Hosted by KHON 2’s Trini Kaopuiki and YWCA President and CEO Cheryl Ka'uhane Lupenui, the hour long special will follow the history and accomplishments of women who have been honored at the YWCA’s annual LeaderLuncheon. You’ll meet and see the moments and milestones of some of the Hawaii women who have been honored over the past three decades. Among them, Linda Coble, the late Congresswoman Patsy T. Mink, Beatrice Krauss, Cobey Black, Carol Ai, Faye Kurren and many more outstanding women business and community leaders in Hawaii.
The second part of the hour long special profiles this year’s 2008 Honorees:
•Connie Chung, JD, RN, MPH, former legislator
• Gwen Pacarro, Complex Manager, Morgan Stanley
• Dr. Donnis Thompson, Professor, UH Athletics (retired)
• Jenai Sullivan Wall, Chairman and CEO, Foodland Super Market Ltd.
YWCA of Oahu President and CEO Cheryl Ka'uhane Lupenui states that leadership is more than a position or title. “The YWCA believes leadership happens in those defining moments of challenge or real change. Every day, women show great strength and courage as they lead their families, their organizations, and their communities.”
Co host Trini Kaopuiki observes, “These honorees are amazing and have powerful stories to tell. They deserve to be recognized for their leadership and talents. I would not be where I am today if it weren’t for these trailblazers.”
As executive producer and writer, Emme Tomimbang has produced the YWCA of Oahu’s LeaderLuncheon video for the past ten years. “As a past honoree (1983) I’ve been part of and watched the LeaderLuncheon acknowledge all the many works of outstanding Hawaii women. I’m now honored to be sharing these stories with the rest of Hawaii.”
Narrated by Emme Tomimbang and Lynne Waters.
This television special is brought to you with the generous support from FIRST HAWAIIAN BANK, UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII ATHLETICS and
THE QUEEN’S MEDICAL CENTER.