Radha Dahal was born in Surey village in southern Bhutan . Her family had to flee the country in 1992 during the ethnic cleansing by the Bhutanese Government while she was in her infancy. The family landed up in a refugee camp in Nepal run by UNHCR. Leaving behind the school built by her grandfather […]
Lieutenant Colonel (Lt Col) Michael J. Yaguchi, U.S. Air Force, Ret., was born and raised in Seattle, Washington. A graduate of the University of Washington with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology, Yaguchi served over twenty-seven years in the US Air Force as a noncommissioned officer and commissioned officer. He continued his service […]
Rosie is the President/CEO for The Center for Asian Pacific American Women. Previously, she held technical and management roles in government and corporate entities for over 20 years. At New Focus, Inc., a photonics company in Silicon Valley, she developed patents for laser and photonics applications. She was the technical lead/manager of multiple projects in […]
Radha Dahal 2016 APIASF Leaders & Legends Honoree Rosie Abriam President & CEO for The Center for Asian Pacific American Women 2016 The Center for Asian Pacific American Women Leaders & Legends Honoree Lt. Col. Michael J. Yaguchi, U.S. Air Force, Ret Director, Veteran Affairs & Project Manager […]
It’s not every day that you see a Japanese diplomat’s wife performing a rap song. But the 10th Annual Who’s Who in Asian American Communities (WWAAC) Awards and conference was anything but a routine awards ceremony. In addition to the evening presentation of awards honoring Asian-American leaders and role models, the day’s events included talks […]
2015 WWAAC Awards Ceremony from WWAAC Alliance Foundation on Vimeo.
2015 APIASF Leaders & Legends Honoree Lindsay Dacuan Emory University 2015 PPALM Leaders & Legends Honoree Belkis Leong-Hong Founder, President, and CEO Knowledge Advantage Inc. 2015 WWAAC Leaders & Legends Honoree Joseph Melookaran President JMA Information Technology Inc.
Ms. Belkis Leong-Hong represents the American dream that has brought people to this nation’s shores for centuries. She is a first generation Chinese American who fled the rise of Communism in both China and Cuba, served a distinguished 30 year career in the U.S. government, established and runs a thriving company, and serves as a […]
Joseph Melookaran is President & CEO of JMA Information Technology Inc., which has more than 300 employees in the U.S. and more than 100 employees in Singapore, Malaysia and India. Melookaran is a certified public accountant with extensive experience in management consulting and public assurance practice, including in a senior management position at PriceWaterhouseCoopers. He […]
Lindsay Dacuan was born in Seattle, WA. Her mother, Sheryle Dacuan, traveled to the Philippines to marry her father so the couple could live together in the United States. When Lindsay was young, her grandmother also immigrated from the Philippines to help take care of Lindsay and her two older brothers. Lindsay’s grandma was also […]
10th annual WWAAC Awards & Conference Saturday, September 26, 2015 The Rialto Center for the Arts Stay tuned for more info, or join us on Facebook to receive updates.
The General Motors Corporation has awarded a $10,000 grant to the WWAAC Alliance Foundation for public speaking and accent reduction workshops. This is the first grant ever received by the WWAAC Alliance Foundation.The General Motors Corporation has awarded a $10,000 grant to the WWAAC Alliance Foundation for public speaking and accent reduction workshops. This is […]
2014 Red Carpet from WWAAC Alliance Foundation on Vimeo.
This year, we are proud to present the following honorees: The Center for Asian Pacific American Women Leaders & Legends Honoree – Rohini Anand Asian & Pacific islander American Scholarship Fund – APIASF Leaders & Legends Honoree – Catherine Bioc Pan-Pacific American Leaders & Mentors – PPALM Leaders & Legends Honoree – Christine Sato-Yamazaki The […]
Play Video ► Christine was born in San Leandro, California. She spent her childhood in Southern California, where she has many fond memories growing up in Cerritos during her elementary school years. Then at the age of 12, she moved to Japan due to her father’s job as a university professor at Sapporo Medical University. […]
Play Video ► Shiro Floyd Mori was born in Murray, Utah, outside of Salt Lake City on May 30, 1939. His parents were immigrants to the United States from Kagoshima, Japan. He is the seventh of eight children. When he was a small child, the family bought a farm in Sandy, Utah, where Floyd attended […]
Play Video ► Dr. Rohini Anand is Senior Vice President and Global Chief Diversity Officer for Sodexo, a leading provider of Quality of Life Services with $24 billion or 18 billion euro in consolidated annual revenue and nearly 428,000 employees in 80 countries serving 75 million customers daily. Dr. Anand is responsible for the strategic […]
Play Video ► Catherine Bioc was born in the Cavite, Philippines to Imelda and Ponciano Bioc. Growing up, Cat was a child full of energy and life and was constantly surrounded by her immediate and extended family. At a very young age, Cat learned the importance of education from her parents. When her older sister, […]
2:15 pm – 3:45 pm Rialto Presidential Suite Session Title: Leveraging Partnerships for Meaningful Change in the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Community Session Description: This session led and sponsored by the Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund (APIASF) will focus on leveraging partnerships to create meaningful, measurable and scalable change for the […]