2022 AAPI Leadership Summit
September 29, 2022

Welcome to the AAPI Leadership Summit!

Thank you for being part of the inaugural TAAF AAPI Leadership Summit. These past two years have created a groundswell of action and each of you is part of the movement. We hope that today will be a day of collaboration, reunions with old friends, and new relationship building as we strive to build our collective power to positively impact our AAPI community.

Details for the day's program are below, including the Schedule and Speaker bios.


Morning Session

10:00 am–12:30 pm Floor 2, Taube Auditorium

Emcee: Betty Yu, Anchor & Reporter, KPIX

9:30 – 10:00am Registration Floor 1, Lobby
Floor 2 

Opening with Youth Speaks Poet Brandon Gagante

Welcome from Norman Chen, CEO of TAAF

Opening Keynote with Helen Zia, Author and Activist

Panel 1: Reflections on this Moment

  • David Eng, Faculty Director of the Program in Asian American Studies, University of Pennsylvania 
  • Manju Kulkarni, Executive Director, AAPI Equity Alliance | Co-Founder, Stop AAPI Hate
  • Phil Yu, Blogger/Podcaster, Angry Asian Man
  • Moderator: Betty Yu, Reporter, KPIX

Panel 2: Hopes and Aspirations for the Future

  • Fatima Angeles, President & CEO Levi Strauss Foundation
  • Eric Kim, Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Goodwater Capital
  • Dan Lin, CEO and Head Wrangler, Rideback Ranch
  • Tavae Samuelu, Director of Pacific Islander Initiatives, AAPI Civic Engagement Fund
  • Moderator: Daniel Dae Kim, Actor and Producer

Setting the Stage for Breakout Sessions

  • Arun Ganti, Partner, Bain & Company
  • Pam Yee, Partner, Bain & Company

Networking Lunch

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm Roofdeck

Breakout Sessions

1:30 pm–3:00 pm Floors 1, 2 & 3

Breakout Sessions facilitated by Bain & Company team

Education, Floor 1
Education Brief
Increase teaching of AAPI history and culture in schools and cultural institutions and increase access to
education for the most underserved AAPIs

Anti-AAPI Racism, Floor 1
Anti-AAPI Racism Brief
Develop immediate and long-term strategies to address acts of hate and violence against the AAPI

               WHIAANHPI Resource Guide
               DOJ/HHS Hate Crimes Guidance

Civic Engagement, Floor 1
Civic Engagement Brief

Increase AAPI civic engagement, political representation, and community action

Cross-Racial and Intra-AAPI Solidarity, Floor 2
Cross-Racial and Intra-AAPI Solidarity Brief
Demonstrate solidarity with other BIPOC allies and build greater collaboration within the AAPI community

Cultural Narrative Change, Floor 2
Cultural Narrative Change Brief

Dispel AAPI “perpetual foreigner” and “model minority” stereotypes via journalism, media, and entertainment

AAPI Philanthropy,
Floor 3
AAPI Philanthropy Brief
Increase funding from individuals, corporations, foundations and government to help support the needs of
the most vulnerable AAPIs

Leadership Representation, Floor 3
Leadership Representation Brief

Increase AAPI representation at highest levels of leadership across sectors

Afternoon Session

3:15 pm–4:15 pm Floor 2, Taube Auditorium

Emcee: Brad Jenkins, Founder, Enfranchisement Productions

Recap + Next Steps  

  • Manny Maceda, Worldwide Managing Partner, Bain & Company

Closing Remarks from Norman Chen, CEO, TAAF

Introduction and exclusive screening of 38 at the Garden that premieres on HBO Max 10/11

  • Reflections from director Frank Chi

Networking Reception

4:15 pm – 5:00 pm Roofdeck


Fatima Angeles

Executive Director, Levi Strauss Foundation

Freddy Bharucha

Sr. Executive Vice President, P&G NA and Global Personal Beauty Care, Sponsor, P&G APA Affinity Network

Norman Chen

CEO, The Asian American Foundation

Ruchi Bhowmik

Head of US Public Policy, Netflix

Frank Chi

Director and Writer, 38 at the Garden

Tracey Bing

Head of Content, Rideback Rise

David Eng

Faculty Director of the Program in Asian American Studies, University of Pennsylvania

Juju Chang

Co-Anchor, ABC Nightly News

Brandon Gagante

Poet, Youth Speaks

Don Chen

President, Surdna Foundation

Arun Ganti

Partner, Bain & Company

Norman Chen

CEO, The Asian American Foundation

Maria Choi

Founder & CEO, Raise for Good

Brad Jenkins

CEO and Founder, Enfranchisement Productions

Manju Kulkarni

Executive Director, AAPI Equity Alliance; Co-Founder, Stop AAPI Hate

Pawan Dhingra

President, Association for Asian American Studies & Associate Provost & Associate Dean of the Faculty, Amherst College

Daniel Dae Kim

Actor and Producer

Jonathan Greenblatt

CEO & National Director, ADL

Eric Kim

Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Goodwater Capital

Russell Jeung

Professor of Asian American Studies, San Francisco State University & Co-Founder, Stop AAPI Hate

Kevin D. Kim

Commissioner, NYC Department of Small Business Services (SBS)

Dan Lin

CEO and Head Wrangler, Rideback Ranch

Erika Lee

Regents Professor of History & Asian American Studies, University of Minnesota

Manny Maceda

Bain & Company, Worldwide Managing Partner

Jennifer Lee

Julian Clarence Levi Professor of Social Sciences, Columbia University

Tavae Samuelu

Director of Pacific Islander Initiatives, AAPI Civic Engagement Fund

Kate Lee

Co-Founder & Policy Director, Make Us Visible

Taeku Lee

Bae Family Professor of Government, Harvard University

Pam Yee

Partner, Bain & Company

Simu Liu

Actor & Author

Betty Yu

Reporter, KPIX CBS5

Chris Lu

United Nations Ambassador, Former Obama Administration

Phil Yu

Blogger/Podcaster, Angry Asian Man

Li Lu

Founder & Chairman, Himalaya Capital & Board Chair, The Asian American Foundation

Helen Zia

Author and Activist

Richard Lui

Anchor & Journalist, MSNBC / NBC News

Congresswoman Grace Meng

U.S. House of Representatives

Mike Hoa Nguyen

Assistant Professor of Education, New York University

Grace Pai

Executive Director, AAJC-Chicago

Elaine Quijano

News Anchor, CBS

Anisha Singh

Executive Director, Sikh Coalition

Michelle Sugihara

Executive Director, CAPE

J. Phillip Thompson

Former Deputy Mayor of New York & Associate Professor of Political Science & Urban Planning, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Eric Toda

Global Head of Social Marketing at Meta & Executive GM of Meta Prosper

Karen Umemoto

Professor of Urban Planning & Asian American Studies, UCLA

Jose Antonio Vargas

Founder, Define American

Michelle Wie West

Former LPGA Pro

Andrew Yang

Entrepreneur & Community Leader

Donald Young

Director of Programs, CAAM

Venue Information


Network Name:  TAAFSUMMIT
No password


The Commonwealth Club
110 The Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA 94105
Directions: Google Maps


Rincon Center Garage
121 Spear St
San Francisco, CA 94105