AWIB Successful Asian Women Entrepreneurs of 2003



October 20, 2003

Asian Women In Business honored successful Asian women entrepreneurs and corporate leaders at the 2003 AWIB Leadership Awards Dinner on Monday, October 20, 2003. The event also marked AWIB's Eighth Anniversary of providing programs and services to the small business community. The event, which has grown increasingly popular each year, was atteneded by over 450 people and held at the Hilton New York Hotel in Midtown Manhattan.

The Awards Dinner recognized the outstanding contributions to the small business and corporate world by Asian women. The 2003 AWIB Entrepreneurial Leadership Award and the 2003 AWIB Corporate Leadersip Award was awarded to women who have demonstrated business and corporate success, overcome racial, ethnic or gender barriers and are involved in their communities.

 The 2003 AWIB Entrepreneurial Leadership Award went to:

Shirley Lam, President, Connetquot West, Inc.

Jay Lee, CEO/President, By Design LLC

Ahnal Purohit, CEO/President, Donahoe Purohit Miller, Inc.

Taryn Rose, CEO Taryn Rose International

The 2003 AWIB Corporate Leadership Award was given to:

Jeannie Park, Executive Editor, People Magazine, Time Inc.

Sheryl WuDunn, Anchor, Author, Pulitzer Prize Winning Journalist, The New York TImes


AWIB's Leadership Awards have received much critical acclaim, resulting in an unprecedented number of Corporate Sponsors many of whom have supported Asian Women In Business since its inception in 1995.

Vivian Lee, Reporter, NBC, was Mistress of Ceremony for the evening.

The evening began with a reception 6:00 PM followed by the Dinner and Awards Ceremony at 7:00 PM. An extensive silent auction was held throughout the evening. Acrobat Xiao Huan Cai and Makalina's Hawaiian Express Dancers provided captivating entertainment.

Proceeds from this Dinner will go towards supporting AWIB's 2004 programs and services.


If you have Adobe Acrobat Reader, you can view a copy of the 2003 Invitation.

You can also see the 2002 AWIB Awards Dinner, the 2001 AWIB Awards Dinner and the 2000 AWIB Awards Dinner.




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