Forbes has published its first “50 Over 50” list of women who have made an impact, including AAPI women such as Kamala Harris, Miami Marlins manager Kim Ng and journalist May Lee.
50 Over 50: July 7, Forbes published a compilation of women who “prove that success has no age limits.”
- Honors were chosen from more than 10,000 candidates based on three main criteria: achievement after 50 years, their scale success and women with a pay-it-forward mentality.
- Forbes aims to “embody a new movement of women who reject the idea that the most dynamic part of life is the first half” by choosing women who do not “let society’s expectations dictate their professional timelines.”
- The women were chosen by Grameen CEO Andrea Jung alongside fashionista Diane Von Furstenberg and Act One founder Janice Bryant Howroyd.
- Forbes also announced that they will have three listings under the “50 Over 50” platform: Impact, Investment and Vision.
And AAPI women presented: Businesswoman Carmen Chang, founder Miyoko Schinner, CEO Nandita Bakhshi and president of Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) Eren Ozmen were all featured alongside Harris and Ng.
- Not only that Harris the first woman to ever become vice president of the United States, but she is also the first black and white South Asian woman elected to her position.
- Ng she was the first woman to become general manager of an MLB team. She was turned down by the Dodgers, Mariners and Angels before receiving an offer to work with the Marlins in 2020.
- brighter founded Miyoko’s Creamery in 2014 and its vegan cheese products are sold in more than 29,000 stores across North America and Australia.
- Bakhshi she was appointed CEO of Bank of the West in 2016 and used what she learned about gender equity in finance to “foster women in P&L roles”.
- Ozmen he is the president, chairman and majority owner of SNC, an aerospace and defense company. SNC’s dream fighter jet has been hired by NASA for “at least six cargo missions on the International Space Station.”
Impact: This collection includes women such as May Lee, philanthropist Hali Lee, Judge Neeti Pawar and CEO Susi Feltch-Malohifo’ou who have been nominated on the Impact list for their outstanding contributions to the community.
- In early 2020, May launched her podcast “May Lee’s Show” where she interviews people of Asian descent who support Asian issues around the world and “He has become a recognized voice in the fight against anti-Asian hatred.”
- Statute she was recognized for her work as the founder of the Asian Women Giving Circle, an organization that raises money for Asian American women in New York who use art to promote social change.
- Feltch-Malohifo’ou is the CEO, co-founder and director of Pacific Island Knowledge 2 Action Resources (PIK2AR), a non-profit organization focused on “cultural preservation, economic impact and well-being for the Pacific islands”.
- Pawar became the first South Asian named judge in Colorado and the first Asian American “nominated to a court of appeal in the state” to the Colorado Court of Appeal in 2019.
Image presented via Kamala Harris (left), May Lee (right)
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