Honolulu resident Joanna Amberger has been elected by the membership of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) to serve a two-year term on the national AAUW Board of Directors. Amberger has been a member of AAUW since 2010 and is locally involved with AAUW Honolulu.
Amberger is president and founder of 3 Financial Group, an independent financial planning firm, and has been a guest speaker at a variety of local organizations. She holds an undergraduate degree in fine art photography from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and an MBA from the University of Hawaii at Manoa’s Shidler College of Business, with a specialty in finance and entrepreneurship.
"AAUW is an important organization because it continues to shine a light on gender inequities. Some people believe the battles for sexual equality have been fought and won, but AAUW understands that constant vigilance is required to safeguard the advances we've made and that there continues to be much more progress that needs to be made," Amberger says. AAUW empowers women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research.
“I look forward to working with this prestigious board to build an even stronger and more vibrant AAUW,” says Kimberly Churches, chief executive officer of AAUW. “The Board’s leadership will ensure we are focused on the most pressing and relevant areas to improve opportunities for women and girls. When it comes to advancing gender equity, AAUW will continue to have meaningful impact through our research, advocacy, education and philanthropy “
AAUW's nonpartisan, nonprofit organization has more than 170,000 members and supporters across the United States, as well as 1,000 local branches and more than 800 college and university members. More at www.aauw.org.