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Upcoming Events

Keynote on the Metaverse

July 11, 2022

Carnegie Mellon - Tepper School of Business

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Living Color: Agency, Advocacy, and Allyship

Thursday 23, 2022

1400-1500 CEST

1730 - 1830 IST

2000 - 2100 SGT

As part of this year's Pride Month, we invited Dr Loretta Chen to discuss and share how and what it means to be an ally for the LGBTQIA+ community.

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International Women's Day Webinar

March 8, 2022

1100 - 1200 EST

1700 - 1800 CET

An engaging, no holds barred sharing about women and leadership. Come Vent, Venture, and Adventure!

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Inaugural IDEAS Forum 2021

Join us on Zoom

February 19, 2021 3pm, Hawaii (HST) / 8pm, New York/Toronto (EST)

February 20, 2021 1am, London (EST) / 9am Singapore (GMT+8)

Futureskills 101 is honoured to host the inaugural IDEAS Forum 2021 where we share and learn about contemporary issues on inclusion, diversity, equity, access and sustainability.


Featuring renowned speakers, thought leaders and changemakers from
around the world, IDEAS forum is a 90-minute conference-style event that is free and open to the public.

You will get the chance to hear from Social Justice Champion, Kim
Coco Iwamoto (US), Brand Director and Founder, Sai Tzy Horng
(Singapore /Malaysia) and Actress and Activist, Samora Smallwood
(Canada) as well as participate in an engaging Q + A.


Moderated by diversity and inclusion rep at Lego, Jeremy Lee and author-professor, Dr. Loretta Chen.

So why wait? Come on and share some positive IDEAS !

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Inspiring Women of Hawaii
Panel Discussion & Talk Story

Thursday, March 5, 2020

5-6 pm, Campus Center 203E

Shidler College of Business, 2404 Maile Way

Open to the Public. Event is free and open to all ages.

Moderated by Dr. Loretta Chen, and featuring inspirational panelists Kim Coco Iwamoto, Kathy Inouye, Kymberly Pine, and Dr. Shirley Daniel.

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Elevating Women

Friday, March 6, 2020

6:30 - 8:30 pm

Waiwai Collective - 1110 University Ave. #100


Join us for an evening of inspiration, featuring a panel of Hawai'i's leaders: Puanani Burgess, Dr. Christina Kishimoto, Dr. Loretta Chen and Laila Abouoaf - with a special keynote from award-winning Adventurer, Activist and Environmentalist Wasfia Nazreen.

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Elevating Women
Film Screening & Talk

Sunday, March 8, 2020

6 - 8 pm

Entrepreneurs Sandbox

Featuring Wasfia Nazreen and Dr. Loretta Chen.

Wasfia is the only woman to hold the simultaneous National Geographic titles of Explorer & Adventurer. She has committed her life to women's empowerment, environmental sustainability, conquering her own obstacles and raising awareness along the way. 

Dr. Loretta Chen was the Creative Director of The Activation Group, a creative agency with offices around Asia where she helmed campaigns for Samsung, Louis Vuitton, Nike as well as BNP Paribas’ all-star Women’s Tennis tournament featuring Serena Williams. She directed numerous theatrical productions including Victor Victoria, staged during President Obama’s APEC visit to Singapore and premiered The F Word (2011) at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, garnering her an Amnesty Freedom of Expression Award for bringing the plight of sex-trafficked women to light. She was the International Consultant to Bhutan, a nominated Member of Parliament and voted one of Asia’s most Inspiring Women. Her latest book, “Inspiring Women of Hawaii” is available at Costco, Target and all good bookstores.

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Grit & Grace
Inspiring Women of Hawaii

Monday, March 9, 2020

3 - 4:30 pm

Waterfront Plaza, 500 Ala Moana, WP6, Room 304

Presented by Reason Club

In Grit & Grace: Inspiring Women of Hawaii, executive creative director, author and professor, Dr. Loretta Chen will share her conception and creation of this landmark book. Voted one of Asia's most inspiring Women, this interactive session with Dr. Chen will ignite conversation to raise awareness and cultivate woke youth who will hopefully go on to become empowered leaders and changemakers just like the inspiring women of Hawaii.

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