National President Maria Yang

Dear Members of OCAW:
I have been an active member of OCAW for more than 10 years, and previously served as the President of the Virginia Chapter from 2014 to 2017. In 2017, OCAW celebrated its 40th Anniversary, and I was pleased to contribute my time and efforts to make this event very successful and memorable. Five years later, in 2022, the National President, Christina Chang, asked me to serve again as the President of the Virginia Chapter and to help with the 45th Anniversary celebration, which I was happy to do. In late 2022, Christina announced her retirement after 12 years of leading OCAW and asked if I would consider taking the reins as National President. I humbly accepted this volunteer position and hope I can follow Christina’s example and make a strong contribution to OCAW.

As a women’s organization, we have come a long way in our 45 years of the journey toward equality
and empowerment. Yet there is still so much work to be done. I believe that this organization has
the potential to make a real impact on the lives of women in the community and the world, and I am
committed to continuing to achieve our goals.

Together, we will strive to break down the barriers that hold us back, empower women of all ages
and backgrounds, and create a world where every woman has the opportunity to reach her full

It is with great honor and humility that I am here today as your new National President. I am
deeply grateful for your trust and confidence in me to lead this organization toward greater

Let us move forward with hope and determination, knowing that we have the power to make a
difference in the world. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to learn and serve OCAW!

Sincerely, Maria Yang
National President

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