AAUW Honolulu began over a century ago with a small band of women college graduates who sought to “promote the ideals of higher education”. Building upon this legacy, today’s AAUW Honolulu seeks a broader mission and purpose. Through community partnerships, programming, and scholarship and grant opportunities, AAUW Honolulu strives to advance gender equity throughout our island home.
In 2020, as the country reflected on the roots of systemic racism, we too examined our organization’s history and relationship with the community. The outcome of these discussions was the honest realization that by asking questions and listening deeply we can make our impact even stronger. This year AAUW Honolulu has secured a consultant to help us explore relevant issues surrounding Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Our goal is to better understand the barriers that women in Hawai’i face and how AAUW Honolulu can use its resources to engage and support all local women.
As we approach this work, AAUW will be examining its programs and offerings through a diversity, equity and inclusion lens, including:
- Professional Development Grants
- Undergraduate and Graduate Scholarships
- Social Media, Communications, and Marketing
- Membership Engagement Activities (Talk Story Tuesday, Equity Network, Book Club)
- Community Partnerships (Girls Talk Back, UH Internship Program)
We invite you as an AAUW Honolulu supporter to join us as we reflect and commit to broadening our scope of impact among the women of our community. As always, we welcome your feedback and participation. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about how AAUW Honolulu is working to support equity for all and how you can be a part of the process.