Press Release

2011 Asian Women in Business Leadership Award

New York, NY (October 5, 2011) ­– Seven extraordinary Asian women will receive the 2011 Asian Women In Business Leadership Award as they are feted at the group’s Sixteenth Anniversary Gala on Wednesday, October 19, 2011. This annual event highlights the tremendous contributions of Asian women as entrepreneurs and corporate leaders. The awardees were selected from hundreds of candidates from around the country. Their resounding success in the business world and commitment to helping the community make them truly inspiring role models.

“We are pleased to have 7 high achieving women receive awards at our Annual Leadership Dinner” said Bonnie Wong, President, Asian Women in Business. “This year’s theme “Leading the Way” is particularly appropriate since these are women who are leaders in their fields.”

The awards are given in three categories - Corporate Leadership, Entrepreneurial Leadership and Young Entrepreneurial Leadership.

Recipients of the 2011 AWIB Corporate Leadership Award:

  • Angela Sun, Chief of Staff to the President & CEO, Bloomberg
  • Phoebe H. Yee, Vice President, Design Related Companies

Recipients of the 2011 AWIB Entrepreneurial Leadership Award:

  • JJ Falk, Managing Principal, JJ Falk Design LLC
  • Ann Harakawa, Principal, Two Twelve
  • Marie Jhin, MD, CEO & Senior Dermatologist, Premier Dermatology & PIBU Spa
  • Dolly Oberoi, CEO, C² Technologies, Inc.

Recipient of the 2011 AWIB Young Entrepreneurial Leadership Award:

  • Rebecca Dean, President, Tiny Tots Therapy, Inc.

The Honorable John Liu, Comptroller of the City of New York will be the guest speaker. Vivian Lee, Anchor, NY1, will serve as the mistress of ceremony.

The Awards Dinner will be held at the Hilton New York, 1335 Avenue of the Americas (@ 53rd St) in midtown Manhattan.

Evening Schedule
5:00 pm: Award winners press conference
6:00 pm: Cocktail reception
7:00 pm: Dinner
7:30 pm: The Honorable John Liu, guest speaker
8:15 pm: Leadership Awards presentation


There will be a silent auction, live auction and raffle throughout the evening. For more information on the event, visit

AWIB’sLeadership Awards have received much critical acclaim. Some of this year’s top sponsors are AT&T, the Bank of New York Mellon, Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Bloomberg L.P, General Motors, Con Edison, Ogilvy & Mather, Related Companies, Mercedes Benz, Barclays Capital and many more.

Asian Women In Business ( is the only nonprofit organization in the country with the primary mission of assisting Asian women entrepreneurs. Over the years, AWIB has expanded its mission to address issues affecting the business and professional development of Asian women. AWIB sponsors conferences, workshops and seminars on a variety of business topics and holds frequent networking activities to enable members to make important business contacts.




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