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Empowering women since 1881!


Upcoming Events:

A Reminder To Vote on November 6

Saturday October 6, 2018, Golden Sails Inn

Do You Want to Get a Better Understanding of the Ballot Measures
Before You Vote in November?

Our October guest speaker, Nancy Mahr, is well-qualified to share with the branch her knowledge of the 11 propositions on the upcoming ballot. Nancy is member of the AAUW Palos Verdes Peninsula Branch and is a California AAUW Director and Public Policy Co-Chair.

You may have received emails containing Nancy’s summaries of bills proposed in CA over the last year. For example, in May of 2018, Nancy sent out a statewide advocacy email sharing AAUW’s endorsement of SB1284, which would require large employers to “identify pay inequality through data collection”. The data would be used to “compile and report aggregate pay data based on gender, race and ethnicity”. Employers would be empowered “spot and correct pay imbalances internally”, which is “good for women, families and the economy”. As of August 16, 2019, SB1284 was in committee and under submission.

Her non-partisan overview of the state initiatives will provide you with a better understanding of how they came about, who proposed them, the most up to date pros and cons. Learn how AAUW decided whether to remain “neutral”, “support”, or take “no position” on each. Please join us to get answers to your questions from the AAUW perspective. We will meet again at the Best Western Golden Sails hotel banquet room and enjoy another delicious lunch. Members and guests are welcome to attend.


For more information check out the October Vantage.




Past 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. Continue Reading


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



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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:

  • Thursday evening, October 18, Jenny Oropeza Community Center

Past Workshops:

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


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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