Seminar inspires Asian American women to lead

The Center for Asian Pacific American Women (CAPAW) will be holding a special regional conference in Portland, Ore., for Asian Pacific American women who seek to become leaders in their communities.

“Whole Person Leadership” will be held Friday, July 11, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the World Trade Center, located at 121 S.W. Salmon St. in downtown Portland.

The day is dedicated to strengthening leadership in every aspect of life for Asian American and Pacific Islander women.

In addition to opportunities for networking and mentoring, the seminar will feature workshops and panels on strengthening participants’ leadership skills, building community, becoming a stronger business savvy leader, living a healthy lifestyle, and more.

Workshop sessions include the following:

• “Maintaining your core: Balancing the challenges of aging parents, kids, and the responsibilities of being an Asian Pacific American”

• “Opening your mind: Discovering your leadership potential”

• “Your physical self: The intersection of mind, body, and career through South Indian Dance”

• “It’s lonely being one of the only APAs: Minding your spirit and implementing self care”
The seminar’s keynote speaker is Phyllis Campbell, chairman of JPMorgan Chase Pacific Northwest.

She will share her experience as a whole person leader.

Carol Jue, head women’s basketball coach of the Chapman University Panthers (NCAA champions) also will speak about perceptions and stereotypes of the “model minority.”

CAPAW strongly believes in developing Asian Pacific American women to achieve success and fulfillment in their professional and personal lives. This leads to positive change in their workplaces and communities.

Achieving this goal requires “thoughtful and intentional nurturing of an APA woman’s whole person: her heart, mind, spirit, body, family, and community.” The CAPAW leadership curriculum will address these elements. (end)

Seminar attendance is open to everyone, regardless of race or gender. Registration for the seminar can be found online at Scholarships are available.

For any additional info or sponsorship opportunities, please visit or call 415-310-6978.

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