Last week, Pacific Business News honored our own Louise K. Y. Ing with their Women Who Mean Business Career Achievement Award. Ing received the award for her service “on the boards of numerous corporate, nonprofit, and professional organizations, including a term as president of the Hawaii State Bar Assocation,” and for having been recognized as “one of the best lawyers in the country,” according to the magazine.
It was the first year PBN handed out the Career Achievement Award. Although Ing was not able to attend the ceremony due to a conflict, several female attorneys from Alston Hunt Floyd & Ing accepted on her behalf. Cori Lau shared some thoughts on Louise with the crowd, noting, “It was not easy for Louise to get where she is. For example, her career counselor at Yale — where she graduated magna cum laude — asked her why she wanted to go into law and said she should maybe try for the paralegal program instead. Wisely Louise ignored that advice and she was accepted to U.C. Berkeley Law School.”
Several other local female leaders were honored as Industry Leaders and Women To Watch. A full wrap up and slideshow of the night is available on the PBN website.