The Organization of Women Leaders is a great way to connect with other women executives from the public and private sectors.

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Generate new ideas from Hawaii's most successful business and community leaders.


Achievements & announcements

Learn to sharpen your business and negotiation skills.

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Network with powerful business women and community leaders.

We hope you will join us every other month for our lunch meetings. Each meeting
features an inspiring speaker from the private or public sector.

March 12, 2018 -- Guest Speaker

Anna Elento-Sneed, President and Founding Director ES&A

Anna Elento-Sneed, President and Founding Director ES&A

Anna Elento-Sneed is an expert in labor and employment law, and employer issues surrounding sexual harassment and assault in the workplace -- a topic of particular interest in the U.S. today.

Anna is President and Founding Director of ES&A, Inc., a law firm focused on labor & employment, employee benefits, government contracts, and corporate governance, including IP rights, and cybersecurity and privacy.  Anna has represented employers for more than 30 years and has extensive experience in labor law and collective bargaining, equal employment opportunity in the workplace, wrongful termination, compensation and benefits, government contracting, personnel management, strategic HR planning, mergers and acquisitions, safety and health, proprietary rights, and workplace privacy. 

Anna is consistently named one of the Best Lawyers in America® and is highly ranked by Chambers USA. She is also on the Board of Directors of the Employment Law Alliance, which is a global network of labor and employment attorneys; she is a past State Director for the Hawaii Chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management.

Please join us on March 12th to hear Anna speak about equal opportunity in the workplace, and the responsibilities of employers and supervisors to prevent workplace sexual harassment. 


Next Lunch Meeting:  March 12, 2018 at the Pacific Club
11:30 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.

RSVP due by noon on Wednesday, January 3, 2018 to:

Check payable to OWL for $45 for each guest & mail to:
2766 Manoa Road
Honolulu, HI 96826

Phone:  808-396-1605 |  email:  

2018 Upcoming Luncheon Meeting Dates
May 14, 2018
July 9, 2018
September 10, 2018
November 5, 2018 (Halekulani Hotel)

Membership luncheons are generally held on the second Monday of January, March, May, July, September and November from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  Meetings are usually held at the Pacific Club, but locations will be confirmed prior to the meeting.

2017 Women Of The Year

Ananda Chou OWL Outstanding Woman of the Year Public Sector

Ananda Chou

OWL Outstanding Woman of the Year
Public Sector

Ananda Chou is a model of a dedicated leader who serves the community with vision and commitment.  Throughout her years with the YMCA, she has excelled in leadership and management, managing a budget of over $1.03 million, increasing membership by 54%, training, fundraising and marketing.  Now as Executive Director of the Atherton YMCA, Ananda is leading their relocation transition to UH Manoa Campus, which will include a new operational model. 

Ananda also leads a group of college students on a trip to the Philippines each year to help improve the community in a partnership with the Rotary on facility improvement projects such as a new water tank and distribution system, roofing, walkways and equipment for a rural school, as well as providing reading glasses and a free dental clinic.  In addition, Ananda is a servant-leader among various boards such as the Kailua Chamber of Commerce, Honolulu Professional Foundation, and OWL. Ananda's focused leadership make her an OWL Outstanding Woman Leader.


Belinda Lau OWL Outstanding Woman of the Year Private Sector

Belinda Lau

OWL Outstanding Woman of the Year
Private Sector

Belinda is co-owner of Hawaii Tech Support, a highly successful company recognized by The Pacific Edge Magazine and Pacific Business News.   As a leader in her organization, she works hard to create a positive working environment in a typically stressful industry. Belinda is always warm, helpful, competent and professional, inspiring and motivating those around her.

Among her many community activities, Belinda is a mentor for the Center for Tomorrow's Leaders, helping to inspire an equip our youth to become leaders. Belinda also serves on the Patsy T. Mink Center for Business and Leadership Advisory Board, helping to inspire girls from all backgrounds to explore career options, find their passions and learn what it takes to achieve their goals through the Girls Summit and the Leadership Committee.

Belinda is an amazing business owner and community volunteer, and does all of this while also being a wife and mother. Belinda is an Outstanding Woman Leader who has shown excellence in her profession, in community service, and as a role model not only for other women but for our girls and boys who will be our next generation of leaders. 



Save the Date:  Owl Spring Mixer

The OWL Board invites all OWL members and their guests to join us for the OWL Spring Mixer.

Thursday, April 26, 2018
5:30pm - 7:30pm

Additional details to come....


2018 Upcoming Luncheon Meeting Dates
March 12, 2018
May 14, 2018
July 9, 2018
September 10, 2018
November 5, 2018 (Halekulani Hotel)