Wahine Forum 2015 Info

Hawaii's Largest Leadership and Career Development Conference for Women

August, 2015

ABOUT THE FORUM

Click Here to Register!The Wahine Forum is Hawaii’s largest leadership and career development conference dedicated to women. Our theme this year, Succeeding Together, highlights the importance of cultivating relationships that help women to reach their highest levels of personal and professional growth at any stage of their careers. Local and national leaders will share their knowledge and expertise through a full day of workshops, interactive sessions and purposeful networking.

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MORNING WORKSHOPS (10:15 am to 11:30am)

Building Your Personal Brand: Leverage Your Skills, Values & Goals

As a business professional or an entrepreneur, your personal brand is everything. From social media to networking opportunities, the way you present yourself creates a lasting impression in the community. Learn from local leaders how to build a strong reputation and promote your brand.

MODERATOR: MELI JAMES, SULTAN VENTURES

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Habits of Highly Effective Women: Productivity Tips From the Top

Leaders are often managing a multitude of responsibilities – not to mention trying to have a personal life. Join us for an inside look into a day in the life of successful local women who manage to juggle it all with efficiency and grace.

MODERATOR: SUSAN EICHOR, AIO GROUP

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Use Your Words: Why Communication is Today’s Most Important Skill

Speakers: Donalyn Dela Cruz, Hawaii State Department of Education; Bitsy Kelley, Outrigger Enterprises Group; and Beth Whitehead, American Savings BankHow we interact and connect is rapidly changing. Cultivating your abilities in communication is an essential skill to everyone. This session is your opportunity to gain valuable tips from industry experts while refining your talents in effective communication.

MODERATOR: STEVETTE SANTIAGO, Y. HATA & CO., LTD

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AFTERNOON WORKSHOPS (12:45 pm to 2:00pm)

Persuasion & Negotiation: Essential Skills for Everyone

In every aspect of our lives we are constantly persuading or negotiating. Whether it’s with your kids, husband or colleagues, we are always promoting our ideas. In this session, build your skills and learn how to be a master in the art of negotiation.

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When Life Happens: Cope, live well, excel

Speakers: Olena Heu, Olena Heu Communications; Sunshine Topping, Hawaiian Telcom; and Paula Yoshioka, The Queen's Health SystemsWhen life throws you a curveball, will you be ready? What habits are you cultivating to ensure daily balance and manage unexpected challenges? This session offers an opportunity to hear personal experiences of what it takes to adapt to small and big pressures of our daily lives.

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The “F” Word: Redefining feminism

Speakers: Sabrina McKenna, Hawaii Supreme Court; Bettina Mehnert, Architects Hawaii; and Sharon Thom, Kiwewit Building Group Inc.Hate men? Want to burn your bra? Sorry, feminism is very different from that. You may say, “I’m not a feminist,” but the reality is we all are. Find out the modern meaning of feminism and the way forward to a better version of equality from our panel of trailblazers.

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INTERACTIVE WORKSHOPS (2:15 pm to 3:30pm)

Make the Most of Mentoring for Career Success

Facilitator: Susan Colantuono, Leading WomenHave a mentor? Need a mentor? Join in and learn how to get mentors and make the most of mentoring. You’ll walk away knowing the difference between CAKE and PIE mentoring and why successful women and men receive and give PIE mentoring. The practical tools will ensure that you make the most of mentoring relationships and know how to use PIE Mentoring to earn sponsorship.

 

Purposeful Networking

Facilitator: Jan Kaeo, Dale Carnegie Training Hawaii & GuamWhat’s the most effective way to network and build your circle of influence? You want to be goal oriented, focused, and then make sure you have a high return on your time investment. This workshop will give you a sure-to-win process to be comfortable, help you ask “value-based questions” and provide tools to build long-lasting business relationships.

 

Lean In

Lean In Circles empower women and help them succeed at work and in life. These close-knit groups who support each other, collaborate and build trust. Learn about this global trend and how you can benefit from a new supportive network that keeps you motivated and confident.

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