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2021-2022 Changing Faces Women's Leadership Seminar 2021-2022 Changing Faces Women's Leadership Seminar
Jul 24, 2022 - Aug 06, 2022
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Sara Lam
+1.808.944.7727 +1.808.944.7727

Women as Innovators and Entrepreneurs

Dates: July 25-31, 2021July 24-August 6, 2022

Destinations: Virtual (2021); Oʻahu and Hawaiʻi Island (2022)

The 2021-22 Changing Faces Women's Leadership Seminar brought together thirteen women entrepreneurs for a 1-week virtual seminar in 2021, followed by a 12-day in-person professional training, dialogue, and travel seminar in 2022. The Changing Faces Seminar focuseed on the vital role that innovation and entrepreneurship play in contributing to economic growth, job creation, and strengthening communities.

During this seminar, participants engaged in a series of workshops focused on leadership and entrepreneurship that are facilitated by a noted women’s leadership trainer and the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. Participants expanded their knowledge of entrepreneurship, economic growth, leadership, and community building through carefully selected field visits and meetings with experts, practitioners, business owners, and policymakers in Hawaiʻi. Participants were individually matched with local women leaders in a Host Mentor Program and, in return, acted as mentors for a select group of high school students in a Next Generation Service Project. The Changing Faces Seminar provided training and consultative sessions to help participants develop and actualize a concrete Action Plan for the betterment of their business or their community. Finally, Changing Faces women served as panelists, moderators and attendees at the publicly-ticketed #galswithLEI Forum.

The Changing Faces Women’s Leadership Seminar is funded by the East-West Center, the Fish Family Foundation, and others.

Congratulations to the 2021-2022 Changing Faces women:

  • Ruth CROSS, President & Founder, Climate Action, Tungaru Climate Alliance, Tarawa, Kiribati
  • Deborah EDIRISINGHE, Founder and Director, Child Action Lanka, Kandy, Sri Lanka
  • Tina KEKOOLANI, Owner & Creative Director, Haleakala Supah Shots, Kula, Maui, USA
  • Junghyang KIM, Founder & CEO, Jessie Kitchen, Seoul, South Korea
  • Norkhalila Mae MAMBUAY-CAMPONG, Co-Owner & Manager, Babu Kwan’s Restaurant, Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines
  • Haruka Nagao NAKASE, Representative Director, ViVarsity, Okazaki, Japan
  • Kiyono Yagami SAKAKIBARA, Founder & CEO, Manabiyamom Inc., Nagoya, Japan
  • Neilani SIATINI-VALENCIA, Clinical Therapist, Queen's Medical Center, and Owner and Therapist, Neilani Siatini Valencia, LCSW LLC, Kaneohe, Hawaii, USA
  • Marlienna SUWITO, CEO, Heavenlynest Foundation, Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Nora SWANN, Founder, Nora Swann Ltd., Auckland, New Zealand
  • Gantuya TSEDENBAL, Co-Owner & CFO, Prost LLC, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
  • Su Chuan YEN, Co-founder & COO, YC Consultants Inc., Taichung City, Taiwan
  • Ayanna ZAHRA, CEO, Ayanna Denise Ltd. Co., Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA

Women as Innovators and Entrepreneurs

Dates: July 25-31, 2021July 24-August 6, 2022

Destinations: Virtual (2021); Oʻahu and Hawaiʻi Island (2022)

The 2021-22 Changing Faces Women's Leadership Seminar brought together thirteen women entrepreneurs for a 1-week virtual seminar in 2021, followed by a 12-day in-person professional training, dialogue, and travel seminar in 2022. The Changing Faces Seminar focuseed on the vital role that innovation and entrepreneurship play in contributing to economic growth, job creation, and strengthening communities.

During this seminar, participants engaged in a series of workshops focused on leadership and entrepreneurship that are facilitated by a noted women’s leadership trainer and the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. Participants expanded their knowledge of entrepreneurship, economic growth, leadership, and community building through carefully selected field visits and meetings with experts, practitioners, business owners, and policymakers in Hawaiʻi. Participants were individually matched with local women leaders in a Host Mentor Program and, in return, acted as mentors for a select group of high school students in a Next Generation Service Project. The Changing Faces Seminar provided training and consultative sessions to help participants develop and actualize a concrete Action Plan for the betterment of their business or their community. Finally, Changing Faces women served as panelists, moderators and attendees at the publicly-ticketed #galswithLEI Forum.

The Changing Faces Women’s Leadership Seminar is funded by the East-West Center, the Fish Family Foundation, and others.

Congratulations to the 2021-2022 Changing Faces women:

  • Ruth CROSS, President & Founder, Climate Action, Tungaru Climate Alliance, Tarawa, Kiribati
  • Deborah EDIRISINGHE, Founder and Director, Child Action Lanka, Kandy, Sri Lanka
  • Tina KEKOOLANI, Owner & Creative Director, Haleakala Supah Shots, Kula, Maui, USA
  • Junghyang KIM, Founder & CEO, Jessie Kitchen, Seoul, South Korea
  • Norkhalila Mae MAMBUAY-CAMPONG, Co-Owner & Manager, Babu Kwan’s Restaurant, Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines
  • Haruka Nagao NAKASE, Representative Director, ViVarsity, Okazaki, Japan
  • Kiyono Yagami SAKAKIBARA, Founder & CEO, Manabiyamom Inc., Nagoya, Japan
  • Neilani SIATINI-VALENCIA, Clinical Therapist, Queen's Medical Center, and Owner and Therapist, Neilani Siatini Valencia, LCSW LLC, Kaneohe, Hawaii, USA
  • Marlienna SUWITO, CEO, Heavenlynest Foundation, Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Nora SWANN, Founder, Nora Swann Ltd., Auckland, New Zealand
  • Gantuya TSEDENBAL, Co-Owner & CFO, Prost LLC, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
  • Su Chuan YEN, Co-founder & COO, YC Consultants Inc., Taichung City, Taiwan
  • Ayanna ZAHRA, CEO, Ayanna Denise Ltd. Co., Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA