Welcome to the AAUW Long Beach Branch!



Empowering women since 1881!


Upcoming Events:

The History of Feminism: A Letter to the Next Generation

Saturday September 8, 2018, Golden Sails Inn

“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” Eleanor Roosevelt
More then a hundred year ago, women in American dreamed of equal political status with men; dreamed of equal legal rights. Now women dream of equal pay and opportunity in a harassment free workplace. Women, despite legal and cultural barriers, have been actively engaged in every phase of the nation’s history. Women have helped shape the political, social, legal and economic life of our country. To fully appreciate the challenges faced by women today, the pro-gram looks at the lessons learned from the women’s rights movement. What do those changes say about us as a society today? How will a new generation of young women shape their future?

Leading our program will be Dr. Virginia “Ginny” L. Baxter, Long Beach community leader and member of the LBCCD Board of Trustees. In her over 42 years in education, Ginny served as a Professor of History, most notably developing and teaching a class in the “History of American Women”. She went on to be Asst. Dean of Stu-dent Affairs, Women’s Advisor and in 1983 began her tenure as Executive Director of the LBCC Foundation. Resources were raised for student scholarships, departmental grants, campus beautification and construction, including a major fundraising campaign that raised more than $6.3 million for an endowment creating the Long Beach College Promise scholarships, which provides a free first semester to every Long Beach area high school graduate. More than 4000 students have received the tuition scholarships.

Plan to come and hear what we want the next generation to learn!

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Past Events: 

Branch Transitions

Saturday June 2, 2018, Old Ranch Country Club

The June program celebrates accomplishments of our current year and introduces
the AAUW 2018-2019 Officers for the upcoming year. Co-Presidents Sharon Westafer and Cacilia Kim will install the 2018-2019 elected officers including Co-Presidents Denise Montoya and Shelley Arnold. Their leadership and professional experience will bring special insight and ideas to our branch for the upcoming year. Continue Reading


It’s a Garden Party!

Saturday May 5, 2018

Spring is here and it is time to celebrate with the AAUW Long Beach Branch’s Annual Garden Party. Relax and socialize with members and meet our new members. This year’s event will be held on Saturday, May 5, 2018 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the home of AAUW Long Beach Branch member Janice Furman. Continue Reading


Gawking, Stalking, and Doxxing – Oh My!

Saturday April 7, 2018, Old Ranch Country Club

Gender‐Based Harassment from the Street to the Screen
From catcalls on the street to comments from anonymous internet trolls, genderbased
harassment permeates both physical and online public space. What does this mean for the ways in which women experience and navigate these spaces? How are women resisting and organizing against harassment? Our April program will explore these topics and more, and imagine a future in which harassment is no longer a daily lived experience. Continue Reading



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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:

  • Saturday afternoon, July 21, City Councilwoman Price’s 3rd District field office in the Conservation Corps bldg., sponsored by Wells Fargo
  • Wednesday afternoon, August 22, YMCA of Greater Long Beach

Past Workshops:

  • Thursday evening, July 12, The Guidance Center (1301 Pine), sponsored by Wells Fargo
  • Wednesday evening, Jun 20, DeVry University (near the airport, Kilroy Airport Dr.), sponsored by Wells Fargo
  • Friday evening, May 11, Red Cross of Greater Long Beach, sponsored by AAUW LB member, Lynn Shrum
  • Tuesday, April 10, evening, Port of Long Beach training room, sponsored by LA County Supervisor Janice Hahn
  • Saturday, March 10, afternoon, Conservation Corps building, sponsored by LUNA, hosted by LB City Councilwoman Suzie Price
  • Tuesday, February 13, evening, Junior League of Long Beach classroom, sponsored by LUNA


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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