AWIB Annual Holiday Party

Celebrate the Holiday season with AWIB!

Our annual end-of-the-year holiday party will bring AWIB friends and supporters together for a delicious buffet dinner and open wine/beer bar. Along with the good food will be even greater company, which go perfectly well with holiday cheer - a great way to celebrate the end of 2014 and the beginning of a new year!


Registration:
AWIB Individual members - $25
AWIB Small Business Members - Free for two people
Non Members - $50

RSVP is required (no registration at the door). For more information and to RSVP please click here

Starting Your Business 101

Starting Your Business 101
AWIB’s four part series covers everything you need to know to start a business, from writing a business plan to marketing, deciding on the right business structure, accounting and obtaining financing. Take one or more classes and to get the most out of our offerings, it is recommended that you take the entire 4 part series.

Writing a Business Plan
Monday, November 3

Legal Structures, Taxes & Record Keeping 
Monday, November 10

Marketing—On and Offline Strategies 
Monday, November 17

Financing Your Business 
Monday, November 24

Please click here for more information and to RSVP

Join AWIB for a PRIVATE champagne reception to welcome the Fall season at the Fendi Boutique. Shoppers will receive a 10% discount on purchases made that evening AND 10% of the evening’s proceeds will benefit AWIB.   Reservations guaranteed for AWIB members and their guests to this exclusive evening at the beautiful Fendi Store.  Please click here to RSVP.

Join AWIB for a PRIVATE champagne reception to welcome the Fall season at the Fendi Boutique. Shoppers will receive a 10% discount on purchases made that evening AND 10% of the evening’s proceeds will benefit AWIB.   Reservations guaranteed for AWIB members and their guests to this exclusive evening at the beautiful Fendi Store.  Please click here to RSVP.

Chelsea Art Tour

Join Asian Women in Business as we go on a private Asian-themed gallery tour through the Chelsea art district. We will visit four galleries that are either owned by an Asian American or features Asian art, just enough to whet your interest in art and its impact on culture.  Learn about trends in the art world, the up and coming artists, and art as a financial investment.  We will be guided by an enthusiastic and renowned art advisor who has been intimately involved with the New York art world for over a decade. The evening will end with good cheer as we continue the conversation over wine and hors d’oeuvres.

Venue: We will meet at one of the galleries (TBA)
 
Time:
September 16, 2014: 6:00 to 8:30 pm

Registration:
AWIB Members: Free for one person
AWIB Small Business and Corporate Members: May bring up to 4 guests (send seperate email to info@awib.org)
Non-members: $35.00 per person

Please RSVP at www.awib.org/events

Reinventing Yourself at Any Age

Thursday, August 21, 2014
Reinventing Yourself at Any Age

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Have you thought about leaving your secure job to follow your passions?  Do you value a new challenge over the career dictated by others? Perhaps there are opportunities you want to take advantage of but worry about the risk?  You are not alone! 

AWIB is featuring a group of ordinary women (like you and me) who have refused to be stuck in a place or career. They are a lawyer who became a handbag designer; an apparel industry executive who created a career around the needs of her child; a laid off manager who turned a family recipe into a must-have snack; a graphic designer who now sells premium cashews; and a lawyer turned media professional.   Inventing a new stage of your life is hard but possible and the results can be rewarding.  Join us for an interactive discussion with people who dared to take the risks to change their lives. 

A networking reception follows the discussion. We thank Rajbhog Foods – manufacturer of sweets, snacks, frozen appetizers, frozen entrees, beverages  and breads - for catering our event.


Venue:

Office of The Manhattan Borough President
(The Honorable Gale Brewer)
One Centre Street, 19th Fl. South, New York, NY

Time:

6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

RSVP required by Tuesday, August 19. 

For more information, visit www.awib.org/events

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Trailblazing Women You May Not Know (But Should): Sheryl WuDunn
Each week, the Lean In tumblr will spotlight women who made a lasting mark on the world — yet didn’t always end up in the history books. This week we celebrate Sheryl WuDunn, the first Asian-American to win a Pulitzer Prize.
Sheryl WuDunn was raised to speak out against injustice. ”My grandmother’s feet were bound in China,” she said. As she grew up she learned that if people didn’t speak up for others, “My mother’s feet would have been bound, then my feet would have been bound.” 
A third generation Chinese-American, Sheryl WuDunn was born in 1959 and grew up on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. She graduated from Cornell University and married journalist Nicolas Kristof, who became her partner at The New York Times. She was the paper’s first Asian-American reporter. 
In 1989 WuDunn and Kristof travelled to China, where they covered the Tiananmen Square crackdown. WuDunn covered the protests from the heart of the conflict, facing gunfire and arriving at the hospitals before officials to count the dead. Those numbers turned out to be one of the most pivotal pieces of data throughout the crisis.

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leanin:

Trailblazing Women You May Not Know (But Should): Sheryl WuDunn

Each week, the Lean In tumblr will spotlight women who made a lasting mark on the world — yet didn’t always end up in the history books. This week we celebrate Sheryl WuDunn, the first Asian-American to win a Pulitzer Prize.

Sheryl WuDunn was raised to speak out against injustice. My grandmother’s feet were bound in China,” she said. As she grew up she learned that if people didn’t speak up for others, “My mother’s feet would have been bound, then my feet would have been bound.” 

A third generation Chinese-American, Sheryl WuDunn was born in 1959 and grew up on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. She graduated from Cornell University and married journalist Nicolas Kristof, who became her partner at The New York Times. She was the paper’s first Asian-American reporter. 

In 1989 WuDunn and Kristof travelled to China, where they covered the Tiananmen Square crackdown. WuDunn covered the protests from the heart of the conflict, facing gunfire and arriving at the hospitals before officials to count the dead. Those numbers turned out to be one of the most pivotal pieces of data throughout the crisis.

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Thursday, February 20, 2014 Speak Up and Speak Out: Mastering the Art of Public Speaking

Asian Women In Business

Let’s face it – a lot of us dread public speaking.  If the very thought of having to address a group gets you all tied up in knots, you’re definitely not alone. That’s why AWIB is hosting another workshop on public speaking! Whether you have an upcoming public speaking engagement or just want to give a presentation that leaves a lasting impression on your colleagues, this workshop will give you the tools you need to communicate more confidently, comfortably, and effectively with large groups of people.

Our experienced and inspirational instructor, Robyn Hatcher, will lead you through an intensive session where you will practice and develop techniques to improve your public speaking skills and receive constructive feedback. 

Robyn is the founder and CEO of a communication and presentation-skills training company called SpeakEtc. Her recently published book Standing Ovation Presentations was highlighted in a Forbes article in September and was chosen as one of the top ten career and self-help books for 2013.

RSVP today and join the hundreds of business owners and professionals who have overcome their fear of public speaking thanks to AWIB’s highly acclaimed Speak Up and Speak Out workshop. Public speaking doesn’t have to be scary — so empower yourself with tips and tricks that will help you ace your next public speaking engagement!

Light refreshments will be served. Class size is restricted to optimize your learning experience. No payment at the door.

Admission:
AWIB Members: $20
Non-members: $45

If you have any questions, please contact Asian Women In Business at info@awib.org or 212-868-1368.

To register, please click here!


Directions:
Microsoft, 11 Times Square (on 8th Avenue between 41st and 42nd Street) 

AWIB wishes you all a safe and happy holiday season!

AWIB wishes you all a safe and happy holiday season!