"It's not who you are that holds you back, it's who you think you are not."

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The Center for Asian Pacific American Women (The Center) is a national, nonprofit organization dedicated to the enhancement and enrichment of leadership skills for Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) women through education, networking, and mentorship. For over 20 years, the Center has provided a variety of professional development programs – from one day regional conferences to national leadership summits to intensive training institutes –  to address the specific needs of AAPI women across the country. The Center’s vision is to develop ethical and compassionate AAPI women to take leadership roles in the private and public sectors. 

We strive to create a place where every AAPI woman can come together to hear each other's voices, celebrate accomplishments, and find the support needed to embark on personal and professional growth, at whatever stage in life. The Center brings diverse communities of women together to support and nurture each other, like a path of stepping stones, worn smooth by the wisdom of those who have gone before, leading to infinite possibilities for those who travel upon it. Our great poet, Puanani Burgess, taught us that we make the road by walking it.