Welcome to the AAUW Honolulu (HI) Branch


Join us as we kick off our 2021 Equity Network Hawai‘i series with a two-part virtual workshop

Led by seasoned career and life coach Rainbow Chen, we’ll learn more about how to manage careers, life, and job searches during this challenging time. There will also be plenty of opportunities for discussion and networking with fellow attendees.

Part 1: Making the Most of Stay-at-Home

How can you use this unique time effectively to support your career and job search? Come hear how to make the most of your time and learn a new acronym to better manage your career and life amidst all the changes.

Date: Wednesday, February 24th
Time: 5:30-7:00pm

Part 2: Top Tips for Effective Job Search

Wondering how to land your next gig more quickly and easily? Learn the top three principles taught to Stanford MBAs and alumni. Come also to network with fellow members and know you’re not alone. We’re here for you!

Date: Wednesday, March 3rd
Time: 5:30-7:00pm

Both events are free and open to all!

All attendees must register in advance using the RSVP form below. Those who RSVP will automatically be registered for both workshops. You will receive a private Zoom link on the day of each event.

About Rainbow Chen:
Rainbow Chen is a seasoned career and life coach who supports brilliant professionals to get off their couches and into their dream jobs and relationships. Rainbow loves helping clients get clear about what they want and confidently get it…in the boardroom and the bedroom. She offers actionable strategies to enable you to connect to yourself and others for a meaningful life where you work with purpose, live with intention, and play full-out. Rainbow inspires you to follow your unique definition of success and fulfillment, as exemplified in her diverse experience including consulting, marketing, HR, and nonprofits training, as well as teaching career management and coaching for 15 years at Stanford GSB, Cal, & Mills College. Rainbow graduated from Stanford with a Master’s in Organizational Behavior and Bachelor’s in Human Biology. 


*Your Work * Your Love * Your Life * Your Way

RSVP for Making the Most of Stay-at-Home (Feb. 24) and Top Tips for Effective Job Search (March 3).

Join Us For Our Virtual April Book Discussion Group!

The Woman Behind the New Deal — The Life & Legacy of Frances Perkins by Kirstin Downey (April 2021)

Minimum wage…unemployment insurance…social security — we take them for granted, but the woman behind these critical American institutions is relatively unknown to the average American. Through it’s next selection, The Woman Behind the New Deal — the Life & Legacy of Frances Perkins by Kirstin Downey, the Book Discussion Group will be learning more about this amazing woman who served on President Roosevelt’s Cabinet and was a key architect in the design of these essential programs. RSVP required to receive the Zoom meeting link (sent out a few days before the meeting). (Please note, the author will not be present at this meeting).

WHEN: April 13, 2021, 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm via Zoom
RSVP Required for Zoom Call Invitation

RSVP here!

 Get Your Family and Friends Work Smart — Online!

You know that women are paid less in the workplace — but did you know AAUW’s Work Smart program, which teaches women to negotiate for higher salaries, is available online?

To end the gender wage gap, AAUW is encouraging its members to share Work Smart Online with 20 of their friends and family. Or even better, gather them together and have them bring their laptops so you can take the course together! Then encourage them to share Work Smart Online with 20 of their family and friends.

AAUW wants to train 10 million women in salary negotiation by 2022. Let’s make it happen!

Click here to start your Work Smart seminar!

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.