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AAUW Honolulu Tweet Coleman Aviation Scholarship Recipient: Caitlin Basilio

Caitlin Basilio has dreamed of becoming a pilot since she was a child but never believed a small-town island girl could make being a pilot her career.

Her journey began a year ago while she was living in Seattle. Caitlin was born and raised in Mililani and graduated from Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Ore. in 2014 with her bachelor of arts in psychology and rhetoric and media studies, working in journalism and marketing.

Now living back on Oahu, she is working to complete her Private Pilot License and is moving forward to complete her ratings. She is passionate about flying and loving people.

In her free time, she loves to surf, hike, eat and spend time with friends and family — but she feels most at home soaring through the air, sitting at the controls of an aircraft.

AAUW Scholarship Recipient: Jamaica Aquino

Jamaica Aquino is continuing her education as a respiratory care practitioner at Kapiolani Community College as a second-year student, giving her experience in a hospital setting. During my clinical rotations, Jamaica’s learned to adapt to a new environment with each visit, while meeting interesting patients and gaining skills she could only gain in clinical environment.

She wants to continue her education at UH-West Oahu to obtain a bachelor’s degree — and she’s  excited to do her part to help in the current pandemic.

“By awarding me with the AAUW Honolulu Branch Educational Fund Scholarship, it certainly has lightened my financial burden as I balance school, work, volunteer and leisurely activities. And through the AAUW Organization, I have met many inspiring women who give meaning to the words ‘girl power,'” she said. “Again, your generosity is very much appreciated, and I hope to do my best in being a devoted member of our community. Despite the difficulties that have all come upon us, thank you for upholding our aloha spirit.”

AAUW Scholarships Recipient: Fiona Miranda

Fiona Miranda is a senior at the University of Hawaii at ​Manoa​ studying anthropology with a focus on forensic anthropology. She’s the vice president UH-Manoa’s anthropology club and a member of its graduate student mentoring program.

She’s engaged in research on clothing decomposition in different burial conditions, and after she graduates, she plans work towards an advanced degree in forensic anthropology.

“Receiving this scholarship allows me to focus more on my studies, my research, and the extracurricular activities that I am involved in. It also relieves much of my financial burden, since I pay for tuition by myself through part-time work,” she said.

Talk Story Tuesdays (August 2020)

We’re all self-isolating, but that doesn’t mean we have to be apart.

Join us for a virtual Talk Story Tuesday. Meet and mingle with other AAUW Honolulu members, all from the comfort of your own home!

Hear from grant awardees Grace Arends, Lindsay Young, and Momilani Marshall about their experiences with AAUW Honolulu’s grant — and keep an eye out for applications for the grant!

Are the high costs of conferences, meetings, seminars and certifications are holding you back from advancing in your industry? Consider applying for an AAUW Honolulu Career and Leadership Development Grant!

At Talk Story Tuesdays we engage in great conversations on the topics of today that impact women and girls in Hawaii.

We’ll mingle and catch up from 5:30 to 6 pm, and this time will also allow attendees to familiarize themselves with the Free Conference Call platform and receive informal tech support if needed.

WHEN: Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020 ~ 6 pm-7:30 pm

You’ll receive a link for the video conference when you RSVP!

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Talk Story Tuesdays (June 2020)

We’re all self-isolating, but that doesn’t mean we have to be apart.

Join us for a virtual Talk Story Tuesday. Meet and mingle with other AAUW Honolulu members, all from the comfort of your own home!

We’ll be discussing women in small business and challenges women face re-entering the workforce, especially in the context of the pandemic.

Cynthia Yamasaki and Julie Percell from the Small Business Administration will be our guests!

At Talk Story Tuesdays we engage in great conversations on the topics of today that impact women and girls in Hawaii.

We’ll mingle and catch up from 5:30 to 6 pm, and this time will also allow attendees to familiarize themselves with the Free Conference Call platform and receive informal tech support if needed.

WHEN: Tuesday, June 9, 2020 ~ 5:30-7:30pm

You’ll receive a link for the video conference when you RSVP!

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AAUW Honolulu Annual Meeting (2020)

Join AAUW Honolulu for our Annual Meeting on May 21!

AAUW Honolulu will be holding this meetup online due to current circumstances.

Find out how we’ve made an impact in the lives of women and girls in Hawaii! We’ll also discuss our plans and programs for the upcoming year.

Know a friend or family member who’s interested in issues that affect women and girls? Invite them to our meeting! This event is free.

WHEN: May 21, 2019, 6 pm to 7:30 pm

This is a virtual meeting via Free Conference Call, with options to call in via phone.

You’ll receive a link for the video conference the day before the event.

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Talk Story Tuesdays (May 2020)

We’re all self-isolating, but that doesn’t mean we have to be apart.

We’re organizing our first virtual Talk Story Tuesday. Meet and mingle with other AAUW Honolulu members, all form the comfort of your own home!

Kealoha Fox and Gretchen Alther, former Girls Talk Back mentors, will be our guests!

At Talk Story Tuesdays we engage in great conversations on the topics of today that impact women and girls in Hawaii.

We’ll discuss Girls Talk Back, our program with The Women’s Fund of Hawaii and Ceeds of Peace to match teenage girls with mentors to make a change in their communities!

We’ll mingle and catch up from 5:30 to 6 pm, and this time will also allow attendees to familiarize themselves with the Free Conference Call platform and receive informal tech support if needed.

WHEN: May 12, 2020 ~ 5:30-7:30pm

You’ll receive a link for the video conference when you RSVP!

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AAUW Advocate for Your Community Webinar

Find Out What You Can Do to Advocate for Your Community in this Challenging Time!

The economic security of countless families is being threatened as our country attempts to contain the spread of COVID-19.

Find out what you can do to advocate on behalf of communities most impacted by COVID-19 during this national health crisis at AAUW’s free Equity Network webinar, Effective Advocacy During COVID-19, to explore how we can all fight for communities impacted by this health crisis.

Register here to join in the discussion on March 26, 1 pm–2:30 pm, Hawaii Time.