Today, women make up only 5 percent of Fortune 500 CEOs, according to data from Pew Research Center.
BANGKOK (AP) — “You just need to be white to win.”
A skin-whitening ad in Thailand featuring that slogan alongside a famous actress in blackface makeup sparked such outrage that the company pulled it Friday, Jan. 8, just a day after releasing it. The retraction did little, however, to stem a debate the ad ignited about the regularity of racist advertisements in the Southeast Asian country.
HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii’s last sugar plantation is getting out of the sugar-growing business, signaling the end of an industry that once powered the local economy and lured thousands of immigrants to the islands.
Kiyomi (left) and Sakae Hattori, in traditional kimonos, are the twin daughters of Jeffrey Hattori, CEO of Nikkei Concerns. Wearing kimonos is a traditional practice during the new year for Japanese. (Photo provided by Jeffrey Hattori)
By Jocelyn Moore Northwest Asian Weekly Following its initial success last year, Sleepless in Seattle is planning to deliver more sleeping bags and care packages this year to the homeless community in the hopes to warm up the city’s street corners. Led by its 24-year-old founder Eddie Wang, the team aims to raise $75,000 between […]
By Ador Pereda Yano Northwest Asian Weekly What is the responsibility of a public university in addressing the economic needs of people in underserved communities? Michael Verchot, the Director of the University of Washington’s Consulting and Business Development Center (CBDC), believes UW’s business school has a powerful role and an effective response to this question. […]
National Council on Aging (NCOA) Many people think falls are a normal part of aging. The truth is they are not – most falls can be prevented by learning a few steps to stay safe. Each year, on the first day of fall, the National Council on Aging (NCOA) Falls Free® Initiative celebrates National Falls […]
By Assunta Ng The best of Seattle and Washington state was showcased for Chinese President Xi Jinping’s dinner held at the Westin Hotel on Sept. 22 for over 750 attendees. So what made the event exceptional? The list of who’s who guests gathered was remarkable. Omar Lee, a guest said, “not even a million dollars […]
Gov. Jay Inslee announced Sept. 16 that Seattle has been confirmed as the first stop for Chinese President Xi Jinping and his delegation who will be visiting the United States next week. Gov. Inslee, who visited China in 2013 as part of a trade mission to Asia, invited President Xi to Washington State in recognition […]
By Ador Pereda Yano Northwest Asian Weekly For Dr. Lorraine Yu, the best response to the difficulties of growing up in a small Midwest community — more specifically, in a small predominantly white community in Illinois — was to excel. This year, she is being honored by the Northwest Asian Weekly as one of the […]