Wahine Lounge

October 27 & 28  |  12:15 - 1:15 PM
LIVE on Facebook

Tune into a Live Wahine Lounge on Facebook where we will cover a variety of interesting and fun topics as well as important issues facing our community and women and girls today. Plus, a closer look at some of our nonprofit organizations who are doing incredible work in the community, ideas for reimagining your office space, mindfulness strategies, financial tips, book suggestions to keep you inspired and motivated, music from a few of our state’s emerging artists, and more! 

This year's Wahine Lounge is sponsored by CEI Hawaii

Wahine Lounge Hosts


Cheryl Oncea
Publisher
Hawaii Business Magazine


Yasmin Dar
Executive Vice President & COO
RKT Media

October 27, 2021 - Wahine Lounge Schedule

SCHEDULE

• Reimagining Your Office Space with CEI Hawaii

• How to Practice Mindfulness Daily
with Alice Inoue, HappinessU 

• Interview with Amy Marvin,
President & CEO, Hawaii Foodbank 

• Wahine Forum Book Club

• Music by Haku Collective 

October 28, 2021 - Wahine Lounge Schedule

SCHEDULE

• Talk Story with Colleen McAluney, Patsy T. Mink Center for Business & Leadership 

• Why Do I Say Yes When I Really Want to Say No?
with Alice Inoue, HappinessU 

 • Connect Your Quality of Life with the Quality of Your Financial Life with Jodie Duvall, First Hawaiian Bank 

• Interview with Bella Hughes, Founder, Hawaii FoundHer

• Wahine Forum Podcast Club 

OCTOBER 27  |  Program Details

Reimagining Your Office Space with CEI Hawaii
Join CEI Hawaii on a tour of an innovative new workplace in Downtown Honolulu. As companies adapt to hybrid workforce models, the office is now the hub for in-person collaboration. CEI Hawaii will walk you through a recent project they completed that exemplifies the reallocation of spaces toward flexibility, employee well-being and social connection. Along the way you'll hear about trends and solutions to create interiors where employees thrive, so companies can succeed.


How to Practice Mindfulness Daily with Alice Inoue, HappinessU 
Greater self-control, improved concentration and mental clarity can all come from being more “mindful” on a daily basis.


Interview with Amy Marvin, President & CEO, Hawaii Foodbank 
Hawaii Foodbank provides food so that no one in our family goes hungry. The organization works to gather food and support from our communities. It then distributes food through charitable agencies to those in need. The organization’s mission is from the heart, and fulfills it’s mission with integrity, humanity and aloha. Hawaii Foodbank is a non-profit 501(c)3 agency that provides food assistance to the state of Hawaiʻi. The organization serves O‘ahu and Kaua‘i directly while partnering with The Food Basket to serve Hawaiʻi County and Maui Food Bank to serve Maui County. Together, they work to ensure that no one in our entire Hawaiʻi ‘ohana goes hungry. 


Wahine Forum Book Club
Discover our Wahine Forum speakers’ favorite reads and visit the Book Club page!


Music by Haku Collective
Haku Collective seeks innovative opportunities to bring the diverse music of Hawaiʻi to a global audience. United by a shared love of music and our community, Haku Collective hopes to guide a new generation of aspiring talent through our pro-bono mentorship efforts. The Collective strives to create a collaborative environment for both up-and-coming as well as established creatives to thrive. 

OCTOBER 28 | Program Details

Talk Story with Colleen McAluney, Director, Patsy T. Mink Center for Business & Leadership
The Patsy T. Mink Center for Business & Leadership (MCBL) was established by YWCA Oʻahu, the U.S. Small Business Administration and a community of partners to become the only Women's Business Center (WBC) in Hawaiʻi. WBCs are designed to assist women in starting and growing small businesses, and seek to "level the playing field" for women entrepreneurs who still face unique obstacles in the business world. MCBL is named in honor of Patsy T. Mink for her dedication to helping women through legislative reforms. She was a transformative leader and a national voice for gender equality, education, peace, and so much more.


Why Do I Say Yes When I Really Want to Say No? with Alice Inoue, HappinessU 
We say yes for many reasons, but here are 3 reasons why saying no is better for your overall well-being.


Connect Your Quality of Life with the Quality of Your Financial Life with Jodie Duvall, First Hawaiian Bank 
In this brief session, we will talk about how to become fulfilled with the quality of your financial life and develop a plan for you to enjoy those life experiences that are so important while also keeping your eye on the long term. We will talk about the steps to develop goals and tools to keep you on track.


Interview with Bella Hughes, Founder, Hawaiʻi FoundHer
Hawaiʻi FoundHer, a Purple Maiʻa program, is an entrepreneur accelerator specifically for Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander, and Asian women and mothers in Hawaiʻi, and the only operating women’s accelerator providing childcare and non-dilutive grant funds. Co-founded by Bella Hughes and Gloria Lau, FoundHer launched in 2021, receiving 200 applicants from across the islands. The five selected high-potential and woman-led companies are ʻĀina Organics, Hawaiʻi Farm Trails, Kōkua Diaper, Polipoli Farms and Waimea Herb Co.


Wahine Forum Podcast Club
Discover our Wahine Forum speakers’ favorite podcasts on the Podcast Club page!