On Friday, June 2, 2017, nearly 100 JASH members and guests participated in a business mentoring and networking event on “Building an International Career” at the Hilton Hawaiian Village (HHV) Beach Resort & Spa.
The focus of the evening was to bring together young professionals with mentors who have successfully built careers across the globe. The program began with a panel session moderated by JASH Director Mr. Tab Bowers, Executive Vice President of Marketing and Business Development at American Savings Bank. The four distinguished panelist were Mr. Daniel Dinell, president of Hawaii Coffee Company; Ms. Christine Kubota, Director with Damon Key Leong Kupchack Hastert, a Honolulu based law firm; Mr. Sal Miwa, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Myland Hawaii Realty, Ltd; and Ms. Maya Rogers, President and CEO of Blue Planet Software.
The four panelists shared their experiences with the audience on the highlights of and their reasons why they have chosen to pursue an international career. They also presented key points on how to be effective when working with a foreign culture and how have they dealt with challenges in both living abroad and working with foreign nationals. All of them mentioned the benefit of having good mentors in life and how events like this one provide opportunities for young professionals and those established in their careers to meet and network.
At the conclusion of the panel session, questions were taken from the audience before JASH Director Mr. Steve Sombrero closed the program and invited those in attendance to consider becoming a member of JASH.
Following the formal program, the audience was then given a chance to enjoy the delicious food prepared by our hosts at the Hilton Hawaiian Village and network and build relationships among each other.
Thank you to JASH Corporate member HHV for hosting such a wonderful event to promote friendship and understanding for the membership of JASH and its guests. Special thanks also to the four panelists who shared their wisdom and expertise with the audience and to JASH Director Tab Bowers for moderating the panel session.