Press Release

Born to Lead: Creating Possibilities

New York, NY (June 15, 2009) - Asian Women In Business (AWIB) will hold its Annual Corporate Asian Women’s Leadership Conference, titled Born to Lead: Creating Possibilities on Wednesday, June 17, 2009 at Goldman Sachs, 32 Old Slip, in Lower Manhattan.

The evening will begin with a reception where attendees can network with corporate women from different industries. This will be followed by a panel discussion with four high achieving Asian women corporate executives. The dialogue will cover the opportunities, challenges, and major issues facing Asian women in the corporate world. The four Asian women trailblazers will share personal stories and important lessons learned that ultimately shaped their paths to success.

This year’s distinguished panelists are:

  • Jeannie Diefenderfer - Senior Vice President, Global Engineering & Planning, Verizon
  • Jyothsna Natauri - Managing Director, Investment Banking, Goldman Sachs
  • Chiaw Eei NgGibson - Managing Director, Enterprise Strategic Planning, Aetna
  • Alice Young - Partner, Chair of the Asia Pacific Practice, Kaye Scholer LLP

The moderator for the forum is Alina Cho, Correspondent, CNN.

The schedule for the evening is:
5:30pm- Reception
6:30pm- Panel Discussion


Asian Women In Business ( is the only nonprofit organization in the country with the primary mission of assisting Asian women entrepreneurs. Over the years, AWIB has expanded its mission to address issues affecting the business and professional development of Asian women. AWIB sponsors conferences, workshops and seminars on a variety of business topics and holds frequent networking activities to enable members to make important business contacts.






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