2017 Equal Pay Day

Would you like to work at least 15 months for the same paycheck your male coworker received in just 12 months? Well, if you’re a woman odds are you already do, even if you are a member of a union.

Join us for a discussion with local Union Women about the work these leaders are doing to ensure equity and fair pay for all, especially the women they represent.

Tuesday April 4, 2017
5:00 pm
UAW Local 12 Union Hall
2300 Ashland Ave.
Toledo, Ohio 43620

Featured Panelist:

Erika D. White Vice President and 25 year member, CWA Local 4319, Communications Workers Of America.  At the State level, Erika represents Ohio on the CWA District Women’s Committee and serves as the state benefits representative for the joint benefit forum.   Erika also serves on the executive board health chair for the Toledo NAACP

Sandra Coutcher, President AFSME (American Federation of State, and Municipal Employees) 
President of Local 3794 since 2004, and serves on The AFSCME Ohio Council 8 Executive Board. Sandy is a long-time member of AFSCME Local 3794 and a 32-year employee of the Lucas County Board of Developmental Disabilities, where she is a Skills Coach.  She first joined AFSCME in 1985 and has held a number of leadership positions including local union recording secretary, vice president, and was elected union president in 2004, a post she continues to hold.

Marcia Young – Chairperson of UAW Local 12 Women’s Committee
The women’s committee is not a bargaining committee for women; however, the committee discusses problems of women workers in the workplace and makes recommendations for solutions to the local union or unit bargaining committee.

 Juanita Bryd, Union Stewart SEIU District 1199.

Moderator: Audrey Johnson, Community Liason, Achieve Academy.


Steinem Sisters Event

Her Story….
Sat., March 25, 2017
2 pm
Sanger Branch Library
3030 Central Ave.

Women’s History Month Event “Her Story . . . ,”  featuring a panel of local speakers on women’s leadership. Including Toledo Branch
President Nina Corder.
This event is a collaboration between Toledo Lucas County Public Library, Steinem’s Sisters, and People Called Women.

5th Annual WOW Symposium

Honoring Trailblazing Women
and Girls

5th Annual Women of the World Symposium
March 18, 2017
9 am – 3 pm
Start High School

In celebration of National Women’s History Month, you are cordially invited to attend the 5th Annual Women Of The World Symposium, Toledo, March 18th at Start High School.

W.O.W. is a collaborative effort of multiple women-owned businesses, women-focused organizations and individuals that share a common goal and interest: the well-being and empowerment of women and adolescent girls.

As in the past 4 years, we are planning educational and fun breakout sessions, opportunity to be creative in our crafts area, a W.O.W. Market Place for shopping and supporting women artists and businesses, great entertainment, and a variety of health screenings.

This year our theme is “Honoring Trailblazing Women and Girls.” In celebration we are recognizing the accomplishments/successes/and personal characteristics of young women, ages 12-20, who are trailblazers in their community.
WOW- that’s a lot!  

Additional information about the Symposium and a look at past years can be found at  www.wowtoledo.org
or our
Facebook page www.facebook.com/

May 2016 Annual Meeting

Sharing Food Sharing Lives
Guest Speaker Mary Bilyeu, Toledo Blade Food Editor

This shared event with Women of Toledo enjoyed wonderful food and conversation.

See Mary’s article:


2015 Wemmer Scholarship Recipients

2015 WemmerWinners
Announcing the 2015 Wemmer Scholarship Recipients

2015 University of Toledo Exceptional Students Clockwise from top left
Khalie Frisch
2nd year Graduate, BS NursingAndrea Tsatalis
Junior, Biology, Pre-DentalJessica Schulte
2nd year Graduate, Medicine-Life Science, Public Health

Abigail Wegert
2nd year Graduate, Nursing Family Medicine

Gloria Steinam to visit Toledo

My Life on the Road

available NOW!

Join the Book Discussion
Sunday Nov. 15th 2-4 pm
People Called Women Book Store

Click Here to
Reserve Your spot NOW…
or Call 419.469.8983

Gloria Steinam will visit Toledo Nov 18th as part of the Lucas County Library’s Authors! Authors! Series.

Pick up her book at People Called Women Bookstore.

Sunday Nov 15, 2015
Join the Discussion
2:00 – 4:00 pm
People Called Women Bookstore.

Wed Nov 18, 2015
Authors Authors Event
7:00 pm
Stranahan Theatre

Meet for dinner before the event.
Black Pearl on Heatherdowns.
5:00 pm
Reserve your spot, call Mickey at 419.787.8258

Quarter Auction Fundraiser

Fundraiser for AAUW’s Equal Pay Day Event.

April 9, 2015
Maumee Eagles Banquet Hall
2301 Detroit Ave, Maumee, Ohio 43537

What is a Quarter Auction? A quarter auction is part raffle, part auction, fundraiser and also a direct sales showcase. It works a bit like bingo. When you arrive, you will buy a numbered paddle. The cost is 1 for $3, 2 for $5 and 3 for $7 (all of this money goes to the charity of the evening)

Doors open at 6. Auction begins at 7pm

For more info…

Equal Pay Day 2015

April 14th

Secor Building
425 Jefferson Ave, Toledo, Ohio 43604
At this event:
• Join the panelists discussion with our local Councilwoman, Sandy Spang, Lucas County Common Pleas Court Judge- Domestic Relations Division, Judge Lisa McGowan, and AAUW- trained facilitators of $tart $mart: Salary Negotiation on the local job market, women’s choices and the issues pertaining to the Gender-Wage gap.
• Short presentation of The Simple Truth about the Gender Pay Gap by AAUW
• Learn what’s new in 419 at our Outreach Initiatives Exhibition and Resources Fair in the Secor building’s lobby area during the cocktails hour of the Cocktails & Convo event.
Eventbrite reservations….

March 2015 Newsletter

Women’s History Month!

Toledo is so lucky to have so many organizations working in the area to empower the women and girls.  As your president I’m honored to represent AAUW when working with some of these organizations.  This is the third year our branch has collaborated with the Women of the World Symposium during Women’s History Month, this year with a focus on programming for area teenage girls.  See more info below.  I’m also excited to work with a new group, Women of Toledo.  We are planning a Equal Pay Day event for April 14th, watch for more details soon.  Just to name a few.

Did you see…  AAUW’s President, Patricia Fae Ho,  will be the Keynote speaker at the Ohio State Convention May 1-3?  Plan on attending, and call or send me a note so we can car pool!   419.787.8258

There is so much more is planned, mark your calendars and we will see you at the next Event!    -Mickey Radtkin

In this issue:
*What Are Members are Up To!
*Up Coming Event: Women of the World Symposium
*Education Committee Chair passes the torch
*AAUW Ohio Equity Day and Convention
*What to Read Next?                                              *Study Group Info             *$tart $Smart                   *Did you know…
*New Resources                                                     *Annual Giving Campaign                                         *Ohio Legislative Issues                                         *Directory Up Dates                                                *Interior Traders On-Going Fundraiser                   *Links of Interest                                                      *UT STEAM Scholarship                                        *Branch / State / National Contact Info

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Jan/Feb 2015 Newsletter

Happy New Year

A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to attend the AAUW’s $tart $mart workshop and facilitator training in Indianapolis with Nina Corder (new branch member) and Jeff Witt (UT’s Eberly Center /Diversity & Inclusion).  Your Branch board is excited to work with the Eberly Center to offer $tart $mart to area students at UT this spring  and in the future.  Teaching “soon to be grads” salary negotiation skills.  Remember when you graduated and got your first job?  Do you know whether or not you received a fair salary?  Equal to the men in your field?  Luckily, in this day and age women, and men, can easily research the compensation for their field.  And with the skills learned in the $tart $mart workshops, one can confidently negotiate for the salary and benefits that match their education and experience. You are welcome to watch for the programs at UT and come to see what $tart $mart is all about.

So much more is planned, mark your calendars and we will see you at the next Event!    -Mickey Radtkin

In this issue:
*Up Coming Event: Chasing Ice                                             *What Are Members are Up To!
*Chasing Ice Film and Panel Discussion                              * Eberly Center Celebrity Wait Night
*Good Bye to Mary Lousie Glen                                                            *Study Group Info
*What to Read Next?                                                                               *$tart $Smart
* UT STEAM Scholarship – Make a Tax Deductible Donation         *2014 UT Scholarship Recipients *Did you know…   Half Price national Dues                         *Interior Traders On-Going Fundraiser    *Links of Interest                                                               *Branch / State / National Contact Info

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