Honorable Mentions: Weili Dai, California State Assembly
On March 5, co-founder of Marvell Semiconductor Weili Dai received the Breaking the Glass Ceiling award from the Legislative Women's Caucus of the California State Assembly. Wei, the only female co-founder of a global semiconductor company, was honored with the award for "breaking barriers" in her industry. Wei co-founded Marvell in 1995 and since then has helped the company to grow into one of the world's top semiconductor producers.
Mentions: Angie Tang, City & State
On March 13, C-100 Executive Director Angie Tang was honored with the 2013 City & State Above and Beyond Women's Leadership Award. Tang was the only Asian American among 25 recipients and winner of the grand Chairperson's Award. To honor her choice of charity, the organizers donated portion of proceeds to the Chinese-American Planning Council (CPC).
Honorable Mentions: Leroy Chiao, Space Technology Hall of Fame
On April 11, former NASA astronaut and Space Foundation Special Advisor Leroy Chiao was inducted into the Space Technology Hall of Fame. Dr. Chiao has flown three Space Shuttle Missions, served as a commander aboard the International Space Station, and received the NASA Distinguished Service Medal. In addition to serving as Special Advisor - Human Spaceflight at the Space Foundation, Dr. Chiao is a member of the NASA Advisory Council and holds appointments at Baylor College of Medicine and Rice University.
Honorable Mentions: Anne Chow, Women's Center for Entrepreneurship Corporation
Anne Chow, Senior Vice President, Premiere Client Group, AT&T, was selected to receive the award for Corporate Woman of the Year from the Women's Center for Entrepreneurship Corporation (WCEC). As Senior Vice President of the Premier Client Group, Chow leads national sales and customer support for a diverse client set that ranges from top multinational businesses to middle-market companies. The WCEC provides classes, seminars, consulting services, and start-up micro-loans for women in New Jersey interested in business.