The Central Pacific Bank Foundation announced recently that it is looking for participants to its "Women Entrepreneurs By Rising Tide" program, an 11-session course designed to help Hawaii's female entrepreneurs achieve success in business.
Susan Utsugi, Senior Vice President for Business Banking at CPB Group, said that they had thoroughly enjoyed working with their first two cohorts. They were excited to welcome the third group of women who are talented to help grow their business. The sessions will cover topics such as financial management, attracting and hiring top talent, marketing strategies that attract positive attention, and more. This program is free and informative. We encourage women to apply.
CPB reports that WE by Rising Tide offers financial management lessons, marketing and branding strategies and networking opportunities with women executives and entrepreneurs.
According to the announcement, in order to be eligible, a business applicant must be at least 51 percent owned by women and for-profit. The business must also have been open for a minimum three years, currently operational and have an annual revenue of between $250,000 and $5 million in 2022.
The experience improved my confidence and business acumen,' said Rose Wong, the founder and owner Kolohe, a luxury jewelry store and 2022 participant.
The CPB Foundation and aio Foundation are sponsoring the program in partnership with the Patsy T. Mink Center for Business and Leadership. Applications will be accepted up until May 31. Weekly courses will run between August 2 and October 5, 2023. Central Pacific Bank has more information on their website.