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Wahine Forum 2016 Info

September, 2016

ABOUT THE FORUM

Click Here to Register!The Wahine Forum is Hawaii’s largest leadership and career development conference for women in the state of Hawaii. The conference is attended by Hawaii’s top female executives, female entrepreneurs, up-and-coming female leaders and women intent on advancing their careers.

2016 KEYNOTE

Jane Miller

Chief Operating Officer, Gallup

Learn more about Jane and Gallup HERE.

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DOWNLOAD EVENT AGENDA (PDF)

 

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2016 WORKSHOPS

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

FINANCE FOR YOUR FUTURE

SPEAKER: Jodie Duvall, CFP – VP & Sr. Wealth Advisor, First Hawaiian Bank

Fresh out of college? Growing your family? Thinking about retirement? Get ready for a lifetime of goals by learning what women need to know about being financially prepared and comfortable when life happens.

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NEW WAY TO LEAD

SPEAKERS:
Kat Lin-Hurtubise – Chief Festivities Officer, Gourmet Events Hawaii & Staffing by GEH
Robbie Melton – Executive Director & CEO, High Technology Development Corp.
Alison Zecha – Owner and President, Alison Zecha, Inc.

Not every boss is a leader. A boss tells people what to do; a leader also inspires them to want to do it. Find out from our panel of experts on how avoid being just a boss and how to become a true leader.

MODERATOR: Nicole Velasco – Executive Director, Office of Economic Development, City & County of Honolulu

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ENHANCE YOUR DIGITAL REPUTATION

SPEAKERS:
Mahealani Richardson – Dir. of Marketing and Communications, Shriners Hospital for Children
Yancey Unequivocally – President, Empowered Presentations
Rosanna Vierra – Account Director, iQ360

We live in a world where data is a vital asset, but confused by the division between the professional and personal. Find congruency between the two and clear the confusion with tips on merging your digital lives.

MODERATOR: Monica Salter – Vice President, Corporate Communications, Outrigger Enterprises Group

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THINK GLOBALLY, ACT LOCALLY

SPEAKERS:
Leslie Dance – Vice President of Marketing & Product Development, Hawaii Tourism Authority
Elisia Flores – CFO, L&L Hawaiian Barbeque
Cheryl Williams – General Manager, The Royal Hawaiian A Luxury Collection Resort, Waikiki

To lead in Hawaii, you need to understand the global business environment. Learn from frequent flyers who conduct business globally every day on how to integrate worldly skills in a local market.

MODERATOR: Susan Eichor – President & COO, aio Group

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

ADVANCED NEGOTIATION

SPEAKERS:
Brooke Dominy – Director Wholesale and Corporate Business, Honolulu Cookie Company
Laura Lucas – Managing Partner, Carlsmith Ball
Crystal Rose – Creative Business Litigation, Bays Ling Rose Attorneys at Law

To negotiate effectively, you must understand the process and be able to change the game. This session will help you learn how to refine your negotiation skills, prepare systematically, deal with difficult negotiation behaviors and hard bargaining, and add many other interpersonal skills.

MODERATOR: Unyong Nakata – Senior Director of Development, Shidler College of Business at UH Manoa

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BUILD A LEGACY

SPEAKERS:
Phyllis C. Horner, PhD – Vice President, Executive Development, Servco Pacific Inc.
Harrilynn Kameenui – VP of Administration and Legal Affairs, Pulama Lanai
Linda Miki – Principal, Vice Chairman, Group 70 International
Leslie Wilcox – President and CEP, PBS Hawaii

It is never too late to create a legacy. Effective mentors leave behind impacts that go beyond a single organization and its people. Learn the skills of distinguished mentors in this community so you can help build the future you envision.

MODERATOR: Judy Bishop – Owner, President, Bishop & Company, Inc.

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BEING THE BEST

SPEAKERS:
Shelley Wilson – President & CEO, Wilson Care Group
Ani Menon – Senior Associate, Advisory, KPMG
Polly Nelson – Managing Director, DFS Hawaii

Effective leaders are visionaries who understand the big picture and communicate it. But they also have a tool kit that helps them be effective every day. Come to this workshop to acquire the business acumen skills you need to advance in your career.

MODERATOR: Sherry Menor-McNamara – President & Chief Executive Officer, Chamber of Commerce Hawaii

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WORK-LIFE INTEGRATION

SPEAKERS:
Kim Gennaula – Executive Director of Advancement, Iolani Schools
Lisa Y.T. Rapp – Principal, Architects Hawaii Ltd.
Emily Santiago – EVP, Chief Human Resources Officer, UHA Health Insurance

The line between your work and private lives has faded, but new ideas concerning work-life balance are creating a culture where we can consistently perform at our best. Engage in the conversation and learn how to apply the panelists’ lessons learned to your situations.

MODERATOR: Stevette Santiago – Chief Administrative Officer, Y. Hata & Co., Ltd.

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♦ AFTERNOON GENERAL SESSION (2:45 pm to 3:45pm) ♦

CREATING CHANGE

SPEAKERS:
Coralie Chun Matayoshi – CEO, American Red Cross
Kathy Inouye – Chief Operating Officer, Kobayashi Group, LLC
Barbra Pleadwell – Partner, Hastings and Pleadwell

Transforming a workplace culture to create equality across genders, roles and ages is one of the toughest tasks you will ever face. Hear from local experts on how to assess the status quo in your workplace and develop a strategy to change it.

MODERATOR: Meli James – Head of New Ventures, Sultan Ventures

 

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