With headlines in past months about Asian Americans encountering verbal and physical violence, Dallas’ Orchid Giving Circle is hosting a Power Leadership Forum on Friday, May 7, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
While it’s recommended for high achieving professional women with 5-15 years of experience, the forum is open to all people to “embrace, activate and ignite” the community in order to “create a unique space for Asian American women and their allies to learn, grow and act.”
According to organizers, “This has been a sad, traumatic time with the senseless violence in our country. With a heavy heart, we step back and evaluate what we can do to stop the escalation of anti-Asian rhetoric and AAPI hate crimes. We have seen many are raising voices on social media, organizing listening sessions within corporations and sharing valuable education resources through non-profits. At the Orchid Giving Circle, we want to do more.”
In addition to the event, a Power Fireside Chat with AT&T Business CEO Anne Chow with moderators Toyota Group VP Karen Ideno and Toyota Chief of Staff Anna Hung, there will be Power Conversations led by Toyota CFO Tracy Doi, Haynes and Boones Partner Sakina Foster, Newberry Executive Solutions President Neena Newberry, Wishing Out Loud LLC President/Founder Lisa Ong, Toyota Managing Counsel Mey Ly Ortiz, EY Global Client Service Partner Thear Suzuki, BNY Mellon Wealth Management Senior Client Strategist Charmaine Tang and McKinsey and Company Senior Partner Lareina Yee.
Reservations start at $100 and are available here with 100% of net proceeds going to grants provided by Orchid Giving Circle at Texas Women’s Foundation to Asian communities. Over the past six years, the Orchid Giving Circle has awarded $831,000 in grants for education, domestic violence, healthcare, art and culture and social services.
* Photo courtesy of Orchid Giving Circle