Northwest Asian Weekly
Twenty years of recognizing women of color, achieving their dreams and fulfilling the hopes of their communities, is coming to a close.
Sept. 16 will be the very last Women of Color Empowered (WoCE) luncheon.
“I am grateful and proud of the work we have done to showcase and promote women of color in leadership and upcoming rising stars,” said Assunta Ng, WoCE organizer. “So many women have told me they met amazing female role models through our luncheons, benefited from networking, learning, and supporting from one another.”
Since 1996, WoCE has brought together women and men of all backgrounds to celebrate the accomplishments of women of color and to network and learn from each other. The purpose of this luncheon has always been to highlight the accomplishments of women of color who are trailblazers in their field. More than 550 women have been honored over the past 20 years.
At the final luncheon, Vivian Lee, Ellen Ferguson, Rosa Melendez, Stella Leong, Phyllis G. Kenney, Dawn Mason, Rosa Franklin, and many others, will share how WoCE has enriched their lives and businesses.
Our panelists, who are all past WoCE honorees, include Mary Yu, Washington State Supreme Court Justice, and Lori Matsukawa, KING-TV anchor.
To buy tickets to the final luncheon on Sept. 16, go to nwasianweekly.com/women-of-color-empowered.