About this Speaker
Maile Meyer loves reading and has a vivid imagination. She went to Punahou School, Stanford University and received an MBA from UCLA. She “married brilliantly, to an Italian with a Hawaiian soul,” and started a book distribution business as a young mother. In the 1980s she “opened good ideas and closed bad ones” and in the 1990s she set up a makersʻ collaborative with 18 entities. She is connected to permeable and inclusive community-based entities including, Nā Mea Hawai'i, Native Books, Aupuni Space, KEANAHALA and Puʻuhonua Society.