Gender Equity Fund

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) is developing a speaker’s bureau of Illinois AAUW member leaders who will present at your event.  This program, GEST—Gender Equity Speakers Travel—will provide 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.

GEF Personnel

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)