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Now Accepting Nominations

The OWL Board encourages our members to start early considering nominations for the 2018 OWL Outstanding Woman Leader of the Year.  The winners will be announced at our annual meeting on November 5th. In keeping with OWL's original purpose of bringing together the public and private sectors, we would like to present awardees in both the public and private sector.

Criteria to be honored include excellent leadership in one’s profession, in community service, and as a role model for other women. The OWL Woman of the Year should be an OWL member in good standing for the calendar year in which the award is given.

Please download the 2018 Outstanding Woman Leader Award nomination form  and email to President Val Schmidt at .  by Monday, 8 October, 2018.  



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.

November 5, 2018 -- Guest Speaker

  Chief Susan Ballard, Honolulu Police Department

Chief Susan Ballard, Honolulu Police Department

OWL is excited to announce that Chief Susan Ballard will be our keynote speaker at the OWL annual board meeting and luncheon on November 5, 2018, which will be held at the Halekulani Hotel in Waikiki.  OWL’s theme for 2018 is “Legacy” and Chief Ballard certainly embodies today’s women leaders who are leaving a lasting legacy.

Chief Ballard became the Honolulu Police Department’s 11th Chief of Police, and Honolulu’s first female Chief of Police, on November 1, 2017.  Having joined the Honolulu Police Department in 1985, she worked in a wide range of field and administrative assignments. As a commander, she led the District 5 and District 4 patrol districts, Finance Division, Training Division, Research and Development Division (currently Information Technology Division), Informational Resources Section (currently Community Affairs Division), and the Central Receiving Division.

Chief Ballard believes in the department’s mission statement of Serving and Protecting with Aloha. She envisions the community and the HPD working together to make Oahu safe for its nearly one million residents and five times as many visitors. Her priorities include rebuilding public trust, preventing and solving crime, and recruiting quality employees. She is also committed to expanding police programs for the young and elderly.

Born in Virginia and raised in North Carolina, Chief Ballard has a Master of Arts degree in health and physical education from Tennessee Technological University and a Bachelor of Science degree in health and physical education from Appalachian State University.

Join our OWL Ohana on November 5th to hear how Chief Susan Ballard rose through the ranks of Honolulu’s Police Department and the legacy in leadership she is leaving for women in all career fields.

Next Lunch Meeting:  Nov 5, 2018 at the Halekulani Hotel
11:30 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.

RSVP due by noon on October 30, 2018:  Click here to register by Oct 30

Credit card payment online or 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
November 5, 2018 (Halekulani Hotel)

Annual dues for Jan. through Dec. 2018 is $270.  Dues for 6 months is $150.

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.