Leslie Wilkins

Leslie Wilkins

Program Director, Women in Technology Project
Maui Economic Development Board
eslie Wilkins joined Maui Economic Development Board, Inc. (MEDB) in 1999 to launch its Women in Technology Project (WIT) and in June 2000 she was elected by MEDB’s Board of Directors to her current position of Vice President. Leslie continues to direct WIT, which has grown from a Maui pilot to a national demonstration project. The program serves a statewide constituency of more than 30,000 students, teachers, and industry members each year, including administering regional partnerships. Leslie has served in state and national leadership roles with the Business & Professional Women’s Organization (BPW) for more than two decades, including national president and foundation chair in 2001-2002. After serving two terms (1996-2003) as chair of the Hawaii State Commission on the Status of Women, she was reappointed in 2010 and is again serving as chair. She currently chairs the Maui County Local Workforce Investment Board, is a board member of the YWCA, and a national trustee of the BPW Foundation. Prior professional experience included a decade in Hawaii’s commercial banking industry and private practice consulting with non-profit organizations on program development, revenue diversification, and proposal writing.