AALEAD is proud to announce that our Keynote Speaker for this year will be Washington’s own Eun Yang, NBC News4 Anchor/Reporter and our Emcee will be Becky Lee, 2nd Runner-up, Survivor: Cook Islands TV series and Executive Director of Becky’s Fund. Read more about our exciting speakers below:
Eun Yang is a morning anchor on NBC4. She also serves as a host on NBC Washington Nonstop.
Before joining News4 in 2002, Yang was one of the first reporters hired by the National Geographic Channel in Washington. While there, she traveled all over the world, filing stories for National Geographic Today. Prior to that, Yang was at WUSA-TV for six years, working her way up from a reporter trainee to a substitute anchor.
Yang was named Alumna of the Year by the University of Maryland Asian Studies Program and received a Community Service Award from the Organization of Chinese Americans. She also received the Student Role Model Award from the Korean American Scholarship Foundation. Washingtonian magazine has recognized Yang twice, as one of DC’s 100 People to Watch and as one of DC’s Stars of Local TV News.
See her full bio here.
As a young leader and catalyst for change in the fight against domestic violence, Becky Lee is the force behind Becky’s Fund, a national non-profit focused on domestic violence prevention and education. After receiving her B.A. in Women’s Studies from the University of Michigan, she became a lawyer to help victims of domestic violence. Interested in the prevention of domestic violence, Ms. Lee has dedicated her life and career to helping survivors of domestic violence over the last 13 years as an advocate, a policy associate, and an attorney.
After coming in third on the reality show, Survivor: Cook Islands, in 2006, she used her prize money to start Becky’s Fund, which executes its outreach strategy through national awareness and media campaigns, using radio, print and tv PSA’s to connect victims to resources and help. The organization leverages education, web 2.0 technology and essential resources to enable critical one-on-one connections between survivors and victims and works on addressing domestic and dating violence with both men and women as a human rights issue.
See her full bio here.
Come celebrate the Year of the Dragon with AALEAD as we highlight the personal success stories of our students, introduce you to our VIP hosts, and much more. At our event, you will have the opportunity to network among some of Washington’s top business and government leaders who are all committed to serving the needs of Asian American youth.
Honoring Latham & Watkins, LLP
as recipient of the 3rd annual Washington LEADer Award
Annual Dinner Honorary Chairs:
Congresswoman Mazie K. Hirono
Hawaii, 2nd District
Congressman Mike Honda
California, 15th District
Senator Daniel K. Inouye
County Executive Ike Leggett
Montgomery County, Maryland
Principal, IBB Conulting Group
Individual Ticket: $125
Table of Ten: $1000
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Contact: Rick Chen
(202) 884-0322 x 104
Check back for exciting updates on the program!
Please enjoy the photo highlights from last year: