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About Us

Our History

The Pacific Asian American Women Bay Area Coalition (PAAWBAC) was founded in 1980 by women representing Chinese, Chomorro, Filipino, Hawaiian, Japanese, Korean, Samoan, Tongan, Vietnamese and other Asian and Pacific communities.  Among its goals are to promote the personal, professional and political development of Asian and Pacific women, and to increase their visibility and participation.

Since its inception, PAAWBAC has supported programs and seminars of relevance to Pacific Asian women in areas such as career advancement, relationships, educational equity, health care, business/economic development, risk-taking, and political empowerment.

PAAWBAC continues to network with concerned individuals, members of other community organizations and leaders in the community to address issues affecting Asian and Pacific women and our communities.

Meet our Board

PAAWBAC Founding Members 1980

Alice Bulos
Caryl Ito
Adrianne Chang Kwong
Carole Jan Lee
Pearl Louie
Shirley Wong
Kathy Yen