Welcome to the Chicago (IL) Branch of AAUW!

AAUW Fellows and Grantees Program

Saturday, November 13

10:30am – 12:00noon

Register in advance for this meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYqcuCgrTspH9N2j-ZRbS-2XwhofSNl56LP          

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.


Our three presenting fellows are: 

Melissa Mister, Project Director, After School Matters

AAUW Community Action Grant:

Pre-Freshman Program in Engineering and Science

Ramael Ohiomoba, Northwestern University School of Medicine

AAUW Selected Professions Fellowship

Research: Investigating biological and social risk factors for cardiovascular disease

Jenny Lopez Alvarado, M.S.W, Loyola University Chicago

AAUW Career Development Grant

Research: Mental Health in the Latinx Population

The AAUW Funds—as one of the world’s largest source of funding exclusively for graduate women–supports aspiring scholars around the globe, teachers and activists in local communities, women at critical stages of their careers, and those pursuing professions where women are underrepresented. AAUW Funds is providing nearly $5 million in 2021–22 in support of 250 scholars. AAUW has been a leading source of funding, providing more than $115 million in fellowships and grants to more than 13,000 women and organizations in the US and around the world.

Sponsored by Chicago Inc. branch in partnership with the Jane Addams Online branch of AAUW                         For more information, contact chicagoaauw@hotmail.com or http://chicago-il.aauw.net/

Questions: Contact chicagoaauw@hotmail.com or www.chicago-il.org

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Closing the Pay Gap with AAUW
At the current rate, the gender pay gap will not close until 2106. In 2018, AAUW announced our bold pledge to train 10 million women in salary negotiation by 2022. We will not wait for policies and employer culture alone to determine when we reach parity. We are working to empower women nation-wide with skills to effectively negotiate their salary and benefits and become agents of change in their communities.

Attend our online or in person AAUW Start Smart and AAUW Work Smart workshops. We are fighting to close the pay gap, one workshop at a time. Bring an AAUW salary negotiation training to your community, or share our programs and become and advocate for equal pay.

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You deserve a raise. This free online course will give you the tools you need to successfully negotiate and close the pay gap for women everywhere. Register today!


Mission Statement of AAUW:  AAUW advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, and research.

Value Promise:  By joining AAUW, you belong to a community that breaks through educational and economic barriers so all women have a fair chance.

Vision Statement:  AAUW will be a powerful advocate and visible leader in equity and education through research, philanthropy, and measurable change in critical areas impacting the lives of women and girls.

The AAUW Educational Foundation provides funds to advance education, research, and self-development for women and to foster equity and positive societal change.

The AAUW Legal Advocacy Fund provides funding and a support system for women seeking judicial redress for sex discrimination.

AAUW’s Public Policy Program actively supports our mission to promote equity and education for women and girls.

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AAUW values and seeks a diverse membership.
There shall be no barriers to full participation in this
organization on the basis of gender, race, creed,

age, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or class.

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