been featured in Fast Company, Forbes, and Inc. publications, among others. She remains a source of inspiration to aspiring entrepreneurs and seasoned professionals alike as she continues to leave an indelible mark on the world of technology and beyond.

Thank You AAUW Huntsville Branch Tech Trek 2023 Volunteers!

Tech Trek is a residential, STEM program for rising 8th grade girls offered by American Association of University Women (AAUW) Huntsville branch and the University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH).

Checkout what we’re doing, saying, and meeting about these days on our Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/aauwhuntsville/

Ongoing Events

Join the ¡Adelante! Book Club as they discuss the February book, Mrs. Lincoln’s Dressmaker by Jennifer Chiaverini. Date: February 26, 2024 (4th Monday); Time: 5:30 pm; Location: Zoom. Please let Karen Rudiger, Patricia Smith, and June Wilson if you are interested in joining us! Go to our Activities Page for contact info and to read more about the selections.

What AAUW does for women and girls is captured in this cool YouTube video, titled, “Ifs and Onlys and Little Girls’ Dreams!”

AAUW, the American Association of University Women, is a nationwide network of more than 100,000 members and donors, 1,000 branches, and 500 college/university institution partners.

For more than 128 years, AAUW Members have examined and taken positions on the fundamental issues of the day – educational, social, economic, and political. Our commitment to our mission is reflected in all aspects of our work.

Join us and support an organization with a long track record of crucial issues affecting women:

    • Education
    • Civil Rights
    • Family and Medical Leave
    • Sex Discrimination … and others

Help our 100,000 members work for change:

    • Promote gender-fair classroom practices and national legislators on AAUW priority issues
    • Mentor girls and women
    • Raise money to fund women scholars
    • Raise money to fund ground-breaking research
    • Participate in a community action program or start your own project

While we’re known for getting things done, we also take time to enjoy each other’s company. As an AAUW member, you will belong to a strong network of talented people, one that can stimulate a lifetime of personal and professional growth.

AAUW’s Mission
AAUW advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research.

AAUW’s Value Promise
By joining AAUW, you belong to a community that breaks through educational and economic barriers so that all women and girls have a fair chance.


AAUW was founded in 1881, in Boston, Massachusetts. The Huntsville Branch was chartered in April 1949. AAUW is open to all graduates who hold an associate, baccalaureate or higher degree from a college or university on the list of qualified institutions. Undergraduates are welcome to become AAUW student affiliates.

AAUW values and seeks a diverse membership. There are no barriers to full participation in the group on the basis of gender, race, creed, age, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or class. Membership is not by invitation.