In 1905, the founders of the College Club, the organization that would become AAUW Honolulu, wrote that their founding principle was to promote “the higher ideals of education among women”. Women were a rarity in undergraduate classes, and even more so in graduate-level courses.


Though more than 60% of college graduates are now women, they face barriers and biases throughout their schooling and employment - making it difficult for many women to attain economic security. For example, women still get just 83 cents for every dollar paid to a man, and men continue to dominate the leadership roles and highest-paying professions.


AAUW Honolulu offers scholarships, grants, networking opportunities, and leadership development programs for high school and UH students. We also award women in Hawaii grants to participate in selected programs offered by the AAUW national. We promote inclusiveness and strives to reflect the diversity of the island in its general membership, board and program participants. We recognize that our commitment to equity, inclusion and diversity is imperative to our mission and greatly enriches the effectiveness of our programs.

Girls Talk Back Team

Girls Talk Back was created by the partnership of AAUW Honolulu, Women’s Fund of Hawai‘i (WFH), and Ceeds of Peace to develop underrepresented high school girls to future leaders.

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Aviation Scholarship Team

The Tweet Coleman Aviation Scholarship team plans and manages applicants interested in aviation.

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UH Manoa Internship and RIO

The AAUW at UH Mānoa’s mission is to promote AAUW’s values both on-campus and in the community. 

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Equity Network Hawai'i

Female business executives are invited to share their professional challenges, memorable triumphs and answer questions from the attendees.

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Academic Scholarship Team

AAUW Honolulu's Academic Scholarship Team plans and oversees both graduate and undergraduate scholarships for women in Hawaii

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Engagement Team

The Engagement Team organizes events to connect members and supporters and oversees the AAUW Honolulu Career and Leadership Development Grant.

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Wahine Work Smart

This team organizes Work Smart, AAUW’s salary negotiation workshop for working women, to companies, unions and government organizations. 

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Talk Story Tuesday

Talk Story Tuesday is an informal pau hana meetup to connect and discuss issues important to women.

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