Throughout the month of May, the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (WHIAAPI) looks forward to hosting a series of virtual and in-person events to commemorate AAPI Heritage Month. 


Special Greeting by Secretary Elaine L. Chao

A Conversation on AAPIs in Leadership
Monday, May 11, 2020
Time: 3:00-4:00 PM ET

As Co-Chair of WHIAAPI, Secretary Elaine L. Chao kicks off this series of webinars in honor of AAPI Heritage Month. Following her keynote remarks and a question and answer period, we will then turn the program over to “A Conversation on AAPIs in Leadership” with a panel of distinguished AAPI business leaders. Details and Registration: A Conversation on AAPIs in Leadership


SBA Administrator Jovita Carranza

Doing Business with the Federal Government
Tuesday, May 12, 2020
Time: 3:00-4:00 PM ET

SBA Administrator Jovita Carranza will provide special remarks and updates for the AAPI community in light of AAPI Heritage Month. The Administrator’s remarks will be followed by a panel discussion on “Doing Business with the Federal Government”. Learn how to find and win contracts with the federal government. Hear from AAPI entrepreneurs and business owners on how they have successfully navigated the federal government procurement process. Details and Registration: Doing Business with the Federal Government


U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur L. Ross, Jr.

2020 National AAPI Business Summit
Thursday, May 14, 2020
Time: 3:00-4:00 PM ET

As co-Chair of WHIAAPI, Secretary Wilbur L. Ross caps off the series of webinars with his remarks for the 2020 National AAPI Business Summit, an annual event hosted by the Department of Commerce and the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA). A panel of AAPI entrepreneurs will then discuss how they have scaled their businesses in changing times. Details and Registration: 2020 National AAPI Business Summit