Chicago Asian Women Empowerment (Chi-AWE)

Empower, amplify, build

the Destination for AApi women of chicagoland

Volunteer-run 501(c)3 non-profit

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news and announcements

Launching: Annual AAPI Women's Lifestyle Magazine

Aligned with the "Amplify" component of our mission, this magazine will amplify the voices of the AAPI women in our community.

'Unbroken Thread': Collaborative Art Healing Project with KAN-WIN

“Unbroken Thread” is a buildable series of art-based conversations and activities leading up to a final collective piece of art representing the participants’ collective healing journey.

Our initiatives

Free public workshops run by the women of our org, the topics of which are driven by the passions and skill sets of our members.

who we are

We are a volunteer-operated 501(c)3 non-profit organization with the mission to foster the next generation of female AAPI leaders in our community. We envision a community where competent, empowered, and abundance-oriented AAPI female leaders build solidarity with other BIPOC communities to collectively and strategically make opportunities accessible to everyone.

Community Service highlight

Jean Elliott - Sewing and Soccer

Empower the youth by teaching the youth how to play soccer and empower women by teaching them how to sew.

  • Raised $1500+ across 3 non-profits.
  • Volunteered 200+ hours since joining Miss Chinese Chicago.
  • Drafted and implemented a youth soccer program with the Chicago Dragons.
  • Led a sewing workshop with the youth at CMAA.
  • Led a AAPI Women Empowerment Series workshop on sewing.

Corporate Members

We're seeking sponsors/supporters via Chi-AWE corporate membership!

Annual Chi-AWE corporate membership includes sponsorship benefits for Miss Asian Chicago and Asian Fashion Show Chicago, ad space in our magazine, among other benefits. Learn more!

'Fundamental' Members

Most have a clickable logo leading to a page about why they support Chi-AWE!