Who we are
AAPI Women Lead was created based upon personal and political needs for there to be more accurate and diverse representation of AAPI self-identified women and girls in the United States. Co-founders, Dr. Connie Wun and Jenny Wun, both experienced decades of racial and sexual harassment and violence within multiple spaces: at home, in communities, at work, and academia. Both co-founders found that there was limited research and support for AAPI women-identified, women, girls and their experiences with various forms of violence. Informed by their extensive experiences as educators, advocates, and researchers within communities of color, Jenny and Dr. Connie established AAPI Women Lead to identify and share AAPI women-identified, women, and girls’ stories of struggle, survival and leadership.