Vietnamese-American Professional Women Association of Silicon Valley
The Vietnamese American Professional Women Association of Silicon Valley (VAPW) strives to outreach, educate, prepare and engage Vietnamese American professional women in areas of leadership and development, to provide a network of support and promote the professional growth of its members, to mentor and encourage youths in the community to enter professional careers, and to encourage community responsibility and participation.
In the News
VAPW Receives Grant from San Jose District 8 Council-memberVAPW is honored to receive a grant from San Jose District 8 Council-member Sylvia Arenas. One of our 2019 scholarship recipients, Vivian Truong, is from District 8 and we're grateful to be recognized with this grant. We continue our mission of supporting Vietnamese-American professional women and advancing the academic excellence of the youth in our community.
VAPW Receives HP Foundation 2019 GrantVAPW is excited to receive the HP Foundation Grant for the 3rd year in a row. HP has been a strong supporter of the VAPW Mission and our promotion of young women in education. In addition to financial support, HP has generously donated HP products and accessories to better equip the students. Thank you HP for your support through grants, donations and volunteers. We are most grateful for your continued support.
VAPW Scholarship Campaign Chat with iCanThe 2019 Scholarship Chair, Samantha Huynh, and President, Diane Le, sat down with Executive Director of iCan, Quynh Vuong, to have an intimate conversation about this year's VAPW Scholarship Campaign. We are encouraging the youth in the community to take advantage of the Scholarship opportunity and our support system. Listen to the iCan Talk Show hosted by Quynh Vuong.
VAPW Receives Wells Fargo GrantVAPW is proud to receive our first support from Wells Fargo. The corporate grant will go to fund the 2019 scholarship campaign. Scholarships are granted to high achieving students in the community to assist in academic advancement. Thank you Wells Fargo for your support in the organization.
VAPW Welcomes New Board Member
HaNhi L. Tran currently serves as a Deputy District Attorney for the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree from Harvard University in 2006 and her Law Degree from UCLA in 2010. HaNhi joined the District Attorney’s Office in 2012, where she has worked on the Major Narcotics Vendor Prosecution Unit, the Family Violence Unit, and the Community Prosecution Unit. In 2017, HaNhi was presented with the George W. Kennedy Excellence in Prosecution Award from the San Jose Police Department. Prior to joining the District Attorney’s Office, HaNhi served as a C.V. Starr Lecturer of Law at Peking University School of Transnational Law in Shenzhen, China. She grew up in the Little Saigon community in Orange County, California.
Former Board Member Evelynn Tran Named VTA General CounselSAN JOSE, CA - On September 6, 2018, in a unanimous vote by the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) Board of Directors, Acting General Counsel Evelynn Tran was named VTA's new General Counsel.
Partners Upcoming Events
Saturday August 24, 2019 - Member Summer Mixer
All members and supporters welcome
Location and time: Pier 402, noon - 2:00pm
Thursday October 10, 2019 - Member Meeting
All members welcome
Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm