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Another great Wahine Forum Network Luncheon, Tina Fitch Co-Founder and CEO of Hobnob shared her amazing entrepreneur story with and Meli James, MCBL Board Member and President of Hawaii Venture Capitol Association. Group Picture: Terri Funakoshi, Tina Fitch, Meli James & Susan Utsugi. #WFN

February 16 -   CAN YOU HAVE IT ALL?

The Discussion will be focused on the challenges and dilemas that women face through their lives as they work toward a successful career and happy, fulfilled family life.

This workshop luncheon will help you learn:

  • Challenges that women face to integrate their professional and personal lives
  • Strategies and resources that can help to fulfillment in both
  • Ways to support work-life integration in the workplace, through advocacy, etc.


  • Kristi Inkinen Yanagihara- Owner, Remedy Intelligent Staffing. 
  • Unyoung Nakata- Senior Director of Development UH Foundation-Shidler College of Business. 
  • Poni Askew CEO, Co- Founder and Creative Director Street Grindz


  • Belinda Lau, Human Resources & Marketing Director, Hawaii Tech Support

February 16, 2017


Awesome Wahine Forum Network Luncheon! The Panelist did an amazing job tackling the topic "Can You Have it All?" if you missed it, check out the link below provided by our friends at Hawaii Public Radio- Mahalo for covering the Luncheon Wayne Yoshioka! http://hawaiipublicradio.org/post/wahine-forum-can-you-have-it-all — with Poni Askew,Unyong NakataKristi Inkinen Yanagihara andBelinda Lau at YWCA O'ahu.

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The good news is that conflict can be extremely productive for companies and individuals, and conflict management skills can be learned. High performing leaders are effective at dealing with conflict and make the most of opportunities within conflict. 

This workshop luncheon will help you learn:

  • Conflict vs. disagreement
  • Causes of workplace conflict
  • Benefits of conflict
  • Various conflict management strategies and conflict resolution
  • How to keep personal and professional relationships strong and growing


  • Kitty Lagareta- CEO, Communications Pacific
  • Constance Lau- President & CEO Hawaiian Electric Industries
  • Melissa Pavlicek- President Hawaii Public Policy Advocates, LLC. 


  • Sunshine Topping- VP of Human Resources, Hawaiian Telcom
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December 8, 2016

Awesome Wahine Forum luncheon!! Mahalo to our esteem panelists and moderator (as pictured): Melissa Pavlicek, Sunshine Topping (moderator), Constance Lau and Kitty Lagareta. This panel made the topic of conflict management fun and exciting!! — at YWCA O'ahu.  see more on our FB Page- @MCBLHawaii  


The Wahine Forum is 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.