AWIB Successful Asian Women Entrepreneurs of 2000


Fifth Anniversary Celebrated on October 30, 2000

The celebration at Tavern on the Green marked AWIB's Fifth Anniversary of providing programs and services to the small business community. The theme of the awards ceremony was "Celebrating Women Leaders in the New Economy". Awards were presented to successful Asian women entrepreneurs who have achieved success in the New Economy.

The night began with Cocktails at 6:00 where Moet and Chandon Champagne, Hennessy XO Cognac and a selection of white and red wines were served. The reception was followed by an elegant sit down dinner where awards were presented to some of the most successful and gifted women entrepreneurs. Two videos were made especially for the dinner. The first video, produced by Admerasia, was a brief retrospective on Asian Women In Business. The second video, produced by, highlighted the accomplishments of the award winners.

Wendy Cai
Isabella Chung
Bhana Grover
Mie-Yun Lee
Cecilia Pagkalinawan

AWIB's growing reputation as an effective organization brought forth an unprecedented number of Corporate Sponsors for the Gala Dinner:

The Platinum Sponsors and Co-Chairs for the dinner were:
Fleet Bank and The Prudential Insurance Company

The Gold Sponsors and Co-Hosts of the reception were:
The New York Times and and Salomon Smith Barney

The Silver Sponsors included:
Admerasia,; Chase Manhattan Bank; Con Edison; IBM; Mercedes Benz USA, Inc; Citigroup, and AT&T.

The Bronze Sponsors were:
Aetna;; Time Warner; Merrill Lynch and Co., Inc.; TIAA-CREF and Verizon.

The Supporting Sponsors were:
Bloomberg and Air India




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