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.


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.


Our Vision

To be the leading resource that advances professional success for women in Hawaii.


Our Values

To conduct ourselves with aloha in all we do. §5-7.5 "Aloha Spirit"