OCAW National Conference
2004 – OCAW National Conference, “Empowering Women of the 21st. Century” was hosted by the OCAW Silicon Valley Chapter on August 7 – 8, 2004 in Milpitas, CA. The conference aimed at getting the participants excited by the possibilities of empowerment and be better equipped to accept leadership challenges in his/her daily life. The morning programs were leadership workshops and panel discussions. In the evening, besides the award ceremonies, there was a gala performance of entertainment and talent shows presented by the youth groups of the Silicon Valley Chapter. The event was a huge success thanks to the work and enthusiasm of the Silicon Valley Chapter.
2002 – OCAW’s 25th Anniversary National Conference “SmartWomen: Path to Success” and Silver Jubilee The Conference was held in the historic Reid Foundation Mansion in Washington, D.C.
Speakers and panelists included the Hon. Chiling Tong, Dr. Faith Lee Breen, Dr. Jane E. Smith, Tina Sung, Linda K. Bolliger, Hon. Edmund C. Moy, Hon. Joel Szabat,
Hon. Benjamin H. Wu, Dr. Dianne Yan, Lucie Chen, Dr. Fu-lin Lee, Marianne Brackney, Muriel Hom, Dora Fugh Lee, and Teresa Buczaki.
1999 – OCAW National Conference in Hawaii Coinciding with OCAW Hawaii Chapter’s Tenth Anniversary celebration, OCAW National also celebrated its 1999 Biennian National Conference honoring Senator and Mrs. Hiram Leong Fong, Sau Ung Loo Chan, and Ah Quon McElrath in Oahu, Hawaii. Senator and Mrs. Fong treated OCAW members to a tour of their plantation and gardens in Kaneohe, and an authentic Hawaiian lunch. Mrs. Vicky Cayaetano and Governor Benjamin Cayaetano hosted the anniversary in their home, Washington Place. OCAW National President, Jeanie F. Jew, moderated “Politics, Prose and the Press” with three distinguished panelists: Sondra Seba, White House Office for Women’s Initiative and Outreach, the Honorable Ruby Joy, Director of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, and Sandra Oshiro, New Media Director, Honolulu Advertiser.
1997 – OCAW 20th Anniversary National Conference and Gala Banquet and “Salute to Mothers” The 3-day event began with a White House tour. The Conference was held at the Rayburn House Office Building. Speakers and workshops addressed the topics of Financial Independence Through Entrepreneurship, Managing Career Success, Business and Government, Legal Rights of Women/Domestic Violence, and Women’s Health.