Forbes released its first “50 over 50” list of influential women, including AAPI women such as Kamala Harris, Miami Marlins executive director Kim Ng and journalist May Lee.
Over 50: July 7 last. Forbes published a survey of women who “true results have no age limit”.
- The honorary awards were selected from over 10,000 nominees based on three main criteria: achievements after the age of 50, their achievements in size and women with a mindset of pay.
- Forbes aims to “include a new movement of women who reject the idea that the most powerful part of life is the first half” by choosing women who do not “let societal expectations determine their travel times.”
- The women were chosen by Grameen’s CEO Andrea Jung and fashion expert Diane Von Furstenberg and Act One founder Janice Bryant Howroyd.
- Forbes also announced that they will have three lists under the “50 Over 50” platform: Impact, Investment and Vision.
AAPI women included: Businesswoman Carmen Chang, founder of Miyoko Schinner, CEO of Nandita Bakhshi and president of the Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC), Eren Ozmen, all appeared along with Harris and Ng.
- Not only that Harris the first woman to ever become US Vice President, but she is also the first woman in South Asia and Black to be elected to her post.
- Ng is the first woman to become the MLB team manager. She was rejected by the Dodgers, Mariners and Angels before she received 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 throughout North America and Australia.
- Bakhshi was elected CEO of Bank of the West in 2016 and used what she learned about gender equality in finance to “speak for women in P&L roles.”
- Ozmen is the chairman, president and majority owner of SNC, an airline and defense company. SNC’s dream game was contracted by NASA for “at least six transports to 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 were nominated on the list of influences for outstanding contributions to society.
- In early 2020, May launched his podcast “May Lee Show” where she interviews people of Asian descent who speak on Asian issues around the world and “Became a recognized voice in the fight against hatred against Asia.”
- Status was recognized for its work as the founder of the Asian Women Giving Circle, an organization that raises money for Asian women from America in New York who use the arts 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 that focuses on “cultural preservation, economic impact and well-being for the Pacific.”
- Pawar became the first South Asian to be appointed a judge in Colorado and the first Asian to be “appointed to a state appellate court” at the Colorado Court of Appeals in 2019.
Featured photo of Kamala Harris (left), May Lee (right)
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