WOMEN UNITED®: We Ignite Change

Dedicated to creating a world full of opportunity for everyone, Women United® focuses on education, poverty prevention and safety net, the building blocks for a better life for women who have been leading the way for their communities since time immemorial. Tackling the issues that matter most and empowering one another to leverage our passions, ideas, expertise and resources to transform the very conditions in which people live. 

2022 Chocolate, Champagne, and Couture, For-A-Cause Highlights

Our annual C4 event hosts delectable dishes complemented with champagne, chocolate, a fashion show and fabulous company. Proceeds support the Women United Fund which identifies and invests in initiatives of women empowerment, economic self-sufficiency, and healthy new mothers and children. Explore photos from our 2022 event!

Our Impact & Past Grant Recipients

  • The Aloha Medical Mission Welcome Smile Program (2021): Helps the most vulnerable women in our society, by providing free restorative and preventive dental care, helping to transform these women's physical appearance in the hopes of regaining their self-confidence, promoting their well-being, and empowering them to find gainful employment. 
  • IHS Holomua Na Wahine Program (2021): Encourages IHS' female staff to pursue post-secondary education, consider education as a part of ongoing career development planning, and see college as an attainable long-term outcome. 
  • Aloha United Way COVID-19 Rent & Utility Assistance Program: For female led households (2020) Created to help Hawai'i residents who are financially affected by the pandemic and who had fallen behind on their utilities payments. 
  • YWCA 
  • Domestic Violence Action Center 
  • Waikiki Health 
  • Child & Family Service 
  • Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies Coalition of Hawaii 
  • Catholic Charities Hawai‛i 

Join Women United

Be part of a community of like-minded women who contribute their personal passions, best ideas, and unique strengths to the mission of building a stronger community:

  • Opportunities to share your expertise and talents on committees and through volunteering
  • Invitations to events where you can network and build connections with like-minded women and community leaders
  • You create powerful, lasting change through an internationally recognized group of dedicated female philanthropists
  • Your investment directly impacts women and children of Hawaii for their entire lives, ensuring they're on a path to success
$1,000 Level: Women United Member
$10,000 Level: Woman of Tocqueville, full membership in the Tocqueville Society
Join today and make a direct gift, or connect with a Women United member to learn more by sending us a few details about your interests below.



Volunteer and network within our community alongside others looking to create change. Our next volunteer dates are October 25 & 26. Email us for more information!

2022 Women United Board Members

Executive Board

Dee Lim
Enterprise Holdings
Hawaii Group Talent Manager
Lanae Santos
Vice Chair
Guaranteed Rate
Vice President Loan Originator

Board of Directors

Michelle Stofle
Membership & Fundraising Chair
Strategic Partnerships
Unyong Nakata
Fundraising Co-Chair
Nakata Advisory, LLC
Principal Consultant
Haylee Faustin
Volunteer Chair

Angie Nakasone
Secretary and Volunteer Co-Chair
ProService Hawaii
Director of Client Success
Laura Guinn-Hall
Treasurer and Women United Fund Chair
Zurich North America
AVP, Sr. Tech. Specialist
Kathleen Wagner
Membership Co-Chair
DTRIC Insurance
Senior Accountant
June Fernandez
Board Member
Alliance Personnel Inc.
Shawn Benton
Board Member
Cox, Wootton, Lerner, Griffin & Hansen LLP
Senior Counsel

Yvette Barradas
Board Member

Vice President, Claims
First Insurance Company of Hawaii

Advisory Council

Emmaly Calibraro
Aloha United Way
Vice President of Resource Development
Terri Fujii
CW Associates
Managing Partner

AUW Liaison

Charmaine Viegas
Aloha United Way
Director of Digital Fundraising