Welcome to the La Mesa-El Cajon Branch of AAUW

The mission of AAUW is to advance gender equity for women and girls through research, education, & advocacy. Please explore our website to discover what we do.

General Meeting – March 9th

9:30 Social, 10 Meeting
Foothills United Methodist Church (Zerby Room on upper campus)
4031 Avocado Blvd., La Mesa, CA 91941

Speakers: CEO Julie Coker & Sheriff Kelly Martinez
Topic: Empowering Women Through Leadership


Julie Coker is the President & CEO of the San Diego Tourism Authority (SDTA). She oversees SDTA’s efforts to promote San Diego as a top destination for meetings, conventions, overseas travelers, & leisure visitors. The SDTA is recognized as one of the best in the business & continues to set the standard for destination marketing organizations under Coker, who assumed the role in March 2020.



Sheriff Kelly Martinez is responsible for providing law enforcement services to 4,200 square miles of unincorporated San Diego County, 9 contract cities, 7 jails, & security for the court houses. She is responsible for the department’s $1.165 billion budget &  more than 4,700 authorized employees.


Invite your friends, neighbors, & family to share in this experience with us & learn what women in leadership can accomplish.

Meeting theme: Mardi Gras
Colors: Green, gold, & purple
Bring your masks for the contest.

Click for flyer.

Dr. Keisha Clark, who spoke so memorably at our February 10th general meeting, mentioned her book “The Social Worker’s Practical Pocket Guide to Equity, Family Preservation, and Permanency: 10 Strategies to Practicing Cultural Humility and Trauma-Informed Care.” For those who are interested, click here for more information.

Information about Women's History Month Tea March 16, 2024


AAUW National named the La Mesa-El Cajon Branch a Five-Star Program in the past three fiscal years. This award is given in recognition of a branch’s work in alignment with AAUW National’s strategic plan and other initiatives that foster the organization’s mission of advancing gender equity for women and girls. To obtain this award, our branch demonstrated its achievements in the focus areas of the Five-Star National Recognition Program:

  • Programs
  • Advancement
  • Communications & External Relations
  • Governance & Sustainability
  • Public Policy & Research