The primary purpose of AAUW (formally American Association of University Women), is to empower 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; additionally we have over 1,000 local branches and 800 college and university partners. Since AAUW’s founding in 1881, our members have taken affirming positions on the fundamental issues of the day — gender equity in our educational, social, and economic environments. We are tenacious and trailblazing in advocating for women and girls.
Co-Presidents Mary Messerlie and Diane Kortsch encourage you to take a few minutes to explore our website and discover some of the ways you can get involved. It is definitely an organization you should consider joining if you share our mission. AAUW is part of a chorus of voices advancing equity in education and the workplace. Our West Suburban-Milwaukee branch is composed of over 155 women committed to making a more equitable world for future generations.
We hold monthly branch meetings which feature stimulating speakers on the issues of the day and support AAUW’s public policy issues. Our members like to be well-informed and engaged. In addition to our advocacy role we offer a variety of diverse activities: enjoy bridge, play golf, like Mah Jongg, how about gardening, or taking a day trip to a historical location, well then click on Events and Activities. Perhaps you would like to continue a legacy of education. Well then click on Education and discover how you can support a scholarship or help a young women navigate a career in engineering, science or technology with our GEMS initiative or support the PEARLS for Teen Girls program that empowers teenage girls to become tomorrow’s effective leaders.
If you are interested in information on becoming a member of the West Suburban Milwaukee branch, contact our membership chair, Linda Polulach, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to hearing from you or seeing you at an upcoming event.
Mary Messerlie & Diane Kortsch