Welcome to the West Suburban-Milwaukee Branch of the American Association of University Women

The American Association of University Women (AAUW) empowers women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research. Our nonpartisan, nonprofit organization has more than 170,000 members and supporters across the United States, as well as 1,000 local branches and 800 college and university partners. Since AAUW’s founding in 1881, our members have examined and taken positions on the fundamental issues of the day — educational, social, economic, and political.

AAUW West Suburban is located in the western suburbs of  Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  Our organization comprises a membership of more than 150 active and involved women.  We participate in activities that further AAUW goals:  equity for all women and girls, lifelong education and positive societal change.  Our branch members find abundant opportunities for mental stimulation, personal growth, fun and friendship through branch meetings and a variety of study and interest groups.

AAUW’s Mission
AAUW advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research.

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


Meetings are held on the second Wednesday evening of each month at the Sunset Playhouse Studio Theatre, 800 Elm Grove Road, Elm Grove, Wisconsin, beginning with a social at 6:30 p.m., followed at 7 p.m. by a business meeting and program.

Changes in date or time will be noted in the newsletter and on the website.

Prospective members and guests are welcome to attend.

Membership is open to those who hold a recognized two-year Associate, Bachelor’s, or higher degree from an accredited college or university. Undergraduate students who do not hold a Bachelor’s or Associate degree may join as affiliates.

Co-Presidents Kerstin Lanser and Carol Surges

Co-Presidents Kerstin Lanser and Carol Surges