This year, Taiwanese American Stephanie Lin has been chosen to represent Taiwan in the Miss Asian America / Miss Asian Global competition. As the longest running Asian American pageant in the United States, this competition “displays the rich ethnic diversity of our society and gives us a glimpse into the many different cultures that surrounds us today. This pageant encourages young aspiring Asian American women to reach new heights and to work hard to turn their dreams into reality [and to become leaders and] role models for the growing Asian America community.”
Stephanie Lin is a former journalist, die-hard video gamer (aka SlinShady), and ukulele enthusiast. She’s also a proud Taiwanese American who previously served as the 2014 president of Taiwanese American Professionals-San Francisco. As a champion for women’s empowerment, she supports the movement to bring more women into STEM and leadership positions.
How can you help? Check out her campaign to raise $2500 to support the Asian America Foundation, a non-profit that champions women’s empowerment, community coalition, and works to close disparities in education.
The really cool thing is that Stephanie has tapped into her network to provide one-on-one mentorship opportunities with other successful Taiwanese Americans such as Stephanie Chuang (TV News Reporter at NBC Bay Area), Kevin Lin (COO at Twitch.tv), and Allen Lu (Founder at EPAMade and Producer of “Linsanity”). A tax-deductible donation to her campaign will unlock these opportunities.
If you’re near the SF/Bay area, come out and support Stephanie on August 8th. The event is held at the beautiful Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco. To purchase tickets to the event, use code SL88 at http://missasianamerica.com/tickets/