Welcome to the AAUW Honolulu (HI) Branch

Join us for October’s Talk Story Tuesday!
We’re Recognizing our Scholarship Recipients!

Did you know AAUW Honolulu gave more than $50,000 last year in scholarships? And that we have another scholarship for women seeking employment as airline pilots?
Join us for our October Talk Story Tuesday, where we’ll be celebrating our scholarship awardees!

Our confirmed speakers, who are all scholarship recipients, will share their stories:

  • Katherine Harrington – University of Hawaii, Anthropology (Ph.D.)
  • Gioia Aquino – Hawaii Pacific University, Biomedical Engineering (undergraduate)
  • Aimee Tanaguchi – University of Hawaii, Natural Resources & Environmental Management (masters)
  • Robin Henski – University of Hawaii, Political Science (undergraduate)

If you know a woman who could benefit from our undergraduate, graduate or aviation scholarships, feel free to bring them!

Need more information about our Academic Scholarships? Click here.

Need more information about the Tweet Coleman Aviation Scholarships? Click here.

Psst…spread the word and invite your friends and family!

All ages welcome!

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Please contact us if you have any mobility issues or will require special accommodations to participate. Parking and/or other accommodations can typically be provided upon request.

WHEN: Oct. 8, 2019 ~ 5:30-7:30pm
WHERE: The Plaza Club, Pioneer Plaza, 900 Fort St Mall, 20th Floor, Honolulu, HI 96813 — in The Board Room
Parking: Plaza Club is $3.75 after 5 pm in  Pioneer Plaza; nearby municipal lots, $3. Street parking may be available.

Women, Radiation and Unsafe Working Conditions:

Join Us for a Discussion About Radium Girls

Enjoy pupus by the water and engage in dynamic conversation about The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America’s Shining Women by Kate Moore! (Please note that the author will not be at the event.)

The Radium Girls is a history of women who worked with and around radium before its health risks were understood.

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The incredible true story of the women who fought America’s radium danger: Written with a sparkling voice and breakneck pace, The Radium Girls fully illuminates the inspiring young women exposed to the “wonder” substance of radium, and their awe-inspiring strength in the face of almost impossible circumstances. Their courage and tenacity led to life-changing regulations, research into nuclear bombing, and ultimately saved hundreds of thousands of lives…”

The Curies’ newly discovered element of radium makes gleaming headlines across the nation as the fresh face of beauty, and wonder drug of the medical community. From body lotion to tonic water, the popular new element shines bright in the otherwise dark years of the First World War.

Meanwhile, hundreds of girls toil amidst the glowing dust of the radium-dial factories. The glittering chemical covers their bodies from head to toe; they light up the night like industrious fireflies. With such a coveted job, these “shining girls” are the luckiest alive — until they begin to fall mysteriously ill.

But the factories that once offered golden opportunities are now ignoring all claims of the gruesome side effects, and the women’s cries of corruption. And as the fatal poison of the radium takes hold, the brave shining girls find themselves embroiled in one of the biggest scandals of America’s early 20th century, and in a groundbreaking battle for workers’ rights that will echo for centuries to come.

WHEN: Wednesday, October 16, 2019, 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

WHERE: Waikiki Yacht Club (1599 Ala Moana Blvd, Honolulu, HI 96814), ask for Mary Ann Eichorn when checking in

Pupus hosted by AAUW Honolulu
No host cocktails (bring cash for drink purchases)

“You Got This!”

Supercharge Your Professional Development at Wahine Working Smart!

Interested in negotiating a better salary and taking charge of your professional development Join us for a FREE career advancement and WorkSmart salary negotiation skills workshop for women!

This seminar will cover:

  • Knowing your rights under Hawaii’s 2019 Equal Pay Law
  • WorkSmart salary negotiation skills training
  • Developing your executive presence
  • Maximizing your professional network

Luz Y. Oyola, an attendee at the last Wahine Working Smart said, “I absolutely LOVED the Working Smart Forum workshop and the timing was perfect! I attended the workshop because I was in the middle of looking for a job, had attended a few interviews, and felt that I needed salary negotiation skills. The workshop definitely gave me all the skills needed and more… Thanks to the skills learned, the tools given, the confidence boost, and the great conversations with many during our networking sections, I was able to negotiate a really good salary during the job offer. I have to admit that if I had not gone to this workshop, I probably would have accepted a job for 20% less than what I negotiated. It’s important that you do the research, use the tools given, and believe in it your worth. You got this!”

This event will include morning refreshments and a complimentary lunch.

Space is limited — RSVP now!

WHEN: Saturday, November 16, 2019, 9 am – 1 pm
WHERE: Impact Hub, 1050 Queen St., Ste. 100


AAUW’s Start Smart and Work Smart programs are designed to empower women with the skills and confidence to successfully negotiate their salary and benefits packages. By learning strategies and practicing effective language, participants gain valuable skills they can use throughout their lives — well beyond their next negotiation.

Click here to contact the AAUW Honolulu Start Smart coordinator for more information about how you can participate in the program locally!

Click here to learn more about the Start Smart program and how to participate as a facilitator, ambassador, campus or participant.