API Women's Leadership Conference

Empowering API Women For Civic Engagement
National Online Virtual Event


An Online Virtual Event
Saturday, August 22, 2020
9:30 am to 12:30 pm PST
Join the live stream at facebook.com/apapahq/live

Representation Matters: Empowering API Women for Civic Engagement

The number of women in government leadership positions is growing. They’re winning elections and getting appointments. They’re making tremendous contributions in their communities.

APAPA has assembled a panel of influential API leaders who will discuss their challenges and accomplishments while serving in different public service roles. They’ll share their vision of where they think opportunities are for API women and their own next steps. Get ready for an exciting morning of honest and open communications!

The API Women’s Leadership Conference commemorates Women’s Equality Day, which celebrates the certification of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. constitution, giving women the right to vote.

Join the live stream at facebook.com/apapahq/live. This is a FREE event. No registration is required.


Amy Tong
CA State Chief Information Officer

Keynote Speaker

Betty Yee
CA State Controller

Shero Award Recipient

Regina Yin
APAPA National Governing Board Member


Maeley Tom
Author & Founding President
API Legislative Caucus Institute

Mona Pasquil Rogers
California Public Policy Facebook


Political Lessons Learned

Fiona Ma
California State Treasurer

Lily Mei
Mayor of Fremont

Sabina Zafar
Vice Mayor of San Ramon

Stephanie Nguyen
City of Elk Grove

Political Lessons Learned

Sheng Thao
Councilmember of Oakland

Priscilla Cheng
Director Of External Affairs Office of Governor Gavin Newsom

Shery Yang
Chief of Staff
Office of Senator Melissa Hurtado

Lindsey Nitta
Executive Director
California Women Lead

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Hear from California State Chief Information Officer, Amy Tong, about why you should tune to the API Women’s Leadership Conference.

Founded in 2001, APAPA has grown to 30 chapters in the U.S. We empower Asian and Pacific Islander Americans through education, leadership, and active participation in civic and public affairs. 

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“I want ever girl to know that her voice can change the world.”

– Malala Yousafzai

Women's Leadership Event Sponsors

Title Sponsors
Sandy Chau
Civic Leadership USA
Golden Arch Enterprises, Inc.
Dr. Ken Fong/Kenson Ventures
Dr. Hsing Kung
Royal Business Bank
Yin Foundation
Silver Sponsors

For full list of APAPA sponsors visit: www.apapa.org/sponsors/