Groomed in an industry that encourages networking I frequently found myself in a plethora of handshakes and rapid business card swapping. Valuing both the opportunity to cultivate new business and connecting with like minds, I launched RUSHwahine - professional, social, and educational events for women with a bit of a twist.
RUSHwahine is a value-packed community of professionally driven women who go beyond networking and dive into the important professional development phases of encouragement, education and empowerment. Members receive access to events, learning resources, mentorship, and marketing exposure.
RUSHwahine is a refreshing way to connect, discover, and breathe collaboration. Reverse networking: BONDING FIRST, BUSINESS SECOND. We carve out events with you in mind. Events I want to go to with my girlfriends. Powerful events that make me feel good!
Content Vault with Plug & Play Marketing Assets
Monthly membership meeting for Networking & Coaching
Peer to Peer mentorship opportunities
HOT SEAT Participation
Ask Terra - submit questions specific to your business
20% OFF of tickets for all events
Special rates for vendor tables to showcase your service or products
Welcome native floral lei
Special highlight throughout event
Themed swag and merch
Our exclusive RUSHwahine Content Vault is loaded with easy to rebrand and personalize templates to design, scale and promote your dream business! Members receive new resources and training on how to best utilize and leverage them each month.
Terra Malia Foti
Meet the visionary behind RUSHwahine, a trailblazing company dedicated to empowering women here on the islands and our sisters who are building beyond our islands.
As the founder, I bring a unique perspective shaped by my own journey from the sandy beaches of Hawai’i, to the bustling streets of Las Vegas and back, a narrative that has fueled my passion for helping women achieve financial independence to not only survive, but to thrive.
I grew up on O'ahu in a close-knit family that values being true to ourselves. Like many local families, we didn't really talk about starting businesses, long term goals or like topics. The lack of professional exposure left many of us settling for whatever jobs we could get.
My teens were a mix of surviving the challenges of adolescence and navigating life, work, and school to find my footing. From slinging Chinese fast food at 14 to various roles throughout my early college years, I found myself at a crossroads. The turning point came at 21 when the opportunity to relocate to Las Vegas presented itself. Despite the fear, I went for it, and this leap of faith proved to be the catalyst for transforming my career and life trajectory.
I spent the next eight years in sales, representing luxury casinos, honed my skills in marketing, relationship management across diverse industries, the art of high-volume networking, and becoming a mama. In 2006, a corporate relocation brought me and my littles back to Hawai'i, where I spent the next seven years infusing the aloha spirit into our destination's resorts meetings, events, and group partnerships and received my Bachelors of Science in Business Management degree.
In 2013, another unexpected, yet pleasant twist had me swapping my corporate title for ‘wife’, the second best decision I've ever made of my life. This pivotal moment marked the beginning of my love affair with entrepreneurship and navigating the ever-evolving digital landscape.
The wealth of experience, knowledge and invaluable lessons learnt from my hotel career became the cornerstone of RUSHwahine, which I established in 2014. Rooted in the fusion of my professional skill set and a passion for aiding women in achieving financial independence through their unique professional journeys, RUSHwahine emerged as a beacon of empowerment. The membership I crafted serves as a safe haven and community where women can learn and grow through authentic discussions that prioritize bonding before business and equip them with the tools and resources to protect their legacy. The goal is to create opportunities that expand their footprint and brand, ultimately capturing a significant market share.
RUSHwahine isn't just a membership; it's a movement. It's a celebration of the strength, resilience, and potential inherent in every woman. I am honored to have created this platform for our wahine to experience and shine, just as I did when I took that bold step beyond our shores to ignite my own path. Together, we're not just navigating the professional environment; we're shaping it, leaving an indelible mark for generations to come.