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UH Entrepreneurship & E-Business Center Hosts Conference for Female Entrepreneurs

University of Hawaiʻi
Keala Monaco, (808) 956-5083
Pacific Asian Center for Entrepreneurship & E-Business
Michelle Otsu, (808) 956-5083
Pacific Asian Center for Entrepreneurship & E-Business
Posted: Sep 30, 2002

The Pacific Asian Center for Entrepreneurship & E-Business (PACE) at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa‘s College of Business Administration presents a unique one-day conference, "Women Igniting the Spirit of Entrepreneurship," (WISE) on Thursday, October 10, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Sheraton Waikīkī Hotel. Registration and continental breakfast will begin at 8 a.m.

The conference seeks to celebrate the accomplishments of female entrepreneurs and address the needs and challenges that women face as they explore the entrepreneurial path in Hawaiʻi. The program features keynote speakers Marleen McDaniel, former CEO and chairman of Networks; and Maile Meyer, president of Native Books, Inc. and Na Mea Hawaiʻi Stores.

A panel discussion with a slate of successful women entrepreneurs in Hawaiʻi will include Dawn Davenport, founder and president of Access Health Hawaiʻi; Gerri Hayes, president and CEO of Office Pavilion; Anne Namba, president and founder of Anne Namba Designs; and Susan Scott, CEO of Get2Hawaii. Afternoon breakout sessions will feature workshops led by successful Hawaiʻi female entrepreneurs on various aspects of starting a new venture including marketing, financial resources, and legal questions for new ventures.

Registration fee for the one-day conference is $125 for individuals, $60 for UH faculty, and $25 for UH students. Group registration fees are available for groups of 5 or more at $60 per person and groups of 10 or more at $50 per person.

The Pacific Asian Center for Entrepreneurship & E-Business (PACE) is the home for an integrated set of leading edge entrepreneurship programs at the University of Hawaiʻi. Based in the College of Business Administration, PACE is dedicated to fostering the entrepreneurial spirit among all members of the community. PACE programs are organized into three areas: an innovative graduate and undergraduate curriculum reflecting an Asian Pacific theme; research projects that facilitate entrepreneurial practice and the advancement of understanding of entrepreneurship in the Pacific Rim; and an active agenda of community outreach and involvement with Pacific Asian entrepreneurs and entrepreneurial ventures.

For more information about the WISE conference or to register, visit the conference Web site at, or the PACE Web site at

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