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Welcome to the AAUW Crystal Lake Area (IL) Branch!

The mission of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) is bold –
to advance gender equity for women and girls through research, education, and advocacy.  

We are tenacious and trailblazing – advocating for women and girls since 1881 and into the future!

The Crystal Lake Area branch was organized in 1957 and is one of 31 branches in Illinois.

We hope you’ll explore our entire site and come back often.  You can always find our current activities, announcements, priorities on this Home Page. (below)



December Meeting and Program

Monday, December 4, 2023

A performance by the Crystal Lake Central High School Madrigal Singers will follow our regular business meeting. Kimberly Scherrer, Director of Choirs, was the recipient of an AAUW Crystal Lake Area Branch scholarship when she was working toward her master’s degree.

We are once again holding a Bake Sale with all proceeds staying within our Branch to help support our activities throughout the year.

Social Time and Bake Sale: 6:30 PM
Business Meeting:  7:00 PM
Program: 7:30 PM

The Community Foundation for McHenry County
33 E. Woodstock Street
Crystal Lake, IL

Annual Spring Luncheon on Saturday, April 20, 2024!!!

Candy Kresmery

Featuring award winning vocalist Candy Kresmery from Cary, Illinois.  Ms. Kresmery is an accomplished performer, covering Jazz, Rock, Pop, Musical Theater, Broadway, Country, Blues, and Folk songs from every decade. She has customized a program for our luncheon, performing music by, and sharing stories about women in music.

This special event supports educational scholarships and programs for our Branch!!!

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Take AAUW’s Free Online “Work Smart” Salary Negotiation Training!


The American Association of University Women (AAUW) is working to close the gender pay gap by 2030!

Join the 10 million women across the U.S. being trained in salary negotiation. Learn how to improve your financial future and secure the pay you deserve.

Free Work Smart Online Training

What is the pay gap?

The difference between what an average woman working full-time is paid compared to the average man. American women earn only 80 percent of their male counterparts, a pay gap of 20 percent. Black and Hispanic women earn even less. Even just one year out of college, women are paid 18 percent less than men.

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AAUW continues to push forward policies that break educational and economic barriers to women. AAUW’s strategic plan focuses on advancing gender equity for women and girls through research, education and advocacy. The vision is equity for all.

To stay informed on issues supported by AAUW visit Explore the Issues.

The Gender Pay Gap

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