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.


September 27 National Voter Registration Day


October 15 AAUW Southern Conference, Springfield, IL

October 22 AAUW Northern Conference, Oakton Community College, Des Plaines, IL

Latest information on the Equal Rights Amendment

Ratify the Equal Rights Amendment

Pledge to Register for the 2017 AAUW National Convention

Sign the pledge and get ready to connect, renew, and explore with AAUW during our AAUW National Convention from June 14–17, 2017!

Pledging will make your registration process a breeze. Once registration opens, you’ll get an e-mail reminder with all the details you’ll need. You may also win a free registration!


It’s My Vote: I Will Be Heard 2016 GOTV Skill Trainings

Get-Out-the-vote (GOTV) is ramping up with less than three months to the election. Register for It’s my Vote to learn how to register, educate, and turn out voters at the polls and to help make a difference this Election Day!



How to Get Out the Vote Using Social Media

Use the AAUW’s handy guides to craft successful social media campaigns that get women registered to vote and ready for the polls in November!
With a well-crafted tweet or Facebook post, you can raise awareness about AAUW issues and spotlight your get-out-the-vote efforts.



Members! Here’s How You Can Get Involved with Campus Leadership Programs

Are you looking for more ways to strengthen your connection with colleges and universities in your area?
Do you want to help local students develop vital leadership skills?

Get Involved with AAUW’s national campus leadership programs.


Equal Pay Laws by State

The Paycheck Fairness Act will help secure equal pay for equal work for all Americans. But until that happens, each state will continue operating under antiquated regulations and piecemeal state and local laws to combat unequal pay. While some states do have stronger laws than other states, AAUW members will keep working to make the whole country a better place for women to live and work.

Find out more about your states.

Leadership Lessons from Equity’s Women of Wall Street


Eleanor Roosevelt Fund

Do you know any person, project, organization or who have made remarkable contributions to equality for women and girls. You can also nominate yourself or an organization for which you serve as an officer.

AAUW state/branch programs are not eligible for this award.

Deadline: November 15, 2016.