2007 AWIB Leadership Awards Dinner

Twelfth Anniversary Gala

Asian Women In Business held its Twelfth Annual Leadership Awards Dinner
Tuesday, October 16th, 2007.

Over 600 supporters -- including members, corporate sponsors, government representatives and
community leaders attended this year's event.

The Leadership Awards brings to the forefront women of achievement and recognizes the ever-increasing economic influence of Asian women. Exemplary achievers from the small business and corporate world are feted during the event for their success in the business world and their contributions to the community.

The winners of the 2007 AWIB Leadership Awards are:


2007 AWIB Entrepreneurial Leadership Award:

Michelle Bunting, President & Owner, Horizon Pediatric Systems, Inc
Donna D'Cruz, President & Founder, raSa Music
Mei Xu, President & Owner, Pacific Trade International, Inc

2007 AWIB Corporate Leadership Award:

Maykin Ho, Managing Director, Goldman Sachs
Romita Shetty, Managing Director, Lehman Brothers
Christy Rupert Shibata, Executive Vice President & CFO, Universal Studios

AWIB's Leadership Awards Dinner is our one major fundraiser for the year and proceeds go towards funding next year's programs and services. Thanks for joining us and showing your support for the growth of Asian women in the business world.

The Leadership Awards Dinner was held at the Hilton New York in midtown Manhattan and marked AWIB's Twelfth Anniversary of providing programs and services to the small business community.

The evening began with a cocktail reception at 6:00 followed by a sit down dinner and awards ceremony at 7:00. A Silent Auction was held through the evening featuring an enticing collection of items including designer handbags, sports memorabilia, antique collectibles, travel packages, one of a kind jewelry and more. Also part of the evening was ever-popular, expert paper cutter Master Cheng and a terrific performance by jazz singer Mamiko Taira accompanied by Dan Nimmer on piano.

The emcee for the evening was Vivian Lee, WNBC, News Channel 4.
Special guests at the Gala included Hon. Ellen Young, NY State Assemblywoman; Hon. John Liu, NYC Councilman; Hon. Christine Quinn, Speaker of the NYC Council; Minister Zheng Zeguang, Chinese Embassy; Ann Dexter-Jones, Reiki Master, Writer & Adventurer; Steven H. Strongin, Partner, Head of the Global Investment Research; Yon Cho, Managing Director, Global Head of the Real Estate Private Equity Mezzanine; Mark Hoffman, President, CNBC and many others.

To view all 2007 Gala Sponsors, click here.

View the Silent Auction Donors list.

2007 Dinner Invite


For sponsorship and ad opportunities, please call us at 212.868.1368 or email info@awib.org

Prior AWIB Leadership Awards:

2006 AWIB Annual Leadership Awards

2005 AWIB Annual Leadership Awards

2004 AWIB Annual Leadership Awards






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