The National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum is celebrating 15 years of progressive activism, sisterhood, and justice for Asian American and Pacific Islander women and girls by partnering with Angry Asian Man and Hyphen Magazine to honor the contributions of women leaders from our community.

NAPAWF, Mr. Angry and Hyphen have been highlighting community leaders – one per day since Oct. 24 – from the labor union powerhouses to the student activists to the working moms who are organizing in their neighborhoods.  These fearless women are not only leading the way towards social change, they’re also raising funds for NAPAWF in honor of the 15th year anniversary.

Cheer these women on by donating on their behalf and support the work of NAPAWF who will continually fight for the rights and issues of our communities.

Here’s to the sisters!
Urooj Arshad, nominated by NQAPIA
Lisa Chen, nominated by ASPIRE
Zenei Cortez, nominated by FAJ
Caroline Fan, nominated by APALA
Lillian Galledo, nominated by Jean Tolentino
Lisa Hasegawa, nominated by Sandy Lee
Isabel Kang, nominated by Terry Park
Amy Lam , nominated by Anne Chiang
Jenny Lares, nominated by Peter DeCrescenzo
Theresa Navarro, nominated by CAAM
Sham-e Ali Nayeem, nominated by Jane Kim
Tram (Jas) Nguyen, nominated by Vinh Kim Vu
Stephanie Tanny, nominated by Brandon Iwamoto and Iimay Ho
Mari Rose Taruc, nominated by Ellen Choy
Monica Thammarath, nominated by Minhchau Dinh

Visit to view the profiles, starting with Isabel Kang, the director of Shimtuh, a domestic violence and sexual assault program based at the Korean Community Center of the East Bay (KCCEB), a multi-service organization located in Oakland.