The Asian American/Asian Research Institute will host a one-day conference on May 16, 2008 titled Asian American Women: Celebrating Successes, Meeting Challenges, a forum where they will examine past, present, and future challenges and objectives for Asian American women.
This year’s AAARI conference will investigate the landscape of Asian American women’s historical and contemporary experiences, examining and evaluating past accomplishments while maintaining a critical and pragmatic eye to future goals. The conference seeks to explore the manifold realms of Asian American women’s lives from the diverse vantage points of scholars, researchers, business professionals, educators, activists, artists, legislators, writers, and students. During the conference, they will ask what they have learned from Asian American women’s histories, and how they can apply this knowledge to present and future challenges for our communities.
Vishakha N. Desai is president and CEO of Asia Society
Jacqueline Huey currently serves on the Boards of Asian Americans for Equality
Diana Li is an Assistant Vice President in Citi Corporate Operations and Technology Finance
Bonnie Wong is the Director of Asian Women in Business, an organization founded in 1995 to assist Asian women to realize their entrepreneurial potential
Ellen Young made New York State history when she was elected in 2006 as the first Asian-American woman to serve in the legislature
Some of the sessions included are:
Business, Leadership, and Professional Development
Balancing Career and Family
Media, Visual, and Performing Arts
For more information on the conference visit http://www.aaari.info