It’s Asian Pacific American Heritage Month! We’re celebrating female, Asian Pacific American entrepreneurs and business owners. Getting to the top hasn’t been easy, but these women founders and CEOs make it look effortless.
Asian Pacific American Top 5 Female Founders and CEOs
Chairperson and Chief Executive Officer of PepsiCo
Our first Asian Pacific American female leaders is Indra Nooyi. She joined PepsiCo in 1994 and by 2001 was named CFO and president. Under Nooyi’s leadership, PepsiCo added big brands such as Tropicana, the Quaker Oats Company, Gatorade and many more. Pepsi has seen revenue rise by 72% since 2001 and Nooyi’s ability to restructure the company has allowed profits to double. She was named CEO in 2007 and her keen interest in global strategy has positioned Pepsi as one of the largest international companies.
CEO & Founder of InnovatorsBox
Monica Kang is the founder and CEO of InnovatorsBox, a minority and woman-owned small business that offers creative educational workshops and services to help integrate and hone creativity in the workspace and in life. Kang’s passion for building bridges, relationships, and communities has led to the creation of workshops and program that explore the concept of creativity. Kang, one of our Asian Pacific American leaders, founded InnovatorsBox to demystify society’s perceptions about creativity. Since its launch, InnovatorsBox has been recognized as one of the only creative education firms teaching creativity in a tangible, practical, and relatable way for professionals to understand. In 2016, she hosted 42 events for 560 individuals in seven U.S. cities, where participants learned new ways to think about creativity and innovation.
Head of Global Content Marketing at LinkedIn
As Head of Global Content Marketing at LinkedIn, Alex Hisaka is a public relations expert and digital marketing guru. Under Hisaka’s leadership, LinkedIn is a well-built content machine that produces daily information on social selling, sales strategies and best practices. Hisaka joined LinkedIn to become a voice for sales professionals seeking a new way of doing business. This Asian-Pacific American female leader has certainly made a lasting impression.
Himanshu ‘Sue’ Bhatia
CEO and Founder of Rose International
Sue Bhatia is founder and CEO of Rose International. Bhatia’s company has emerged as a major force in IT and business services. Rose International offers technology and workforce solution services, employs thousands of associates across the U.S. and generates a steady revenue stream. This Asian Pacific American led company supports government agencies in 20+ U.S. cities and India.
President and CEO of Grameen America
Andrea Jung joined Grameen America with the hope of expanding the organization to address the needs and economic issues facing women and their families across the country. As the former chairman and chief executive officer of Avon Products, Inc., Jung brings over 10 years of experience in business development and women’s issues. Jung ranks among the top leaders on several industry lists, including Fortune magazine’s “Most Powerful Women in Business,” Forbes magazine’s “Most Powerful Women in the World,” and Financial Times’ “Top Women in World Business.”
Join us in saluting these Asian Pacific American female leaders!