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Success Stories

Discover the starts and successes of minority-women-owned businesses in various industries, including how they become a part of the MBDA Enterprising Women of Color Business Center. 

Check back often since our collection of success stories is updated frequently. 

Hina Schipa Buck Roofing Hawaii Success Story

Hina Schipa Buck Roofing Hawaii Success Story

Success Stories
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JASMINE WAIPA, MD

Owner, Keanuenue Pediatrics, LLC

Medical

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JENNIFER JONES-PATULLI

Owner & Lead Consultant, Productive Conflict LLC

Conflict Management & Leadership Development

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JADE RICHARDSON

President, Road Builders Corporation

Asphalt & paving

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JASMINE TANIOKA

President & CFO, Tanioka’s Seafoods and Catering

Food and catering

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KIT (ZULUETA) FURUKAWA

Owner, Kit Zulueta Productions, LLC

Marketing

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MARIKO GORDON

Founder, Jizo/Manjusri LLC

Business coaching & education

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KIM JONES

Owner, Kimberly Jones, CPA

Tax Accounting

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JASMINE JOY SARRIA

Founder & Owner, Beelieve Hawaii LLC

Apiculture

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LAUREN ARAKI

Entrepreneur, Kuhio Grille

Restaurant

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ASHLEY SMITH

Owner, Ashley Smith Photo LLC

Commercial Photography

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SUMA METLA

Owner, Three Little Ducks LLC

Physical therapy

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KATIE BENNETT

Lead Mediator and Owner, Family Mediation Hawaii

Family mediation

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MIKILANI AMBY

President/Owner/Member, HKA Pacific LLC

General aviation maintenance

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DONNA LYNN RODRIGUEZ

Owner, B Everywhere Errands LLC

Corporate Concierge, Errand Running, and Personal Assistant Services

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JALENE KANANI BELL

President and Creative Director, Noho Home

Home Decor

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STACEY KATAKURA

President & Founder, Accumulus Advisors LLC

Accounting and finance

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TRACY ADAMS

Owner, Adams & Associates L.L.C.

Insurance

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RAINA DEVAULT

President and Founder of Maui Traffic Control Services, LLC

Traffic control

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MIRANDA RUDEGEAIR

Owner, Hawaii Dance Bomb

Health & Education

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TANYA UYEHARA

Founder, Designer, and Owner of Laha`ole Designs

Native Hawaiian Style Online Boutique

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STACEY LEONG

Partner & Founder of Stacey Leong Design

Communications

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WENDY AWAI-DAKROUB

CEO, Founder of ‘Ōhi’a Technology Group

Technology/Software Solutions

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MARI VILLA

CEO of Villa Business Consulting Inc.

Business and Business Consulting

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CAMMIE CHUN

CEO of Cameron Group LLC

Accounting and Finance

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RAMONA LARIOSA

Owner/CEO, Haloa Construction LLC

Construction

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BELIA PAUL

Owner, A Honu Space LLC

Professional Organizer & Private Chef

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JENNA PASCUAL

Founder, Jenna Pascual LLC

Life Coaching & Laughter Yoga

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SALITA STOREY

Owner, Virtual Helpmates LLC

Virtual assistant

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APRIL CHENG

Owner, TravelChic World LLC

Tourism

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DEBORAH WEBER

Founder & Lead Pelvic Therapist, Hawaii Pelvic Therapy LLC

Physical therapy

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STACI TANIGUCHI

Owner & Principal Engineer, Kokoro Engineering LLC

Engineering

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MELE JONES

Owner, Kokua Diaper LLC

Cloth-diapering service

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SHAWNA YEE

Owner, Apex Physical Therapy Specialists

Physical therapy

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MOMI RAMOLETE

Co-Founder, Pua Mohala Healing and Advocacy Services, LLC

Youth and family services

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TRACI BUSH

President, Waikiki Beach Services LLC

Recreation

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GWEN NAVARRETE KLAPPERICH

Chief Learning Consultant, Klapperich International Training Associates (KITA) LLC

Training and development

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BRIDGET THORPE

Founder, SOL VAE LLC

Fashion

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RYAN MAE SWEENEY

President and Owner, Aster Marketing LLC

Marketing

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KIANI WONG

President and CEO, Kakaʻako Kasuals

Footwear

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MARTHA KHLOPIN

Owner, Get2Insurance.com

Insurance

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STACEY SCHILLER

Co-Owner of Nosh LLC

Food

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JUNE FERNANDEZ

Owner, Alliance Personnel Inc.

Staffing & Recruiting

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CAMILLE HEUNG

Founder & Owner of Valia Honolulu

Retail

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ETHEL TORRES

Owner & Co-Founder of National Drug Source

Pharmaceutical Distribution - International & Domestic

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MARIE LAU

Owner of Hokulani Bakeshop

Commercial Small Bakeshop

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JANE MURAO

Founder & Owner of haul2hi

Logistics Company (Personal Shopping Shipping Service)

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CYDNEY-JERIN MENESES

Independent Contractor

Marketing & Social Media

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KELLI NAMBA

Owner of Namba Consulting LLC

Marketing and Communications

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MICHELLE AKE

Founder & CEO, Malu Productions, Inc.

Entertainment

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STEPHANIE CHANG

Principal, Stephanie Chang Ink Design, LLC

Communications & design

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CHRISTABEL LOBO

Freelance Writer and Illustrator

Journalism and art

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MICHELLE NELSON

President, M. K. Equipment Corp.

Equipment rental

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CHRISTY TATSEY

CEO, Parallel Connections Corporation

Virtual assistants

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KEA PETERS

Owner & Illustrator, Kākou Collective LLC

Art and design

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CHRISTINA ZEPEDA

CEO, Christina’s Angels Inc.

Medical staffing, moving, janitorial services

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PULAMA LONG

Owner, Honi Hala

Accessories

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NAOKO PAGE AND LILY PENTLIN

Co-owners, Fluxelife LLC

Wellness

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WENDY TRINH

Animal Care Specialist, Paws For a Moment LLC dba Furever Friends Play and Stay

Pet Care

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FALEAKA GREEN

Owner, Puli Contractors

Construction

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DANIELA STOLFI-TOW

Owner, BOSS Hawaii LLC

Digital media

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LIYAN WAN

Owner, Meerkat Academics LLC

Tutoring and Coaching

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KEHINDE KOYEJO

Founder, Kalm Korner

Skincare

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YUNAH JOSEPH

Owner, Kalaheo Designs, Inc.

Retail merchandising/consulting and jewelry

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BRANDY CAJUDOY

Co-Owner, Cajudoy Construction LLC

Construction

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DR. TONYA & WENDY FEATHERSTON

Co-Owners of Good Karma Enterprises, LLC

Training and consulting; business coaching

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JOHNNELLE TERRELL

Founder & Co-Owner, Pull Em Freight LLC

Transportation

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LAURA TOYOFUKU-AKI

Self-Employed & Partner of Project Koa Yoga

Yoga & Wellness/Fitness

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HINA SCHIPA

Owner, Buck Roofing Co. Inc. Hawai`i

Construction

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DOMONICA GLENN

Owner of The Growing Patch 24-Hour Children’s Academy

Early Childhood Education

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LORI SILVA

CEO of Napua’ala LLC

Retail and Wholesale

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KATHLEEN TSUI

CEO of STARR Resource & Development

Welding and Fabrication within the Maritime industry

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LEILANI PEREZ

CEO of Ka Wahine Ho’oma’ema’e

Commercial Janitorial

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