A Peoria resident will be the principal speaker at the American Association of University Women (AAUW) upcoming general meeting.
The meeting will take place virtually via the Zoom platform, as well as to a small in-person group at the Sun City West Foundation, 14465 W. R.H. Johnson Blvd., at 9 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 19.
The speaker, Jewel Ray Chaudhuri, Ph.D. through her company Revisioning My Life, helps professional women struggling with boredom, burnout and a loss of meaning in life to use their inner power to create lives of freedom, meaning and joy; in essence to create lives they love on their own terms.
She spent more 25 years at New York Life, working in both the Group Insurance Department as an underwriter and in Management Development and Training. She completed her Ph.D. and wrote her dissertation on female executives and their experiences of power.
After completing her Ph.D., she then went on to coach training and is trained as an ontological coach, working with body posture, emotion and language to bring about transformational change in a person’s life. Her specialty is women’s empowerment and self-mastery.
Ms. Chaudhuri is also a jewelry artist and lives with her husband in Peoria, and spends part of the year in India.
The AAUW Northwest Valley Branch is one of 14 branches within Arizona, which is part of the Rocky Mountain Region of the AAUW.
AAUW is open to anyone holding an associates degree or higher from a regionally accredited college or university.
The Northwest Valley Branch was granted official recognition by the AAUW in 1980. Originally formed as the Sun City West Branch, the name was changed to the Northwest Valley Branch in 2002 with members from Sun City West, Surprise, Sun City, Peoria, Glendale, El Mirage, Buckeye and Cave Creek. Members include both full-time and winter residents. Several members maintain dual membership with their home state.
The Northwest Valley Branch is currently the second largest AAUW branch in Arizona. The local branch offers a variety of ways for members to follow passion, contribute to the community, explore interests, and meet engaging, empowered women while working with branch projects and initiatives to inspire success for women and girls.
The AAUW promotes equity and education for women and girls. Since the organization’s founding in 1881, AAUW members have examined and taken positions on the fundamental issues of the day, including education, social economics and politics.
Email Linda Styrwoll at Llstyrwoll1152@cox.net or Betty merwin at firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit northwestvalley-az.aauw.net.