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Kaua‘i Chamber of Commerce to hold a virtual women’s meeting

LIHU‘E — The Kaua‘i Chamber of Commerce collaboration with Leadership Kaua‘i and LEI of Kaua‘i are hosting this year’s Women’s Symposium event virtually on Thursday, Mar. 18, from 9:00 a.m. to 2 p.m.

A five-hour event packed with keynote speakers: women leading in their industry, with engaging workshops and instant mentorship for women who are looking to take the next step, so make sure to have some lunch with you.

This event was designed to inspire courage, build confidence, and connect with like-minded individuals, according to The Kauai Chamber of Chamber

Anna Baudouin, membership coordinator of the chamber said she learned just from coordinating and working with these women that everyone’s path is different.

“And that’s okay,” Baudouin said. “That’s valid. That’s valuable.”

Baudouin said presently she is not quite ready to be a speaker on stage, but because of her place at the Chamber and with the support and help of many people around her, she has the opportunity to provide a platform.

“For some amazing women in our very own community to share their experiences, challenges, accomplishments, and bits of wisdom,” Baudouin said. “Through this, we want to uplift, inspire, motivate, validate and give hope to women, especially after (the) tough year we’ve all had.”

Echoing Bedouin’s thoughts is Robbie Melton, center director of Small Business Development Center.

“This is the second year Kauai Chamber of Commerce is hosting the Women’s Symposium,” Bedouin said. “This year the theme is ‘A Woman’s Journey’ and we have many women sharing their stories about different aspects of their career and personal journeys. There will also be some time for mentoring and a chance to meet other women.”

Registration fees include student $15, member $35, and guest $45. The first 50 to register will receive an appreciation gift box of curated items from women-owned Kaua‘i businesses, courtesy of the chamber.

To register for this event go to https://bit.ly/37sfJS0.

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Stephanie Shinno, education, business, and community reporter can be reached at 245-0424 or sshinno@thegardenisland.com.

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