AAUW advances equity for women and girls through
research, education, and advocacy.
2021 State Convention Recap: Did you miss the convention or want to rewatch your favorite speakers?
View the inspiring recordings from the 2021 AAUW-IL State Convention.
Watch Michelle Duster, Gloria Blackwell, Kimberly Stratton, Dr. Gretchen Goldman, and the Saturday business meeting.
Find the State Convention booklet on the Members Only page.
2021 Agent of Change
Congratulations to the 2021 AAUW- IL Agent of Change:
*** Joy Bowling of the Aurora Branch ***
Read about Joy’s accomplishments
Read the Spring 2021 of Illinois Link – AAUW-IL’s newsletter:
An inspiring graphic about AAUW shared at the 2021 AAUW-Illinois State Convention:
ILLINOIS STATE CONVENTION
April 23-24 – Virtual
EQUITY EMPOWERS – SPEAK OUT FOR EQUITY!
Going virtual for the first time has not stopped Sharon Lee and Becky Glimco from putting together a powerful lineup of speakers. Watch the recordings from the convention.
After a successful online election, you elected the following leaders to the 2020-21 AAUW Illinois state board,
effective July 1, 2020:
President: Lisa Cherry
Program Co-VPs: Sharon Lee, Becky Glimko
AAUW Funds Director: Laura Desmarais
Bylaws and Policy Director: Andy Danis
Nominating Committee Chair: Jennifer Urish
Carolyn Schjelderup was elected Finance Director Elect and she continues as Finance Director
We held the Installation of Officers over Zoom on June 10, 2020.
View the video of the officer installation.
Two resources on the Gender Wage Gap:
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.
LEG-Up grants help branches run Local Engagement mission-based projects. Read more about the LEG-Up and other grants offered by AAUW-IL.
Some of our recent national research includes:
- Deeper In Debt: Women and Student Loans
- The Simple Truth about the Gender Pay Gap
- Barriers and Bias: The Status of Women in Leadership
- 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 gender equity for women and girls through research, education, and advocacy.
Read more about AAUW at www.aauw.org
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.