Welcome to AAUW Naperville Area (IL) Branch

American Association of University Women

The American Association of University Women (AAUW) is a non-profit, non-partisan organization that works to champion equity for women and girls. Since 1881, we have been a catalyst for positive change, from boosting young women’s access to education, to shaping public policy and producing groundbreaking research on gender equity. Today, AAUW is guided by a bold, new vision: to ensure equity for all by focusing on the three critical areas where we can make the biggest difference in the lives of women and girls — education and training, economic security, and leadership.

For the 2019–20 academic year, AAUW is awarding $4 million in fellowships and grants to 259 women and community projects. This funding has a tremendous impact on women and their communities by expanding women’s potential and supporting their future promise.

AAUW empowers women and girls:

  • Provide fellowships and scholarships
  • Sponsor National Leadership Conference attendees
  • Offer Work Smart online course on negotiating skills
  • Provide monthly informative programs open to the public
  • Inform public of issues impacting women and girls
  • Sponsor Tech Savvy event for girls to explore STEM careers
  • Support plaintiffs in discrimination cases
  • Conduct research on equity, leadership gender gap and other issues affecting women

AAUW Naperville Area Branch

We were chartered as AAUW Naperville on April 20, 1956. The 28 members met at North Central College’s Union to discuss issues such as education, social studies, creative arts and the status of women. The branch became AAUW Naperville Area in 2008.