International Women’s Day Event

(TAAF) had the honor of hosting our inaugural International Women’s Day event with over 170 women leaders from across industries in attendance at Saks Fifth Avenue. Being in a room filled with AAPI women was a powerful and meaningful reminder of how important it is to create spaces where we can discuss the unique issues we as AAPI women face.

For instance - according to the McKinsey & Company’s Women in the Workplace Report:

- Only 1 in 4 C-suite executives is a woman and only 1 in 50 is an AAPI woman. Even when high performing, AAPI women are less likely than other groups of women to receive positive feedback on our leadership abilities.

- AAPI women have fewer informal interactions with senior leaders and are less likely to be seen and noticed as individuals. And while AAPI women navigate these struggles, an even greater number of Latina, Indigenous, and Black women experience them. 

We want to extend our sincere gratitude to the amazing women who joined us for the International Women’s Day Forum and Reception: Sheila Lirio Marcelo, Akila Raman-Vaseghi, Naomi Tacuyan Underwood, Yasmin Vossoughian, Annie Young-Scrivner, Erika Moritsugu, and Sandra Park. Thank you to Saks Fifth Avenue for hosting and committing a portion of their sales this month to AAPI women and girls. 

Sheila Lirio Marcelo, CEO & Founder of Proof of Learn and TAAF Board Member, Naomi Tacuyan Underwood
Meera Venugopal, Erika Moritsugu, Deputy Assistant to the President & AA and NHPI Senior Liaison, The White House, and Radhika Balasubramani, Nikki Singh and Jo-Ann Yoo
Yasmin Vossoughian, MSNBC Anchor and Annie Young-Scrivner, CEO of Wella Company
Sandra Park, Saks Fifth Avenue