Welcome to the Deerfield Area Branch AAUW Website

The American Association of University Women promotes equity for all women and girls, lifelong education and positive societal change. In principle and practice AAUW values and seeks a diverse membership.

Our Mission: To advance gender equity for women and girls through research, education and advocacy.

Our vision: Equity for all

Our Values: Nonpartisan. Fact based. Integrity, Inclusion and intersectionality.

For more information about AAUW Deerfield Area please contact cynthia.andersen@gmail.com, 708-363-3791.

Key upcoming dates:


September 22 National Voter Registration Day


October 13, 7:00pm AAUW Deerfield Area Branch Meeting with League of Women Voters
Location: Virtual Zoom Meeting
Speaker: Executive Vice President of Policy and Organizational Impact, Sharmili Majmudar
Topic: “Women Employed: Expanding Educational and Employment Opportunities For All Women Since 1973 ”
Executive Vice President of Policy and Organizational Impact, Sharmili Majmudar, will speak about her work overseeing Women Employed’s development and implementation of policy advancing economic justice for women.

October Cancelled Northern Conference, IIT, Rice Campus, 201 E Loop Road, Wheaton IL


November 4, 4:00pm AAUW Deerfield Area Branch Meeting co-sponsored with Waukegan Branch
Location: Virtual Meeting
Speaker: Holocaust Museum Curator
Topic: “Notorious RBG, The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg”
A 65 Minute Zoom Group Tour of the famous Supreme Court Justice with embedded audio, video and photos of artifacts, as seen in the Holocaust’s Museum’a exhibition.


December Canceled AAUW Deerfield Area Branch Holiday Party
Event: Holiday Party, 6:30pm
Location: TBD if Virtual

January 2021

January 2021 TBD Northern AAUW District’s Networking Luncheon
Event: Northern AAUW District’s Networking Luncheon
Location: TBD if Virtual

March 2021

March 2021 TBD AAUW Deerfield Area Branch Meeting
Location: Virtual
Presenter: TBD
Topic: “TBD”

April 2021

April 17, 2021 1:00pm Educational Opportunities Program
Location: Virtual Meeting or TBD
Speaker: AAUW Funds Scholars
Topic: “AAUW Funds Scholars who will discuss their research”

May 2021

May TBD 5:00pm May Potluck
Location: Virtual Meeting or TBD
Speaker: TBD
Topic: “ TBD”

AAUW Convention: A Call to Action from CEO Kim Churches

Copyright David Hathcox for AAUW

Whether you joined us in D.C. or not, we must be stronger than ever in our dedication to progress for women and girls. Whether you participated in the convention and feel ready to channel that energy, or you missed it and need an action plan for gender equity, here are five steps to get you started. Read more.


AAUW Takes Capitol Hill By Storm

AAUW members from Minnesota met with Sen. Al Franken (D-MN). Copyright David Hathcox for AAUW

It was a hot June day in 1989 when hundreds of AAUW members braved the heat and flooded the halls of Capitol Hill. They were there to tell members of Congress why the United States needed a paid family leave program. 28 years later, we’re at it again! Read more.


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