The Patsy T. Mink Center for Business & Leadership


Funded in part by the Small Business Administration, the Patsy T. Mink Center for Business & Leadership (MCBL) at YWCA Oʻahu promotes the economic and leadership advancement of entrepreneurs and women at all levels and stages in their careers.

MCBL offers a range of courses, covering how to excel in an existing career, launch a new venture, and grow an existing business. We partner with successful business and community leaders to provide program participants with training, coaching and networking opportunities.

MCBL also hosts Girls’ Summit, an annual conference and mentorship event for young women in high school. This event encourages young women to network with peers, learn more about professional development, and seek mentorship with professional women.



We provide comprehensive training for individuals thinking about starting a business, small business owners who are in the start-up phase and for those who are already running a business but still need a business plan.


We provide a variety of educational opportunities and counseling services for new and existing business owners that will help build and strengthen the skills essential to managing and growing a successful business.


We provide a variety of educational and development opportunities for individuals seeking to grow in their career, improve business skills and step into leadership roles within the corporate sector and community.