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OUR aNNUAL fUNDRAISER and Client Showcase

Grab your friends and join us for a fabulous evening of seasonal food, wine and beer tasting in Elizabeth Fuller Hall, YWCA O`ahu. Be the first to see new products and services as our Launch My Business participants test market their new business ideas. Our silent wine auction is sure to be packed with desirable labels and the Lucky Draw will have several fantastic high ticket items.  Limited Sponsored Tables available. Please contact Colleen at

Sharing our accomplishments throughout the year

Women’s Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development

MCBL provided 1,100 hours of one-on-one counseling and trained 3,680 participants through its no-cost and low-cost programs. The Women’s Business Center helped start 41 new businesses in Hawai'i and assisted clients with obtaining access to capital funding, totaling $215,000. One of MCBL’s featured program is the 7-week Launch My Business™ series, which teaches aspiring and existing entrepreneurs how to build their businesses. The course includes one-on-one business counseling and intensive small group instruction. There have been 7 cohorts and 80 Launch My Business™ graduates to date.

Women’s Leadership Development

The Patsy T. Mink Leadership Alliance is a 6-month program where women throughout the State of Hawai'i and from various industries will advance their management and leadership skills by engaging directly with seasoned business professionals and building alliances with fellow emerging leaders. The program covers a variety of topics, including leading with authenticity, strategic planning, financial business acumen, negotiation, and leading a collaborative team. In March 2017, the inaugural cohort of 14 Mink Leaders successfully completed and graduated from the program.

Girls Youth Leadership Development

Girls’ Summit is a biannual conference that brings young women from different high schools together and encourages them to network with peers, explore professional development opportunities and seek mentorship from industry professionals. To date, 367 young women within the State of Hawai'i have participated in this program.

MAHALO for your contributions, with your help we are able to continue our mission to equip women to become successful entrepreneurs and leaders by providing one-on-one business counseling, innovative workshops and unique, specialized programs in a nurturing environment.

if you'd like to help us throughout the year please consider making a donation.



A big Mahalo to everyone who came out and supported The Patsy T. Mink Center for Business & Leadership 2016 Annual Fundraiser! This year was extra special as we added a client showcase. Our Launch My Business (LMB) students were able to test market their products and services and get first hand feed back. The on-hands experience was invaluable and we took the applied learning back to the classroom!