New dynamics are altering what successful leaders will need in the future: Global affects local, technology makes information ubiquitous and instantaneous, and social networks affects hierarchies. In order for Hawaii to prosper, we need to build new leadership skills and new cadres of leaders.

The Hawaii Leadership Forum is a societal change organization dedicated to advancing leadership in and for Hawaii. We seek to cultivate the conditions in which Hawaii thrives. We serve as a catalyst and convener for initiatives that improve leadership throughout the state and view leadership development as an essential ingredient for the future.

Toward that end, the cornerstone program of the Hawaii Leadership Forum—Omidyar Fellows—is designed to enhance the capabilities of mid-career leaders and change-makers who can mobilize other individuals and organizations to create positive and lasting change.


Board of Directors

Cathy LukeCathy Luke
Michael MohrMichael Mohr
Pierre OmidyarPierre Omidyar
Jennifer Goto SabasJennifer Goto Sabas
Kelvin H. TaketaKelvin H. Taketa

Staff Team

Bill Coy, Director, Omidyar Fellows

Sam Dorios, Systems & Complexities Associate

Lisa Leong, Producer

Kerry Lezy, Program Associate

Troy Siruno, Project Associate

Aubrey Yee, Network Weaver


We are currently hiring for an Administrative Associate.
For more details and to apply, click here.


Contact Us

Hawaii Leadership Forum
700 Bishop Street, Suite 1701
Honolulu, HI 96813

* Hawaii Leadership Forum is a nonprofit organization and receives funding from the Omidyar Ohana Fund of the Hawaii Community Foundation.