As a millennial Republican woman representing Mililani and Mililani Mauka since 2012, Rep. Beth Fukumoto, 34, made headlines. But the youngest person to serve as Hawai‘i’s House Minority Leader felt increasingly isolated from her colleagues, alienated by the remarks of President Donald Trump and in March announced she was leaving the state GOP.
Stacey Hayashi spent thousands of hours interviewing veterans, then shared their stories in a comic book called “Journey of Heroes,” which won international acclaim and pushed her to her next project: finishing a feature-length film about the heroes.
Erin Gerwig created Dogwalker Etc. in 2001 and has been helping out pet families on O‘ahu ever since, providing animal lovers around the island with dog walking, pet sitting, overnight care and boarding services.
After establishing a career in high-end retail companies on the West Coast, Shelley Tadaki Cramer returned home to Honolulu as Saks Fifth Avenue’s vice president and general manager, to lead the team that opens the new store in Waikīkī, with a workforce of 130.