Apply now for Pacific Century Fellows, Class of 2017-18

Who will shape Hawaii’s future? Community leader and well-known political figure Mufi Hannemann founded a professional group, Pacific Century Fellows, just over a decade ago to help develop the next generation of our state’s leaders.

PCF ’14 graduation

This is a fellowship to develop leadership skills for mid-career professionals. It’s wonderful, and I was lucky to be selected for it a few years ago (class of 2013-14). I developed perspectives and made lifelong friends. If it remotely intrigues you, you should apply! It’s a great program.

PCF Sustainability / Agriculture Day

Apply now through June 30, 2017 for the Pacific Century Fellows, Class of 2017-18. See for applications and information. 

Two dates to bear in mind, as attendance at both are mandatory for acceptance: 1) Interviews for finalists on Saturday, August 5th, at the Sheraton Waikiki; 2) Opening retreat that kicks off the 2017-18 program year, September 29-30th, at the Turtle Bay Resort.

Good luck!

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Diane Ako

Peace of mind By Diane Ako I like to reflect on life. Sometimes it’s philosophically. Sometimes it’s humorously. For all its beauty, life is far too difficult a journey to take alone. You need the support and connection with others to help carry you along the way. Writing brings me that connection– within and without. It clarifies my thoughts and feelings. It helps me reach out to others for advice, wisdom, or feedback. Your thoughts become your actions. Your actions become you. A wise yogi- Patanjali- said, “Speak what is true. Speak what is pleasant.” Let’s speak of things pleasant to one another and seek some peace of mind along the way. ABOUT Diane Ako joined Hawaii: In Real Life in October 2016. She likes being part of a community of local bloggers – people who like writing and sharing, like she does. Ako is an anchor/ reporter at Island News (KITV4 – ABC) in Honolulu. She previously anchored and reported at KHON2 (FOX) and KHNL (NBC), and at stations in California, New Mexico, and Pennsylvania. She freelance writes for NMG Network's magazines. In between news jobs, in 2017, she launched and ran her own p.r. company, Diane Ako PR. From 2010-2014, she headed the public relations department at Halekulani Corporation, which oversees luxury resort Halekulani and boutique hotel Waikiki Parc. She’s been blogging since 2009 – before Hawaii: IRL, she wrote for The Honolulu Star-Advertiser, the state’s largest daily newspaper, where her stories garnered a dozen journalism awards and an Emmy nomination. Ako has a BA in Communications from Menlo College and an MA in Political Science from University of Hawaii at Manoa. She volunteers as a board member of the Honolulu Gay & Lesbian Cultural Foundation, a Shinto shrine maiden at Daijingyu Temple, a citizen-scientist studying shrimp, and a yoga teacher at a senior center.

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