How We’re Dealing with
Dear AAUW Honolulu members, supporters, scholarship recipients, and grant awardees,
The COVID-19 situation changes daily. However, we are committed to our core missions of closing the gender pay gap, improving women’s professional and educational opportunities and advocating for women in leadership.
Coronavirus has touched on many of the policies we have worked to advance — sick leave, paid family leave, economic security, and women and children’s health.
We’re informing you of how we’re adapting to continue our core missions and that we remain dedicated to working with the women in Hawaii through our programs.
For the present, we would like to share with you what we are doing to address COVID-19.
AAUW Honolulu hopes you, your family and friends stay safe. We are all in this together.
For more information about COVID-19, please refer to the state Department of Health’s website.
In good health,
Board and Team Meetings
Our board meetings and team meetings have been moved entirely online.
Scholarships and Grants
Our scholarships and grants are fully funded. All graduate and undergraduate academic applications are being processed and remain on track. Our undergraduate scholarship interviews will be conducted virtually (Graduate scholarships are administered by the Hawaii Community Foundation, HCF, and processed entirely online).
We will continue to take applications for the Tweet Coleman Aviation Scholarships. There is no disruption in our processing of Career and Leadership Development Grant applications.
We have had our Equity Network, Talk Story Tuesday, Book Discussion, and Annual Member Meeting events as online zoom events since April 2020. We hope to host some of these events as an in-person event starting January 2022.
We had to postpone Wahine Working Smart, our salary negotiation workshop, to spring 2022. AAUW continues to offer Work Smart online.
Girls Talk Back, our leadership development summer program for high school girls, was offered as virtual workshops during 2020 and 2021. Since the workshops were virtual workshops, girls and mentors across all islands were able to participate. We plan to continue to offer Girls Talk Back as a virtual program and hope to offer it as an in-person program in 2022. These decisions are made in collaboration with our partners, Ceeds of Peace and Women’s Fund of Hawaii.
AAUW UH Manoa RIO’s film screenings and seminars were offered as virtual events during the 2020-2021 academic year and during the fall 2021 semester. We hope to host some of these events as in-person events starting February 2022. These decisions are made in collaboration with our partner, UH Manoa Office of Civic and Community Engagement.
The 2020 AAUW of Hawaii State Convention had to be postponed to 2022. We hope to have an in-person state convention fall of 2022 at the Volcano National Park. These decisions are made by the AAUW of Hawaii Board.