In 1992, Kathryn Inkinen formed Executive Search firm, Inkinen & Associates. From 2018 she has been designated as Founder/Advisor working with Ben Ancheta, new President. Throughout her career, Kathy has made giving back to our community a top priority, serving on boards of several community organizations. Past and present Board appointments: Red Cross-Hawaii Chapter, the University of Hawaii’s Travel Industry Management Alumni Association, the American Lung Association’s Lung Force, Women Corporate Directors, the Japanese Chamber of Commerce, Better Business Bureau, Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii, HEMIC, School to Work Executive Council, UCERA and the Japanese Women’s Society Foundation. She is a lifetime member of the University of Hawaii Alumni Association, the YWCA of Hawaii and the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii. Kathy graduated from the University of Hawaii at Manoa with a major in Travel Industry Management and is a past inductee to the College of Business Administration’s Alumni Hall of Honor as well as Alumni of the Year from Farrington High School and Small Business of the Year award from Hawaii Business Magazine.
Kathy has been part of the American Lung Association’s Women’s Council and has been a leader in the Outstanding Mother Awards planning committee. She is a Turquoise Ambassador because she knows that lung cancer is the number one cancer killing women and would like to raise awareness in the community about this. Because the Coronavirus affects all gender and ages, she is interested raising funds for research.
The I WEAR TURQUOISE campaign is seeking community leaders to help raise awareness and research funding to defeat lung defeat COVID-19 once and for all. As an I WEAR TURQUOISE candidate, leaders commit to:
I Wear Turquoise Ambassadors commit to:
- Sporting our LUNG FORCE pin during the month of June
- Raising lung health and air quality awareness through their networks
- Commit to a fundraising goal of $2,500 to support the American Lung Association research, programs, and services
- Consider being a media spokesperson for IWT
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