Advancing all women podcast

Episode 7

A time to act: Supporting the AANHPI Community

On this episode, we’ll discuss the wave of anti-AANHPI hate incidents across the U.S. over the last year and a half, the history of anti-AANHPI hate in America, and best practices for businesses to support the AANHPI community.

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Mariko Carpenter

Mariko Carpenter

Vice President of Marketing - North America, NielsenIQ

Mariko S. Carpenter is the Vice President of Marketing at NielsenIQ, a leading global research company. Mariko has served as a thought leader on U.S. multicultural consumer insights with focus on Asian Americans – the fastest-growing consumer segment in the U.S. With Multicultural Americans representing 92% of the projected population growth in the next 5 years, how to successfully service the American public will dramatically change. Mariko delivers the narrative behind multicultural consumer data and trends to help brands, marketers and community leaders build strategies to win in our ever-changing, digitally connected world.

Sue Ann Hong

Sue Ann Hong

President & CEO, The Center for Asian Pacific American Women

Sue Ann Hong joined the Center for Asian Pacific American Women (CAPAW) May 2018 as the interim Executive Director. As of January 2020, she is the President & CEO. Her career was with State Farm Insurance Companies for over 28 years, including Data Processing, Diversity & Inclusion, Corporate Business & Technology Portfolio Management and P&C Auto Claims. She’s led up to 600 employees in multiple locations, managed 1000 contract employees and supported customers and State Farm agents in 23 states. She’s worked in various locations, including MI, IL, NY and GA.

Daphne Kwok

Daphne Kwok

VP, Diversity Equity & Inclusion, Asian American & Pacific Islander Audience Strategy, AARP

Daphne Kwok is the Vice President of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Asian American & Pacific Audience Strategy at AARP. Her work empowers Asian Americans & Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) to choose how they live as they age. She brings to AARP her experience as a “leader of leaders” through her community service in promoting and empowering the AAPI community. Ms. Kwok was appointed by President Barack Obama in 2010 to chair his Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. The Commission served as the “eyes and ears” of the community advising the President and the federal government about the issues impacting the AAPI community.

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