Rising Stars

Educating Asian American Women for Politics

Three Asian American women dressed in business attire sitting at a round table.

CAWP, together with a steering committee of Asian American women leaders, sponsors Rising Stars: Educating Asian American Women for Politics, a preconference session of the Ready to Run® Campaign Training for Women. Rising Stars participants attend a half-day session that targets issues of particular interest to Asian American women running for political office.  Rising Stars participants then attend Ready to Run® to learn about the nuts and bolts of working on a campaign. 

Ready to Run® offers a unique opportunity for potential women candidates to hear directly from prominent elected and appointed leaders, campaign consultants, and party officials about how to get Ready to Run. Topics covered include fundraising, navigating the political parties, working with the media, and developing a campaign plan. More details on Ready to Run®.

Rising Stars Steering Committee

(Affiliations listed for identification purposes only.)

Azra Baig
Member, South Brunswick Board of Education

Cecilia Xie Birge
Former Mayor, Montgomery Township

Zainab Chaudary

Jannie Chung
Councilwoman, Borough of Closter

Ludi Hughes
President and Founder, Asian American Chamber of Commerce

S. Nadia Hussain
Co-Founder, Bangladeshi American Women's Development Initiative

Tina Liu Jen
Morris County Human Relations Commission and 80-20 Initiative of New Jersey

Khyati Y. Joshi
Fairleigh Dickinson University

Uyen "Winn" Khuong
Executive Director, Action Together New Jersey

Rupande Mehta

Thuy Anh Le
Former Member, Hillsborough Township Board of Education

Toral Patel

Cheryl Quinio-Blodgett
Filipino American Political Action Committee

Sapana Shah
Councilwoman, Township of Edison

Jean Trujillo
Member, Hillsborough Township Board of Education

Questions? 

Contact Pooja Prabhakaran at (848) 932-8566 or pprabha@eagleton.rutgers.edu.