Asian Women In Business Past Programs
AWIB is a not-for-profit membership organization founded in 1995 to assist Asian women to realize their entrepreneurial potential. Over the years, AWIB has added programs to develop the leadership abilities of Asian women as entrepreneurs and professionals. Since our opening reception in October of 1995, we have sponsored numerous conferences and workshops, provided individualized technical assistance, sponsored networking receptions and events and served as a support mechanism for entrepreneurs and professionals. Over 30,000 people have attended our sponsored events.
Monday, May 20, 2013
AWIB members received an exclusive invitation to this celebration at the Metropolitan Museum of Art! There were diverse performances celebrating Asian-Pacific Heritage Month in the Temple of Dendur followed by a reception. Guests heard from The Honorable Shigeyuki Hiroki, Ambassador and Consul General of Japan in New York who praised the MET for housing one of the world's largest collections of Asian art. Guests also enjoyed a private viewing of Birds in the Art of Japan. The exhibition explored how Japanese artists have depicted bird species of every variety in their works. Highlights of the exhibition included masterpieces by Kawanabe Kyosai and Fukase Masahisa. Displays of paintings were juxtaposed with examples of modern and contemporary textiles, ceramics, lacquer ware, and bamboo art. Several objects from private collections were displayed publicly in this exhibition for the first time.
Friday, April 19, 2013
AWIB hosted an Asian themed potluck dinner for members only. Guests had the unique opportunity of networking with other professional women while indulging in great food, drink and of course - company. AWIB members were able to chat in a relaxing and informal setting and got to know each other better both personally and professionally. We were happy to see the AWIB community strengthened as a result. There was a wide variety of food including: Chinese, Korean, Indian and more. See what you missed by viewing the pictures (coming soon).
Thursday, April 11, 2013
AWIB's Third Annual Raising the Bar forum featured prominent Asian women prosecutors. Every year, AWIB highlights Asian women legal professionals, and this year we delved into the lives of prosecutors who make life-changing decisions everyday to protect the public interest. Attendees had the unique opportunity to engage in a meaningful dialogue with a notable panel, who offered their perspectives on a profession in which Asian women are underrepresented. They discussed the challenges they faced due to their gender and ethnicity, and how they overcame those challenges by bringing their own styles and skills to a stereotypically "macho" profession. Now, at the management level, these women are paving the way for the next generation of Asian American prosecutors as their role models and mentors.
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Whether it's a small office briefing or a major presentation, the key to success depends on being confident, clear, and concise in your speech. Over the years, AWIB has helped hundreds of business owners and professionals overcome their fear of public speaking with this highly acclaimed workshop.
This workshop was led by Robyn Hatcher, owner of SpeakEtc. Robyn facilitated an intensive session where participants practiced new skills, received constructive feedback and developed techniques to make their next speaking event an effortless one.
- The power of first impressions
February 28, 2013
Brand Yourself for Leadership and Business Success
Personal branding is a requirement for success. It is the only way to stand out with today's fierce workplace competition. Karen Kang, founder and CEO of BrandingPays LLC and author of Branding Pays: The Five-Step System to Reinvent Your Personal Brand, showed attendees how to do just that.
Karen told attendees to embrace their power instead of shying away from it, which is especially relevant for Asian women who are more likely to brush off compliments than accept their true power. Often this prevents them from thinking strategically about their own personal branding. Are you This th
Karen exposed attendees to practical methodologies as a starting point to help them determine their own personal brand. She was also available to answer individual questions and to sign her new book!
Attendees raved about Karen's "engaging presentation," which left them with "tangible examples" and a "strategy [and push] to start branding."
February 20, 2013
Asian Women in Business ushered in the Year of the Snake at this exclusive viewing and reception at the Metropolitan Museum. Over 500 guests mingled over cocktails in the Met’s Temple of Dendur while watching traditional ribbon and lion dance performances. Guests were treated to a private viewing of Cambodian Rattan: The Sculptures of Sopheap Pich. The exhibition featured open-weave sculptures in rattan inspired by plant life, human anatomy and subject matter all part of Cambodian culture. The evening was a celebration of the Lunar New Year and the intersection of art and culture. Photos can be viewed here.
October to December 19, 2012
The first Asian Women In Business auction series on Bidding For Good was a learning experience for us and we can say it was a success. Thank you to all those that participated!
Check out the great items we had up for auction during the last of the three auctions.
The auction series ran from October 29, 2012 to December 19, 2012, with proceeds going to fund AWIB's 2013 programs. Auction items ranged from gift certificates to your favorite NYC restaurants, beautiful handmade jewelry from Asian women designers, and more! This was the place to look for unique gifts this holiday season. The fun and exciting way to shop is with AWIB! This was a great opportunity to get great items while supporting everyone's favorite organization!
December 17, 2012
Our annual celebration brought AWIB friends and supporters together for lively conversation and of course - tasty food and drinks with a buffet and open wine/beer bar. In the spirit of holiday cheer, we had prizes galore in our raffle draw. See one of the lucky winners and more pictures here! We had a great time, and cheered to another great year ahead!
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December 10, 2012
Burberry and Asian Women In Business hosted an evening of private and personalized shopping and networking with discounts on all purchases. Burberry donated 10% of the total sales for the entire week (after mentioning the invitation from AWIB) to AWIB. We celebrated the season at the beautiful Burberry store on East 57th Street and had a toast (or few) with champagne while enjoying British holiday canapes. On top of this, we raffled off a Burberry trench coat!
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November 27, 2012
Asian Women In Business celebrated Asian women owned boutiques on the Lower East Side with hors d'oeuvres and drinks. Celebrations began at Yumi Kim where we enjoyed an additional 25% OFF for this exclusive event. There were discounts, specials, raffles and more! A portion of the evening's proceeds benefited Asian Women In Business.
OM YOGI HANDICRAFTS
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September 26, 2012
AWIB led a private tour through Chelsea’s renowned art district. Guided by art expert and enthusiast, Michelle Loh, we visited several Asian owned galleries. At Asian Art Piers, we heard from artists Ruth Hardinger and Sook Jin Jo who challenged our notions of what defines art. The Sundaram Tagore Gallery featured Kim Joon’s newest works: self-expression pieces which allude to society’s attachments through an innovative use of computer graphics. At Miyako Yoshinaga Gallery, we saw the work of Brazilian artist Cleverson Oliveira. His use of everyday materials symbolize his belief in the value of accessible-to-all materials and ideas.
A lovely reception followed at ArtGate Gallery with hors d’oeuvres from Kyotofu and wines from Vibrant Rioja and Frederick Wildman & Sons. Guests interacted with artist Ira Eduradovna who used a multimedia installation to capture the concept of home and Heesop Yoon whose awe-inspiring full wall installation was done using only black masking tape to explore the concepts of perception.
All in all, the tour proved that Asian women have had a positive influence on the Chelsea art scene both as gallery owners and directors and as artists bringing their unique perspectives to light. The tour also provided an engaging networking opportunity for AWIB members and friends.
August 8, 2012
July 10, 2012
Sake and Ice Cream Tasting
Sake paired with unique ice cream flavors from Adirondack Creamery and Chinatown Ice Cream Factory hit the spot on this July summer evening at the rooftop terrace of Ogilvy & Mather. Our Sake Sommeliers, Chizuko Niikawa-Helton and Chris Johnson, guided participants as they tasted some of the finest Sake and savoured a selection of the best ice cream in town. Our sponsor, Shiseido, was on hand to provide lip touch-ups in the newest summer shades. Congratulations to our door prize winners who received packages for hotel and dining from Mohegan Sun. Our raffle drawing included a package of 7-nights in Kyoto, meals and experiences; a large selection of the best Shiseido products; dinners; and gift certificates for shopping and more.
June 14, 2012
AWIB's Eighth Annual Corporate Asian Women's Leadership Forum, titled Born to Lead: Rising to the Challenge, was held at Barclays. It featured a panel of corporate leaders including: Sharda Cherwoo, Partner, Ernst & Young; Linda Zhang, Partner-in-Charge, KPMG; Shachi Shah, Managing Director, Head of Funds and Advisory, Barclays; and Kyung Nam-Wortman, Vice President & Human Resources Lead, Global Primary Care Business Unit, Pfizer. It was an engaging evening of networking and discussion, featuring top Asian women executives. All proceeds from the event went to the AWIB Scholarship Fund.
April 24, 2012
Small business entrepreneurs on a limited budget learned about the most cost effective marketing strategies. Strategy Director, Dhara Naik from Likeable Media, showed attendees how to use social media to bring in sales. Real world examples combined with an interactive workshop allowed attendees to put their new knowledge into use. Particular attention was paid to navigating the changing array of marketing and social media tools to achieve results in niche businesses. You can view the photos, program flyer and the speaker's bio here.
April 19, 2012
A panel discussion with enterprising young Asian women on how they followed their dreams and turned their business into a reality. Speakers included Shauna Mei, CEO and Founder, AHALife; Gauri Manglik, Co-Founder, Fondu and SpotOn; Benita Singh, Co-Founder, Source4Style; and Cheryl Yeoh, Co-Founder, Reclip.It. Mitra Kalita, award-winning journalist and author moderated the event. The stories of these young entrepreneurs creating their own opportunities for themselves inspired attendees. The event was held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Ruth and Harold D. Uris Center for Education. You can view the photos, program flyer and read more about the moderator and panel of speakers here.
April 11, 2012
AWIB's 2nd Annual Raising the Bar forum featured prominent Asian women in the legal profession. The esteemed panel led a frank discussion on the various processes of becoming a judge, the lack of representation of Asian women in the judiciary, their decision to answer the call of public service and the attributes a woman of color brings to the bench. Panelists included: the Honorable Doris Ling Cohan, New York State Supreme Court Judge; the Honorable Marilyn Go, United States District Court Judge (Eastern District of New York) and the Honorable Toko Serita, New York City Criminal Court Judge. The event was moderated by Karen R. King, Counsel, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP.