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May 23, 2010

We celebrate PAAWBAC’s 30th Anniversary and our founding members who, in 1980, imagined the boundless possibilities of Asian Pacific Islander women leadership if nurtured and promoted.

Over the past 30 years, PAAWBAC recognized 101 Women Warriors for their distinguished leadership – when the contributions of API heroines were often unsung or overlooked. Through our Catalyst Fund Mentorship Program, nearly 40 women in our target group have been given the opportunity to gain leadership experience directly from our Woman Warriors and PAAWBAC leaders.

In 2006, PAAWBAC established the Monarch Leadership Awards to recognize emerging API women leaders who are carving out roles as leaders and envision new possibilities for themselves and those they advocate for. These young Monarchs carry on the legacy of leadership and re-imagine the new possibilities that will shape our future.