Press Release

Facing Fears:  Harnessing the Power Within

New York, NY (January 2, 2014) – Asian Women in Business (AWIB) will host a workshop titled “Facing Fears: Harnessing the Power Within” on Wednesday, January 22, 2014, from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM at Microsoft, 1290 Avenue of the Americas (corner of 51st Street), 6th floor, New York City.

If fears and self-doubt are holding you back from reaching your full potential, then you won’t want to miss this interactive workshop that will show you how to face your fears head-on. The workshop will be led by Patty Chang Anker, who was a featured speaker on TEDx, where she gave a talk titled “Warning:Leaving Comfort Zone. Things Could Get Exciting.”  She is also the author of the memoir Some Nerve: Lessons Learned While Becoming Brave, which was named as a “Mom Must-Read” by Parents Magazine. Patty writes for’s Anxiety section and has written for O Magazine, Marie Claire, Good Housekeeping, iVillage, The Huffington Post, and many other publications and websites.

The event is open to all but will be geared especially towards helping Asian women, whose unique set of fears stemming from their cultural upbringing and gender can sometimes prevent them from achieving success in their careers.  Patty will address the emotional fears that can hold many Asian women back, and how they can take steps to overcome their fears, find their inner strength, and lead a more fulfilling life. 

Patty will be on hand to sign her book at the workshop.

Registration is free for AWIB members and $40 for non-members. Light refreshments will be provided. Registration can be completed by going online to 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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