Empowering People, Changing Lives, Making a Difference

Aloha and Welcome!

Helen Wai is Native Hawaiian and lifelong resident of Nanakuli, Hawaii. Reared in a hard-working and entrepreneurial-minded environment, Helen is the self-made business owner and the lead consultant of Helen N. Wai LLC.


Since 2001, Helen has partnered with US communities and organizations to bring her powerful brand of financial literacy, home buyer education, foreclosure prevention and energy efficiency workshops and consulting to over 12,000 participants (and counting).


Her innate and unique ability to educate and inspire to action a wide spectrum of participants - families, educators, community leaders and Hawaiian Homestead kupuna – on critical, real-life economic issues continues to attract broad interest and engagement; Helen’s tailored workshops, speaking engagements, consulting and training sessions take her throughout the State of Hawaii and to the mainland, including Alaska, California, Oregon, Michigan and Washington D.C.


Helen has worked with the following organizations, connecting vision and mission with critical community needs and aspirations: Neighborworks America, Oweesta Corporation, Consuelo Zobel Alger Foundation, Department of Hawaiian Home Land, Child & Family Services, Queen Liliuokalani Children’s Center, Hawaii Habitat for Humanity, County of Maui-OED Kuha’o Business Center in Molokai, Hawai’i Maoli, Hawai’i Alliance for Community-Based Economic Development, Waianae Coast Coalition and YWCA of Oahu.

Congratulations to our 2014 LeaderLuncheon Honorees!

The YWCA of O’ahu was fortunate to receive many nominations from the community members advocating exceptional women in Hawai’i. One of our 2014 LeaderLuncheon Honorees is:



Helen Wai

Financial Literacy Consultant, Speaker, & Trainer

Helen has built her business upon first-hand financial hardship and success. As a consultant, she has been assisting communities and organizations in the areas of financial literacy, homebuyer education, foreclosure prevention, lease cancellation, and energy efficiency throughout the State of Hawaii and nationally.

See the names of those previously honored - the LeaderLuncheon Academy.

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