The Gender Equity Fund, a 501(c)(3) formed in 1997 by interested and involved Illinois AAUW members, continues working for equal opportunities for women and girls so they can reach their highest potential.
The Gender Equity Fund (GEF) has a speaker’s bureau of Illinois AAUW member leaders who will present at your event. This program, GEST —Gender Equity Speakers Travel— provides a knowledgeable speaker at little or no cost to your group.
The talks are based on the AAUW mission-based research:
- BARRIERS AND BIAS (Leadership),
- SOLVING THE EQUATION (Women in STEM)
- THE SIMPLE TRUTH ABOUT THE GENDER PAY GAP 2016
Read the flyer for more information on how to request a GEF speaker.
Your donations are welcome to support the Gender Equity Fund – please email Mary Ann for details.
EQUAL MEANS EQUAL is a film that gives an unflinching look at how women are treated in the United States today. The Gender Equity Fund will provide a DVD or a theater-ready version of this movie with the completion of a reservation form and the receipt of a modest fee. Please complete the form and mail to Carol Heisler. Download the agreement form.
Convener: Nann Blaine Hilyard (Waukegan)
Secretary: Carol A. Heisler (Crystal Lake)
Treasurer: Mary Ann Dion (Downers Grove)
Ruth Sweetser (Lombard)
Alice Huebner (Decatur)
Susan Wood (Springfield)
Andi Danis (Aurora)
Erica Gonzales (National Member)
Doris Schertz (Lombard)
Speakers Bureau Committee
Andi Danis, Carol Heisler, Ruth Sweetzer, Donna Sproston (Monmouth) , Lisa Cherry (Wheaton/Glen Ellyn)