AAPI Womxn's Initiative
OCA's AAPI Womxn's Initiative started in 2016 as part of its effort to be more aware and inclusive of issues and challenges that AAPI womxn face. The initiative had its inaugural AAPI Women LeadHERship Summit in Washington, D.C., on November 3, 2016 to discuss how AAPI Womxn can uplift and support each other but also to discuss their collective civic power. It is our goal to bring this annual LeadHERship Summit to a different region of the country so we can continue to share and build new networks of AAPI womxn leaders.
Convene AAPI womxn from various regions, sectors, and careers and develop them to their highest potential
Sustain a framework to train and develop AAPI womxn leaders throughout the country
Develop a strong and uplifting network of AAPI womxn leaders
This year we will be hosting the second LeadHERship Summit in Houston, Texas on November 3, 2017. See below for registration and program details.
LOCATION: Hilton Garden Inn (Chinatown)
6855 W Sam Houston Pkwy S
Houston, TX 77072
AGENDA for 2017 AAPI Womxn LeadHERship Summit
4:00pm Doors Open & Registration
4:30 – 4:45pm Welcome
4:45 - 5:45pm Panel + Q&A: “Womxn Power: Creating Strength Through Community
Description: Hear from AAPI womxn leaders on the power of organizing and community-led movements.
- Dr. Dona Murphey, Pantsuit Republic Founder
- Carol Zou, Artist & Director of Trans.lation
- Zenobia Lai, Immigration Legal Director, Catholic Charities
- Rachna Khare, Daya
5:45 - 6:00pm Bathroom/Dinner Break – participants should break for dinner,
6:00 – 6:30pm Keynote Dinner: Mini Timmaraju (speech will only be 15 minutes + 15min Q&A)
(Dinner will continue into networking session if needed)
6:45 – 7:45pm Who Are You, Not What You Do: Building Soft-Skills for Networking
Description: Participants will have the opportunity to meet and network with special guests/panelists who will be leading “table-talks” at their designated table. These table-talks can be about anything as long as it’s authentic and not only on what you do for work/your professional career but more so who are you as a person, a leader, a mother, a womxn, a friend, an immigrant, etc. LeadHERs will start at one table-talk and then will rotate every 15-20 minutes to meet and join a discussion with a new special guest . This will occur until participants have met with available table-talk guests or time has run out.
7:45 – 8:00pm Close Out