Interview with Danielle Scherman

What is your background and expertise in Hawaii?
Born and raised in Kailua, on the windward side of Oahu, Danielle Scherman left her sleepy beach town after college to set out to make it big in the City that never sleeps. After spending eight years gaining valuable work experience and launching four companies in New York City, Washington D.C., and Santa Monica, she returned to her island home in 2011 with new skills and big ideas.Her career path has been quite diverse, from Public Relations and Event Management to Non-profit Management and Entrepreneurship. She is the Founder of Social Wahines, a 500-person social and business network for women in Hawaii as well as Event Headquarters, a 4,000 person online community for New York City’s bustling event industry.

With a burning desire to help others, Danielle gives back to her community as a supporter of several charities. Out of a personal passion to help cancer survivors, she produces the annual 10,000 person “Cool Kailua Nights Block Party and Health Awareness Fair,” which raises more than $30,000 annually for the Boys & Girls Club at Castle Medical Centers Chemotherapy Clinic. As a true entrepreneur at heart and with a passionate to fuel Hawaii’s startup community, she brought Startup Weekend to Honolulu. Startup Weekend currently takes place in 67 countries and is a 54-hour event where startup enthusiasts come together to share ideas, form teams, build products, launch startups and present to a panel of investors. Her goal is to make a contribution to Hawaii’s local economy by producing two events per year for 5 years, resulting in more than 200 Startups launching locally.

Danielle’s extremely good at listening and hearing what her clients’ needs and wants are, and applying that to find the best possible home on the market. Fascinated by Hawaii’s rapidly evolving real estate market, Danielle feels that Hawaii has a lot of exciting opportunities. Danielle exudes positivity and passion for her work. Those who’ve worked with her, appreciate her attentiveness, intuitiveness and efficiency. Her friendly, outgoing personality makes working with her fun, while her professionalism and “honesty and diligence” help inspire the right decisions.
Can you share a bit more about yourself?
I'm a graduate of the University of Hawaii (B.A. Sociology) and George Washington University (Event Management Certification). When not scouring Hawaii in search of the perfect home or the next sunny day, I love traveling and learning about different cultures. I also loves to run, sail, hike and spend time with family and friends.
Can you share a bit about your entrepreneurial background?
I have founded and currently manages several businesses: Social Wahines (www.socialwahines.com) which is a business networking group for women in Hawaii; Event Headquarters (www.EventHeadquarters.com) and Ladies Ignite, a weekly women's power breakfast in New York City. Having been a member of many social networking groups in Manhattan, I decided to bring home with her New York's spirit of networking in the form of “Social Wahines”. I felt Hawaii was lacking an avenue for young professional women to network and socialize with each other, and decided to make a change.
Published 2015-09-21.
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Books by This Author

A Resident's Guide to New York City
Price: Free! Words: 3,820. Language: English. Published: October 5, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Travel - Reference
Real estate salesperson and New York Resident Danielle Scherman gives you the inside scoop to dining, shopping, activities, events and more during your stay in New York City. Filled with tips and tricks from Danielle and other high profile individuals for your stay in New York City.
A Resident's Guide to Hawaii
Price: Free! Words: 6,680. Language: English. Published: September 20, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Travel - Reference
Real estate salesperson and born-and-raised Hawaii girl Danielle Scherman gives you the inside scoop to dining, shopping, activities, events and more during your stay in Hawaii. Travel the islands through the perspective of a Hawaii local!