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Previous programming was made possible by the generous support and cooperation from the following:

Program Sponsors

  • Hawai‘i Council for the Humanities (2009-2013 presenting sponsor)
  • Bishop Museum (2008 presenting sponsor)
  • ʻIolani Palace (2007 presenting sponsor)
  • National Endowment for the Humanities’ We the People History Project Initiative
  • Hawai‘i Convention Center
  • Office of Hawaiian Affairs of the State of Hawai‘i
  • Hawai‘inuiākea School of Hawaiian Knowledge of the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa
  • University of Hawai‘i at Kapiolani Community College
  • Kamehameha Schools
  • Pacific Historic Parks
  • Hawaiian Airlines
  • Hawaiian Mission Houses Historic Site and Archives
  • Hawaiian Historical Society
  • Sheraton Princess Ka‘iulani Hotel
  • Enterprise Rent-a-Car & National Car Rental
  • Samuel N. and Mary Castle Foundation
  • Walmart
  • AT&T Mobility Hawai‘i
  • Mayor’s Office of Culture and the Arts, City & County of Honolulu
  • Lita’s Leis & Flower Shoppe, Honolulu
Presentation Sponsors
  • Hawai‘i Council for the Humanities
  • Hawai‘inuiākea School of Hawaiian Knowledge, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa
  • Center for Biographical Research, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa
  • Center for Oral History, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa
  • University of Hawai‘i at Kapi‘olani Community College
  • Kamehameha Schools
  • Bishop Museum
  • Hawaiian Mission Houses
  • Honolulu Museum of Art
  • Hula Preservation Society
  • Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai'i
  • Grove/Atlantic Press
  • Pacific Islanders in Communications
  • U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, & Marine Public Affairs partners
  • National Park Service’s WWII Valor in the Pacific National Monument
  • Florida Atlantic University’s Lynn College of Nursing
  • Schmidt Family Foundation
  • USS Bowfin Submarine Museum
  • Pearl Harbor Hawaiian Civic Club
  • Kalihi-Palama Culture and Arts Society
  • Hālau O Kawailani (Opening Chanter)
  • Hālau Nā Mamo O Pu‘uanahulu (Opening Chanter)

Welcome to our Distinctive Women in Hawaiian History.

We thank you for the opportunity to introduce you to women of Hawai‘i. We embrace the legacy of activists, thinkers, strivers, and dreamers. Their stories permit us to indulge in dreams for our taking.

Our stories reveal complex eras from the perspective of women who transformed their communities and families. They used a combination of personal sacrifice, remarkable resiliency, and experienced unabashed joy and freedom in moving beyond the status quo. These public programs help build understanding of historical events which have largely ignored the voices of women from the official historical record. They explore women's more intimate realms such as the history of our immediate families, communities, and social networks.

We are proud to continue sharing this quality program, with top-notch presenters, since 2007. We strongly believe that the little-known stories of Hawai‘i's distinctive women need to be told and shared. Be a part of our new 2018 programming year by joining us as a volunteer, financial contributor, program resource person, or by partnering your organization with our efforts.

Please contact us with your interest or pledge of support:

Your generosity is greatly appreciated.

Mahalo nui loa,
Jamie Conway
Director and Founder, Distinctive Women in Hawaiian History

2018 Community Involvement - Marketing Volunteers and Resource Experts

Help us to continue valuable programs such as this by making a personal investment. Your kōkua (offered in the spirit of cooperation) as Volunteers and Resource Experts for our 2018 program series will open in February 2018. Particular interest:
  • Marketing volunteers with social media background
  • Community Outreach Volunteers to give 10-minute prepared talks to Civic Clubs & Service Clubs on our 2018 initiatives
  • Travel coordination volunteers
  • Educators for assistance with high school and college programs
  • High School Interns to work on a high-school program
  • College Student Interns to work with a college program
  • Retirees with their reservoir of goodwill

The program has inspired life transformations and emerging research. And the momentum continues through your talent generosity to our 2018 programing.

Questions: info@DistinctiveWomenHawaii.org

Why invest in our 2018 program series? Consider prior programsʻ audience responses:

  • Wonderful! A celebration not only of culture and history, but also of the soul, heart, and spirit. Aloha alive at every moment.
  • Mahalo for continuing this annual event which honors and educates many distinctive women of Hawai‘i. It is important to continue awareness of the contributions made in our history.
  • Such a wonderful tribute - so many new discoveries. Great variety of topics.
  • I am very happy to have had the opportunity to hear the many personalities brought in as presenters. Loved also the blend of topics too! Mahalo nui loa.
  • This was my first conference. I wish I had heard about it years earlier so I could have attended then too. I encourage you to get out the word to as many Hawaiian women as possible. They will enjoy it as much as I did!
  • Mahalo for a great, fun, and moving time. Great presentations...each one shed light.
  • Totally outstanding array of different types of presenters'-Outstanding!
  • Awesome!! Every year it gets better!