On Oct. 6, the Executive Development Institute (EDI) celebrated its 25th anniversary with a dinner and auction. EDI is a nonprofit that trains and develops Asian/Pacific Islander leaders and Hispanic/Latino leaders. At the event EDI bestowed cofounder Vanna Novak with a lifetime achievement award. Novak is a professional speaker and trainer and created EDI with […]
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 […]
By Assunta Ng “Did you know that the first engineer at Boeing was Chinese?” said the late Ted Yamamura in the early 2000s.
His friends call him an idea generator, a go-getter, and even a machine. His name is Ted Yamamura, and he was the visionary for the Executive Development Institute (EDI).
More than 200 women of Asian and Asian Pacific heritage attended the National Leadership Summit to network and advance leadership skills on the weekend of Sept. 26–27. The Summit was hosted by The Center for Asian Pacific American Women and took place at Microsoft’s Conference Center.
The Center for Asian Pacific American (APA) Women will hold its National Leadership Summit at the Microsoft Conference Center on Sept. 26 and Sept. 27. Formerly known as the Asian Pacific American Women Leadership Institute (APAWLI), it is the only membership organization in the United States that is dedicated to developing women who come from Asian and Asian Pacific Islander (API) backgrounds.