Welcome to the Wheaton-Glen Ellyn Branch of AAUW!

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Cancellation Notices: 

Due to coronavirus concerns, the Branch has cancelled both of its Spring 2020 fundraisers, the April 25th Lunafest Film Festival and the May 6-9 Used Book Sale. We plan to reschedule both events later this year.

The April 1 Branch meeting and Pot Luck has also been cancelled. The next Branch meeting will be scheduled as soon as corona virus restrictions are lifted. Watch this space for further details.

UPDATES:

Please pencil in September 19 for rescheduled Lunafest film festival. We’re keeping our fingers crossed that we will back to normal activities by then.

The Book Sale has not yet been rescheduled. We are no longer accepting book donations at our drop-off locations nor making pick-ups. The offices of our supporting realtors, ReMax Wheaton and ReMax Glen Ellyn, are both closed. Please do not drop off book donations at those offices!  Any donations dropped off there will be ruined by weather and end up in the dumpsters. Please hang on to your books until we all are back in business. Thank you for your past support.

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What is AAUW?

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

The American Association of University Women (AAUW) is the nation’s leading voice promoting equity and education for women and girls. Since our founding in 1881, AAUW members have examined and taken positions on the fundamental issues of the day — educational, social, economic, and political. Click here for more information on AAUW’s Mission, Vision and Values.  Join us!

As AAUW continues to move forward in a changing world, so have our Strategic Plan and our Vision Statement. Click here to read the complete plan.

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WORK SMART!

Participate in WORK SMART, AAUW’s free, online salary negotiation workshop. Click here.  One of the keys to gender equity is the the elimination of the gender pay gap — the difference between what an average woman working full-time is paid compared to the average man. At the current rate, the gender pay gap will not close until 2106. In 2018, AAUW announced a bold pledge to train 10 million women in salary negotiation by 2022. AAUW is working to empower women nation-wide with skills to effectively negotiate their salary and benefits and become agents of change in their communities.

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SMILE.AMAZON.COM

When you shop on Amazon, first go to smile.amazon.com and select AAUW Wheaton-Glen Ellyn Branch, NFP.  By doing so, 0.5% of your purchase will be donated to the branch. It may not seem like much of a donation for a single purchase, but if we all remember to include smile.amazon.com in our purchases, it can add up to real money in support of our mission. Amazon has donated more than $100 to the branch since November 2018. Thank you in advance!