Press Release

Born to Lead:  Asian Women Corporate Leaders

(New York, NY) July 29, 2013 – Join Asian Women in Business (AWIB) for its Ninth Annual Corporate Leadership Forum – Born to Lead:  Asian Women Corporate Leaders on Thursday, September 12, 2013 from 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM at Credit Suisse, One Madison Avenue, NYC.

The forum will highlight Asian women who have blazed a stellar leadership path in fields as diverse as publishing and advertising to banking and insurance.  Our panel of top executives will participate in a frank dialogue on the advancements of Asian women in the corporate world. They will share their personal experiences on their unique paths to success and offer their views on the future of Asian women in the executive suite.  After the panel discussion, there will be a networking reception with an opportunity to meet and greet fellow attendees.

This year’s distinguished panelists are:

  • Jeannine Shao Collins, EVP & Chief Innovation Officer, Meredith 360°
  • Grace Koo, Managing Director, Investment Banking Division, Credit Suisse
  • Archana Kumar, EVP & Group Planning Director, BBDO New York
  • Susan Yung, Managing Director, Goldman Sachs

Ranjini Pillay, SVP & Chief Underwriting Officer, AIG will serve as the evening’s moderator. 

More information on the speakers can be found at

There is a suggested donation of $35, fully tax deductible under IRS 501(c)(3), which will go to the Asian Women In Business Scholarship Fund. The AWIB Scholarship Fund was created in 2006 to promote leadership and reward excellence in Asian women college students.

Born to Lead is open to those interested in learning about the quest of Asian women as they seek a more influential role in the corporate world. An RSVP is absolutely required via online registration at or by calling 212.868.1368.

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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