We are an organization founded for the promotion of business and economic growth in Hawaii based upon the principle, “Members Supporting Members.”

The organization provides leadership and programs which promote membership interaction, resulting in growth and the continuation of its legacy.

We continue creating opportunities since 1900 to promote fostering friendships, connecting “B2B” (business-to-business), and mālama ka ‘āina (‘caring for the land’).

On June 28th, 2018, the Women’s Diversity Initiative (WDI) hosted a cooking event with Lynette Lo Tom, President of Bright Light Marketing and author of A Chinese Kitchen and an upcoming cookbook in October. 23 of our members enjoyed a cooking demonstration with six courses, which included wine pairings with select dishes:

  • Chikuwa fishcake with kim chee

    A sample of foods offered.

  • Smoked Ahi stuffed pickled peppers
  • Easy French Dressing
  • Taiwan-style pickles – cucumber and shimeji mushrooms
  • Balsamic Chicken
  • Lemon Ice Box Pie

Mahalo to Kristi Inkinen Yanagihara and Wendy Abe for arranging the event, Gary Oda for providing the venue at One Ala Moana, and Wesley Wakamura for providing the wine!


We are an organization founded for the promotion of business and economic growth in Hawaii based upon the principle, “Members Supporting Members.”

The organization provides leadership and programs which promote membership interaction, resulting in growth and the continuation of its legacy.

We continue creating opportunities since 1900 to promote fostering friendships, connecting “B2B” (business-to-business), and mālama ka ‘āina (‘caring for the land’).