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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

Women's Gala 2024 Highlight Reel
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Women's Gala 2024 Highlight Reel

The 8th annual AAPI Women's Gala was held on May 14th at Tribeca 360 with the theme Strength Unveiled; A celebration of Women's Success Through Resilience and Perseverance. It featured nine Trailblazer honorees and three Rising Star award winners, as well as a violin/viola duet performance and charity auction over a delicious 3 course meal. Guests were delighted and inspired by impactful speeches and Dr. Sujuan Ba - President and CEO of The National Foundation for Cancer Research and pioneering scientist in biomedical research. Anita Bhatia - Founder of Impact Commons and influential leader in gender equality and economic empowerment. Barbara Bouza - Former President, Walt Disney Imagineering, Asia/Global Experiences & Theme Parks Shinta Kamdani - Owner and CEO of Sintesa Group and one of Indonesia’s most prominent and powerful businesswoman Loida Nicola Lewis - Former CEO of Beatrice Foods, attorney, philanthropist, and best-selling author Chen Man - Internationally acclaimed fashion visual artist and photographer for Vogue, Bazaar, Elle, GQ, and more. Sheila Lirio Marcelo - Co-founder & CEO of Ohai.ai, founder of Care.com, and advocate for helping working moms. Ng Gim Choo - Founder of EtonHouse Education Group & visionary in the field of education. Sheryl WuDunn - Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author and major advocate for global women's rights. Rising Stars Corporate: Karen Mu - Managing Partner @ Alliance Global Partners Entrepreneur: Eden Cai - CEO @ Garden Star Group Non-Profit: Gia Vang - Bay Area News Anchor and co-founder of the Very Asian Foundation Credit to Sia for Unstoppable - amazing track to empower this video! Learn more at https://www.sericainitiative.org/womensgala2024 Follow us! Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/serica.initiative/  Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheSerica  LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/serica-initiative/ Instagram: https://instagram.com/serica.initiative Youtube: https://youtube.com/@TheSericaInitiative
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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.