Welcome to the AAUW Honolulu (HI) Branch

We’re Talking About LGBTQ+ Issues in Hawaii at the Next Talk Story Tuesday!

Give yourself a treat! Meet, mingle and enjoy complimentary pupus and beverages at happy hour prices. At Talk Story Tuesdays we engage in great conversations on the topics of today that impact women and girls in Hawaii.

We’ll be talking story about LGBTQ+ issues and how they affect the community in Hawaii.

Our confirmed speakers will be:

  • Cathy Kapua, Transgender Health Manager at Hawai‘i Health and Harm Reduction Center
  • Keiva Lei K. Cadena, Community Engagement Coordinator at Hawai‘i Health and Harm Reduction Center
  • Trey Halliday Fenton, Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Substance Abuse Counselor specializing working with individuals on the LGBTQ spectrum

We’re also working with Partners in Care to collect menstrual products that will be distributed during their Point in Time Count in January 2020. We will be collecting pads and tampons. Preferred donations are Ziplock bags with 10 pieces in each bag. Each bag has just tampons or just pads, not both. But Partners in Care will also accept packages of tampons and pads that have not been sorted.

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

All ages welcome!

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.

RSVP here!

WHEN: Nov. 12, 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 for Plaza Club $3.75 in Pioneer Plaza after 5PM; entrance for parking at Pioneer Plaza is on Merchant Street. Nearby municipal lots, $3. Street parking may be available.

“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.

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

We’re Viewing Reel Wāhine of Hawai‘i Season 2 — Then Join Us for Lunch!

Want to attend a screening with an extensive discussion with its director? Scroll down to find out how you can attend The Perfect Candidate!

Reel Wāhine of Hawai‘i Season 2, a documentary filmed by women filmmakers about women in the local independent film scene, will be featured as part of the Hawaii International Film Festival on Saturday, Nov. 16 at the Regal Dole Cannery 1 at noon to 1:35 pm.

Please note that you must purchase your tickets for the Saturday, Nov. 16 showing through HIFF here.

AAUW Honolulu invites its members to support this documentary. We’ll be meeting at Tiny Pyramid at 560 N. Nimitz Hwy. after the showing at 2 pm to discuss the movie. A light, family-style lunch will be provided; drinks and desserts (they’re delicious!) can be purchased by the attendees.

Vera Zambonelli, the film’s co-producer and executive director of Hawaii Women in Filmmaking, and Shirley Thompson, co-producer and the film’s director will be our guest at the lunch.

Click here to RSVP for lunch!

Zambonelli is also offering 15 tickets to AAUW Honolulu members for The Perfect Candidate, directed by Haifaa Al-Mansour, this year’s HIFF feature spotlight filmmaker. Al-Mansour broke ground with her debut film, Wadjda, the first film shot entirely in Saudi Arabia — and the first made by a Saudi woman. The screening is an extended “master class” discussion with Al-Mansour. Use the code MAHALO39 to claim your ticket — but act fast, there’s only 15 available! The film begins at 3 p.m. on Nov. 16, following the lunch.

WHEN: Nov. 16, 2019 ~ Noon to 1:35 pm for the showing of Reel Wāhine of Hawai‘i 2; light lunch at Tiny Pyramid to follow at 2 p.m.

WHERE: Regal Dole Cannery Stadium 18 & IMAX, 735 Iwilei Rd,
Honolulu; Tiny Pyramid, 560 N. Nimitz Hwy., Honolulu (Na Lama Kukui Center, formerly the Old Pacific Gentry Center).


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.