Featured Session: Senator Mazie Hirono with Guy Kawasaki

Kawasaki is a noted tech investor (and SXSW regular), who was an early employee of Apple and was heavily involved in the marketing of the original Macintosh desktop platform. Hirono was elected to the U.S. Senate in 2013 to represent Hawaii, becoming the first Asian-American woman to serve in that chamber. Like Hirono, Kawasaki is also a native of Hawaii, and among other issues, the two discussed the political culture in Washington D.C., as well as sending out a call to young people to be aware and involved.

Mazie Hirono

U.S. Senator (Hawaii).
Mazie K. Hirono was elected to the Senate in 2012 and sworn in as Hawaii’s first female senator and the country’s first Asian-American woman senator. Throughout her time in the Senate, Hirono has fought on behalf of Hawaii families and communities whose voices are not often heard in Congress.

Guy Kawasaki

Chief Evangelist, Canva.
Guy Kawasaki is the chief evangelist of Canva and the creator of Guy Kawasaki’s Remarkable People podcast. He is an executive fellow of the Haas School of Business (UC Berkeley), and adjunct professor of the University of New South Wales. He was the chief evangelist of Apple and a trustee of the Wikimedia Foundation.

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