Professional Women Unite!


Are you a professional woman or business owner here on Maui? Want to grow your business and meet with like-minded ladies?

Femfessionals—a business community for professional women and business owners—is hosting an event from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Thursday, March 26 at Maui Thing in Wailuku. Journalist and business coach Britt Yap will share in-depth tips on how to get your business noticed on a budget. She’ll also teach guests how to pitch a story to the media and share ideas for free marketing. (Hint: As someone who receives story pitches and press releases daily, I can tell you that quality matters.)

Dream Coach Tiare Thomas will share the positive effects of setting daily intentions, meditating and creating a dream board. Guests will learn about the process Thomas uses for her workshops and also participate in three business/career exercises.

Here’s what you need to remember:

Where: Maui Thing in Wailuku
When: 5:30 to 9 p.m. Thursday, March 26
Cost: $32 for Femfessional members and $42 for non-members (Price includes dinner, dessert, non-alcoholic beverages, POG-mosas and wine, and a chance to win one of 12 raffle prizes totaling $400.)
Registration: Pre-register here by Wednesday, March 25 (hurry, that’s two days from now!). No walk-ins will be accepted.
Materials: Guests are encouraged to bring a notepad and pen, business cards and positive vibes.

* If you’re in the mood for some retail therapy, here’s some good news: guests will receive 15 percent off on all merchandise purchased at Maui Thing during the event.

For questions about the event, email

If you can’t make this week’s event, don’t worry. Femfessionals Maui will host 1 to 2 networking events or workshops each month.

And now, meet your lovely hosts…

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Britt Yap (pictured, at left)

Maui native, Britt Yap, has recently been appointed Femfessionals Maui President. She is also currently the Honolulu chapter president and regional director overseeing several cities on the West Coast.

“This event is one of the best lineups Femfessionals has put together in Hawai‘i since its inception in 2013. I am also looking forward to stepping into my new role as Maui president and sharing my vision for the chapter with the members and getting their feedback. Maui is a special place to me. It’s where I was born and raised, and I like giving back to community by helping empower women entrepreneurs,” Yap said.

Britt has more than a decade of experience in communications. She’s held the position of reporter, editor, marketing director, communications specialist, HPU journalism instructor, and magazine publisher. She started a quarterly mixed martial arts magazine called UPROAR in 2008. Her new business—Holomua Healing Arts—recently celebrated its one-year anniversary. Britt offers life, business and relationship coaching, hypnotherapy and Reiki. Her healing and coaching has helped many clients get “unstuck” in life. Eighty percent of her clientele are women and she is most sought after for her Reiki healing and past life regression sessions. Learn more by visiting

Tiare Thomas (pictured, at right)

Tiare is an entrepreneur with a background in event coordinating, personal shopping, wardrobe styling, and modeling. In 2009, Thomas was introduced to a technique used by many successful individuals to conceptualize and manifest their dreams using a dreamboard. This technique—to identify, prioritize, and manifest one’s dreams through imagery, text, or color on to a vision board—is combined with Tiare’s knowledge of the Feng Shui Bagua. The bagua is the art of defining space or placement that connects to specific areas of one’s life. This allows energy “chi” to align into that area of one’s life. Learn more by visiting

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