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.

Read the Spring AAUW-IL Newsletter (pdf) :  


Register for AAUW-Illinois State Convention. (online or by mail)


BEST Form – due March 15

Branches: Fill out the BEST form (covers March 1, 2016 – February 28, 2017). Forms due by March 15. You can fill it out online, save it to your hard drive, then e-mail it (find address on form). Alternately, you may print the form, fill it out manually, and mail it in. BEST form


Read the fall AAUW-IL Newsletter (pdf) :  fall_link_button


Read the 2016 Illinois Legislative Report from Illinois lobbyist Jenni Purdue: Word  PDF


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!


 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.


 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.