Welcome to the Greater St. Louis Metro Interbranch Council (IBC)


Women typically are paid 80 percent of what men are paid. Use AAUW’s free Work Smart online workshop to learn how to ask for more.



Membership in the Saint Louis Interbranch Council (IBC) consists of AAUW branches located within the City of Saint Louis, Saint Louis County, Saint Charles County, Jefferson County, and Franklin County. The IBC meets  four times a year: August, November, February, and May.

See Minutes and Fiscal Reports


• CANCELED: Because of covid-19, the March 28, 2020, Spring Fling Luncheon has been cancelled.

• CANCELED: The April lecture of the International Relations Lecture Series, cosponsored by AAUW and the Tuesday Women’s Association of the Ethical Society of St. Louis, has been cancelled. For more information, see the Series’s website.

• POSTPONED: Earth Day St. Louis, April 2020, in Forest Park.

• CANCELED: March meeting of the IBC Book Club (AAUW’s Operation Equity, formerly Adelante), which meets on the fourth Thursday of September, October, and January through May at Barnes & Noble, 1600 Clarkson Rd., and explores current topics. Contact Teri for more information.


View the issue papers from the planned 2019 Missouri Women’s Network Legislative Retreat (canceled because of snow).


Area AAUW leaders met January 14, 2019, with AAUW Senior Vice President of Fellowships and Programs Gloria L. Blackwell to discuss the WorkSmart initiative and AAUW’s online salary negotiation course.


The IBC sponsors one or more college women annually to attend the National Conference for College Women Student Leaders (NCCWSL), an event held by the American Association of University Women, in May in College Park, Maryland. Funds are raised for this through various projects such as gift-wrapping in stores and contributions from the member branches.

Some testimonials from young women whom IBC has sent to NCCWSL:

Attending NCCWSL and getting the opportunity to surround myself with inspiring, ambitious, hard-working women from all walks of life was hugely encouraging for me, especially as a woman of color. The conference’s commitment to diversity and to creating a positive environment is unmatched and attending was an invaluable experience that I wish all women could have.—Sharon P.

I was encouraged and motivated by the many testimonies and experiences that were shared at the NCCWSL Conference.—Janet K.

The NCCWSL conference was a major show of female power, inspiration, and radical vulnerability for me when I needed it most.—Liz K.

For more information, contact Debbie.


The 2019 Annual IBC Spring Fling on March 23, the sole fundraiser for IBC, was held at The Highlands in Forest Park. The Barbara Lackritz AAUW Service Award was presented to Marsha Koch. See photos from the 2019 IBC Spring Fling.


The 2018 Annual IBC Spring Fling Event, held on April 21, featured the 2018 Barbara Lackritz Awardee, Karen Francis, a “purse” fundraiser, an elegant luncheon at Glen Echo Country Club and fine entertainment.

Seen at the event (click on any picture to view it full-sized)