AWJ members foster community throughout Chicago through a number of internal and external initiatives. Take a look at the current projects.

2015 AWJ Membership Drive

In an effort to expand and strengthen the organization, AWJ President, Amy Guth, has prepared a membership toolkit. In the toolkit, members will have access to a form invitation letter, a list of membership benefits, and other talking points to help inspire others to join and support AWJ. 

Look for the membership toolkit right here on the AWJ website and on AWJ's social media channels shortly. In the meantime, please contact Amy Guth with questions or ideas: aguth[at]tribune[dot]com.

Cindy Bandle Young Critics

During the school year, AWJ members coach high school girls in writing theater criticism in collaboration with the Goodman Theatre. Learn more

Where We Stand

Where We Stand is a survey project aimed to assess where women stand in local journalism. The first survey queried journalists between 2007 and 2008. Learn more

Books By Members

AWJ Chicago members not only produce content for news outlets and teach the next generation of journalists, they also write books. Read more

Get Involved

Interested in getting involved in an AWJ initiative? Contact the project's chair or members.

Chair: Cheryl Corley
Vice Chair: Dawn Raftery

Chair: Cheryl Corley