Now Accepting 2017 Board Applications! Deadline: March 2
Vice-President of Development
Vice-President of Membership
Director of Marketing and Communications
Director at Large
Become a leader for Gender Equality in Chicago! Apply to be on our Board of Directors. Submit your cover letter, resume, application and Statement of Service by . All applications for board positions should be sent to .
We will begin accepting committee applications following our board elections on April 1.
Support Chicago's adoption of CEDAW
The USNC-UN Women Chicago Chapter is proud to join USNC chapters across the United States in advocating for a local ordinance supporting the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women. See the letter sent by our chapter to Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel.
Chapter members may also download our template letter to customize.
2016 Gender Equality Awards Party
at Lagunitas Brewing Company
The USNC-UN Women Chicago Chapter hosted its inaugural awards ceremony celebrating those fighting for gender equality in the Chicagoland area on UN Day, Monday, Oct. 24, 2016. The awards recognized local men embodying the spirit of UN Women's #HeForShe campaign. Thanks to our generous donors and attendees, over $2,100 was raised in support of UN Women's hurricane relief efforts in Haiti. Read more about the event on our blog!
Congratulations to our 2016 Gender Equality Award Winners:
Left to right: Connor Jackson, Caleb Probst and Nikhil Trivedi. Oct. 24, 2016
If you are interested in volunteering or partnering with us as a sponsor on future events, please email .
BOARD VACANCY: VICE PRESIDENT OF DEVELOPMENT
The Chicago Chapter of the US National Committee for UN Women seeks an experienced fundraising/development professional to join our Board of Directors. The Vice-President of Development chairs the Development committee and leads the chapter's efforts to raise funds to support the purposes of the organization. The VP of Development oversees the Development committee's efforts to solidify business sponsorships/partnerships in support of chapter events, activities, and general operations, and oversees committee members on related tasks.
To apply, please send a statement of interest and resume to .
Women in Politics:
Trending Towards Equal Representation
Thank you to everyone who joined us on Thursday, Sept. 8, 2016 for our panel on Women in Politics! Thank you also to Woman Made Gallery for allowing us to use their wonderful space, and especially to our fantastic and inspiring panelists, who discussed how gender parity in American politics could impact public policy, advice for women considering a political future, and why more women are needed in politics both locally and globally.
Our panel included (as pictured above, left to right):
Amy Crawford, Deputy Director, Cook County Department of Human Rights and Ethics
Nancy Rodkin Rotering, Mayor, City of Highland Park
The Honorable Geraldine A. D'Souza, Associate Judge, State of Illinois Circuit Court of Cook County
Alice Eagly, James Padilla Chair of Arts and Sciences & Professor of Psychology, Northwestern University
Marina Faz-Huppert, District Director, Office of Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth
The Chicago Chapter of the U.S. National Committee for UN Women was founded in April 2014 with the goal of becoming involved in critical UN Women projects.
Reduce feminized poverty
End violence against women
Halt the spread of HIV/AIDS among women and girls
Achieve gender equality in democratic governance
And if you decide to become a U.S. National Committee for UN Women member, you will be making both a contribution and a connection to women around the world, supporting crucial programs in countries where women's voices are silenced.
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