Nominate Someone You Know For The Aspire 2009 Outstanding Woman Of The Year Award

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Asian Sisters Participating in Reaching Excellence (ASPIRE) is proud to present the 2nd Annual ASPIRE Outstanding Woman of the Year Award, recognizing young Asian American woman who are leaders and role models in their communities. The winner will be awarded at the Asian American Women in Leadership (AAWIL) Conference on Saturday, October 3, 2009 in Boston, MA.

ASPIRE’s Outstanding Woman of the Year award will celebrate a female high school or college student of Asian American descent who is a proven leader with the initiative and determination to make a change in her community. ASPIRE is looking for young Asian American woman who are role models for their community and is committed to ASPIRE’s mission of empowerment. To submit a nomination, visit All entries must be received by July 31, 2009.

“Last year, we celebrated Mihiri Uthpala Tillakaratne and her achievements in Sri Lanka. Her vision and ability to build schools, provide eye care, and supply freshwater to that nation is not only praise worthy, but also a model of influence for other young Asian American women,” said Vienne Cheung, Interim Executive Director, ASPIRE. “This year, we hope to recognize other young Asian American woman who contributes to the community and sets an example of someone who is passionate in reaching excellence for not only herself, but those around her."

The Grand Prize winner will received an all-expense paid trip to Boston to attend the AAWIL Conference where she will receive the award from ASPIRE’s high-profile keynote speaker, the opportunity of a lifetime to spend a day with an Asian American female mentor of her choice from ASPIRE’s network, and a featured profile in ASPIRE’s website, with the chance to tell her story to Asian American women everywhere.
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