AWIB hosted its Smart Networking interactive workshop due to popular demand, and it was better than ever. Facilitator Liz Lynch, provided practical tips to teach participants how to connect with others. 

AWIB hosted its Smart Networking interactive workshop due to popular demand, and it was better than ever. Facilitator Liz Lynch, provided practical tips to teach participants how to connect with others. 

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Our Past Programs

These past several months, AWIB had so many great events. Click here to check out the highlights.  


Twenty-Something CEO’s

A panel discussion with enterprising young Asian women on how they followed their dreams and turned their business into a reality.

Speakers included Shauna Mei, CEO and Founder, AHALife; Gauri Manglik, Co-Founder, Fondu and SpotOn; Benita Singh, Co-Founder, Source4Style; and Cheryl Yeoh, Co-Founder, Reclip.It.  Mitra Kalita, award-winning journalist and author moderated the event.  

The stories of these young entrepreneurs creating their own opportunities for themselves inspired attendees.  The event was held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Ruth and Harold D. Uris Center for Education. 

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2011 AWIB Highlights 

2011 marked AWIB’s 16th successful year of helping Asian women achieve their entrepreneurial goals and advance professionally in their chosen fields. From seminars on how to start a business, to corporate leadership development, AWIB members  and supporters enjoyed a variety of networking events and learning experiences geared towards helping them develop new skills, meet the right people and enhance their work as professionals and entrepreneurs. In 2012, we will continuously strive to encourage and develop Asian women leaders in business.

Marketing: For Today’s Small Business April 24

AWIB’s educational class Marketing: For Today’s Small Business was held on April 24 at Microsoft in NYC. Small business entrepreneurs on a limited budget learned about the most cost effective marketing strategies.  Strategy Director, Dhara Naik from Likeable Media, showed attendees how to use social media to bring in sales.  Real world examples combined with an interactive workshop allowed attendees to put their new knowledge into use. Particular attention was paid to navigating the changing array of marketing and social media tools to achieve results in niche businesses. 

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Raising the Bar: Perspectives on Taking the Bench Recap!

Asian Women In Business (AWIB) held the 2nd Annual Raising the Bar, a forum featuring prominent Asian women in the legal profession on Wednesday, April 11, 2012 at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP in New York City. 

Check out some photos of the distinguished judges and attendees enjoying the event.

AWIB President Bonnie Wong introduces our distinguished panelists


Karen R. King, Counsel, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP


The Honorable Marilyn D. Go, United States Magistrate Judge (E.D.N.Y.)

The Honorable Doris Ling-Cohan, New York State Supreme Court Judge

The Honorable Toko Serita, New York City Criminal Court Judge

Check out AWIB Upcoming Events 

Starting Your Business 101 Workshop Series

Asian Women In Business is once again holding its informative four (4) part series, Starting Your Business 101, an essential how-to guide for budding entrepreneurs and existing small business owners. The classes will be held at Microsoft, Midtown Manhattan location.

  • March 6, 2012, Tuesday 
    Writing a Business Plan (6:00-8:30pm)
Writing a business plan is the only way to get started.  Come learn from industry experts what the elements of an effective plan are.  You will realize the importance of strategic planning and leave with essential research tools and resources to establish your own business goals.
  • March 13, 2012, Tuesday 
    Legal Structures, Taxes & Record Keeping (6:00-8:30pm)
This informational class will help you navigate the legal structures you need to succeed by discovering what is available and what is best for your business.  You will learn the essentials of cash flow, balance sheets, record keeping, taxes, and even the best software for your small business needs.
  • March 20, 2012, Tuesday 
    Marketing - On and Offline Strategies (6:00-8:30pm)
Create an effective marketing plan by outsmarting your competitors and effectively targeting your niche market.  Learn how to use social media to find the customers that will help your business grow.  It is possible to work within your budget to design the right promotions for your business.  Learn it all in this short 2.5 hour class.
  • March 27, 2012, Tuesday 
    Financing and Risk Management (6:00-8:30pm)
Here you will learn all you need to know about loans, investments, credit lines, SBA guarantees, and alternative financing.  Our industry expert will also teach you how to identify, assess, and prioritize your risk through proven risk management strategies.
Asian Women In Business Scholarship

Asian Women In Business promotes exceptional Asian female students who have demonstrated scholarship, leadership, community service and/ or entrepreneurship. For more information on eligibility and the application click here