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Young headlines Hawaii Island Women’s Leadership Summit Oct. 19

Dr. Jackie Young will be the keynote speaker for the third annual Hawaii Island Women’s Leadership Summit.


Young will share about her leadership path fueled by her passion and resilience.

The purpose of this one-day conference is to empower and advance women on Hawaii Island.

Registration is now open for the summit at the Sheraton Kona Resort &Spa at Keauhou Bay Oct. 19. Expected to attract nearly 300 Hawaii Island attendees, the conference will also include 16 breakout presentations by an array of Hawaii Island entrepreneurs, professionals, leaders and rising stars. Attendees will also enjoy a continental breakfast, buffet luncheon, vendor expo and a networking pau hana.

Young is a champion of advocacy on issues relating to gender equity, discrimination, health and safety. She has received numerous awards from organizations including the University of Hawaii Distinguished Alumni Award, the National Education Association Futrell Award for Advancing the Rights of Women and Girls in Education, and the YWCA of Oahu Outstanding Woman Leader. She holds a Ph.D. in women’s studies and communication. She was the former chief staff officer for the American Cancer Society, and also the first woman to hold the position of Vice-Speaker for the Hawaii House of Representatives.


A regular rate of $100 per person is available now through Sunday. The rate will be $110 per person from Oct. 1 through summit day Oct. 19.

Info: Brooke Derby and Christine Hijirida, at hawaiiislandwlf@gmail.com.