Every year, A100 Honorees are sourced through a public nomination process that’s promoted by many of the top Asian nonprofits and Gold House’s esteemed Member base (C-Suite/President-level executives, A-List celebrities, and top founders). Then, top Asian nonprofit leadership, a panel of multicultural icons, and Gold House Members cast their votes to determine the final 100 Honorees.
Chairwoman, Piermont Bank
Director of the Inclusive America Project, Aspen Institute
Executive Vice President, Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer, Sony Music Group President and Founder, ADCOLOR
Founder, 'me too.' Movement
Internet Entrepeneur & Co-Founder, YouTube
President & CEO, GLAAD
Executive Chairman and Chairman of the Board, The Walt Disney Company
Producer & Former Chairman, The Walt Disney Studios
Actress, Producer & Philanthropist
Actor & Producer
Host, Yan Can Cook & Chef-Founder, M.Y. China Restaurant
Deputy Commissioner & Chief Operating Officer, National Basketball Association
Executive Producer & Host of "This is Life with Lisa Ling," CNN
Award Winning Actress & Singer
Chief Creative Officer & Publisher, DC
Co-Founder, Yahoo! Inc & Founding Partner, AME Cloud Ventures
Co-Founder & Curator, Summit
Contributing Editor, Time & Former Co-President and CCO, The Hollywood Reporter-Billboard Media Group
Founder and President of Janet Yang Productions Governor, Motion Picture Academy
Film Director, Writer, & Producer
Pioneering Actor, Author, Activist, & Influencer
First Asian American Music Group to Top the Billboard Music Charts
News Anchor & Journalist, ABC7
Award Winning Playwright & Screenwriter
Actor and Producer, 3AD
Founders & Managing Partners of Tallwood Venture Capital, Inventor of PC Chip, & Philanthropists
Founder, Chairman & Chief Connectivity Officer, IW Group
All-Time Most Decorated American Winter Olympian
Co-Founders & Co-CEOs, Panda Restaurant Group
Executive Chairman, Mastercard
A100 List Honorees are chosen by 21 of the nation’s leading Asian organizations including Gold House members.
3AFThe 3AF’s mission is to advance the Asian American marketing and advertising industry for Asian American consumers through education, advocacy, promotion, and increased collaboration of all industry stakeholders including but not limited to marketers, agencies, research partners and media. Additionally, 3AF seeks to promote and encourage high standards of conduct and ethics among our members and our industry.
AAPI Women LeadAAPI Women Lead and #ImReady Movement aims to strengthen the progressive political and social platforms of Asian and Pacific Islander communities in the US through the leadership of self-identified AAPI women and girls. Our goal is to challenge and help end the intersections of violence against and within our communities. We do this work in solidarity with other communities of color.
Act to ChangeAct To Change is a national nonprofit working to end bullying among Asian American and Pacific Islander youth. We are the only national group with this primary focus, with an interdisciplinary approach that spans education, public health, and civil rights. With anti-racist and anti-bullying curricula, we enable kids to be active advocates against racism. We envision a world where all youth have the opportunity to grow up feeling proud and supported in their identities.
Apex for YouthFounded in 1992, Apex for Youth empowers children from underserved Asian and immigrant communities in New York City to make their dreams possible. By connecting with professionals who volunteer to mentor and inspire, these children build their self confidence, explore academic and career goals, develop a sense of community and service, and gain leadership skills to help them overcome the many challenges they face.
Asia SocietyAsia Society is the leading educational organization dedicated to promoting mutual understanding and strengthening partnerships among peoples, leaders, and institutions of Asia and the United States in a global context. Across the fields of arts, business, culture, education, and policy, the Society provides insight, generates ideas, and promotes collaboration to address present challenges and create a shared future.
Asian American Legal Defense and Education FundThe Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund, a New York-based national organization founded in 1974, protects and promotes the civil rights of Asian Americans. By combining litigation, advocacy, education, and organizing, the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF) works with Asian American communities across the country to secure human rights for all.
Asian Business AssociationThe Asian Business Association represents Asian American business owners, and creates business opportunities for its members and their diverse communities.
Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies (APAICS)The Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies (APAICS) is a national non-partisan, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to promoting Asian Pacific American participation and representation at all levels of the political process, from community service to elected office. APAICS programs focus on developing leadership, building public policy knowledge, and filling the political pipeline for Asian Pacific Americans to pursue public office at the local, state, and federal levels.
Asian Pacific American Media CoalitionThe Asian Pacific American Media Coalition advocates for the visibility and inclusion of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the entertainment and media industries.
CAPE (Coalition of Asian Pacifics in Entertainment)CAPE champions diversity by educating, connecting, and empowering Asian American and Pacific Islander artists and leaders in entertainment and media.
Center for Asian American MediaThe Center for Asian American Media is a nonprofit organization dedicated to presenting stories that convey the richness and diversity of Asian American experiences to the broadest audience possible.
Center for Asian Americans United for Self Empowerment (CAUSE)Center for Asian Americans United for Self Empowerment (CAUSE) is a 501c(3) nonprofit, nonpartisan, community-based organization with a mission to advance the political and civic empowerment of the Asian Pacific American (APA) community through nonpartisan voter outreach, training, and education as well as leadership development.
East West PlayersFounded in 1965, East West Players is the nation’s longest-running professional theater of color and the largest producing organization of Asian American artistic work.
IndiasporaIndiaspora is a 501c(3) nonprofit organization established to transform the success of the Indian diaspora into meaningful impact worldwide. Its members are global leaders from diverse backgrounds and professions that work to build stronger communities at home and abroad, with a shared culture of strategic giving and inspiring social change.
Japanese American Citizens LeagueThe Japanese American Citizens League is a national organization whose ongoing mission is to secure and maintain the civil rights of Japanese Americans and all others who are victimized by injustice and bigotry. The leaders and members of the JACL also work to promote cultural, educational and social values and preserve the heritage and legacy of the Japanese American community.
LEAP (Leadership Education for Asian Pacifics, Inc.)LEAP (Leadership Education for Asian Pacifics) is a national, nonprofit organization, with a mission to achieve full participation and equality for Asian and Pacific Islanders (APIs) through leadership, empowerment, and policy.
National Association of Asian American Professionals (NAAAP)The NAAAP inspires, cultivates and empowers Asian and Pacific Islander leaders for professional excellence to make meaningful impact in our workplace and community.
Network of Korean American Leaders (NetKAL)NetKAL supports Korean American leaders through training, connections and community service to advance our voice and rights in mainstream society.
The National Council of Asian Pacific Americans (NCAPA)The National Council of Asian Pacific Americans (NCAPA), is a coalition of 34 national Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) organizations around the country working together to represent all of the diverse groups within the AAPI community at the federal level.
Visual CommunicationsVisual Communications, celebrating it’s 50th year in 2020, our mission is to develop and support the voices of Asian American and Pacific Islander filmmakers and media artists who empower communities and challenge perspectives. Visual Communications (VC) is the first non-profit organization in the US dedicated to the honest and accurate portrayals of the Asian Pacific American peoples, communities, and heritage through the media arts. VC was created with the understanding that media and the arts are important vehicles to organize and empower communities, build connections between peoples and generations through the development of AAPI film, video, and media.
US Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce Education Foundation (USPAACC)Founded in 1984 as a national non-profit non-partisan organization, USPAACC promotes and propels economic growth by opening doors to business, educational and professional opportunities for Asian Americans and the diversity business community. Our mission is to be the gateway to corporate and government contracts, Pan Asian American (includes East, South and Southeast Asian and Pacific Islander) suppliers, information about Asian Americans and the Asia-Pacific and Indian Subcontinent markets.