Lady Lawyers Luncheon: Alternatives to Law

  • October 05, 2015
  • 12:00 PM
  • Alston Hunt Floyd & Ing 1001 Bishop Street 20th Floor Conference Room
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Lady Lawyers Luncheon:

Alternatives to Law

Monday, October 5, 2015 at Noon

Offices of Alston Hunt Floyd & Ing, ASB Tower,

1001 Bishop Street, 20th Floor conference room

Sponsored by Hawaii Women Lawyers and the Hawaii State Bar Association

Please join us on Monday, October 5 from Noon to 1:15 p.m. to hear from two licensed attorneys who have decided to pursue interests related to or different from law, why they made those choices, and how they got to their current positions.

  • Donna Tanoue is Vice Chair of Bank of Hawaii and President of Bank of Hawaii Foundation.  She also serves on Bank of Hawaii’s Board of Directors.  Prior to joining the Bank, Donna was the Chairman of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) in Washington, D.C.  She was also a partner with Goodsill Anderson Quinn & Stifel and Commissioner of Financial Institutions for the State of Hawaii.  She serves on the boards of Kaneohe Ranch and the Honolulu Museum of Art.  She previously served on the boards of Longs Drug Stores Corporation, PBS, and The Queen’s Health Systems.  In her own words, she is still adjusting to life as “the Mayor’s wife.”
  • Sen. Laura Thielen has represented the 25th Hawaii State Senate District, which includes Kailua, Waimanalo, Hawaii Kai, and the Northwest Hawaiian Islands, since 2012.  She also operates a small farm business in Waimanalo.  Her prior experience includes serving as Windward District representative for the Hawaii State Board of Education, Chairperson of the Hawaii State Board of Land and Natural Resources, Agricultural Liaison for the City and County of Honolulu, Director of the Hawaii State Office of Planning, and Managing Attorney for the Legal Aid Society of Hawaii.  She is also a past President of Hawaii Women Lawyers.


Invite a friend or colleague - the more, the merrier!  Please register online no later than Friday, October 2 to let us know you are coming.  Bring a bag lunch or snack; beverages will be provided.  And bring some of your business cards for networking, to help introduce yourself to others.  Members of Hawaii Women Lawyers who attend are eligible to enter a drawing for 2 free movie tickets!


A big MAHALO! to our past speakers in 2015:

Lorraine Akiba, Sherry Broder, Julie China, Catherine Awakuni Colón, Joanne Grimes,

Jan Harada, Hon. Leslie Hayashi, Lisa Jacobs, Nalani Fujimura Kaina, Elizabeth Kent,

Janet Kloenhamer, Donna Leong, Sharon Lovejoy, Daria Loy-Goto, Hon. Victoria Marks,

Patricia Mau-Shimizu, Justice Sabrina McKenna, Hon. Karen Nakasone, Ty Nohara,

Lauren Sharkey, Erika Strawn

The next luncheon will be:

Mon., Nov. 9, 2015:  Report from the Lean In Circles - The Power of Peer Support

  • Joanne Grimes, Carlsmith Ball LLP
  • Chenise Iwamasa, Chang, Iwamasa & Chiu LLP
  • Alika Piper, Klevansky Piper LLP

Ideas for future topics and speakers at Lady Lawyers Luncheons are always welcome!

Please email Ellen Carson at or Connie Chang at with any suggestions.