Suzanne Vares-Lum’s New Mission: Bolster Global Dialogue and Equity Through East-West Center, S1E12

As the East-West Center president, Vares-Lum hopes her servant leader lens will help her create good governance across the Pacific and mentor the next generation of leaders.
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This Wahiawa native and former Major General in the United States Army has her sights set on bringing the talent of all women to the forefront.

In this episode of The Hawaii Business Podcast, Vares-Lum expresses joy and purpose in connecting like minded people and the benefits of collective action.

With a responsibility to the East-West Center’s steep legacy to cooperative study and research, Vares-Lum aims to create a foundational strategy focused on honest communication and equitable balance. The question that recurs in her mind is, “Why do we matter for each other?”

Spoiler alert: The East-West Center logo isn’t a Chinese symbol.

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