Recognizing the intersections of racial and gender biases against Asian American women, this symposium aims to share stories of challenges and triumphs in the lives of three accomplished Asian American women leaders, and engage our students and the community in a discussion about workplace diversity, breaking through the bamboo ceiling, and other race and gender related issues, particularly in light of the recent surge of anti-AAPI violence and racism.
Mary Yu Prepared Remarks: Take the Space
Washington State Supreme Court Justice Mary Yu talks about growing up bi-ethnic in Chicago and her journey through the very white, male legal profession to her current position.
Nicole Shanahan Prepared Remarks: Claim Your Story
Silicon Valley entrepreneur and lawyer Nicole Shanahan tells of her mother’s arrival in the US from China in the early ’80’s and how Nicole grew up balancing family and business cultures, proving to her traditional grandfather that girls are worth educating.
Jill Nishi Prepared Remarks: Family Of Origin Stories
Gates Foundation administrator and now independent consultant Jill Nishi talks about the importance of remaining true to your own origin stories while finding a place in corporate America.
Empowering Asian Americans: Women in Leadership
A Symposium at University of Puget Sound 10-2-21
This panel of three dynamic Asian American women in leadership took place at the University of Puget Sound on October 2, 2021.