Press Release

Raising the Bar and Tearing Down Barriers: 
Asian Women Prosecutors and the Pursuit of Justice


(New York, NY) March 20, 2013 – Join Asian Women in Business (AWIB) for its Third Annual Raising the Bar, a forum featuring prominent Asian women in the legal profession. The forum will be held on Thursday, April 11, 2013 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm at White & Case, 1155 Avenue of the Americas (Between 44th and 45th St.), NYC. 

This year we will turn our attention to Asian women prosecutors who are making a name for themselves while protecting the public interest. We will have the opportunity to engage in a meaningful dialogue with a notable panel, who will offer their perspectives on a profession in which Asian women are underrepresented, especially on the management level. What is it like to be in public service as a prosecutor? What are the challenges? How are they making a difference?


  • Cristina Park, Supervisor, Arson/Economic Crimes Unit, Investigations Bureau, Bronx District Attorney’s Office
  • Archana Rao, Deputy Chief, Special Prosecutions Bureau, Manhattan District Attorney's Office
  • Sabrina Thanse, Bureau Chief, Public Assistance Crimes Unit, Health Care Fraud Division, Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office
  • Rosemary Yu, Director, Immigrant Affairs Program, Manhattan District Attorney's Office

Sandra Leung, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, and a former prosecutor, will moderate the event.

More information on the speakers can be found at

Raising the Bar is open to those interested in learning about the quest of Asian women as they seek a wider and more influential role in the legal system.  An RSVP is absolutely required via online registration at or by calling 212.868.1368.

A reception follows the panel discussion. 

Founded in 1995, Asian Women In Business (AWIB) is the only non-profit, tax-exempt organization in the country with the primary mission of assisting Asian women entrepreneurs. Over the years, AWIB, a dynamic organization, has expanded its mission to address identified needs and issues affecting the business and professional development of Asian Americans. AWIB also serves on various tasks forces and boards to promote the inclusion of minority and women owned businesses and professionals. Visit us at




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