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Virtual Connect Webinar Series: Shifting from Adversity to Opportunity

November 5 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Did you know that top Fortune 500 companies such as Hewlett-Packard, Uber and Square were started during an economic recession? Please join us for an informal discussion with guest speakers on how to reimagine your business and thrive during turbulent economic times.

What if I look at the recession as one of the best times to make changes to my business? What new opportunities can I envision? How do I act to take advantage of these opportunities?

Ian Kitajima is the Director of Corporate Development, and is best known as the “Technology Sherpa” at Oceanit – a homegrown “Mind to Market” innovation company of 160 scientists, engineers, technologists, designers, and dreamers committed to pursuing creative solutions to the world’s most difficult problems including the current development of a simple home COVID-19 detection test kit.

Sherry Menor-McNamara was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of the Chamber of Commerce Hawai‘i on September 1, 2013; becoming the youngest and first female President and CEO of the Chamber in the organization’s 170-year history, as well as the first Asian to serve as CEO of a State Chamber. Under her leadership, the Chamber was recognized as the 2018 State Chamber of the Year, a national award presented by ACCE.

Scott Simon is a veteran executive coach, organizational strategy consultant, and founder of the Simon Leadership Group. He specializes in stakeholder-centered, innovative approaches to leadership development and facilitation. Additionally, he brings two decades of professional experience as a litigation attorney, civil engineer, and corporate communicator. Scott is passionate about empowering leaders in the private, public and nonprofit sectors to tackle their toughest challenges.



November 5
10:00 am - 11:00 am