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The Women Entrepreneurs Conference is focused on helping women entrepreneurs grow their business by providing information on access to capital, revenue growth opportunities, financial management, networking and connecting, and inspiration by learning from successful women business owners.

Featured Keynote

Jenai Wall, Chairman and CEO, Foodland Super Market, Ltd.

Jenai Sullivan Wall has served as chairman and chief executive officer of Foodland Super Market, Ltd., Hawaii’s largest supermarket chain, since 1998. This position was last held by her father, Foodland’s founder, the late Maurice J. “Sully” Sullivan. Wall joined the company in 1987 as director of marketing and was named president in 1995.

Wall also serves as chief executive officer of the other entities that comprise the Sullivan Family of Companies including Food Pantry, Ltd., Kalama Beach Corporation, and The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf Hawaii.

Ting Xu, Founder and Chairwoman, Evergreen Enterprises

Evergreen Enterprises began as a decorative flag business in Ting Xu’s garage. Today, it is one of the nation’s largest flag wholesalers, producing millions of flags each year. Under Ting’s leadership, the company has expanded throughout the home & gift industry, increasing its product assortment to include garden and home décor, officially licensed sports merchandise, and fashion and baby accessories.


Bella Hughes
Better Sour & Hawaii FoundHer

Naehalani Breeland
Ola Brew

Michelle Jaime
The Vanguard Theory

Alice Kim
Hanalei Beauty Company and Elizabeth Mott Cosmetics

Erin Kanno Uehara
Choco Leʻa

Chenoa Farnsworth
Blue Startups

Meli James
Mana Up

Unyong Nakata
Nakata Advisory LLC

Ashley Lukens
Project Thesis & Funder Hui

Darien Siguenza
Hawaii FoundHer

Donavan Kealoha
Startup Capital Ventures x SBI

Keoni Lee
Hawaii Investment Ready


11:30 a.m.
Registration / Networking Expo
Light Bites

12:30 p.m.
Opening General Session
Welcome Remarks
Keynote Speaker: Ting Xu, Evergreen Enterprises

1:45-2:45 p.m.
Breakout Session I
Funding Your Success Stories
Crafting the Perfect Pitch
Overcoming Fear

3:00-4:00 p.m.
Breakout Session II
Social Capital: How to Build Your Most Valuable Asset
Sources of Capital & How to Get It
Branding and Marketing in Today’s World

4:15-5:00 p.m.
Closing General Session
Keynote Speaker: Jenai Wall, Foodland

5:15-7:00 p.m.
Pau Hana

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