Are you being paid enough? The Conway Branch is promiting AAUW’s FREE online salary negotiation training to get paid your worth! Join our Facebook live stream Jan 11 @ 10:30am. Ready to get started? Go to:

Are you being paid enough?


DATE: Jan 4, 2020


IN Arkansas, women with equitable experience make an average of 85% of what men do for the same position. 

Where can you find out what the going rate is for your job? How do you counter an initial salary offer? What are the best ways to ask for a raise?

AAUW’s Work Smart online salary negotiation workshop ( teaches participants to effectively negotiate their salary and benefits. The workshop is geared toward women as a way for AAUW to promote equitable economic security, but everyone is welcome to participate.

The AAUW Conway Branch is promoting this free online tool. Branch president, Amanda Potter Cole, 37, said: “We’re excited about how this tool can help all Conway and Faulkner County residents become more skilled in negotiating fair salaries.

“Whether it’s due to a lack of time or interest, most employers don’t research the value of every role in order to offer fair salaries to every hire, research appropriate salary adjustments for each position as the responsibilities evolve, and actively compare salaries for the men and women in the company.

“We would love to see everyone in the community complete this workshop. AAUW’s online workshop gives employees and job seekers the tools to independently research fair salaries and learn how to discuss them with employers. These conversations will allow employers to understand the need to be proactive and adequately budget for quality team members.

“When everyone knows what the fair salary for a position is, and that’s what’s being paid, then the pay gap will be eliminated.”

For anyone who wants to learn more about the Work Smart online salary negotiation workshop, AAUW Conway is hosting a live stream Facebook event at 10:30 on Saturday, January 11. Branch members will share more information about the workshop and answer questions. Details are available at: 

The branch is also available to provide presentations to interested networking groups, community groups, and school organizations throughout the year. Interested groups can learn more at:


For media inquiries contact: Amanda Potter Cole, AAUW Conway,, Mobile: (479) 981-1343

Notes to Editors

  • The American Association of University Women (AAUW) is the nation’s leading voice promoting equity and education for women and girls. Since our founding in 1881, AAUW members have examined and taken positions on the fundamental issues of the day — educational, social, economic, and political. 
  • AAUW has been empowering women as individuals and as a community since 1881. For more than 130 years, we have worked together as a national grassroots organization to improve the lives of millions of women and their families. AAUW’s strategic initiatives are education and training, economic security, and leadership. 
  • AAUW stands for the American Association of University Women.
  • For decades, AAUW spokespeople have advocated for women’s education and empowerment in the United States. Below is a collection of recent press coverage that showcases how we’re empowering women and girls in the classroom, at work, on campus, and at home.
  • AAUW Conway Branch is going through a reboot. Our website is: and are most active on
AAUW Conway, Arkansas Branch Reboot: Year 2... How will WE make a difference?

Branch Reboot Year 2: Meeting 1

We’re all crazy busy people with our own reasons for being passionate about doing our part to improve our community. How does creating inspiring-AND-attainable goals sound to you?

In “Branch Reboot Year 2” let’s identify the low-hanging fruit that will enable us to strengthen + grow our branch, energize existing members, and create clear roles for new members to join in!

AAUW Conway Branch Business Meeting

Time & Location

Monday, October 28, 2019 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM
Conway Police Department meeting room (directions)


  • Open to guests
  • Shape the Future Meeting
  • Purpose: Establishing direction for Year 2 of the Branch Reboot

During this meeting, we’re asking everyone in attendance to share some thoughts:

  1. What does AAUW’s mission mean to you? Why are you investing time + money in AAUW?
  2. What are 1-2 issues AAUW focuses on that you feel are “low hanging fruit” that we can focus on in the coming year that will both benefit our community and make you feel like you’re laying the groundwork to get a strong return on investment?
  3. What are some ideas on the first steps we might take to start implementing that groundwork?


  • 6:00 PM – 6:10 PM — Welcome + Introductions
  • 6:10 PM – 6:20 PM — Report on the State Conference / We earned diamonds!!
  • 6:20 PM – 6:30 PM — Finance Report + Membership Dues Update
  • 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM — Group Convos: Why are we here? What do we want to accomplish and how? (Discussing your responses to the questions listed above.)
  • 7:30 PM – 8:00 PM — Establishing Year 2 Calendar, Officer Roles, Budget
  • 8:00 PM — Adjourn w/ Date for next meeting & action items in-between!


Via email | Facebook Event Page

AAUW’s Mission: To advance gender equity for women and girls through research, education, and advocacy.

AAUW Conway Quarterly Branch Meeting

AAUW Conway Quarterly Branch Meeting

Thursday, January 24, 2019 at 5:30 PM – 7 PM at Old Chicago Conway

#BranchReboot Meeting 3 / Quarterly meeting for AAUW Conway Branch – guests & interested parties welcome!

This meeting is all about learning more about the amazingness of the AAUW mission: promoting equity and education for women & girls.

We’ll be following up from our September quarterly meeting and discussing upcoming opportunities to identify how we can be part of the change Faulkner Co a more equitable community.

Old Chicago Conway has a min of 25 to truly reserve the room, so please RSVP early and commit so we can use their awesome Garden Room again!

Dinner & drinks will be available off the menu – dutch treat.


Via email or on Facebook event!

AAUW Conway Quarterly Meeting {Rescheduled}

AAUW Conway Quarterly Meeting {Rescheduled}

Tuesday, October 2, 2018 at 5:30 PM – 7 PM at Old Chicago Conway

#BranchReboot Meeting 2 / Quarterly meeting for AAUW Conway Branch – guests welcome!

{Rescheduled due to conflict with Faulkner Co Fair Parade}

The purpose of AAUW is to promote equity and education for women & girls – our focus is to do so at a grassroots level in Faulkner County, Arkansas.

We’ll be following up from our June “Getting Down to Business” meeting and discussing upcoming opportunities to identify how we can be part of the change Faulkner Co a more equitable community.

Old Chicago Conway will be letting us try out their Garden Room! Dinner & drinks will be available off the menu – dutch treat.

Meeting Agenda

5:30 Call to Order
6:00 Standing Items
6:10 Old Business
6:40 New Business
6:50 Wrap-up
7:00 Adjourn

See full agenda.


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AAUW Conway Branch Getting Down to Business Meeting

Getting Down to Business Meeting (Minutes)

DATE: June 20, 2018
TIME: 6:00 p.m.
Location: Faulkner County Library

Members Present: Deborly Wade, Kristy Carter, Annette Greenland, Maria Jones, Shelley Mehl, Ann Owens, Amanda Potter Cole, Amanda Smallwood, Marie Smallwood, Laura Sullivan,  Janice Weddle, Jessica Angel, Maureen Skinner

Call to order

The annual planning meeting was called to order by Deb Wade and a quorum was verified.  Laura Sullivan volunteered to take minutes pending election of branch secretary.

Annett Greenland reviewed minutes from the reboot meeting and made a report on treasury with a remaining balance of $512.78.

A presentation of gifts for service were given to Annett Greenland and Deb Wade.

Deb Wade opened the floor for election of branch president, branch treasurer, and branch secretary.

  • Amanda Porter Cole was nominated and accepted as Conway Branch President (2018-2020).
  • Marie Smallwood was nominated and accepted as Conway Branch Treasurer (2018-2020).
  • Laura Sullivan was nominated and accepted as Conway Branch Secretary 2018-2020).

Establish Goals for 2018-2019

Amanda Porter Cole stated that she would establish social media on facebook for the Conway group.  She encouraged members to join to have access to member only information. After discussion, the group agreed to meet quarterly and our primary focus would be on increasing equity for women and girls.


Candidate Forum

The group discussed setting up a Candidate Forum prior to the November elections.  Maureen Skinner stated that she would contact the candidates. Amanda stated that she would work with Maureen on setting up the forum.

Social Media Engagement

In addition, Amanda stated that she will research to determine if there are concerns or issues that AAUW can support by social media.

Women’s March

A women’s march will be held in January and it was discussed that our branch participate.

The group discussed sponsoring a student for the student leadership conference (NCCWSL).  Estimated cost for registration is $450.00 and airfare $500.00. It was suggested to seek support from colleges, universities or businesses to sponsor a student.

Tentative Budget

The dues collected for 2018-2019 totaled $699.00.

Maria stated that the state goal for fundraising income for AAUW Fund and Action fund is $35.00 per member ($455.00) which qualifies the branch for Diamond Award for Fundraising.

Each branch has a national website which cost $120.00.  Our current data on the website needs to be updated with new content.

The group agreed to pay registration cost ($45.00) for the branch president to attend the AAUW convention to be held in Little Rock. (reduced from $120.00)

The budget was revised and the goal of raising $455.00 for AAUW Fund raising and Action Fund was added which left a remaining balance of $132.78.

A discussion was held on finding a bank that does not charge a monthly fee. Marie Smallwood stated that she would research options.

A motion was made and the budget was accepted.

Bylaws Committee

The following members will make up the bylaws committee: Deb Wade, Annett Greenland, Maria Jones, Amanda Porter Cole, Laura Sullivan

Next Meeting

The next quarterly meeting was tentatively scheduled for Tuesday, September 18 from 5:30-7:30.  The location will be determined at a later date. Members will be informed of meeting location via facebook and email.


Membership applications were distributed.  Meeting was adjourned at 7:00.

Submitted by Conway Branch Secretary Laura Sullivan

AAUW Conway Branch Getting Down to Business Meeting

Getting Down to Business Meeting

Please join us for our first #BranchReboot regular meeting – which will also serve as our annual business meeting.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at 6 PM – 7 PM | Faulkner County Library | Directions

Who: Current Members, folks who are thinking about being members, folks who want to learn more before committing.

Purpose: We’ll be talking branch purpose/goals, meeting schedule, officer roles… diving into the nitty-gritty details to reboot the branch and make it our own!


6:00 PM – Opening / Call to Order
6:10 PM – Members & Guests Introductions
6:25 PM – Minutes & Treasurer’s Report
6:30 PM – Nominate & Elect 2018-2020 President, Treasurer, and Executive Officers
6:40 PM – Establish 2018/2019 Goals
6:45 PM – Discuss Tentative Budget
6:50 PM – Appoint Bylaws Committee
6:55 PM – Set Next Meeting Date / Collect Applications & Check
7:00 PM – Adjourn

Letter from our outgoing branch treasurer, Annette Greenland, to all current members:

“The meeting will begin at 6p.m. at the Faulkner County Library. Several topics are on the meeting agenda (see event details / about section).

A top priority will be the election of a branch president (“administrative officer”) and a branch treasurer (“financial officer”). Because some of you don’t know each other very well, please consider nominating yourself for one of these positions.

The attached position descriptions (see additional discussions) are from the AAUW national website. Ask yourself, “What are my strengths?” “What’s my experience?” “How interested am I in learning new tasks?”

Every branch is required to have a president and a treasurer. Other positions such as public policy chair, funds chair, and diversity chair may be considered later as we develop goals and plan special events.”

We will be accepting new members at the meeting! Please bring cash or (ideally) checks if you would like to pay dues* at this meeting.

*We will be offering additional ways to pay dues in the future, but it’ll take a few months to get set up.

Job descriptions for leadership roles:


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Spring 2014 Scholarships

It’s that time of year – we’ve sent scholarship information to the local media!

Scholarships are awarded regularly in the fall and spring terms to students attending Central Baptist College, Hendrix College, or the University of Central Arkansas. An applicant for Spring 2014 must be in at least her or his second year of college and already enrolled in at least 12 hours (undergraduates) or nine hours (graduate students).

We’ll post on here when the application forms have been uploaded. Until then, please request an application by phone or email from:

Dr. Annette Greenland, Financial Officer, AAUW Conway Branch
Postal Address: 274 Schultz Road, Vilonia, AR 72173
Phone: (501) 796-2461

Deadline for Spring 2014 applications plus attachments is February 10.

New Website!

AAUW Conway Branch is transitioning to a new website and looks forward to having more resources readily available to members & the public. Check back for more information, contact information, scholarship deadlines & application, and more!

Welcome to the website for AAUW Conway, Inc.

Conway is located on the banks of the Arkansas River. A major festival occurs on the first weekend of May, Toad Suck Daze.

Conway has three colleges: Central Baptist College, Hendrix College, and the University of Central Arkansas. All three provide cultural and educational programs for the community.