Welcome to the West Suburban-Milwaukee Branch of AAUW

AAUW (formally American Association of University Women) 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.

Co-Presidents Kerstin Lanser and Mitzi Dearborn (left to right) invite you to visit AAUW West Suburban – Milwaukee.  We are located in the western suburbs of  Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  Our organization comprises a membership of more than 200 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.

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

Vision:  Equity for all.

Values:  Nonpartisan.  Fact based.  Integrity.  Inclusion and Intersectionality.


Next Branch meeting:  January 15, 2020                                                               Sunset Playhouse – 6:30 pm

Portrait of the Artist as a Young Woman with Meaghan Heinrich, Department Chair, Woodwinds, Brass and Percussion at the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music.  Meaghan Heinrich  …….


AAUW believes that global interdependence requires national and international policies against human trafficking and that promote peace, justice, human rights, sustainable development and mutual security for all people.


Have you taken the Start Smart/Work Smart online course yet?  have you shared the link with other women in or entering the workforce?  AAUW’s goal is to reach 10,000,000 women and close the wage gap by 2030!  Begin here and pass it along today!  https://salary.aauw.org/about/