SEVENTH ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE ON SEPTEMBER 21 TO DRAW 1,000 DELEGATES
“Business UNusual, Women Changing the Paradigm”
WHAT: Top women leaders from seven nations will gather in Waikīkī to share their personal and professional stories at the 7th annual International Women’s Leadership Conference (IWLC). These remarkable women will each share their own incredible story of success in the hopes of inspiring audience members to move forward with their own hopes and dreams, while contributing to the community.
Hosted by Governor Linda Lingle, the one-day conference will build on the success and growth of the past six years to inspire Hawai‘i’s women and create global networks which will last a lifetime.
WHEN: Tuesday, September 21, 2010
8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
WHERE: Sheraton Waikīkī Hotel and Resort
WHO: Approximately 1,000 conference delegates will include:
Hawai‘i’s women from the fields of business, marketing, media, health care, government, international relations, the military and community service.
Individuals from the Women’s Community Correctional Center and T.J. Mahoney & Associates, a community-based reintegration program for women offenders, who are working to rehabilitate their lives and preparing to re-enter the community.
Men who understand, respect and support the value of women’s leadership.
Speakers for the one-day conference include:
Sister Rosemary, Operator of St. Monica’s Tailoring School, which serves refugees including former child soldiers, orphans, AIDS victims and young mothers, many of whom are former sex slaves to the “Lord’s Resistance Army” (Uganda).
Dr. Connie Mariano, first Filipino-American to become Rear Admiral in the U.S. Navy, first female director of the White House Medical Unit and first military woman to be appointed as the White House Physician (USA).
DETAILS: This year’s conference will encourage attendees to “think globally, act locally” and to remember their role in the global community while enacting practices that will help enhance the quality of life at the local level. The menu selections will be from Kai Market and will feature Hawai‘i-grown/raised products.
Online conference registration is available through Friday, Sept. 17 at www.hawaiiwomensconference.com.
Registration rates for conference delegates: $175 for government and/or military delegates and $195 for general delegates. The 2010 costs for students is $115.
The conference is funded by private sponsors and registration fees, and does not use any state funds.