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The Best Speakers for AAPI Heritage Month

April 30, 2024

Your Source for the Best Live and Virtual Keynote Speakers for Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

With the month of May comes a special opportunity to recognize the contributions of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders to the United States. AAPIs have made significant contributions to all aspects of American life, including business, government, education, the arts, and more. They have also played a critical role in championing civil rights and social justice, helping to share American culture.

Hiring a speaker for AAPI Heritage Month offers a wealth of benefits for your organization. An AAPI speaker can bring fresh perspectives and insights into the rich cultures and histories of Asian American and Pacific Islander communities. This not only educates your employees but also fosters a more inclusive environment. By showcasing the achievements and experiences of AAPI individuals, you demonstrate your commitment to diversity and create a space where AAPI employees feel valued and respected. This can lead to a more positive and engaged workforce overall.

WWSG is proud to work with an array of thought leaders from the Asian American and Pacific Islander community whose stories inspire others both onstage and off-stage.

Contact us to learn more about hosting these exceptional speakers.

Our Favorite AAPI Heritage Month Speakers

Secretary Elaine Chao (WWSG Exclusive)

Former U.S. Secretary of Transportation, Former U.S. Secretary of Labor, President and CEO of United Way of America, Peace Corps Director, Director of Numerous Fortune 100 Corporate Boards

Selected Speech Topics: How Americans see and are seen by the world, innovation and investment, embracing and leveraging change

Secretary Chao’s Speaker Profile

Dr. Dave Chokshi (WWSG Exclusive)

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Physician; 43rd Health Commissioner of New York City; White House Fellow

Selected Speech Topics: Leadership in crisis, healthcare innovation, the future of public health

Dr. Chokshi’s Speaker Profile

Dr. Sanjay Gupta (WWSG Exclusive)

Sanjay Gupta

Chief Medical Correspondent, CNN; Multiple Award-Winning Journalist, Author and Neurosurgeon

Selected Speech Topics: Brain health, the media’s role in health news, technology’s effect on mental health, future of health care

Dr. Gupta’s Speaker Profile

Ambassador Gary Locke (WWSG Exclusive)

U.S. Ambassador to the People’s Republic of China (2011-2014); Secretary of Commerce (2009-2011); Governor of Washington (1997-2005)

Selected Speech Topics: American’s immigrant experience, inspiring and achieving superior organizational performance, U.S-China relations

Amb. Locke’s Speaker Profile

Administrator Seema Verma (WWSG Exclusive)

Seema Verma

General Manager and Senior Vice President, Oracle Corporation; Administrator, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (2017-2021); Founder & CEO, SVC Inc.

Selected Speech Topics: Women in leadership, remarks on the United States healthcare system

Ms. Verma’s Speaker Profile

Dr. Anand Shah (WWSG Exclusive)

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Deputy Commissioner for Medical and Scientific Affairs, FDA (2020-2021); Senior Medical Advisor, CMS (2019-2020); Chief Medical Officer, Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation (2017-2019)

Favorite Topics: Leadership and management in a public health crisis, reforming medicare, future of health care

Dr. Shah’s Speaker Profile

Ben Parr (WWSG Exclusive)

Award-Winning Tech Guru; Former Co-Editor of Mashable; Author of Captivology; Co-Founder of Octane AI; Board Director and Advisor (Sama, Lufthansa, World Chef, LeadIQ, Ustream)

Favorite Topics: Entrepreneurship 101: Lessons from starting and building Octane AI, how technology is going to transform the world

Mr. Parr’s Speaker Profile

Dr. Michio Kaku

Kaku on Quantum computers

Theoretical Physicist, Professor, Futurist and New York Times Best-Selling Author

Favorite Topics: The Future of the Mind, Physics of the Future

Dr. Kaku’s Speaker Profile

Representative Stephanie Murphy

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Businesswoman, Policy Expert, First Vietnamese American Woman to be Elected to U.S. House of Representatives

Favorite Topics: Impact of Domestic and Foreign Policy on the Economy and Business, Defending America from Foreign and Domestic Threats

Ms. Murphy’s Speaker Profile

Dr. Leana Wen

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Physician and Healthcare Executive; Washington Post Health Columnist; Author; Former Health Commissioner, Baltimore; Former President, Planned Parenthood

Favorite Topics: Racial Disparities in Health, A New Day for AI and Healthcare’s Digital Revolution

Dr. Wen’s Speaker Profile

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