AA/NHPI Month, Advancing Leaders Through Opportunity: A Conversation with Liza Merrill and Emily Gresham

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May 30 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Since June 1977, May has been designated as Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, now known as Asian American/Native Hawaiian Pacific Islander Month, to celebrate and honor the contributions and accomplishments of Asian Americans, Pacific Islander Americans, and Native Hawaiians. However, the sacrifices and contributions of the AA/NHPI community cannot be measured in time, and we cannot ignore the experiences of AA/NHPI women. They must contend with living at the intersection of race and gender.

The theme for AA/NHPI month 2023 is “Advancing Leaders Through Opportunity,” and the REI is excited to host a conversation with Liza Merrill, Chair, Client Council and Community Advocate, and Emily Gresham, AVP, Research, Innovation & Economic Development and Co-Founder of StartUP FIU. They both have a rich, complex history to share about their experiences as impacted women from the AA/NHPI community. We will discuss their experiences as AA/NHPI women, navigating complicated government systems for support, and their evolution as leaders in their personal and professional lives.

This will be an informative, fun discussion where we explore the intersection of race, gender, and economics from the AA/NHPI lens. Please click here to register.