Third Annual Outstanding Asian American Women Who Dared Gala

Previously hosted in San Francisco, New York City, and in Los Angeles on February 27, 2024, this event celebrated an incredible group of 10 women for their undeniable impact and stellar representation of the Asian American community. Nine additional women were also named Digital Icons for their social media savy. Ultimately, the event welcomed more than 260 guests, launched the Yue-Sai Kan One World Foundation, and raised over $600,000 for One World and the China Institute in America.

“These remarkable women have not only achieved personal success, but have also paved the way for future generations, challenging stereotypes, and breaking barriers in the process.” – Yue-Sai Kan

Outstanding Asian American Women Who Dared Awards

We honor these 10 Asian-American women for their leadership, inspiration, and contributions in their respective fields.
  • Judy Chu
    Judy Chu Congresswoman, 28th District of California
  • Dr. J. Jean Cui
    Dr. J. Jean Cui Co-founder, President and CEO, BlossomHill Therapeutics, Inc.
  • Lisa Lu
    Lisa Lu Actress, Film & Theater Producer, Philanthropist, and Writer
  • Chanel Miller
    Chanel Miller Writer and Artist
  • Maya Rogers
    Maya Rogers CEO, The Tetris Company and Founding Partner, Blue Startups
  • Anne Shih
    Anne Shih Chairwoman, Bowers Museum
  • Shirley Wang
    Shirley Wang Founder and CEO, Plastpro Inc.
  • Sue Wong
    Sue Wong Founder and Designer, Sue Wong
  • Janet Yang
    Janet Yang President, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
  • Lu Zhang
    Lu Zhang Founder and Managing Partner, Fusion Fund


  • We recognized nine women in the Asian American community who are using social media in remarkable ways to display their talent, ingenuity, and unique perspective.
  • Ellen Min (@ellenmint_)
    Ellen Min (@ellenmint_) Digital Icon - Dance & Choreography
  • Emily Mei (@emily.ghoul)
    Emily Mei (@emily.ghoul) Digital Icon - Multihyphenate
  • JEENIE (@jeenie.weenie)
    JEENIE (@jeenie.weenie) Digital Icon - Character Comedy
  • Kylie (@nutritionbykylie)
    Kylie (@nutritionbykylie) Digital Icon - Nutrition
  • LEENDA (@leendadong)
    LEENDA (@leendadong) Digital Icon - Observational Comedy
  • Lucia (@luseeyalu)
    Lucia (@luseeyalu) Digital Icon - Visual Effects
  • Nava Rose (@thenavarose)
    Nava Rose (@thenavarose) Digital Icon - Fashion Design
  • Shuang Hu (@theoneshu)
    Shuang Hu (@theoneshu) Digital Icon - Comedy Skits
  • Wengie (@wengie)
    Wengie (@wengie) Digital Icon - Singer

Media Coverage

Dishing with the Honorees

Find out from these remarkable women which Asian food best represents them.

Gala Photos