HAWAII'S TOP LEADERSHIP & CAREER DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE FOR WOMEN
Morning Workshop Sessions (10:15-11:30 a.m.)
How to Close the Deal: Advanced Negotiations
In sophisticated, high-stake deals, your negotiating skills determine whether you get what you want or settle for what’s offered. In this workshop, top negotiators will share their insights and experiences, while helping seasoned negotiators broaden their skills and gain confidence.
Moderator: Tracey Wilen-Daugenti, Author of Women Lead: Career
Perspectives from Workplace Leaders
Panelists: Carrie Okinaga, Senior Vice President, Legal and Corporate Services
Division at First Hawaiian Bank
Sherry Menor-McNamara, President & CEO, The Chamber of
Commerce of Hawaii
Christine Camp, President & CEO, Avalon Development Company
Ambition is NOT a Dirty Word: Negotiating for You
Women can be perceived negatively and disliked when they act ambitiously instead of communally, and negotiate for themselves rather than accepting what’s offered. If they downplay their achievements to avoid being disliked, they pay a professional penalty. Our panel will share how to advocate for yourself and advance your career without being demonized.
Moderator: Debra Beresini, Co-Founder and CEO of Invencor
Panelists: Kimberly Miyazawa Frank, Human Capacity Leader for Pulama
Elizabeth Churchill, SVP Sales & Marketing at Aqua Hotels & Resorts
Teresa Wong, Vasper Clinical Development
Lean In Circles
We are more creative, more confident and accomplish more in groups. That’s the power of Circles! Lean In Circles are small peer groups that meet regularly to learn and share. Join us as we look to achieve more in Hawaii’s first Lean In Circle, led by Lean In Co-Founder Debi Hemmeter. For more information, visit www.leanin.org
Facilitator: Debi Hemmeter
Making Your Partner a Real Partner
For most women, when work conflicts with life, work suffers. But if women empower men to run their share of the household, we will see more equal parenting and increased fulfillment for both partners. In this workshop, we’ll explore the many ways women can achieve a healthy work-life balance, starting with making your partner a real partner.
Moderator: Dana Michiko Gusman, Alexander & Baldwin
Panelists: Noel Pietsch Shaw, Co-Owner Wahoo’s Fish Taco, Hawaii
Stephanie Pietsch Gambetta, Co-Owner Wahoo’s Fish Taco, Hawaii
Sherry Campagna, Kamaka Green
Marivic Dar, Prudential Financial
Afternoon Workshop Session (2:15-3:30 p.m.)
Women’s Health Research update from Hawaii’s Women In STEM
Careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematic (STEM) allow women to engage in exciting discoveries and innovations, which is true for the wahine faculty at the University of Hawaii’s Cancer Center. Every day, they conduct research and develop new strategies to fight cancer. In this workshop, they will update us on their latest advancements in cancers commonly affecting women, and share their experiences as women in STEM.
Moderator: Roz Makaula, Communications Administrator-Department of
Oncology, Queen’s Health Systems
Panelists: Dr. Pebbles Fagan, Associate Professor and Program Director
Prevention and Control University of Hawai`i Cancer Center
Dr. Francine Baumann, Associate Professor, University of Hawai`i UH
Dr. Lenora WM Loo, Assistant Professor University of Hawai`i Cancer
Dr. Lynne Wilkens, University of Hawai`i Cancer Center
Dr. Michelle Matter, University of Hawai`i Cancer Center
Pushing Reset: The Adult Life Renewal Model
We begin our adult lives with high energy, passion and drive. But as our careers progress and our personal lives change, we are bound to encounter times when that energy fades. To rediscover the passion, we must re-evaluate our lives and have the courage to push reset. In this workshop, Sarah will walk you through her adult life renewal model and help you make positive changes in your life and career.
Facilitator: Sarah Smith Orr, Executive Director of the Kravis Leadership
Preparing Women for the Board Room
Studies prove, and companies increasingly recognize, the link between gender diversity in the boardroom and better corporate performance. That makes it crucial for women to prepare for boardroom leadership. In this workshop, our panel of seasoned board directors will prepare you for corporate board service by giving you the knowledge, tools and connections to advance and lead.
Moderator: Betsy Berkhemer-Credaire, Author of The Board Game: How
Smart Women Become Corporate Directors
Panelists: Deborah Zysman, Executive Director of Good Beginnings Alliance
Crystal Rose, Partner, Bays Lung Rose & Holma
Louise Ing, Partner, Alston Hunt Floyd & Ing Lawyers
Elect Her: Wahine in Leadership
Women lead and legislate differently than men and often more effectively. They’re more likely to collaborate and ensure a win-win decision. Also, women tend to run for office because they want to get something done, not for the pure sport of politics. Join our politically minded wahine as they share why women in Hawaii need to run for office and become more involved in the political process.
Moderator: Noriko Namiki, Interim CEO, YWCA of Oahu
Panelists: Nicole Velasco, Secretary of the Neighborhood Commission and 2012
Hawaii State House of Representatives candidate
Barbara Marumoto, Former Hawaii State Representative
Jadine Nielson, Mazie Hirono’s Pineapple Political Action Committee
Esther Puakela Kia’aina, First Deputy Director of the DLNR