Omaha Branch Programs and Activities

Saturday, September 18, 2021

9:00am – 10:30am via ZOOM
Speaker: Dr. Joy Doll, Vice President of Community and Academic Programs at CyncHealth

Please join the AAUW Omaha branch this month to hear Dr. Joy Doll, Vice President of Community and Academic Programs at CyncHealth present on the topic, “The Health Information Infrastructure We All Need.” She will provide an overview of health data utility and how it benefits public good. Her presentation will discuss how many complexities like policy, data standards, infrastructure and clinical environments influence our health records and health care decision making.

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Events are at the College of Saint Mary, Mercy Hall – Warde Conference Center, 1901 S 72 Street unless noted otherwise.

Past Branch Programs and Activities for 2020-21:

Saturday, May 8, 2021

9:00am – 10:15am via ZOOM
Speaker: Dr. Cheryl Logan, Superintendent of Omaha Public Schools.

Please join us this month to hear Dr. Cheryl Logan, Superintendent of Omaha Public Schools present on the topic, “How a Woman Suceeds As A Leader in Educaation.”

Saturday, April 10, 2021

10:30am – 12:00pm via ZOOM
Speaker: Amanda McGill Johnson, Executive Director of the Nebraska Coalition for Lifesaving Cures

Please join us this month to hear Amanda McGill Johnson present on the topic, “Policy 101: What can the public do?” Amanda is Executive Director of the Nebraska Coalition for Lifesaving Cures.

Saturday, March 13, 2021

10:30am – 12:00pm via ZOOM
Speaker: Sue Crawford, PhD, Professor of Political Science and International Relations, Creighton University

Please join us this month to hear Dr. Sue Crawford discuss her experiences as a female candidate and elected official in the Nebraska Unicameral. She was first elected in 2012 and re-elected in 2016 and served as a Nebraska state senator from 2013 to 2020. She is also a faculty member at Creighton University and has taught Gender and Politics there. Her comments will highlight ways that woman can encourage and support women candidates and elected officials.

Saturday, February 13, 2021

10:30am – 12:00pm via ZOOM
Speaker: Ashlei Spivey, Founder, I Be Black Girl (IBBG) Collective; Program Officer Kauffman Foundation; Co-founder Best Burger Omaha

Ashlei Spivey is a program officer for the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, where she manages a broad grant portfolio that addresses systemic inequities that impact entrepreneurial success in the Heartland, as well as a peer-learning community designed to encourage collaborative, regional entrepreneurship support and strategy development. Ashlei is a bold leader that actively works to create just and equitable communities. In her work as a community organizer, philanthropist, and activist, she champions racial and gender justice to create catalytic and sustainable system change. Ashlei is a Omaha native and is the founder of I Be Black Girl (IBBG). IBBG is a collective that creates space for Black identifying women, femmes and girls to grow, connect, give and take action.

Saturday, December 12, 2020

9:00am – 10:30am via ZOOM
Program: Red Candle Tea Party
Speaker: Susan Sarver, Director of Workforce Planning and Development at The
Buffett Early Childhood Institute

Please join us for some holiday fun and excellent company!
We will be hosting a (digital) holiday party and social event! During our time together, we will get some holiday-themed information from our interest groups, play a few games (with prizes!), and most importantly celebrate our new and current members.

Saturday, November 14, 2020

9:00am – 10:15am via ZOOM
Program: Nebraska’s Early Childhood Workforce
Speaker: Susan Sarver, Director of Workforce Planning and Development at The
Buffett Early Childhood Institute

Her topic is Nebraska’s Early Childhood Workforce and its importance to children, families, and Nebraska communities.

Saturday, October 17, 2020

9:00am – 10:15am via Zoom
Program: October Digital Meeting
Speaker: Dr. Priscila Rodrigues Armijo, Ope Oywole

  1. Get to know our “new” board members. Our new membership Vice President, Dr. Priscila Rodrigues Armijo and our college university rep, Ope Oywole, will share some of their personal story and also their experiences as women working in the STEM field.
  2. An interactive Zoom demonstration to show you a few additional tips and tricks.
  3. A Town Hall discussion for members to share their ideas and provide input for this coming year.

September 2020

Program: AAUW Work Smart Program

AAUW Work Smart is designed to help you negotiate for a new job, raise, or promotion. In every two-hour workshop you’ll gain confidence in your negotiation style through facilitated discussion and role-play and learn:

  • How to identify and articulate your personal value
  • How to develop an arsenal of persuasive responses and other negotiation strategies, including how to get a raise or promotion
  • How to conduct objective market research to benchmark a target salary and benefits
  • About the wage gap, including its long-term consequences

Past Branch Programs and Activities for 2019-20:

Saturday, March 14, 2020

10:30 am – General Meeting / Brunch Buffet
Program: Appointed or Elected? The Constitutionality of Appointing Nebraska’s County Election Commissioners
Speaker: Senator Matt Hansen

Nebraska statutes permit the governor or county boards to appoint county election commissioners for Douglas, Lancaster, and Sarpy Counties. Many believe that all county election commissioners, including those in the state’s most populous counties, be accountable to the voters and be elected in accordance with the Nebraska Constitution.

Senator Hansen has recently introduced LB 1022, requiring election of election commissioners in all Nebraska counties to ensure accountability.

Saturday, February 8, 2020

10:30 am – General Meeting / Brunch Buffet
Program: Helping Others
SPEAKERS:

  • Ann Chalson, Past President. Nebraska League of Women Voters
  • Betsy McDaniel, Pres. Elect of Assistance League of Omaha
  • Jane Nielsen, Executive Director of Radio Talking Book Service of Neb.

The program for the February 8th general meeting will be a panel of women who are active in local philanthropic organizations.

There will also be a book sale table so bring up to 4 books that you have already enjoyed.

Saturday, January 11, 2020


Photo credit: UNMC

1:00pm – Social Event: The Chihuly Sanctuary Healing Arts Tour (Limit 15)
Location: Buffett Cancer Center at UNMC

If you haven’t seen it yet, you have probably heard how lovely the new Buffett Cancer Center at UNMC is. We hope to schedule a tour for January 11th. The Tour would start at 1:00 and last 1 hour. The tour is free and there is an adjacent covered parking lot.

Sunday, December 08, 2019


2:30 pm – Special Event: Red Candle Tea
Location:  College of Saint Mary, Hillmer Art Gallery
New members will be introduced and we will enjoy music, goodies and excellent company.

Saturday, November 09, 2019


The November 9th General Meeting of the Omaha Branch of AAUW will be a field trip to the new Nebraska History Museum in Lincoln to view the special exhibit “Votes For Women: Nebraska’s Suffrage Story”. Click here to read more about this exhibit.

We have complimentary school bus transportation. We will leave from our regular parking spots at the College of Saint Mary at 12:00pm.

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Saturday, September 21, 2019


10:30 am – General Meeting / Brunch Buffet
Program: Living a Life of Influence Across Generations
Speaker: Rachel Tiller, Prime Team, Omaha, NE

Tuesday, September 10, 2019


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6:00 pm – Social Event
This event provides AAUW members a unique opportunity to come together and get to know each other.
*There is no formal agenda for this event.
Contact: omaha-ne@aauw.net


Past Branch Programs and Activities for 2018-19:

Saturday, September 8, 2018
10:30 am – General Meeting / Brunch Buffet
Program:  Our Opioid Crisis
Speakers:  Kimberly Haynes-Henson, MD, UNMC Associate Professor, Chronic Pain Anesthesiologist Program Director, Pain Management Fellowship; and Vice Chairman of the Board, Women’s Mentoring Program, Coalition Rx

Thursday, October 25, 2018
Clothing Drive
Omaha Public Schools — Sherman Elementary School

Saturday, October 27, 2018 — Attend AAUW-Nebraska Fall Conference
The regular October meeting will not be held
9:30 am – 2:00 pm
Location:  College of Saint Mary
Program:  Empowering Women Across Nebraska:  Economic Security, featuring a panel of local financial experts 

Saturday, November 10, 2018
10:30 am – General Meeting / Brunch Buffet
Program:  Panel Presentation on “Single Parent Success Program at College of St. Mary 
Panel:  1) Dr. Tara Knudson Carl, Vice President of Student Development, 2) Barb Treadway, Director of Single Parent Success, 3), TBA – Madonna Hall Director, 4) & 5) Two students who are single mothers – TBA

Sunday, December 4, 2018
2: 30 pm – Special Event – Red Candle Tea (Special Holiday Treats)
Program:  Recognition Reception of New Members and Holiday Entertainment: “Northern Lights”, an A capella choir from Millard North High School; Megan Tantillo, Choral Director; Zachary Krichau, Student Manager
Location:  College of Saint Mary, Hillmer Art Gallery

Saturday, February 9, 2019
10:30 am – General Meeting / Brunch Buffet
Program:  Unconscious Bias
Speakers:  Linda Love, EdD, UNMC Director, Faculty Development

February or March 2019, Exact date TBA — Attend AAUW-Nebraska Legislative Day

Friday, March 1, 2019
Read Across America
Omaha Public Schools — Sherman Elementary School

Saturday, March 9, 2019
10:30 am – General Meeting / Brunch Buffet
Program:  Tech Savvy in Review in Omaha
Speaker:  Marilyn Bombac, PhD, AAUW-Omaha Branch President Tech Savvy Chair

Saturday, March 30, 2019
8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Location:  College of Saint Mary, Omaha
Tech Savvy – a program for 6th – 9th grades girls, introducing them to careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) and teaches “savvy skills”
For more information, see our Tech Savvy webpage

Saturday, April 13, 2019 – Attend AAUW-Nebraska Spring Conference
The regular April meeting will not be held
9:30 am – 2:00 pm
Location: Southeast Community College, 8800 O St, Lincoln
Program:  Media Literacy, featuring a panel from UNL and UNO Communications Colleges 

Saturday, May 11, 2019
10:30 am – General Meeting / Brunch Buffet
Program:  Installation of New Branch Officers, Member Recognition, Being a Military and Commercial Pilot
Speaker:  Colleen Warrick, Military and Commercial Pilot