Welcome to the Jane Addams Branch of AAUW!

Tech Savvy imageAAUW Tech Savvy Conference at  Triton College, River Grove, IL, March 25, 2017.

The AAUW Jane Addams Branch along with members from local Chicagoland AAUW branches are offering an all-day AAUW Tech Savvy STEM career conference for 6-9th grade girls and their parents/mentors at Oakton Community College on Saturday March 25, 2017 from 8.30 – 4:00 pm.

For more information, see our Tech Savvy Tab.

Jane Addams was an inspired Illinois woman and founding member of the Chicago AAUW branch.

She is best known as the founder of Hull-House, offering women the opportunity to become agents for social, political, education, and economic change in their own lives and in the lives of others as well. Among many achievements, Jane Addams was:

  • A founder and the first president of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom
  • A founder of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
  • A founder of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)
  • The first American woman to receive the Nobel Peace Prize

Find more information about the virtual Jane Addams branch by contacting Kate Skegg.

Listen to the Recording of the LAF (Legal Advocacy Fund Supreme Court Wrap-up Call

The U.S. Supreme Court just ended its latest term, and the cases it decided this year will significantly affect the rights of women and girls across the country. Access to reproductive health care, TRAP laws restricting women’s access to legal abortion, and affirmative action hung in the balance. AAUW members across the country tuned in on July 19 to hear analysis of the court’s most important cases. Couldn’t make the call?
Listen to the recording.

Key upcoming dates


August 1 Fellowship and Grant applications.

August 1 Campus Leadership program applications

August 14 Social Security anniversary

August 18 Anniversary of the 19th Amendment

August 23 Black Women’s Equal Pay Day

August 26 National Women’s Equality Day


September 8 Congressional Voting Record released

September 15 The Simple Truth about the pay gap, updated

September 27 National Voter Registration Day

Latest information on the Equal Rights Amendment

Ratify the Equal Rights Amendment

The Ultimate Guide for Outstanding AAUW Graduates

How can you strengthen your bond with AAUW after graduation?

Your opportunities are limitless at AAUW. More than 170,000 members and supporters are eager to help you continue your education or get into the workforce.

Stay connected and make a difference.
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Stay connected and make a difference.

Run Like a Girl

Run Like a Girl
Women have been running for president of the United States since 1872 — before women even had the right to vote. This year, two high-profile women entered the race, and Hillary Clinton has now become the first female presidential nominee of a major political party. Here are some of the women who have tried to crack the ultimate glass ceiling.

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Run like a girl.
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National Giving, Local Impact

There are many ways to honor or memorialize someone special or recognize an important event by investing in women and girls through AAUW.

  • Celebrate Your Milestone: Establish an Honorary or Memorial Fund

Sponsorship is a powerful way to show your support for AAUW national initiatives and see the results at the local level- Sponsor one of the AAUW programs in your community.