Asian Women Empowered: Launch EventVIEW EVENT DETAILS
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On October 12, 2021, Asia Society Southern California launched its latest initiative, "Asian Women Empowered" (AWE), a global network recognizing the world’s most influential Asian women. The initiative brings together talented Asian women who seek to inspire and invest in future generations through sustainable mentorship and educating the world on the intersectional challenges and opportunities for Asian women. Centered around three focus points (mentorship, programming, and research), AWE is a full-scale investment into the power and potential of Asian women.
The hybrid celebratory event commenced with a virtual reading by National Youth Poet Laureate Alexandra Huỳnh. The in-person presentation of the inaugural AWE honorees included a celebration of the House of An family and their trailblazing American success story, a tribute to Chun-Yen Chen for a career of service to the AAPI community, and a fireside chat with television personality Lisa Ling on her distinguished career in journalism and social justice advocacy. AWE Chair and Asia Society Southern California Advisory Board Member Janet Yang hosted the fireside chat.
There was also a virtual panel discussion featuring Holly Liu, Co-Founder of Kabam; Sandra Oh Lin, Founder and CEO of KiwiCo; Kat Mañalac, Head of Outreach at Y Combinator; and Pocket Sun, Co-Founder and Managing Director of SoGal Ventures. The discussion highlighted the impact of entrepreneurial empowerment in tech and finance and was moderated by Asia Society Southern California Co-Chair Katie Soo.
The Host Committee for the event included philanthropists Florence Low Sloan, Shirley Wang, Julia Gouw, and Claudia Lin.
For more information, visit asiasociety.org/AWE.
For event details visit https://asiasociety.org/southern-california/events/asian-women-empowered-launch-event