The YWCA of O’ahu was fortunate to receive many nominations from the community members advocating exceptional women in Hawai’i. Our 2014 LeaderLuncheon Honorees are:
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The YWCA of O’ahu is proud to announce the co-chairs of the 37th Annual LeaderLuncheon, mother-daughter power-team Gwen Pacarro and Noel Pacarro Brown.
Gwen Pacarro joined Morgan Stanley in 1983 as an Account Executive with Dean Witter. For 23 years, she developed a wealth management practice at the firm, serving individuals, retirement plans, corporate clients, foundations and endowments. In 2007, Gwen was named the top female advisor in the state by Hawaii Business Magazine, and by Barrons, on their top 100 list of Women Financial Advisors. Shortly thereafter, Gwen was invited to lead the Hawaii and Guam offices of Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, leaving her practice to take on a new challenge. In 2012, after five years as manager, Gwen returned to her passion, working as a financial advisor with her team, The Pacarro Group. Out of the office, Gwen spends as much time as possible with her husband and her toddler grandson, and enjoys paddling, hiking and golfing. She is a member of Metro Rotary, and currently serves on the board of the American Red Cross - Hawaii State Chapter, Goodwill Industries, and is active with the Women’s Fund of Hawaii.
Noel Pacarro Brown joined Morgan Stanley in 2007 as a Financial Advisor for The Pacarro Group at Morgan Stanley. Since 2007, she has earned two distinct certifications: Certified Investment Management Analyst (CIMA®) through the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley, and Certified Private Wealth Advisor (CPWA®) through the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago. Noel focuses on wealth management analysis, including alternative investments, succession and estate/legacy planning for families as well as businesses, and works closely with institutional and non-profit clients. Out of the office, Noel spends her free time with her husband Cameron, her son Gabriel, and her extended family. She sits on the board of the Outrigger Duke Kahanamoku Foundation, and volunteers for the YWCA, and the Hawaii Chapter of the Brown University Alumni Association.