2012 Event: Friday, October 26th, 2012 from 7:30am to 3:30pm at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Coral Ballroom. Download Info Sheet
General Sessions & Workshops
Special Presentations: New to 2012, the Wahine Forum will be hosting short-form story-telling presentations featuring dynamic speakers delivering their message through unique multi-media and engaging speech. Special Presentations will be held in the Coral Ballroom where all attendees will be present. Special Presentations Occur During General Session I and General Session II in Coral Ballroom.
Breakout Workshops: The Wahine Forum encourages skill-building and leadership development by connecting successful women with up-and-coming executives through a series of workshops focused on providing practical and actionable takeaways. In this way, Wahine Forum helps to fill the gap of professional conferences for women and professionals in Hawaii.
Special Presentations I
(General Session I, 8:30am to 9:45am)
Special Presentations II
(General Session II, 1:10pm to 2:00pm)
Morning Workshop Topics (10:00am to 11:10am)
Negotiation 101 – How to Communicate Five Difficult Things Gracefully
Moderated by: Shara Enay
How to: ask for a raise, tell your boss that you’re pregnant, quit your job, receive a poor performance evaluation, and other uncommon discussions. Learn to balance your rights as an employee with doing “the right thing.” These speakers offer “advice from the trenches” to advance careers for women who aspire for success.
A Masters’ Course in Negotiation
Moderated By: Barbara Hastings
Ideas to handle complex negotiations. How to set up a negotiation; The importance of framing the discussion; Negotiating under conditions of uncertainty, when you have incomplete knowledge; Using the media as a negotiating tool; Coalition building; Negotiating to win-win or just to win; Good and bad precedent setting; Enforcing the outcome; How to negotiate from a position of weakness; and how not to overplay your hand.
Inter-gender & Inter-generational Dynamics
Moderated By: Jen Tadaki-Catanzariti
There has been a lot of discussion about intergenerational differences between what motivates Baby Boomers, Gen-Xers and Gen-Yers, and Millenials, but this discussion also broaches the topic of differences in motivation and leadership between men and women, with tips for how to get everyone aboard your bus.
Life Secrets of Successful People: Surviving and Overcoming Financial Challenges
An open discussion with business owners and individuals who have overcome challenges to not only grow, but flourish. These women are proof of how fortitude, courage and the right professional counsel can lead to personal and professional success.
Introduction By: Wil Farinas
Moderated By: Lois M. Tojio, SVP and Area Manager, First Hawaiian Bank)
Afternoon Workshop Topics (2:20pm to 3:30pm)
Tips and Tools to Achieve Health, Wellness, and Life Balance
(When You Haven’t a Minute to Spare)
Introduction By: Wil Farinas
A panel of healthcare professionals will provide women’s wellness tips and strategies that can be implemented daily, no matter how many hats you wear.
Women and Technology, How to Succeed in Today’s Data-Driven Environment.
Moderated By: Stacy Yuen Hernandez
The world is undergoing an economic reshuffling driven by information technologies. Businesses, Government, and other organizations are being transformed. In this environment, every company is a technology company and every employee a technologist. What skills does it take to survive and thrive, and how are well are we preparing the next generation of women leaders?
Moderated By: Beverly Creamer
What does it take to drive change in your company or community? Learn about strategies for change, potential pitfalls, expressing a leadership vision, exemplifying and rewarding positive behaviors, and other change agent skill sets.