AAUW Naperville Area champions equity for women and girls at local, state and national levels.
We are a 501(c)(4) affiliate branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW), a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization. AAUW has been a catalyst for positive change since 1881, from boosting young women’s access to education, to shaping public policy and producing groundbreaking research on gender equity.
Our mission is bold – to advance gender equity for women and girls through research, education, and advocacy.
AAUW’s strategic plan focuses on four key areas: education & training, economic security, leadership, and governance & sustainability. Our branch offers educational community programs and encourages our members to get involved:
- To take action to advance AAUW public policy issues.
- To support achieving economic security for women. One way is to take the Work Smart online course to learn how to negotiate for promotions, salary and benefits.
- To prepare for community leadership roles. Join interactive Great Decisions Discussions groups about international policy decisions.
- To assist women with scholarships to aid in completing college education despite challenges.
AAUW has awarded Naperville Area branch 4 stars for the Programs, Communications & External Relations, Public Policy & Research, and Advancement areas of AAUW’s national Five Star Recognition Program