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

The 2014-2016 AAUW-IL Strategic Plan is now available under the Members Only section.


Film Screening – August 26:

Friday, August 26, 6-9pm. Equal Means Equal  – an unflinching look at how women are treated across the United States.
Logan Theater – 2646 N. Milwaukee, Logan Square, Chicago
View details (pdf)       Reserve your tickets here.


Illinois Action Update:  Governor Rauner has signed SB 1564 (Health Care Right of Conscience Act) into law on July 29. .  Thank you AAUW members for calling the governor to enact this bill! paragraph_separator

Introducing the 2016 Agent of Change – Andi Danis!

District 1 Director Mary Lillesve  presents the Agent of Change award to Andi Danis (on right).
Read about Andi’s commitment to Mutual Ground, Inc. Congratulations Andi!


The AAUW-IL newsletter:  spring_link_button

 LEG-Up Grants

Read about the local branches that recently received LEG-Up Grants from AAUW-IL. These grants help branches run Local Engagement mission-based projects. Read more about grants offered by AAUW-IL.


aauw-il at 2015 Natl Convention
June 2015: AAUW-Illinois, Inc. members enjoy the sun at the National Convention
in San Diego


  From the May 2015 AAUW-IL Convention


 More news on the ERA       era      

The Illinois Senate passed a resolution to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) to the U.S. Constitution!

  • Read the handy Quick Facts – ERA.
  • Read AAUW-IL member Marti Sladek’s insightful blog article about the ERA and why we need to pass it now! The article is on AAUW-IL’s Facebook page, but you don’t need a FB id to read it.

Latest AAUW Research

Read about AAUW research

Some of our recent national research includes:

  • Barriers and Bias: The Status of Women in Leadership
  • The Simple Truth about the Gender Pay Gap
  • Solving the Equation: The Variables for Women’s Success in Engineering and Computing

 Who We Are

AAUW (American Association of University Women), the oldest women’s organization in the United States, was founded in 1881, and advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy and research.
Read more about AAUW at www.aauw.org

Membership Criteria

Any graduate with an associate or equivalent degree or higher may become a member of AAUW. More AAUW-Illinois membership information.

In principle and practice, AAUW values and seeks a diverse membership. There shall be no barriers to full participation in this organization on the basis of gender, race, creed, age, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or class.