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

Find the 2016-2018 AAUW-IL Strategic Plan in the Members Only section.


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Illinois ratified the ERA on May 30! Illinois is the 37th state to ratify (Nevada ratified in March 2017).  Ratification of the ERA by one more state will meet the Constitutional requirement for approval by three-quarters of the states.
See how your Illinois state legislators voted on the ERA.


Agent of Change Awarded to Sheryl Hall

Congratulations to Sheryl Hall , the 2018 recipient of the 2018 Agent of Change Award at the AAUW-Illinois spring convention. Sheryl is a long-time member of the Rockford Area branch.


Two resources on the Gender Wage Gap:


 (Gender Wage Gap Guide by Wood Law, Chicago)


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

Decatur, Morton, Palos-Orland and Springfield branches have recently received Local Engagement Grants (LEG-Up) from AAUW-IL. These grants help branches run Local Engagement mission-based projects. Read more about the LEG-Up and other grants offered by AAUW-IL.


 AAUW Research

Read about AAUW research

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 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.