YWCA O'ahu warmly welcomes one of its newest Board of Directors, Christine Lanning. Christine leads an elite team of system integrators as President of Integrated Security Technologies - a woman-owned, small technology business in Hawaii in business since 1998. IST’s mission “Leading Hawaii to a Safer Place” reflects her history of commitment to the local community and the security industry.
In 2014, Christine was awarded the ASIS Woman of the Year Award and in 2015 became the first female elected to the Board of Directors for PSA Security Network, North America’s largest electronic security cooperative. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and a Master’s Degree in Information Systems. Christine is a champion for culture building and leadership, believing in Ho’ohui (creating connections and building bridges together).
Q: What is your fondest memory of YWCA O'ahu?
A: The first yoga class I ever took was at the YWCA. It was at a time in my life when I was learning about physical fitness. My yoga teacher was amazing with newbies and really taught me a lot about my body confidence.
Q: When you were younger, what did you want to be when you grew up?
A: My mother wore business suits to work and she was well respected. So I wanted to be something where I could wear a business suit and be as respected. Little did I know that there was more to it than what you wear.
Q: What would you like to work on and/or accomplish through your directorship at YWCA O'ahu?
A: I would like to work with as many young woman as possible and help them with their confidence and understanding that they can do anything they put their mind to.
Q:What is one piece of advice for women and young girls?
A: Do not be afraid to fail. Failure is one of the most difficult things to appreciate. But failure is when the magic of change and growth happens.