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Serica has hosted dozens of events with an average of 250+ registered participants for each. Our attendees represent a wide network of U.S.-China social impact, nonprofit, and philanthropy leaders.

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Tuesday, May 14 at

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AAPI Women's Gala 2024
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The annual SupChina Women's Conference & Gala has been held for the last 7 years to shine a spotlight on visionary women leaders shaping U.S.-China industries.  We have highlighted over 100 women in various industries looking to make their mark on the world and support peaceful ties between the East and West.

 

This year, the event is being powered by The Serica Initiative and has evolved to honor AAPI women with outstanding achievements and contributions in their respective fields.

Strength Unveiled: A Celebration of Women's Success Through Resilience & Perseverance

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AAPI Next Gen Trailblazers Gala

On September 13, 2023 at China Institute in New York City, the Serica Initiative convened trailblazers, thought leaders, and rising talents to empower and inspire each other along Serica's mission: to galvanize a global community of changemakers to advocate for greater Asian American inclusion and advance positive social impact in U.S.-China relations, through dialogue, storytelling, and our convening power.

Honorees included George Takei, Star Trek actor, author, and civil rights activist; Wendy O’Neill, Life Trustee of the Rockefeller-funded Asian Cultural Council and former Trustee of Rockefeller Brothers Fund; Frank H. Wu, President of Queens College, former Committee of 100 Chairman, and Serica Board Member; and Patricia Chin OD, Co-Founder of VP Records, the world’s largest independent reggae label.

Frank H. Wu Introduction at The Serica Initiative 2023 AAPI Next Gen Trailblazers Gala
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Frank H. Wu Introduction at The Serica Initiative 2023 AAPI Next Gen Trailblazers Gala

On September 13, 2023 at China Institute in New York City, the Serica Initiative honored George Takei with its Trailblazers Award. Video credit: Tuba Time Creative (https://tubatime.co). Frank H. Wu serves as the eleventh President of Queens College. Prior to joining the City University of New York (CUNY) system, Frank served as Chancellor & Dean, and then William L. Prosser Distinguished Professor at the institution now known as UC College of the Law, San Francisco. Before joining UC Law San Francisco, he was a member of the faculty at Howard University, the nation’s leading historically black college/university (HBCU), for a decade. He served as Dean of Wayne State University Law School in his hometown of Detroit. Frank is dedicated to civic engagement. He was appointed by the federal Department of Education during the Obama administration to its National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity (NACIQI), which advises the administration on higher education accreditation, serving for nine years, including as Vice-Chair. He was a Trustee of Gallaudet University, the only university in the world dedicated to deaf and hard of hearing persons, from 2000 to 2010, and Vice-Chair for the final four years of his tenure. He was a Trustee of Deep Springs College, a highly-selective full-scholarship school enrolling twenty-six on a student-run cattle ranch near Death Valley, where he previously taught for several short periods; he served nine years, during the transition to co-education. Frank is the author of Yellow: Race in America Beyond Black and White, and co-author of Race, Rights and Reparation: Law and the Japanese American Internment. Prior to his academic career, he held a clerkship with the late U.S. District Judge Frank J. Battisti in Cleveland and practiced law with the firm of Morrison & Foerster in San Francisco. He received a B.A. from the Johns Hopkins University and a J.D. with honors from the University of Michigan.
Wendy O'Neill Introduction at The Serica Initiative 2023 AAPI Next Gen Trailblazers Gala
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Wendy O'Neill Introduction at The Serica Initiative 2023 AAPI Next Gen Trailblazers Gala

On September 13, 2023 at China Institute in New York City, the Serica Initiative honored Wendy O'Neill with its Trailblazers Award. Video credit: Tuba Time Creative (https://tubatime.co). Wendy O’Neill has devoted her life to philanthropy and US-Asian exchange. She is currently the Chairman of the China Medical Board (CMB) where she has been a trustee since 2006. Created by the Rockefeller Foundation in 1914, in its early years CMB focused primarily on building and managing Peking Union Medical College, China’s premier medical school which introduced modern medicine to China. CMB presently is dedicated to funding medical education, policy research, global health, and health equity in China and Southeast Asia. Wendy is a Life Trustee of the Asian Cultural Council (ACC) which she chaired between 2009 and 2023 and where she was a trustee for 14 years. Founded in 1963 to advance cultural exchange, the ACC has supported over 6,000 Asian and American artists, scholars, and arts professionals at pivotal points in their careers to travel and learn in the USA or Asia. ACC’s notable Chinese and America alumni include Cai Guo-qiang, Chen Kaige, David Henry Hwang, Viet Thanh Nguyen and Julie Taymor. She, also, is the former Chairman of Rockefeller Philanthropic Advisors where she served as trustee for 11 years, and she was a trustee of the Rockefeller Brothers’ Fund for 9 years. She was a member of the American Women’s Association of Hong Kong’s Charitable Donations Committee between 2001 and 2009 serving as its chairman for three years. She received an A.B. from Harvard and Radcliffe Colleges in East Asian Studies and a M.A. from UCLA in History with a specialty in Chinese History. She has worked in China trade as well as investment and was the first foreign intern at China International Trust & Investment Company.

Past Events

To access all programs organized by strategic priority, please see AAPI Inclusion & Solidarity, CINGS, and Doing Well x Doing Good