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Welcome to the AWC Bloomington-Normal Chapter

Our local chapter can enjoy the national AWC webinars and other resources, while taking advantage of the local connections and knowledge available from the women in our area. Bloomington-Normal Chapter members come from nearly every sector--education and nonprofits, hospitality and small businesses, and everything in between.

Upcoming AWC-BN Events:


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Join us the Association for Women in Communications for our annual Crystal Awards. This pinnacle annual event spotlights women of excellence in McLean County by highlighting the professional and personal efforts that embody the ideal of communication- a way of bringing people, goals, and communities together.

Registration is free, but donations are appreciated. $10 and $25 donations will benefit the AWC student scholarship fund and professional development opportunities for AWC members.

Click here to learn more about the event and the awards.


Registration is still open for the 2021 Virtual Crystal Awards. This year’s event will feature McLean County City Administrator, Camille Rodriguez, as the keynote speaker.

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Ms. Rodriguez holds a bachelor’s degree in Anthropology and a Master of Health Administration and a Master of Jurisprudence in Health Law. As city administrator, she plays a leading role in continuing McLean County’s existing relationships with municipalities and townships; and in providing vision and a line of sight to goal achievement inside McLean County’s departments and services. Her resume includes state government work in Illinois and Wisconsin, providing educational and professional to students and serving on several local boards.


Hear Ms. Rodriguez’s inspiring presentation about being a woman in leadership, overcoming obstacles and achieving goals on Feb. 25. Reserve your spot today at


Congratulations to AWC Professional Development Grant recipient:
Christy Germanis!

Christy is the Director of Marketing and Public Relations at YWCA McLean County and will use her grant dollars to participate in the Multicultural Leadership Program (MCLP), class of 2021. Click here to learn more.