Welcome to the AAUW Long Beach Branch!



Empowering women since 1881!


Upcoming Events:

Women and Wealth: What You Need to Know

Saturday November 4, 2017, The Grand Long Beach

Money matters, and for women, we are at even greater risk if 1) we don’t have stable finances,
2) we are not confident in our financial literacy, and 3) we don’t have our finances in order. Research shows that 90% of women will be solely responsible for their own or their family’s finances at some point in their lives due to the death of a spouse, divorce, ailing parents or other reason; yet women across the board report lower levels of financial knowledge and confidence than men.

To compound the matter even more, women have a longer life expectancy. Since women live longer, we also tend to face higher medical costs in retirement. Today, women are twice as likely as men to live below the poverty line during retirement, with single and women of color
struggling the most.

Since the 2000s, the majority of Americans are … Continue Reading


News Alert:


Bill that would prohibit employers from asking about salary history is moving through California legislature


AB 168, as amended, Eggman. Employers: salary information.

Existing law imposes various restrictions on employers with respect to applicants for employment. A violation of those restrictions is a misdemeanor.

This bill would prohibit an employer from relying on the salary history information of an applicant for employment as a factor in determining whether to offer an applicant employment or what salary to offer an applicant. The bill also would prohibit an employer from seeking salary history information about an applicant for employment and would require an employer, upon reasonable request, to provide the pay scale for a position to an applicant for employment.

The entire bill can be found at here.

Also, check out the Long Beach Press Telegram article.


Past Events: 


Luncheon Most Deadly

with Best-selling Author Anne Perry

Saturday October 14, 2017, The Old Ranch Country Club

Attend a luncheon with mystery writer Anne Perry! Anne Perry is the international bestselling author of over fifty novels, which have sold over 25 million copies. The Times selected her as one of the 20th Century’s “100 Masters of Crime”. There will be a luncheon, speech, book signing and silent auction to benefit AAUW Long Beach, a non-profit organization benefitting women and girls (some of your ticket price is tax-deductible!)

For more information click here.

October Vantage can be found here.



Food Insecurity and Displaced Students

Saturday September 9, 2017, The Grand Long Beach

Housing and food insecurity are growing problems on college campuses. The rising cost of tuition and the increasing number of nontraditional students mean that more students are living on a shoestring budget. Today, one in 10 California State University students are homeless or displaced and one in 5 are experiencing food insecurity.1 California Community College students are faced with the same struggles, with one in 5 students experiencing homelessness or housing instability and two-thirds with food insecurity.2 Food and housing instability are more prevalent among students of color and first-generation students.3 Both Long Beach State University and Long Beach Community College have been champions for their students by establishing programs to help  … Continue Reading


Branch Transitions to 2017/2018 Year

Saturday, June 3, 2017, Old Ranch Country Club

The American Association of University Women Long Beach Branch’s Installation of Officers was held at Old Ranch Country Club, Seal Beach, California.  Frances Rozner installed the 2017-2018 officers: Sharon Westafer and Cacilia Kim, Co-Presidents; Pam Rayburn and Lindsey San Miguel, Program Co-Vice Presidents; Denise Montoya and Carol Smith, Membership Co-Vice-Presidents; Lois Ledger, AAUW Fund/Vice President; Deloris Mayuga, Treasurer; Anne Supple, Secretary and Daphne Ching-Jackson, Investment Vice President. Members enjoyed luncheon of baby mixed greens, grilled chicken breast, mango, papaya, berries, almonds, vinaigrette, and summer fruit tart with vanilla crème Anglaise, coffee, hot and iced tea.  Entertainment was provided by the Wilson High School Chorus.


Cacilia Kim, Co-President announced the focus and objectives, aligned to AAUW’s mission, which will guide AAUW Long Beach next year with the theme of “Continuing Our Commitment.”  She expressed the leadership and professional experiences will again bring special insight and ideas to the branch.  “We are grateful for their teamwork and willingness to carry on another year,” she said.


The AAUW Long Beach branch has been actively involved in the community since 1911.  AAUW’s mission is to advance equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy and research. 



Are you earning what you deserve?  In 2015, full-time working women in the U.S earned 80% of what men earn.  In California, the figure is 86% – better, but still not at parity. A portion of this gap is attributed to women’s lack of knowledge in how to best negotiate for their salaries and benefits.

Created for working women, AAUW Work Smart is an interactive 2-hour workshop that teaches you to evaluate, negotiate, and articulate your worth confidently in the job market. For more specific details, please see AAUW Work Smart under Projects on this website.


Upcoming Workshops:

Coming Soon …


Past Workshops:

August 9, Tibor Rubin VA Medical Center, sponsored by LUNA [for women veterans only]

July 11, Long Beach LGBTQ Center, sponsored by LUNA

June 8, Bixby Park Community Center, sponsored by LB City Councilwoman Jeannine Pearce



Coordinated by American Association of University Women (AAUW) Long Beach, the AAUW Work Smart workshops are offered free to the public.  Reservations for the workshop must be made online at salary.aauw.org/longbeach.

Attendance is limited to 40 participants.

Come and learn how to negotiate what you deserve!


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