Welcome to the AAUW Long Beach Branch!



Empowering women since 1881!


Upcoming Event:

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.

We are excited to have Dr. Nina M. Flores, Assistant Professor with the Social & Cultural Analysis of Education graduate program at California State University, Long Beach share her research at such a notable time in U.S. social and political discourse. Her writing and research examines issues of gender-based violence and harassment in public spaces, both on the ground and on-line. This year she is proud to be the Chair of the President’s Commission on the Status of Women at CSULB. Connect with Dr. Flores on twitter: @bellhookedme. Join us on Saturday April 7 at the Old Ranch Country Club for program and lunch.

More information available in AAUW Vantage April 2018 newsletter.


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: 


Women at Work— in Art and Theatre

Thursday March 8, 2018, The Grand Long Beach

Sparking Curiosity was a three year community based theatre research project directed by Andrea Caban, Head of Voice & Speech in the Theatre Arts Department at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB). Each year, a group of CSULB and Long Beach High School students were cast as researcher/performers. The group identified core questions, then … Continue Reading


Women’s Health Issues As We Age

Saturday February 3, 2018, Old Ranch Country Club

Healthcare matters, and for women, certain health issues specific to women, such as pelvic
floor conditions, i.e. pelvic pain, pelvic organ prolapse, pain with sex, incontinence, as well as pre and post-menopausal and pre and post-partum symptoms, are often overlooked or misdiagnosed by doctors.  Why? And what can be done about this? … Continue Reading


To see more of past events, click here.


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:

Tuesday, April 10, evening, Port of Long Beach training room, sponsored by LA County Supervisor Janice Hahn
Friday, May 11, evening, Red Cross of Greater Long Beach, sponsored by AAUW LB member, Lynn Shrum


Past Workshops:

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

December 6, El Dorado Park Senior Center. Sponsored by LUNA; hosted by Long Beach City Councilwoman Stacy Mungo

December 4, Long Beach City College. Sponsored by LUNA

November 14, Red Cross of Greater Long Beach. Sponsored by LUNA; hosted by Junior League of Long Beach

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


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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