Education & Career Advancement Guide 2018

Patsy T. Mink Leadership Alliance

Now taking applications for emerging women leaders

The Patsy T. Mink Leadership Alliance began in September 2016 and is a 10-month program designed for emerging women leaders who are committed to personal growth, professional impact, and community change. This program further develops management and leadership skills in an effort to increase the representation of women executives in Hawaii. Through facilitated sessions, the cohort will have the opportunity to engage directly with established business professionals and build alliances with fellow Mink Leaders.

This year the program will start in August 2018 and end with a Mink Leader Graduation Ceremony in June 2019. “We strive to continuously improve the program and we’re excited to add new sessions in Change Leadership and partner with HomeStreet Bank to offer a limited number of scholarships geared toward Woman-Owned Small Business and nonprofits,” says Terri Funakoshi, Director of the Patsy T. Mink Center for Business & Leadership at YWCA Oahu. For more information on the program or to apply go to: Application deadline is June 8, 2018.

“My experience as a Mink Leader has involved transformation; I have transformed into a more self-aware and committed leader. I have learned valuable skills, strengthened my personal network and deepened my commitment to community.”

Andrea “Anj” Lum – PTMLA Cohort 2
Manager Communications & Community Advancement, American Savings Bank

“Collaboration and teamwork are integral to today’s work styles. Equally important is developing your own brand to distinguish yourself.”

Meli James – PTMLA Facilitator
President, Hawaii Venture Capital Association


“The Patsy T. Mink Leadership Alliance has been a wonderful opportunity for our emerging women leaders to connect and learn from a diverse group of strong women leaders in our community.”

Gail Lerch – PTMLA Sponsor
Executive Vice President Human Resources & General Services, Hawaii Pacific Health



Information Session on MAY 8th from 5:30-7:30pm
Register here:


Patsy T. Mink Center for Business & Leadership
1040 Richards Street #105, Honolulu, HI 96813
(808) 695-2635

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