Wahine rising is a 22-hour leadership event package created to help elevate our future women leaders. The package focuses on potential women leaders looking to build core competencies. Through facilitated classes and our Wahine Luncheon events the women will learn about various leadership issues and topics that are relevant to their personal and professional development.

 Key Dates

  • Thursday, August 8, 2019 - Building Your Professional Development Path and Inspired Leadership

  •  Thursday, October 24, 2019 - Wahine Forum Conference  (8:00a-4:00p at Hilton Hawaiian Village)

  • Thursday December 5, 2019: Holiday Pau Hana (5:30pm-7:30) -Top Ten Leadership Tips for 2020

  •  Thursday, February 6, 2020 - Building Your Future Network

  •  Thursday, May 14, 2020- Building Your Confidence


  • Take away tips from featured Subject Matter Experts and Guest Speakers

  • Gain valuable insights and knowledge in a variety of topics relevant to professional women

  • Learn from and be inspired by women entrepreneurs, business owners and community leaders

  • Network with attendees

  • Meals catered by Café Julia


Wahine Rising total package cost: $500.00

  • includes three class sessions

  • includes three Wahine Luncheons

  • includes one Wahine pau hana networking event

  • includes one ticket to Hawaii Business Magazine - Wahine Forum Conference

All Wahine Rising events are held at YWCA O'ahu, at the Patsy T. Center for Business & Leadership (MCBL) and Elizabeth Fuller Hall (with the exception of Wahine Forum, an all day business conference at the Hilton Hawaiian Village).

Classes are from 9:00AM- 11:30AM in MCBL, Wahine Luncheons are from 11:30AM-1:00PM in Fuller Hall, Pau Hana 5:30-7:30PM Fuller Hall.


MCBL is proud to be the special non-profit partner at the Wahine Forum Conference, Hawaii's largest leadership and career development conference in the state of Hawaii. The conference is attended by Hawaii's top female executives, female entrepreneurs, up and coming female leaders and women intent on advancing their careers. 


Wahine Forum 2017 Mink Leaders