Welcome to the Naperville Area (IL) Branch of AAUW!

AAUW (American Association of University Women) advances gender equity for women and girls through research, education, and advocacy.

19th Amendment at 100: Honor the Right to Vote by Voting!

Sept. 17th Online Program: Get Out the Vote 2020

You are invited to this Sept. 17th AAUW Jane Addams branch program, 7:30 – 8:30 pm. Get Out the Vote in 2020. 

Presenters Ed Spire and Jim McGrath are experts on the new bill passed in Illinois in June regarding voting. Since they are also experienced election judges, they can answer all our questions about voting procedures and voting during a pandemic.

Advance registration is required in order to receive the Zoom login info: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAscOigqDkjH9dY6KRTK_4kV6d46Emk3K3V
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information to join the meeting.

Ways to Vote During a Pandemic

AAUW Empowers Women Every Day!
Thank you to the following donors!

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Sally Adrian, Karen Berner, Barbara Bilardello, Mary Ann Bobosky, Mary Anne Buckman,
Kath Camasto, Elizabeth Carroll, Miller Chow, Mary Donohue, Lee Eastman,
Debbie Fertel, Mel & Carolyn Finzer, Elaine Fisher, Lynn Franger, Peggy Frank,
Shoshana Frank, Lynne Friedlander, Becky Glimco,
Claudia Hackney, Mary Hammer, Estela Hammond, Michael Hollman,
Sherry Johnson, Dagmar Kauffman, David Kelsch, Sue King,
Kathy Letkewicz, Patricia Lichtman, Mary Lou Lipscomb,
Neeta Mathur, Maria Manhart, Marge Marek, Shelley Menendez, Mary Ellen Middleton,
Linda Nisonoff, Joan Nuzbach, Candice Peel, Michelle Prentice-Leslie, Chris Roberg,
Ajit Sathaye, Tuki Sathaye, Adell Sauper, Joan Schaeffer, Sara Schneck,
Rebecca Simon, Nancy Steinberger, Jan Summers, Anne Swanson,
Betty Thill, Anne Topp, Jay Topp, Jon Topp, Sue Topp, J. Trier,
Debbie Vanderbilt, Barbara Vernon, Bill Vernon, Julie Will, Carrie Wujek,
Lorraine Yuccas, Donna Yule.


Take our free online AAUW Work Smart course to improve your salary negotiation skills! Other ways 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

Consider membership in AAUW!

Join us for education, community programs, legislative advocacy, research and scholarships for women.    We welcome new members to join our branch.
Contact us: aauwnaper@gmail.com

2020 Scholarship Recipients Selected

Make a donation to AAUW Naperville Area branch.


Research Report: Barriers & Bias: The Status of Women in Leadership

Barriers & Bias research summary

Watch this summary of the research report.

  • Examine your own biases — and be an ally, mentor and sponsor for women.
  • If you’re a woman, seek out skill-building opportunities and leadership training. Learn to negotiate for salary and benefits with AAUW Work Smart.

ERA Action

The adoption of this US Constitutional amendment is designed to guarantee equal rights for all citizens regardless of sex; it seeks to end the legal distinctions between men and women in terms of divorce, property, employment, and other matters.

Tech Savvy Program for middle school girls

Girls chose from 12 hands-on science, technology, engineering or math activities such as robotics, DNA, apps, electric circuitry, architecture or astronomy as well as personal savvy skills workshops in the afternoon.


The Naperville AAUW branch is co-sponsoring this program and assisting as volunteers in coordinating the participants and supporting workshop presenters.