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The next WIT interview will feature Darien Siguenza, Program Manager at FoundHer, a newly launched women’s accelerator under Purple Mai’a.

Brought to you by the Hawaii Technology Development Corporation (HTDC), TRUE Initiative and Entrepreneurs Sandbox, the monthly Women in Tech (WIT) series features female technologists who share their experiences working in the technology industry in technical and tech-adjacent roles. To commemorate Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) in November, starting from July, we will be shifting the spotlight to women who are enabling female entrepreneurs and technologists.

In this WIT session, we will be speaking to Darien Siguenza, Program Manager at FoundHer, a newly launched women’s accelerator under the Purple Mai’a Foundation. Darien earned her MA in Global Leadership and Sustainable Development at Hawaiʻi Pacific University, with a focus on sustainable practices of Hawaiian apparel companies. She has supported over 70 startup companies while working at LA Cleantech Incubator (LACI), and Elemental Excelerator. While at LACI, Darien served as a member of the Women in Cleantech Committee, which developed programming to give women founders access to investors and networks to set them up for success. Darien is also experienced in fashion design. She is a Los Angeles native, with familial roots in Hawaiʻi.

Please register by Tuesday, July 20th at 5pm (HST). After registration closes, we will send a Zoom link to all registered participants. If you are unable to register, please contact Shane at info@sandboxhawaii.org to be added to the waitlist.


Hawaii Technology Development Corporation (HTDC) is a state agency under the State of Hawaii Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism. Our mission is to diversify Hawaii’s economy by developing a flourishing technology industry that provides quality, high-paying jobs for Hawaii residents. www.htdc.org

The TRUE Initiative is an initiative of the Hawaii Executive Collaborative, supporting the CHANGE Framework and Movement. Driven by a partnership between the private, public sectors and the State of Hawaii, TRUE aims to tech-enable organizations through collaboration and sharing of tech solutions to common business challenges, in turn creating more resilient companies and a thriving Hawaii. www.hec.org/true

The Entrepreneurs Sandbox is a co-working facility in Kaka’ako, owned by HTDC and managed by BoxJelly. As the “front door to innovation”, our mission is to bring together change agents in Hawaii to enable transformation for a more dynamic Hawaii through technology and entrepreneurship. www.sandboxhawaii.org

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