Noelle Fujii-Oride

Writer and Engagement Editor

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Noelle Headshot WebNoelle Fujii-Oride writes about affordable housing, working families, education, construction, climate change, tourism, entrepreneurship and more. She also leads the editorial department’s audience engagement efforts. Prior to joining Hawaii Business Magazine as a staff writer in 2017, she held internships at the magazine, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser and Honolulu Civil Beat. She is a graduate of UH Mānoa’s journalism program and now lives on Kaua‘i. You can reach her at noellef@hawaiibusiness.com.

 

 

 

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20 for the Next 20: Khara Jabola-Carolus

Khara Jabola-Carolus Executive Director, Hawaiʻi State Commission on the Status of Women Khara Jabola-Carolus is a fierce advocate for women and girls. As leader of the State Commission on the Status of Women, she has helped pass legislation to prohibit…

20 for the Next 20: Danya Hakeem

Danya Hakeem Director of Innovation, Agriculture & Circular Economy Elemental Excelerator Danya Hakeem takes a unique approach to her work: She’s always looking for ways to build bridges. Whether through documentary filmmaking, policy, legislation, community organizing or impact investing, Hakeem…

Building Hawaiʻi’s Technology Sector

TRUE stands for Technology Readiness User Evaluation. The initiative started with a hypothesis: Technology-enabled, higher-wage jobs will be created if Hawai‘i can get more companies to adopt more technology. Paul Yonamine, CHANGE Economy Committee co-chair and member of the TRUE…

Implicit Bias: A Three-Part Report

Part I examines implicit bias in Hawai‘i. Part II offers ways for individuals to counter their own implicit biases. (One step: Learn to recognize biases rather than deny them.) And Part III looks at how organizations can improve their hiring,…

Advice for Hawaiʻi Condo Owners and Boards

Lessons learned from experts interviewed for this story: 1. Try to consolidate multiple projects into a big one. Dana Bergeman, CEO of construction management company Bergeman Group, says many condo associations and unit owners look at infrastructure improvements as individual…

How to Get Startup Paradise to the Next Level

Hawai‘i’s startup community creates and nurtures plenty of early stage innovative companies but loses them before they scale into national and global players. Should we be happy with that storyline or should we try to change it? Twenty years ago,…

How to Sell Amid COVID-19

Practical advice to help you sell and maintain customer relationships during this uncertain time Salespeople are struggling with how to sensitively approach customers and make sales while many businesses furlough staff and scale back operations.  Scott Hogle, senior VP of…

Preparing Teens for Tomorrow

We are continuing to publish stories researched and written before the COVID-19 crisis, such as this one.   Schools and businesses are partnering in unprecedented ways to develop the state’s future workforce. This is Part I of a two part…

Microgrids: A Different Way to Deliver Power

Imagine an electric grid that keeps your lights on while the rest of the island’s grid is dark during a natural disaster or outage. That’s the promise at Kahauiki Village, a community for formerly homeless families near Sand Island. The…