Hawaii Island Women’s Leadership Forum’s 2nd Annual Summit

The Hawai‘i Island Women’s Leadership Forum (HIWLF) is pleased to announce that the 2nd annual Hawai‘i Island Women’s Leadership Summit is scheduled for Friday, August 26, 2016.  This announcement comes with much anticipation due to the overwhelming success of last year’s inaugural event, which drew nearly 300 attendees.


This year’s theme is Tools for Excellence – Self, Relationships, Career and Community.  The purpose of the Summit is to strengthen women by providing real tools for real life, thereby empowering and advancing ourselves, our relationships, our careers and our community.  The Summit will include a keynote speaker, breakout presentations, lunch, vendor expo and a networking pau hana.  Breakout topics will complement the Summit theme and be presented by a wide array of Hawai‘i Island entrepreneurs, professionals, leaders and rising stars.

The Summit event date was moved from April to August based on feedback from attendees, as well as efforts to find a fiscal sponsor whose mission aligned with HIWLF.  “We are thrilled to share that Friends of the Future will serve as our fiscal sponsor,” says Farrah-Marie Gomes, Chair of HIWLF.   Since 1991, Friends of the Future has provided an organizational home to over 40 programs and community initiatives that unify, empower and strengthen individuals’ and organizations’ ability to flourish.  HIWLF is extremely grateful for this new-found partnership and shared vision.

For general HIWLF and Summit information, to include sponsorship and volunteering, please contact Farrah-Marie Gomes, Chair at hawaiiislandwlf@gmail.com.  Follow HIWLF on Facebook at www.facebook.com/hiwlf for future announcements about the Summit.

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