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Amplifying Asian Women’s Voices: Asian Hall of Fame Highlights Female Leaders

Last Updated on 2023/03/03

The Asian Hall of Fame is proud to present its Women in Tech, Entertainment & Arts benefit, an event that aims to amplify high-impact leaders and advance fellowships for women. This event will take place on March 11, 2023, at The Biltmore Los Angeles from 4:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

The Women in Tech, Entertainment & Arts benefit is an excellent opportunity to support a good cause, as all proceeds from the event will benefit the United Nations Crisis Relief and Asian Hall of Fame Academy Fellows.

In addition to attending the benefit, donors can also become founding members of the new Women in Tech, Entertainment & Arts Guild, which cultivates a powerful network for scholarships, mentoring, and diversity for women startups. Founding members can join prestigious companies such as Microsoft, Apple, Disney, Caltech, Prada, Illumination, Monster, Manna Kadar Beauty, amongst others, for $1,000 per year.

The benefit will feature distinguished speakers, including Stella Li, Executive Vice President of BYD Company Limited and President of BYD Americas; Momo Wang, Director of Illumination, Creator of “Tuzki”, and Asian Hall of Fame Inductee; and multimedia journalist Corein Carter of Forbes. The event will be moderated by Ren Hanami, SAG-AFTRA National Chairman Asian Pacific American Media Committee, who is also an Asian Hall of Fame Inductee and Trauma Advocacy Initiative Chair.

13-language vocalist Maki Mae will be performing violin, piano, and opera with pianist Jason Lo, duet guest Ren Hanami, special guests Aubrey Leonard and Camilla Leonard, and musical director Ed Roth who is a Goodwill Ambassador.

During the event, Cherokee and Colombian-American Vanessa McNiel will receive a Fellowship Prize for 100 hours of Asian Hall of Fame production projects plus start-up capital for her small business. Fellow Summer Yang will receive a Fellowship Prize for 100 hours of communications projects plus an Intel Core i7 HP Envy laptop with Microsoft 365. Yang overcame alopecia to achieve a 4.48 weighted GPA, and her prize will be presented by Global Council Founder Valorie Wiggins of Disney Studios.

Tables for the benefit cost $5,000, and valet parking is available at 506 S. Grand Avenue for $25 with event validation. ID will be checked at the door, and the red carpet press line is open from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Buffet dinner and welcome remarks will be followed by the fireside chat at 5:30 p.m. and concert at 6:00 p.m. Attire for the event is semi-formal.

To support the Women in Tech, Entertainment & Arts benefit, sponsorships and donations are available at www.asianhalloffame.org/founder. For more information about the event or visit www.asianhalloffame.org.

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