Welcome to the Aurora Area Branch of AAUW

The AAUW advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, and research. A graduate holding an associate or equivalent, baccalaureate or higher degree from a qualified educational institution is eligible to join the AAUW.


For more information about the AAUW Aurora Area Branch, email aauwaurorail@gmail.com or visit us on Facebook at  AAUW Aurora – IL Area Branch.

Upcoming Events

Join us at the AAUW – Illinois Fall Northern Conference on October 6

Cheryl Maletich,  Vice President of Distribution System Operations at Com Ed, will speak about women in leadership.  She has an electrical engineering and finance background and a professional career built on STEM.

Cyndi Vasquez – Barrios, Dean of Students, Chair of Behavioral Intervention Team and Deputy Title IX Coordinator at Joliet Junior College will share information about the changes happening to Title IX and what we need to do to protect it.  The AAUW Lockport branch will share their experience in advocacy for Title IX as a result of Dean Barrios’ presentation at their branch.

Recently elected State President Jennifer Urish will open our session with a state of the state message and information about the new AAUW national strategic plan.

The Naperville branch will present information on how they planned their very successful Work Smart Workshop.

Branch Milestone Anniversaries in District 4 and 5  — including Elmhurst — will be acknowledged and celebrated.

We’ll learn from AJ Conroy what still needs to be done to make ERA the law of the land.  Tracey Sherman-Falcon will share current events in AAUW’s public policy initiatives.

All of this for $25!!  including breakfast (with protein)

Saturday, October 6, 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

IIT — Rice Campus, 201 E. Loop Road, Wheaton

Register at: https://aauw-il.aauw.net/district-conferences/


Movie Group –  Monday, October 8, 6:15 pm potluck, 7 pm movie, at member Pat’s home. The October movie selection will be Difret.

Books By Night –  Wednesday, September 26, 5 pm, at Fireside Grill, 49 Sugar Lane, Sugar Grove. The September book selection will be The Line Becomes a River, by Francisco Cantu.

Learn more about branch activities in our Highlights newsletter.

2018 Strategic Plan

AAUW is proud to be launching our new strategic plan – Beyond Aspirations: Advancing Equity for Women and Girls.
The plan ensures that AAUW is 100 percent mission-focused with an eye toward meaningful impact for women and girls. The Strategic Planning Task Force, made up of member leaders and AAUW advocates from around the country, is particularly grateful to the thousands of AAUW members who actively participated in this effort that defines how we will build on our rich history today and tomorrow.