2019 LeaderLuncheon

Wednesday, MAY 15, 2019
12 NOON-1:30 PM
SHERATON WAIKIKI

Since 1977, YWCA O‘ahu has honored women leaders who demonstrate a commitment to or exemplify our mission of eliminating racism and empowering women.  We recognize and celebrate them at our signature LeaderLuncheon, the proceeds from which support our programs and community services. These women leaders of Hawai‘i are recognized for their talents, compassion and dedication to making this state a better place for us all. We want to thank them for their ongoing commitment to the betterment of our communities.

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The 42nd Annual LeaderLuncheon
honorees are:

Kathryn Inkinen
Founder & Advisor, Inkinen & Associates

Kathryn Matayoshi
Senior Vice President, Government Programs & Account Relationships, HMSA

Patricia Tam
Chief Executive Advisor, Halekulani Corporation

Beth Whitehead
Executive Vice President, Chief Administrator, American Savings Bank


Sponsor a table at the 42nd Annual LeaderLuncheon

*NOTES:

Each table sponsorship for the 2019 LeaderLuncheon seats 8 guests.

Individual ticket sales for the 2019 LeaderLuncheon is limited to 80 seats.

Read more about LeaderLuncheon table sponsorship benefits and download the sponsorship form here.


Make a donation

Can’t make it to the Sheraton Waikiki on May 15 for the big event?
A monetary contribution, in lieu of a ticket or table sponsorship purchase, can be made by clicking here.

Donations can also be made in the name one of our LeaderLuncheon honorees:

Click here to contribute in honor of Kathryn Inkinen.

Click here to contribute in honor of Kathryn Matayoshi.

Click here to contribute in honor of Patricia Tam.

Click here to contribute in honor of Beth Whitehead.


YWCA O‘ahu LeaderLuncheon Academy

2018 LeaderLuncheon Academy Member Photo

2018 LeaderLuncheon Academy Member Photo

Academy members

2018: Julie Arigo, Catherine Ngo, Ginny Tiu, Loretta Luke Yajima

2017: Bettina Mehnert, Connie Mitchell, Susan Murray, Crystal Rose

2016: Marilyn Lee, Helen Nakano, Donna Tanoue, Betty White

2015: Mary M. Cooke, Kathryn W. Inouye, Laura Smith, Candice Suiso

2014: Marilyn M. Moniz-Kaho'ohanohano, Karen Radius, Cecile D. Sebastian, Helen N. Wai

2013: Dee Jay Mailer, Paula R. Rath, Lorenn Walker, Sylvia H. Yuen

2012: Belinda A. Aquino, Lucy M. Gay, Ann H. Kobayashi, Betty Lou Larson, Shelley Wilson

2011: Vicky Cayetano, Colleen E. Minami, Suzanne Chun Oakland, Catherine H. Payne, Linda Rosario

2010: Violeta Arnobit, Faye Kennedy, Nancy Kreidman, Nola Nahulu, Leslie Wilcox

2009: Erlinda M. Cachola, Suzanne  Case, Anna Elento-Sneed, Signe A. Godfrey, Marsha Graham, Janice Kalanihuia, Melody K. Mackenzie, Diane J. Plotts, Virginia M. Pressler, Indru Watumull

2008: Connie C. Chun, Gwen Pacarro, Donnis Thompson, Jenai Wall

2006: Adelia C. Chung, Ku  Kahakalau, Faye W. Kurren, Mary Bea Porter-King

2005: Christine Camp Friedman, Tyrie L. Jenkins, Carol Ai May, Coral W. Pietsch

2004: Louise K. Ing, Lynn Maunakea, Victoria Schneider

2003: Naleen Andrade, Carol McNamee, Jean E. Rolles

2002: Sandra A. Fong, Caroline Ward Oda, Ph.D., Nalani Olds

2001: Clarice Cornett, Marivic G. Dar, Alice F. Guild

2000: Julia Frohlich, Francine Gries, Patti J. Lyons

1999: Catherine Lagareta, Maile Meyer, Jo Ann Moe

1998: Gail F. Breakey, Lynn M. Watanabe, Sharon Weiner

1997: Lynne Johnson, Beatrice K. Kraus, Rose Nakamura

1996: Lucile M. Abreu, Joan M. Bickson, Estelle Kelley

1995: Diane E. Chang, Sharon S. McPhee, Rell Sunn

1994: Viola E. Dolman, Sharon C. Mahoe, Jackie Young

1993: Gladys K. Ainoa Brandt, Margaret Oda, Cherye R. Pierce

1992: Barbara C. Anthony, Momi Waihee Cazimero, Constance H. Lau, Patricia Saiki

1991: Doris M. Ching, Beatrice K. Dawson, Noel Irwin-Hentschel, Carole Kai Onouye, Lynne Waihee

1990: Suzanne Haunani Apoliona, Ellen G. Carson, Myra R. Immings, Esther E. Park, Joyce Richards, Ann B. Simpson, Joyce S. Tsunoda, Won Hee K. You, Marti L. Young

1989: Amefil Agbayani, Irmgard Farden Aluli, Penny Bradley, Ines Cayaban, Marye Deming, Lisa Hashimoto, Elizabeth W. Takahashi

1988: Linda Coble, Kathryn Lucktenberg, Ruth M. Ono, Jane Renfro Smith, Judy Sobin

1987: Harriet Bouslog, Winifred Buckley, Clorinda L. Lucas, Patsy T. Mink, Mary K. Pukui, Barbara Tanabe, Mililani Trask

1986: Naomi Campbell, Janice M. Hamby, Jeannette P. Hereniko, Fran G. Hill, Karen T. Nakamura, Elizabeth L. Takao

1985: Lucille Breneman, Denby Fawcett, Joan Lee Husted, Marion G. Saunders, Martha T. Torney, Lynne Wikoff, Lily K. Yao

1984: Barbara Dew, Shelby A. Floyd, Melani Granfors, Ah Quon McElrath, May Moir, Harriet O'Sullivan

1983: Beebe Freitas, Lucile Moore, Myrtle Schattenburg, Emme Tomimbang, Edith H. Wolfe

1982: Ann B. Catts, Lois Taylor Clarke, Nancy Corbett, Betty Hemphill, Maureen Keleher

1980: Sharon Bintliff, Mealii N. Kalama, Shimeji Kanazawa, Andrea L. Simpson, Janice Wolf

1979: Mary G.F. Bitterman, Dorothy K. Ching, Billie Hauge, Laila Twigg-Smith, Betty M. Vitousek

1978: Cobey Black, Juliette M. Fraser, Betty F. Hirozawa, Adrienne Kaeppler, Dorothy Shimer

1977: Barbara Joan Edwards, Monta Kinney, Nora M. Kurosu, Audrey  Mertz, Patricia Putman

Previously Honored Organizations

Alston Hunt Floyd & Ing  •  Alu Like, Inc.  •  American Savings Bank  •  American Trust Co. of Hawaii, Inc.  •  Aston Hotels & Resorts, Hawaii  •  Belt Collins Hawaii  •  Boys & Girls Club of Hawaii  •  Group 70 International, Inc.  •  Hawaii Pacific University  •  Hawaii Women Lawyers  •  Kaiser Permanente  •  Kamehameha Schools  •  Kapi‘olani Medical Center  •  KHNL TV, Channel 13  •  KNDI 1270 AM  •  La Pietra Hawaii School for Girls  •  McDonald's Restaurants of Hawaii  •  Na Loio  •  Office Pavilion  •  Pioneer Federal Savings Bank  •  Rainbow Wahine Volleyball Team  •  Sacred Hearts Academy  •  St. Andrew's Priory  •  U.S. Army Corps of Engineers