YWCA’s Pink Sunday event connects women entrepreneurs

Before Black Friday, there was Pink Sunday.

The YWCA’s Pink Sunday connected more than 80 Kauai businesswomen with the community last weekend. It was also a fundraising event for the nonprofit’s programs aimed at ending violence against women and children.

“It’s kind of creating a relationship with the community and reaching out to women who had no idea the (YWCA) even exists,” event chair Heather Singleton said of the event held at Kauai Veterans Center in Lihue.

Besides featuring several businesses owned by women and having plenty of grinds available, those attending were able to attend exercise classes, get massages and have mini spa treatments. There was also a belly dancing performance, a flash mob and a fashion show with five designers.

Singleton said this island has some “incredible dynamic” women who own and operate their own businesses while being mothers.

“A lot of them are young,” she said. “Some of the designers on the fashion show started designing since they were 15.”

Singleton plans to bring Pink Sunday back next year and every year thereafter.

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