The White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders is excited to launch a website dedicated to connecting AAPI-owned businesses to federal resources.
On November 14, 2014, WHIAAPI partnered with the Asian/Pacific Islander American Chamber of Commerce & Entrepreneurship (ACE) to hold a National Employee and Business Resource Group (ERG/BRG) Summit for AAPI business leaders at the White House.
Many may not be aware of the harsh conditions that beauty salon and domestic care workers face on a daily basis. Among hair and nail salon workers, the vast majority (95 percent) are female, and 42 percent are of Vietnamese descent.
On October 14, 2009, President Obama signed an executive order that restores the White House Initiative and President’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders to address issues concerning the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community.