Gender Equity Fund of IL

The AAUW Gender Equity Fund of Illinois, 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 AAUW Gender Equity Fund of Illinois (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

Your donations are welcome to support the Gender Equity Fund – please email the AAUW-Il Treasurer for details.  (Find emails on the Members Only page)

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 (info on agreement form). Download the agreement form.

AAUW Gender Equity Fund of Illinois Personnel

Chair: Lisa Cherry, President, AAUW-IL
Secretary: Nann Blaine Hilyard
Director: Andi Danis
Director:  Donna Jean Simon
Director:  Jo-An Takamoto-Sanbonjian