MCBL Grand Reopening & Client Showcase

MARCH 7TH, 2017

We are pleased to welcome everyone to our new location on the first floor of the YWCA O'ahu Laniakea building in downtown Honolulu. 

As we enter our fifth year of operation, we'll continue to strive to become the leading resource that advances professional success for women in Hawaii. It is through the generous help of YWCA O'ahu, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and generous community partners that we're able to empower generations of women entrepreneurs and leaders. We look forward to sharing our many programs and accomplishments with everyone in our New Location!

Farrah-Marie Gomes Keala Peters- YWCA Board Vice Chair, Farrah- Marie Gomes- Mink Leader (Leadership Alliance Program) and the MCBL Team, all in support of the many wonderful programs we provide here at the Patsy T. Mink Center for Business and Leadership.

Farrah-Marie Gomes Keala Peters- YWCA Board Vice Chair, Farrah- Marie Gomes- Mink Leader (Leadership Alliance Program) and the MCBL Team, all in support of the many wonderful programs we provide here at the Patsy T. Mink Center for Business and Leadership.

Mink Leaders Graduation March 1, 2017

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2017 Leadership Alliance Inagural Cohort Graduation

Congratulations to the inagural cohort of Mink Leaders!

On behalf of the Patsy T. Mink Center for Business & Leadership (MCBL), we would like to extend our warmest congratulations to the Mink Leaders on their graduation from the Leadership Alliance program. 

Having completed this six-month program, we hope you feel a sense of great pride and accomplishment. We also hope you'll take the knowledge you've gained, lessons you've learned, and relationships you've built with you as you pursue your professional goals and success.

Most importantly, we ask that you share your skills, talents and expertise to guide and uplift girls and women in your workplaces and communities, so that they may benefit from having a supportive and nurturing environment. it is only through working together and helping each other that we can all truly achieve success. 

We wish you the best of luck in all your future endeavors.

Sincerely- MCBL Staff

Terri Funakoshi, Director

Colleen McAluney, Program Manager

Kelli Namba, Program Coordinator

Launch my Business Cohort 8 Kick off

Launch My Business™ 


the 8th cohort of Launch My Business has begun! We have a mix of entrepreneurs in the cohort! From Cultural non-profits, Artists, financial services & established food & beverage entrepreneurs. LMB will take the cohort through a sequence of lessons designed to help businesses, step-by-step, from the ground up. Under the guidance and instruction of Noela Napoleon a seasoned business professional, participants will be equipped with the knowledge and resources necessary to turn their viable ideas into a competitive business enterprise.

 

Wahine Forum

Mink Leadership Alliance with Keynote Speaker Jane Miller, COO Gallup.

Mink Leadership Alliance with Keynote Speaker Jane Miller, COO Gallup.

On Thursday October 27, 2016 Hawaii Business Magazine and The Queen’s Health Systems proudly presented the 9th annual Wahine Forum at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Coral Ballrooms.

The Mink Leadership Alliance had the privilege of a special breakout session with Jane Miller, Keynote Speaker and COO of Gallup. They were able to get personal guidance and advice on how to interpret their strengths and use them on a daily basis.

Thank you to Hawaii Business Magazine, YWCA O'ahu, and MCBL's  Leadership committee for arranging this opportunity. 

 

Holomua Award

October 26, 2016 MCBL receives the prestigious Holomua Award for outstanding efforts in supporting Boots to Business and our veteran-owned Businesses.

BOOTS TO BUSINESS

Boots to Business is an entrepreneurial education and  training program offered by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) as part of the Department of Defense’s Transition Assistance Program (TAP). The curriculum continuum includes steps for evaluating business concepts, the foundational knowledge required to develop a business plan and information on SBA resources available to help access start-up capital and additional technical assistance.

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

Boots to Business is an entrepreneurial education and  training program offered by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) as part of the Department of Defense’s Transition Assistance Program (TAP). The curriculum continuum includes steps for evaluating business concepts, the foundational knowledge required to develop a business plan and information on SBA resources available to help access start-up capital and additional technical assistance.

MCBL is honored to receive the prestigious Holomua Award for the second year in a row. The center continues to support the B2B program by providing Business Instructors and Counselors. "We're honored and proud to be a part of the B2B program, mahalo to SBA for including MCBL in the program!, Over the last 2 years we've helped several military entrepreneurs launch their businesses here in Hawaii" Noela Napoleon, Business Instructor for MCBL.

Pictured Above: Terri Funakoshi Director MCBL, Jane Sawyer Director SBA, Noela Napoleon Instructor MCBL Boots to Business.

Downtown Uncorked

MCBL Team - Colleen McAluney -Program Manager, Tanya Johnson-BusinessCounselor, Kelli Namba- Program Coordinator and Noela Napoleon- Business Instructor & Counselor.

MCBL Team - Colleen McAluney -Program Manager, Tanya Johnson-BusinessCounselor, Kelli Namba- Program Coordinator and Noela Napoleon- Business Instructor & Counselor.

Mahalo to all our loyal supporters for your generous donations! The annual MCBL Fundraiser and Launch my Business Alumni showcase of products and services was held on October 21st this year with a celebrate Autumn theme. Everyone enjoyed seasonal Wines, Beer and a variety of culinary delights.  There was an amazing silent auction, fabulous door prizes and new businesses that were launched! Join us again next year and continue to support small businesses and entrepreneurs! 

Leadership Alliance Pau Hana

Mahalo to everyone who came out to Patsy T. Mink Center for Business & Leadership - MCBL Leadership Alliance Pau Hana. An event to Network with co-facilitators and creators of the alliance as well as an overview of the program and curriculum. We hope everyone enjoyed the food, drinks, and had a great time; thank you for helping us make it a success!