On Dec. 15, 2015, Gov. Jay Inslee appointed Angela Roarty to the Pierce College Board of Trustees, a five-member policy-making body comprising members living with the college’s Lakewood service area. Roarty is an insurance agent with State Farm. She is also chair of the St. Francis Cabrini School Commission. Roarty’s five-year term ends September 2020. […]
Making more than a monetary contribution
Compiled by Andrew Kim NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY The Women of Color Empowered is proud to honor women in the Pacific Northwest who have made significant contributions to our communities. We are honored to present the nominees for “Women and Money” at the China Harbor Restaurant, Seattle, Sept.18: Fawn Sharp Fawn Sharp is the President of […]
PICTORIAL: Top contributors honored
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Burrus named director of Filipino Community
Sheila Burrus has been named Executive Director of the Filipino Community of Seattle. Burrus is the immediate past president of the Filipino Chamber of Commerce of the Pacific Northwest, and a 2011 Northwest Asian Weekly Pioneer honoree. She is a State Farm insurance agent in Seattle. (end)
3 Seattle APA business owners graduate UW executive program
Three APA Seattle-area business owners graduated from the UW Foster School of Business’ Minority Business Executive Program on July 21. They are Angela Shen from Savor Seattle, Shelia Burrus from State Farm, and Raymond Lam from Silk Road Environmental.
State Farm continues to fund OCA leadership program
The grant will be utilized in 2010 to support OCA’s APIA U: Leadership 101, an Asian/Pacific Islander American college leadership training program, and the upcoming Japanese American Citizens League (JACL)/OCA Leadership Conference in May.
Local businesswomen and corporate heads dish on life, career, fashion, and basketball
Last year, with the bad shape of the economy, 14 businesswomen of color not only stood out, but outdid their competition …
High-powered businesswomen to speak on climbing the corporate ladder — their way
However, on Jan. 29 at China Harbor Restaurant in Seattle, men and women of all ages and ethnicities will get a chance to peek into the conference room as powerful women of various backgrounds, who own their own successful businesses or belong to corporations, convene to talk shop — so to speak.
EDI launches 2010 leadership program
The Executive Development Institute (EDI), which partners with businesses in the Pacific Northwest to provide culturally-tailored leadership programs for Asian Pacific and Latino emerging leaders and managers, is currently actively recruiting emerging leaders at corporations and community organizations in the Puget Sound for its Leadership Discovery and Leadership Navigation Programs beginning in March.
State Farm was honored as the 2008 Corporate Partner of the Year by OCA Aug. 2 at the Organization of Chinese Americans (OCA) convention in Washington, D.C. Ken Lam, VPO Heartland, accepted the award on behalf of State Farm.