This must be a women’s week in Seattle. The Asian Pacific American Summit for API women, a national leadership conference, held on Microsoft campus, had attracted Asian women from all over the country. There were four men out of 181 attendees. Good men, I presumed.
Fifteen women of Color elected officials including Asian, Black, Latino and Native American descent, were honored at China Harbor Restaurant by the Women of Color Empowered. More than 230 women and men attended. Among them, two were white, King County Sheriff Sue Rahr and Tukwila city Councilmember Joan Hernandez. Some questioned why. White is a […]
Clark T. Randt, US Ambassador to the People’s Republic of China was WSCRC’s keynote speaker. He was the last on the program and many guests had left by the time he spoke. For those who left, you missed an enlightened yet practical approach on U.S.-China relations for the past 30 years. I heard many US-China […]
The InterIm Community Development Association celebrated its 40th anniversary on Sept. 19 with practical strategies. The event used to include silent and live auctions, eliminated all those. Instead, this year it presented a panel of people who reflected the history and needs of the community.
Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke flew back to Seattle on Sept. 12 and stayed for the weekend for a few personal obligations. Locke’s family moved to Maryland in July.
A big dinner honoring Seattle Mayor Greg Nickels to be held at the Seattle Westin Hotel was cancelled due to lack of interest. Nickels lost his reelection on Aug. 18 in the primary election. Poor mayor! Every day, there is a staff leaving him. By November, he might not have anybody working in the mayor’s […]
I am not one of Washington state’s powerful women, but I was generous to host them in a dim sum lunch in the New Hong Kong Restaurant, in the International District.
Have you felt annoyed at events when speakers go on and on? How do you stop them? If your program is not strong but has a great emcee, s/he would know how to make it work.
Risk-taking is a scary matter especially during recession. If you get stuck in a job you dislike, this might not be a good time to switch jobs. Yet, I was asked to mentor a group of young Asian American professionals last week on Sept. 10 on the subject. They were taking a leadership class sponsored by the Executive Development Institute (http://www.ediorg.org)
I love to talk about Asian Americans doing unconventional things that defy stereotypes. David Chan is one of them. I met David Chan more than three decades ago when he owned a Chinese restaurant in Green Lake. What David Chan has done since then amazed normal people. David Chan is now owner of World Class […]