Club Feature: Women’s Empowerment Club


Picture of Women’s Empowerment Club members.

The Women’s Empowerment Club at Kamehameha Schools, established by Emi Shigekane, was created to “provide a safe and empowering space for students while giving them a platform to advocate for gender equality,” Shigekane shares. This club encourages students to be a part of an environment that actively contributes to the well-being of the community. Such events that the Women’s Empowerment Club has planned in the past include stocking free period products in the main bathrooms on campus, creating the first female-led career day back from Covid-19, packaging menstrual kits for women in need, and much more! 

As Shigekane is a Senior this year, she hopes that the club continues once she graduates, “continuing to perpetuate a sense of belonging and empowerment to students at our school.” Although there is only one more semester left for this school year, the club has several events lined up. “We’re hoping to see things such as self-defense classes, fundraisers for community organizations that empower women, job fairs featuring women in underrepresented careers, and more”, said Shigekane. 

At Kamehameha Schools, there are thousands of opportunities, and joining clubs is just one possibility for doors to open for students. Whether you are a Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, or even a Senior, take advantage of the openings at KS, as they are a great way to meet new people who have similar interests as you, and are an amazing way to get involved.

If you are interested in joining the Women’s Empowerment Club, email senior Emi: [email protected]

Or, follow their instagram: @ks_womensempowerment

Meetings are held every week on Tuesdays during IMUA Block.