Event Date: Oct. 8-9, 2015


  • Formed Leaders Forum as an independent nonprofit organization.
  • Convened additional West Coast leaders.
  • Examined best practices from other leaders, affinity groups and organizations including the U.S. Surgeon General, Stanford University, the Coulter Foundation, Center for American Progress, Office of White House Presidential Personnel, Gill Foundation, the Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund, C100, Indiaspora, Asian American Business Development Center, Ascend, and the Wall Street Journal.
  • Established core working group.


  • Increasing educational opportunities
  • Expanding Access to Health Care
  • Leveraging Entrepreneurship & Our Economic Influence
  • Leadership in Action: Public Service, Innovation & Philanthropy


Teresa Chaurand, Paulette Aniskoff, Lorna Randlett, Shekar Narasimhan, Frank Wu, Dr. Vivek Murthy, Greg Galle, Bill Imada, Vivek Wadhwa, Norm Mineta, Sue Van, Chris Lu, David Chiu, Christine Chen, Richard Lui, Glen S. Fukushima, Karthick Ramakrishnan, Gautam Raghavan, Samir Luther, C.M. Samala, Bing Chen, Wenda Fong, Peter Nicholas
(List is not exhaustive and for identification purposes only. For a complete list of speakers and participants, see lookbook below.)