Look at Our Alumnae

Whether you want to reconnect with AAUW, find peers in your field, or just let us know about all the great things you’ve been up to since your fellowship year, you’re in the right place. Read on for stories and suggestions of ways to connect, learn, and continue your important work with AAUW.

Shireen Lewis
A former AAUW American Fellow, Shireen Lewis came up with the idea for a women’s education organization while she finished her undergraduate degree. And when she later launched her nonprofit, SisterMentors, she came straight back to AAUW for support. With a Community Action Grant, Lewis was able to move forward with her work creating more opportunities for women of color in doctorate programs. Since 1997, Lewis’ foundation has directly helped more than 30 women of color earn doctorates. Plus, she paid it forward when she came back to help select the next crop of brilliant AAUW fellows. (Not to mention her tenure as a co-president of the AAUW Washington (DC) Branch.) Read more from Shireen »

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Esther Ngumbi has built a brilliant career on the connection between bugs and women’s welfare. As the majority of the global agricultural labor force, women are exposed daily to pesticides, and Ngumbi has been researching environmentally sound solutions to pesticides. A 2007–08 AAUW International Fellow, Ngumbi has gone on to work with us at AAUW national convention, the Clinton Global Initiative University, and even modeled the cover of our celebrated Why So Few? report. She certainly didn’t lose touch after her fellowship ended — and we’re lucky she didn’t. Read more from Esther »

Want to read more stories like Shireen’s and Esther’s?


Meet Up Online

Develop your professional network with your AAUW peers on our Fellowships and Grants LinkedIn group, and follow @AAUWAlumnae on Twitter for news in AAUW and higher education.

Update Us!

Fill out our online form and let us know what you’ve been up to. We often feature your remarkable stories on our blog and in AAUW Outlook magazine.

Earn More Funding

Just because your fellowship is over doesn’t mean you’re on your own. We have more funding opportunities exclusively for fellows and grantees, like International Project Grants and the Alumnae Recognition Award.

Boost Your Résumé

Consider applying for one of our selection panels, where you’ll have the chance to help choose the next generation of trailblazing AAUW women. Plus, panelists gain valuable professional development experience, which often leads to tenure promotion and academic recognition.

Learn about Your Legacy

You’re in good company, joining the ranks of Anne Firor Scott, Jane Chen, Shireen Lewis, Esther Ngumbi, and Melissa Harris-Perry. Find out who else is in your club of phenomenal women.

Find Another Recipient in Your Field

Check out the online Fellowships and Grants Directory of current and former recipients — you can search by name, school, year, and field of study.

Join Us

Become a part of the community that supported you.

We want to hear your story! Fill out the form and stay in touch.

Want more? Visit our exclusive, online Alumnae Exchange to connect with other AAUW fellows, and sign up for the AAUW Alumnae Exchange newsletter.