Welcome to the Albanian-American Women's Association of Greater Chicago

The AAWAGC is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization

 
 

Women Empowering Women

 
 
About Us

The Albanian-American Women's Association of Greater Chicago (AAWAGC) is a non-for-profit, charitable organization committed to empower, emancipate, enable, convene, and support Albanian women and their families so they are able to live up to their own potential. AAWAGC stands up against violence that affects women and girls and defends their human rights. AAWAGC also connects, educates, and supports Albanian women of all ages and backgrounds, and inspires them to contribute to their communities through volunteerism, networking, and mentorship.

AAWAGC is comprised of professional and entrepreneurial women based in Chicago, Illinois and surrounding areas. Every woman has the opportunity to achieve her fullest potential by participating and contributing within her community. Our volunteer service positively impacts Albanian women and girls in poverty, abusive relationships, unemployment, and much more. We offer many opportunities for our members to connect through various networking mixers, professional development workshops, group mentoring activities, health and wellness clinic opportunities, and community service projects such as "Feed the Children,"  clothing drives and donations, and "Blessing Bags" for the homeless. 

AAWAGC combines compassion with socializing and networking for women of all diverse backgrounds.

Our values include:

  • Service
  • Friendship
  • Community
  • Individuality
  • Education

AAWAGC was founded on May 10, 2014. AAWAGC is governed by a nine-member Board of Directors.

AAWGC's Board of Directors, November 2016 - October 2017:

  1. Lydia Memeti - President
  2. Lumturije Akiti - Vice President
  3. Ariana Jaupi - Treasurer
  4. Albora Memushi - Secretary
  5. Ria Ismajli - Board Member
  6. Juliana Serritalla - Board Member
  7. Ina Bullari - Board Member
  8. Aurora Ajdini - Board Member
  9. Ada Velcani - Board Member

AAWGC's Board of Directors November 2015 - October 2016:

  1. Lydia Memeti - President
  2. Lumturije Akiti - Vice President
  3. Ariana Jaupi - Treasurer
  4. Albora Memushi - Secretary
  5. Ria Ismajli - Board Member
  6. Juliana Serritalla - Board Member

AAWAGC's Board of Directors, September 2014 - October 2015:

  1. Lydia Memeti - President
  2. Lumturije Akiti - Vice President
  3. Ariana Jaupi - Treasurer
  4. Ajshe Fejza - Secretary
  5. Ria Ismajli - Board Member
  6. Klodia Mersini - Board Member
  7. Oriola Zabuni - Board Member

AAWAGC's Founding Members - May 2014:

  1. Lydia Memeti
  2. Lumturije Akiti
  3. Ariana Jaupi
  4. Rita Musaraj
  5. Ria Ismajli
  6. Ajshe Fejza