10/11 – Society of Asian Women Leaders 2nd Annual Awards Banquet and Charity Auction – “Generations of Women Leadership”

Saturday, October 11, 2008 – 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Hilton San Francisco Financial District
750 Kearny Street
San Francisco, CA 94108

Join us to celebrate Asian American women in leadership, service and community.

  • Meet the outstanding women receiving SAWL’s annual honors:
    • Kyung Yoon, Vice Chairman of Heidrick & Struggles to be awarded SAWL’s 2008 Guiding Light Award for Leadership.
    • Fiona Ma, State Assembly Majority Whip, 12th Assembly District to be awarded SAWL’s 2008 Leading from the Heart Award for Community Service.
  • Support C.E.O. Women and the “Leading from the Heart” Venture Fund, and meet one of the 2007 Venture Fund Recipients, Sunny Suppa, owner of 5ft2.
  • Enjoy an elegant evening of cocktails and a 3-course dinner in the Grand Ballroom at the newly renovated Hilton Hotel, located in the heart of San Francisco’s Financial District.
  • Sit back and relax as Thuy Vu, news reporter for local CBS 5, leads us through the evening’s program.
  • Participate in our lively auction featuring many one-of-a-kind items. Last year’s auction included a private tour of the CBS newsroom, a wine-maker’s barrel tasting tour and a 5-course lunch at Artesa Winery, and a year’s supply of Dreyer’s Grand Ice Cream.

Please note: Tickets are not refundable. Park across the street at Portsmouth Square garage on Kearny between Clay and Washington (entrance of left side of Kearny) or at the hotel.

Tickets available at: http://www.sawlbanquet08.eventbrite.com/

SAWL 2008 Award Recipients

About Kyung H. Yoon

Kyung Yoon is Vice Chairman of Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc. Since joining the firm in 1994 in Menlo Park, California , Kyung has been one of the key drivers in Heidrick & Struggles’ Asia Pacific expansion. She served as Area Managing Partner, North Asia, with management responsibility for the Singapore, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Taipei, Shanghai and Seoul offices. Prior to joining Heidrick & Struggles, Kyung was President of Benten Investments, Inc. and Pacific Union Asset Management.

Kyung serves on the board of directors of SVB Financial Group and is a trustee of the San Jose Museum of Art. She is President of the Asia America MultiTechnology Association (AAMA). Kyung was awarded the “2004 Asia Pacific Leadership Award” by the University of San Francisco Center for the Pacific Rim and was recognized among the “Most Influential Women of 2003” by the American Cities Business Journal. Kyung has frequently been a speaker at international and other high-profile conferences, including the World Economic Forum and Harvard Business School and has also been featured on CNBC.

About Fiona Ma

Fiona Ma was elected to represent the people of California’s 12th Assembly District. The district includes San Francisco, Daly City, Colma and Broadmoor.

As a former San Francisco supervisor, Assemblywoman Ma hit the ground running in Sacramento. The Speaker appointed Assemblywoman Ma as Assembly Majority Whip, where she is responsible for ensuring the passage of crucial legislation to improve public education, expand healthcare access and protect our environment. She was named Chair of the Assembly Select Committee on Domestic Violence. Assemblywoman Ma has authored groundbreaking legislation to protect young children from dangerous chemicals, help California’s working families pay the bills, increase access to quality healthcare, and provide equal rights for all Californians.

As a Certified Public Accountant, Assemblywoman Ma is also focused on improving California’s bottom line. She has authored legislation to keep jobs in California and grow the state’s economy. Assemblywoman Ma has also been one of the leading advocates for bringing high speed rail to California to keep the state moving forward. In 1995, President Bill Clinton appointed Fiona to the White House Conference on Small Business. Her tireless advocacy for women and minority business owners has led to responsible public contracting in San Francisco. Assemblywoman Ma received her B.S. from the Rochester Institute of Technology (NY), her M.S. in Taxation from Golden Gate University (SF), and an MBA from Pepperdine University.

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I'm a Taiwanese-American and was born & raised in Western Massachusetts, went to college in upstate New York, worked in Connecticut, went to grad school in North Carolina and then moved out to the Bay Area in 1999 and have been living here ever since - love the weather and almost everything about the area (except the high cost of housing...)
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