E4Women is a Webinar series produced by ACMA designed to educate, empower and activate younger generations of women of color–especially women of Asian American and Pacific Islander descent–who aspire to pursue pathways in entrepreneurial business and seeking personal growth.
In each Webinar, we will explore different topics including media, business, film. A distinguished panel of experts in these fields will discuss methods, technologies, and strategies for success, as well as share their personal experiences as women of color in pursuit of their dreams.
January 2021 Webinar:
E4Women in Business
The E4Women in Business Webinar will feature of a roundtable discussion amongst the panelists, followed by a Q&A session from the audience members.
Mylen Yamamoto is the Founder and CEO of Cropsticks, a sustainable chopstick invention that is currently used in 250+ restaurants, hotels, and retailers.
Sasha Suresh is the Founder and Creator of Jolii Cosmetics, a brand inspired by the bright colors and culture of the many places Suresh has lived in and traveled to—including India, Thailand, and Los Angeles.
Kat Mai has over a decade of design experience, specializing in Brand Identity Design. Kat's created brands for businesses involving beauty products, health and wellness, retail and food products, consultants, social media influencers, and more.
Cathlyn Choi is the Founder and Executive Director of Asian Culture & Media Alliance, and the host of her own PBS television cooking show, Cathlyn's Korean Kitchen. Choi has over 25 years of experience in international business development, sales and marketing.
E4Women in Media
Our first E4Women Webinar focused on bringing the talent and influence of established women creators, writers, and speakers. In the large space of the film and media industry,
E4Women provided professional insight on how to navigate one's career as an Asian American woman.
The E4Women in Media Webinar was co-sponsored by the Korean Women’s International Network (KOWIN) San Diego Chapter.
E4Women Guest Panelists
Christine Yoo is a non-fiction TV producer, independent filmmaker and volunteer at San Quentin State Prison. As a TV producer, she has worked on series for National Geographic, History, Oxygen, Warner Brothers, Dick Wolf Films, KCET/SoCal PBS and The Africa Channel. As an independent filmmaker, she is committed to telling stories of the under-represented. She is currently in post on her first feature documentary “26.2 to Life: The San Quentin Prison Marathon,” the recipient of the 2018 Rogovy Foundation Miller/Packan grant.
Social Media Marketing Specialist
Melodie Tao is an international Keynote Speaker and Social Media Marketing Consultant. Melodie has 15+ years of experience helping sales, service and real estate professionals grow their business online at her company, Marketing Melodie. Melodie is also a LinkedIn Learning Instructor where she creates and teaches courses on digital marketing. For more information, visit her website: www.marketingmelodie.com.
Iris Yamashita is an Academy Award-nominated screenwriter, recognized for the movie Letters from Iwo Jima. The film received a Golden Globe award for “Best Foreign Language Film” and was nominated for four Oscars, including Best Picture. She also conceived and wrote a musical stage show, Out of Shadowland, which was an attraction at the Tokyo DisneySea theme park, and has worked as a story consultant for a video game producer. Iris is currently engaged in writing for both film and streaming media.
Phoebe Chongchua is a multimedia Brand Journalist, Consultant & Marketing Strategist who makes brands Remarkable. Using her skills as a TV News Journalist, she connects brands and consumers through compelling storytelling. Companies gain a competitive advantage when they learn to “Be the Media.” Phoebe is a “Top 50 Podcaster to Follow.” Listen to “The Brand Journalism Advantage” podcast in iTunes or at ThinkLikeAJournalist.com
"The Asian Oprah"/Author
Dr. Marissa’s newest book “8 Ways to Happiness from Wherever You Are” has hit 8 Bestseller Lists including #4 Denver Post and #1 Amazon and 4 Book Award Medals, becoming the foundation to her Happy88 Mission, helping 8 million more people be 88% happy in the next 8 years.
Wendy Kim is a #1 International Best-Selling Author of the book, Beyond Blending In: An Immigrant Daughter’s Guide to Overcoming Cultural Bonds For A Life of Authenticity and Abundance. She is also a Professional Public Speaker, Empowerment Coach and Host of the Beyond Blending In Podcast. Wendy is committed to empowering women of color to find their voice, stand up and step out to make a difference in the world.