Four-Month YP Mentor Hawaii Program Includes In-Person Meetings,
Email and Phone Sessions


HONOLULU – The Chamber of Commerce Hawaii’s Young Professionals (YP) program today announced the launch of its inaugural YP Mentor Hawaii program. The four-month program matches YP members one-on-one, based on their professional and personal goals, with a senior Hawaii business executive.

“We are very excited to offer this exclusive opportunity to members of the Young Professionals program,” said Stanley Lau, chair of the YP program. “YP Mentor Hawaii goes hand-in-hand with our program’s mission of growing and developing young leadership here in Hawaii.”

Once accepted into the program, YP Mentor Hawaii participants benefit from:

  • A meet-and-greet with all program mentees and members of the YP Steering Committee
  • Three monthly meetings with mentor
  • Monthly phone call with mentor
  • Ongoing email exchanges, as needed, with mentor
  • End of program reception with all mentors and mentees

View the inaugural line-up of mentors for the first cohort of mentees.

  • Signe Godfrey, Retired President, Olsten Staffing and Professional Services
  • Tammy Mencel, Publisher, Pacific Business News
  • Sherry Menor-McNamara, President & CEO, Chamber of Commerce Hawaii
  • Martin J. Welch, CEO, HEMIC

YP Mentor Hawaii program cost is $100 and is open to YP members. Applicants are being accepted now for the first cohort, which begins in January. To apply, email YP Steering Committee member Emily Pellin.

The Chamber’s YP program provides professionals ages 21-39 a forum through which to exchange ideas, grow professionally, share common interests and get an inside view into Hawaii’s business community.

As the “Voice of Business” in Hawaii, the Chamber of Commerce Hawaii is a statewide, non-profit organization whose mission is to serve as the advocate for business in Hawaii. Established in 1850, the Chamber works on behalf of its approximately 1,300 member organizations and the business community, as a whole, to advance the state’s economic climate and help the business community thrive locally, nationally and globally. The Chamber advocates on behalf of business; supports its members with training, business building and networking opportunities; and serves as a liaison between civilian and military communities, working to enhance the quality of life for the citizens of Hawaii. Visit

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Contact: Lori Abe
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