CAUSE Hosts Women In Power: Leadership In Entrepreneurship


Contact: Aki Leung

Director of Programs

Phone: 626-356-9838


CAUSE Hosts Women in Power: Leadership in Entrepreneurship

Pasadena, CA — January 27, 2016 — The Center for Asian Americans United for Self Empowerment (CAUSE) will be hosting Women in Power: Leadership in Entrepreneurship at City Club Los Angeles (555 South Flower Street, 51st Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90071) on Friday, February 5, 2016 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

This Women in Power panel discussion program will feature some of Los Angeles’ top entrepreneurial women. Through candid discussion, panelists will continue the program’s tradition of empowering women to rise to the top. Panelists include:

  • Ellen Chen, Co-Founder and President, Mendocino Farms

  • Toni Ko, CEO, Butter Ventures, and Founder, NYX Cosmetics

  • Pooneh Mohajer, CEO and Co-Founder, tokidoki

Nita Song, IW Group’s President and Chief Momentum Officer will moderate the program.

CAUSE will facilitate a candid discussion about the challenges and opportunities facing women entrepreneurs. While reports from the United States Census Bureau show that women-owned businesses have increased by 79% since 1997, businesswomen still face significant struggles in achieving the same ground as their male counterparts. Forbes recently announced that the majority of women-owned businesses start their companies with 50% less capital and that only 4 % are able to generate over $500,000 in revenue.

Panelists will delve into the heart of these challenges, share how they were able to rise above, and point out why leadership made all the difference. CAUSE will explore what made their individual brands successful as well as how they grew those brands to reach success. By sharing their experiences, panelists intend to encourage members of the audience to follow suit.

This event is in partnership with the National Association of Women Business Owners – Los Angeles and was made possible due to the support of East West Bank and Ernst & Young. Please RSVP by Monday, February 1, 2016 at Admission is $35 per person and valet parking is $10 with validation. Please contact Kim Yamasaki at or at (626) 356-9838 for sponsorship inquiries.

Center for Asian Americans United for Self-Empowerment (CAUSE) is a 501(c)(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 registration and education, community outreach, and leadership development.

The Women in Power program aims to create opportunities for candid discussion regarding issues that women leaders face and to explore strategies for overcoming them. The panel discussions and networking programs help foster a community built on leadership, inspiration, and mentorship. The program helps women professionals achieve their full leadership potential.

For press registration and inquiries, please contact CAUSE by phone at (626) 356-9838 or by email at General information can be obtained from our website, Our office is located at 260 South Los Robles Avenue, #115, Pasadena, CA 91101.