November 18, 2013
On Saturday November 9, the Simmons Institute for Leadership and Change (SILC) hosted the 9th annual Asian American Women in Leadership Conference sponsored by ASPIRE (Asian Sisters Participating In Reaching Excellence). Approximately 150 women attended the day-long conference, which featured workshops, a performance by the performance troupe Genki Spark, facilitated networking discussion groups, and a keynote by Ishita Gupta, entrepreneur and founder of Fear.Less Magazine.
Every year, the conference aims to promote strategic dialogue on the importance of leadership for Asian American girls and women. This year’s conference theme was “Embracing the Leader You Are.”
As they have in past years, the Simmons Asian Student Association (ASA) played a prominent role in providing volunteer leadership at the conference, with more than 11 members attending. Grace Tang, the president of ASA, delivered the welcoming remarks.
Pictured above: members of the Simmons Asian Student Association at the conference.