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.

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Jane Chen at the 2012 World Economic Forum on India. Image via Wikimedia Commons

Jane Chen at the 2012 World Economic Forum on India. Image via Wikimedia Commons

Jane Chen, a 2007–08 Selected Professions Fellow, worked with a team of public policy, business, and engineering students on creating an infant incubator that would cost less than 1 percent of what such incubators currently cost—as much as $20,000 in the United States. She and her team were able to do better than that. They created an incubator for $25.

Melissa Harris-Perry (Photo: Heidi Gutman/MSNBC)

Melissa Harris-Perry, Ph.D., a 2001–02 American Fellow, is the Maya Angelou Presidential Chair at Wake Forest University, where she is also the founding director of the Anna Julia Cooper Center and the executive director of the Pro Humanitate Institute. Harris-Perry is an editor-at-large for ELLE.com and the founder of the Collaborative to Advance Equity Through Research, which brings institutions and people together to support and improve research about women and girls of color. She hosted the award-winning television show Melissa Harris-Perry on MSNBC from 2012 to 2016 and is the author of two award-winning books: Barbershops, Bibles, and BET: Everyday Talk and Black Political Thought and Sister Citizen: Shame, Stereotypes, and Black Women. Harris-Perry received AAUW’s inaugural 2013 Alumnae Recognition Award and was the keynote speaker at AAUW’s 2017 National Conference for College Women Student Leaders.

Watch Melissa Harris Perry talk about the importance of her AAUW Fellowship.

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Meet Up Online

Develop your professional network with your AAUW peers on our Fellowships and Grants LinkedIn and Facebook groups and follow us on Twitter for updates on AAUW’s latest news.

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Fill out our form and let us know what you’ve been up to. We often feature your remarkable stories online.

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Learn about Your Legacy

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

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Join Us

Your membership makes AAUW’s powerful influence even stronger on critical issues affecting women and girls. Become a part of the community that supported you.

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Find A 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.

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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.

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