October 2012

Cover Story

Features

14 percent: Why are women under represented in the C-suites of corporate America?

14 percent: Why are women under represented in the C-suites of corporate America?

Four decades after the feminist revolution, why are there so few women at the top of big companies across America and in Hawaii?

Preparing the workforce of tomorrow at Hawaii's public schools

Preparing the workforce of tomorrow at Hawaii's public schools

Career and Technical Education programs in Hawaii's public high schools help prepare students for jobs when they graduate

Hawaii struggles to pass e-fairness law

Hawaii struggles to pass e-fairness law

Hawaii Legislature will try to pass an e-fairness law to tax Internet purchases made by Hawaii residents

Not just poor women, but educated professionals can be victims of domestic violence

Not just poor women, but educated professionals can be victims of domestic violence

Act 206 prohibits employers from discriminating against victims of domestic or sexual violence

Departments

Talk Story with Kimberly Miyazawa Frank
Talk Story

Talk Story with Kimberly Miyazawa Frank

Kimberly Miyazawa Frank, CEO of the YWCA of Oahu, discusses her vision and reflects on her first nine months on the job

More women needed in the C-suite and boardrooms
Editor's Note

More women needed in the C-suite and boardrooms

Hawaii Business magazine's publisher makes the case for companies to include more women in leadership and board positions

Innovation: frii is a daily deal app where everything is free
Innovation

Innovation: frii is a daily deal app where everything is free

frii, a free mobile app about free deals, makes its revenue off ads

Parting Shot: HECO
This Month's Parting Shot:

Parting Shot: HECO

Underground with Hawaiian Electric Co.

SmallBiz

A new generation takes on the challenges of farming

Three farms show that young people are interested in local agriculture.

Lessons Learned: Finding Partners

Scott Mercer of Volta Industries explains how his company expanded with the help of partners

Ask SmallBiz: Grid Saturation

I'd like to put in solar-electric system to reduce my business' energy costs, but I'm concerned about grid saturation. How does it affect me?