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Ever feel like you're missing out on opportunities at work because you don't know how, or don't want to network the way others do? Ever wonder how to navigate networking as a woman - especially in male - dominated spaces? Is networking really necessary for career advancement and professional development?
Join YP Wahine presented by Aloha Termite & Pest Control where we will explore some answers to these questions and create space for discussions about the unique challenges women face in the world of networking. Hear from three wahine in varying industries share their stories, trials, and successes. Learn how to build your social capital, why it matters, and how networking can help you. Guest speakers include:
Kanani Ching, Broker-In-Charge, Coldwell Banker
Nicole Lim, Executive Director, Movers and Shakas
Felicia Thomas, Senior Director, Transformation Office, Hawaiian Airlines
Register to network with your female peers and wahine leaders for an empowering evening. Registration includes light appetizers and 2 beverage tickets.
The YP Wahine program is focused on supporting females with professional development tools and by creating a network of individuals who lift each other up. We aim to empower our members with skills building sessions and provide a safe space for members to share their challenges and learn from each other.
Kanani Ching is a highly accomplished and dedicated Real Estate Broker with an impressive track record of success. Her wealth of knowledge and expertise is a driving force at the esteemed Coldwell Banker Realty Kapolei Office as their Broker in Charge, where she has made a significant impact since joining.
Originally from Chicago and raised in Arizona, Kanani found her home in Hawaii in 2002 and currently resides in captivating Kapolei with her two adopted dogs.
Kanani's established real estate career began with Marcus & Associates, laying the foundation for her future success. She extended her expertise at D.R. Horton, specializing in new home development and sales before joining Coldwell Banker Realty to further enhance her professional growth as the Broker in Charge.
With a strong background in customer service, Kanani brings over 11 years of valuable experience managing the Catering Sales Department at luxury hotels across Hawaii and the Mainland. This customer-centric approach, combined with her Business Management degree, forms the bedrock of her real estate business, ensuring exceptional service and unwavering support for her valued clients as well as the agents in her office.
Kanani leads the way in technology-driven real estate, educating her agents on leveraging Artificial Intelligence for innovative marketing, client engagement, and time efficiency. By imparting knowledge on using A.I. for insightful data analysis, she empowers her team to grow their businesses and enhance productivity, setting new standards in the industry.
Beyond her professional pursuits, Kanani finds joy in spending time with her family. When not enjoying these precious moments, she indulges in her passion for golf and immerses herself in Hawaii's awe-inspiring landscapes.
Movers and Shakas
As Executive Director of Movers and Shakas, Nicole Lim’s homecoming mirrors the path of many returning kamaʻāina. Born and raised in Hawai‘i, Nicole moved to the continent for 20 years to attend college and build a career. She traveled the world as an analog nomad in the five years before the pandemic. Nicole is excited to return home to apply her experiences to build a more resilient Hawai‘i, spend more time with family and friends, and be near the ocean and malasadas.
Lim is a strategy consultant with more than 15 years of international experience in finance and technology. She previously worked as a senior manager in corporate strategy and global expansion for eBay in San Jose, Calif., and as a management consultant for L.E.K. Consulting in Los Angeles and Sydney. A graduate of Iolani School, Lim holds a bachelor’s degree from Yale University and a Master of Business Administration from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.
Senior Director, Transformation Office
Felicia brings a distinguished leadership career in business transformation, strategy, and operational excellence. As the Senior Director, Transformation Office at Hawaiian Airlines, she, and her team drive transformational work, helping the company drive large business initiatives that will foster growth and performance. As an experienced and versatile leader, Felicia brings more than 20 years of people experience with a career spanning multiple industries, geographies, and scale of business with some high-profile brands including deep experience in enabling business transformation.
Felicia has served as Senior Director, Organizational Effectiveness at Hawaiian Airlines. She has also held roles leading business transformation at Acuity Brands (a lighting manufacturing organization), Head of Quality Control Labs for EMD Merck Millipore (a leader in the pharmaceuticals space), Head of Operational Excellence for Integrated Defense Systems at Raytheon (aerospace and defense) and an Operations leader at Gillette in South Boston for Procter and Gamble. Her early leadership beginnings were as a U.S. Army Military Intelligence Officer, in both Active and Reserve components for nearly ten years.
As a continuous improvement and business transformation professional, Felicia’s passion is around business development, growth strategies and overall productivity. She is a productivity expert who has trained numerous teams on lean methodologies and continues to mentor several emerging six-sigma professionals across the globe. During her free time, Felicia enjoys hanging out with her family and three unruly dogs. She was born and raised in Philadelphia and is a proud graduate of Howard University.