Gold House, in partnership with the 2020 Census, Facebook, and Comcast NBCUniversal, cordially invites you to “Shaping Tomorrow’s Economy & Politics,” a virtual town hall. Join Asian and AAPI champions Amrita Ahuja (CFO, Square), Andrew Yang (CEO, Humanity Forward), Betty Liu (Executive Vice Chairman, NYSE), Jose Antonio Vargas (CEO, Define American), and Tim Wang (CEO, TDW+Co, on behalf of the 2020 Census) for an in-depth conversation on how the AAPI community can shape the economy and politics coming out of COVID-19, moderated by MSNBC & NBC News Anchor, Richard Lui. This event will be live ASL interpreted.
- What can AAPI-owned businesses do to weather this pandemic?
- How can we increase AAPI representation in boardrooms?
- How can AAPIs play a larger role in the political and policy-making processes?
Tune in on Thursday, May 28th at 2 p.m. PST / 5 p.m. EST at Facebook.com/GoldHouseCo to explore solutions and tangible next steps with our speakers on these questions and more.
Meet our Speakers:
Amrita Ahuja has served as Square's Chief Financial Officer since January 2019. She previously spent 8 years at Activision Blizzard in four different roles, including Chief Financial Officer of Blizzard Entertainment, Inc., Senior Vice President of Investor Relations, Vice President, Finance and Operations and Vice President, Strategy and Business Development. Prior to that, she was a Director of Business Development at Fox Networks Group, served in Strategic Planning at The Walt Disney Company and Investment Banking at Morgan Stanley.
Andrew Yang is an entrepreneur, author, philanthropist, and former 2020 presidential candidate. Initially dubbed a "longer than long shot" candidate by the New York Times in 2018, Andrew became a top contender for the presidency. With a vision to rewrite the rules of the United States economy through a “Freedom Dividend” of $1,000 a month for every American adult, Andrew became one of the most exciting stories in the 2020 race. He also founded Humanity Forward, an organization built to legitimize the vision and ideas of his presidential campaign. Through both advocacy and action, Humanity Forward’s vision is to foster a human-centered America that measures each person for their intrinsic value, not their economic value.
Betty Liu is the Executive Vice Chairman for NYSE Group, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. (NYSE: ICE). She leverages her substantial experience working with thought leaders, entrepreneurs and C-level executives to oversee the NYSE marketing strategy, including its content platform, customer-centric messaging, brand, digital and events consistent with Intercontinental Exchange’s growth strategy.
Jose Antonio Vargas is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, Emmy-nominated filmmaker, and Tony-nominated producer. A leading voice for the human rights of immigrants, he founded the non-profit media and culture organization Define American, named one of the World’s Most Innovative Companies by Fast Company. His best-selling memoir, Dear America: Notes of an Undocumented Citizen, was published by HarperCollins in 2018. Most recently, he co-produced Heidi Schreck’s acclaimed Broadway play What the Constitution Means to Me, which was nominated for two 2019 Tony awards, including “Best Play.”
Tim Wang is founder & principal of TDW+Co, a mission-driven community-based ad agency dedicated to creating meaningful dialogue that inspires positive and social impact within diverse communities. Tim serves as chief strategist, creative, and marketer providing vision and direction on overall agency business and growth leading a team of over 40 across strategy, creative, media and community engagement within three offices in Seattle, LA and NY. TDW+Co currently works with dedicated national brand partners that share its mission, such as the U.S. Census Bureau, serving as the official communications and outreach partner to the Asian American communities for the 2020 Census.
Richard Lui has more than 30 years in television, technology, and business — often addressing Fortune 500 and Silicon Valley firms as a thought leader in media, marketing, and storytelling. Currently, Lui is a news anchor for MSNBC and NBC News, reporting on the ground for stories from terror attacks in France to slavery in Africa. Previously he was at CNN Worldwide, where in 2007 he became the first Asian American male in U.S. history to anchor a daily national cable news program. Lui is a team Emmy and Peabody recipient.