KOWIN NY History & Activities

2018

지역담당관: Ransil Park (Chicago)  

President: Angeline Cho

  • Feb 10 2018:

    KOWIN NY New Year Celebration hosted by NJ team

  • March 1, 2018: 

    KOWIN NY General Meeting

o   Held at DoubleTree by Hilton, Fort Lee, NJ
o    The March 1st Independence Movement Day celebration

o    President greeting

o    Approval of September 2017 meeting minutes

o    Treasurer’s & Auditor’s report

o    Introduction of new and transfer members

o    Presentation for International Women’s Day celebration

o    Sharing KOWIN NY news and KOWINNER news

o    Review KOWIN NY 2017-2018 activities

o    Sharing KOWIN NY member news and upcoming events

o    Group photo and wrap-up

  • March 9, 2018:

    KOWIN NY executive committee meeting with Korean Consulate General New York

  • May 19 2018 :

    KOWIN NY Opera hosted by Manhattan team

  • June 7, 2018: 

    KOWIN NY General Meeting

o   Held at Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP
o    President’s greeting

o    Approval of March 2018 meeting minutes

o    Review Financial report

o    Review of August KOWIN conference in Sok Cho, Korea

o    Update on KOWIN leadership conference in October

o    Learn from KOWIN member

o    Open discussion items

o    Sharing KOWIN NY member news and upcoming events

o    Group photo and wrap-up

  • July 28 2018 :

    KOWIN NY Summer BBQ hosted by Manhattan team

  • Sept 13, 2018: 

    KOWIN NY General Meeting

o   Bank of Hope, NYC

o    President’s greeting

o    Approval of June 2018 meeting minutes

o    Review Financial report

o    Report of August KOWIN conference in Sok Cho, Korea

o    Update on KOWIN leadership conference in October

o    Sharing KOWIN NY member news and upcoming events

o    Group photo and wrap-up

2017

지역담당관:  Ransil Park (Chicago)

President: Angeline Cho

  • September 9, 2017:

    KOWIN NY General Meeting

o    Held at Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP

o    Introduction of New Executive Team

o    Finance Report

o    Kowin Regional Chicago Conference Report

o    Kowin  Gunsan, Korea Conference Report

o    Review of Upcoming Calendar

  • Apple Picking (NJ Team) @Lawrence Farm Orchards, NY

  • Museum Tour (Manhattan Team) @Whitney Museum, NYC

  • Wine Tasting (Long Island/Queens Team) @Long Island, NY

  • December Meeting/Holiday Party @DoubleTree by Hilton, NJ

o    Member News and Announcements

  • December 7, 2017

o    New Member Introduction

         Heayeon Mara Lee

         Minah Sylvia Kim

         Soyeon Sylvia Kim

         Angela Rhyee

o    Member Networking

       via Holiday Party and Entertainment

  • 지역담당관: Jung Soon Lee (Dallas)

  • President: JJ Falk

  • June 06: KOWIN NY General Meeting
    o Held at Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP
    o Member recognition
    - Sook Ja Bang: Ellis Island Award
    - Claire Kang: Interview article
    o Updated announcement of Eastern regional conference at Chicago
    o KOWINNER International conference
    o Election of new president
    o New admin introduction
    o Transfer executive materials from the current president to the new president

  • March 08: KOWIN NY General Meeting
    o Held at Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP
    o Announcement - Regional meeting at Chicago & KOWINER
    o New member recruit and Kowin connection
    o Website review
    o Kowin finance report

2016

  • 지역담당관: Jung Soon Lee (Dallas)

  • President: JJ Falk

  • Dec 07: Kowin NY Holiday party

  • Oct 20: Leadership Conference

  • Sept 07: KOWIN NY General Meeting
    o Held at Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP
    o October 20th Leadership Conference status
    o Guest Speaker
    - Presenter: Bernice Gottlieb
    - Title: The Children of St. Lazarus
    o Kowin Jeju conference report
    o Membership application review
    o Membership Screening Committee review
    o Kowin finance report

  • June 08: KOWIN NY General Meeting
    o Held at Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP
    o New member introduction: Class of 2016 - HaeJung Chung, IMOGA Children's Apparel Group
    o Review October leadership conference
    o Website maintenance discussion
    o Kowin finance report
    o Member presentation
    - Presenter: Sung Eun Choi, PhD, RD
    - Title: Flavor Feast
    Short talk about the importance of flavorful diet and provide "Jelly Bean test"

  • Mar 02: KOWIN NY General Meeting
    o Held at OFS Showroom
    o Website review and Q&A
    o Membership fee discussion
    o Kowin finance report
    o Member presentation
    - Presenter: Soo Hee Lee
    - Title: Introducing FinTech (Finance + Technology)

 

2015

  • 지역담당관: Jung Soon Lee (Dallas)

  • President: Shin Choi / JJ Falk

  • Dec 02: Kowin NY Holiday party at Toledo

  • Nov 19: Leadership conference at Ernst & Young
    o Speaker: Nancy Han
    o Title: Reinventing yourself in the new digital era

  • Sep 09: KOWIN NY Regular Meeting
    o Held at Herman Miller showroom
    o Award Ceremony: Honoree Appreciation Plaque (Sook-Ja Bang, Young-Ja Bae Chung)
    o Member Presentation
    - Presenter: Ran Kim
    - Title: Basic Information About UN
    o New Website Demonstration
    o Introduction of Buddy Chain, YLC (Young Leaders Committee), Annual Schedule and New Member Application
    o Kowin Report: August 25-28, Kowin Conference at Tong Young, Korea

  • Jul 29: New Members Welcome Party + YLC (Young Leaders Committee) Party

 

2014

  • 지역담당관: Lucy Nam (Washington DC)

  • President: Shin Choi

  • Oct 29: Hospitality Committee Luncheon

  • Oct 09: KOWIN New York Chapter Seminar
    o Theme: The Quest for “Superwoman”, Balancing Work, Life & Stress (& Why It’s OK to Not Be Perfect)
    o Speaker: Dr. Shinhee Han, Ph.D, Columbia University
    o Held at Troutman Sanders LLP, Chrysler Building, New York City
    o Discusses navigating work-life balance and embracing our Korean American identity, while being aware of cultural barriers that can stifle our emotional health and well-being
    o Participants: 105

  • Sept 04: KOWIN NY members meeting
    o Held at Troutman Sanders conference room
    o Report on KOWIN Annual International Conference in Gumi, Korea
    o Committee reports: Program committee-Seminar preparation report
    o Bylaw discussions: Translation of Korean to English
    o Dallas regional conference participants; Songnam Suk, Sun Kim, Kwanghee Kim

  • Aug 12: KOWIN Media Committee meeting at Shin Choi’s office at 1450 Broadway, New York City

  • Aug 26 - 29: The 14th KOWIN International Conference
    o Theme: “Preventing Women’s Career Interruption and Strengthening Global Partnership to Promote Work-Life Balance”
    o Place: Gumohsan Hotel, Gumi, Korea
    o Participants: Shin Choi, Susan Uhm, Esther Kim, Jaeeun Choi

  • Jul 10: KOWIN New Member Welcome Dinner (Class of 2014: J. Robin Moon, Eun-Ju Ryu, Soohee Lee, Chris Choi, Alissa Ahhyung Park and Jaeeun Choi)

  • Jun 5: KOWIN NY Members Meeting
    o Held at Troutman Sanders LLP
    o Class of 2014 new members are accepted and welcomed
    o Featured Member Business Presentation: Esther Goodhart
    o Committee report and open discussion
    o Networking session

  • May 29: Collaboration with The Korea Society
    o Talk: Korean Beauty Today
    o Speaker: Peach and Lily’s Cofounder Alicia Yoon
    o Held at The Korea Society conference room, 950 Third Ave, NYC

  • Apr 28: KOWIN Screening Committee meeting

  • Mar 13: Talk with Hon. Yoon Sun Cho, Minister of the Ministry of Gender Equality and Family
    o Participants: Shin Choi, Songnam Suk, Sun Chong Kim, Kay Song, Kyunghee Choi, Lucy Nam from KOWIN and 6 others
    o Visit to Comfort Women Monument at Palisades Park, NJ
    o Talk Session: Pine Plaza

  • Mar 6: Program Committee Meeting & KOWIN NY Members Meeting
    o KOWIN Professional Development Talk
    o Theme: “Non-cardiac Chest Pain and Common Disorders of Esophagus”
    o Speaker: Jan J. Shim, M.D.
    o Committee Group Meetings and Brainstorming Session

  • Feb 19: KOWIN Screening Committee Luncheon

 

2013

  • 지역담당관: Song Nam Choi (New York) / Lucy Nam (Washington DC)

  • President: Sun Chong Kim / Shin Choi

  • Dec 5: KOWIN NY Christmas Party at Scarsdale Country Club, Scarsdale, Westchester, NY

  • Oct 20: Mentoring Luncheon Meeting with Kyung H Yoon, CEO of Talent Agency at Kristalbelli, NY

  • Oct 19: Steering Committee Luncheon at Gaonnuri Restaurant

  • Oct 21: KOWIN committee brainstorming planning session
    o Held at Blanche showroom, 305 Fifth Avenue, NYC
    o All committee members participated and discussions held byeach committee

  • Oct 7: KOWIN new member welcome dinner
    o Class of 2013 new members were invited (Sochung Shinn Lee, Jenny Oh, Kathleen Kim, Jeonghee Shin, Esther Goodhart and Sung-eun Choi)
    o Hosted by Hospitality Committee and held at Kristalbelli

  • Sept 5: KOWIN NY Members Meeting at Troutman Sanders LLP, Chrysler Building
    o Report on KOWIN Annual Convention in Daejun, Korea
    o Committee Selection was approved
    o Yearly business plan was presented
    o Annual budget was presented and passed
    o Audit report presented by Kwanghee Kim and Kyunghee Park (Financial and Program audit)
    o Bylaw review

  • Aug 27-30: The 13th KOWIN International Convention
    o Theme: “Korean American Women’s Role for Cultivating Global Female Leaders”
    o Topics: “Cultural Management of Women”, “Creative Economy and Women Leadership”, “Women Leaders and Communication”
    o Place: Daejeon Convention Center
    o Participants: Songnam Suk, Sun Chong Kim, MiyoungHur, Kathleen Kim, Esther Kim

  • Jul 20: KOWIN Conference Evaluation Party at Sunjong Kim’s residence. 33 Committee members enjoyed leisurely lunch and exchanged ideas and evaluation of the June Regional Conference.

  • Jun 13: KOWIN NY Members Annual General Meeting
    o Held at Troutman Sanders office at 405 Lexington Ave.
    o Introduction of New Members, Class of 2013: Sochung Shinn Lee, Esther Goodhart, Jenny Oh, Kathleen Kim, Jeonghee Shin, Sungeun Choi
    o New President was elected: Shin Choi

  • Jun 1: 2013 KOWIN Eastern Regional Conference
    o Theme: ‘Imagine the Power – Expanding Our Horizons”
    o Morning Keynote: Kyung H. Yoon, Founder & CEO, Talent Age Associates
    o Afternoon Keynote: Marie Myung-Ok Lee, Novelist and Professor of Writing, Columbia University
    o Panel 1: Power of Passion
    - Panelist: Kyung B Yoon (KACF), Myung Lee (Deputy Commissioner of Children’s Services, NYC), Elise Chong (Hope for New York)
    - Moderator: Jensen Ko, COO, Archegos Capital LLC

o    Panel 2:  Power of Breaking through
         - Panelists:  Alex Chi (Managing Partner, Goldman Sachs), Tony W. Lee (Founder and Managing                                 Partner of One Rock Capital), Diana Son (TV Screenwriter), Jane Hyun (Founder of                                 Hyun & Associates), Susannah Gottlieb (Assoc Professor of English & Comparative                                 Literature, Northwestern University)
         - Moderator:  SandorHau, Managing Director, Nomura Securities

o    Panel 3:  Power of Imagination – Risk-taking and Entrepreneurship
         - Panelists:  Melissa Ko (Founder and Managing - Partner, Covepoint Emerging Markets Macro                                   Fund New York), Kyung H Yoon (CEO of Talent Age Associates), Jessica Nam Kim                                   (Founder and Ceo, BABBACO), Eddo Kim (Founder & Executive Director, The Supply)
         - Moderator: Shin Choi (Managing Partner of MASC, LLC)

o    Panel 4:  Power of Storytelling – Communication, PR & Marketing
         - Panelists:  Juju Chang (Anchor, ABC News “Nightline” and “Good Morning America”), Marie                                     Myung-Ok Lee (Novelist and Professor of Writing, Columbia University), Cynthia Park                             (Advertising Executive)
         - Moderator:  Kyung B Yoon (Executive Director of KACF)

  • May 31 - June 2: Dinner and Brunch meetings

  • May 23: TKC TV Interview on the KOWIN Conference, “Imagine the Power – Exploring Our Horizons”

  • May 22: Conference Prep meetings with panelists and conference calls

  • May 21: Press Conference and Conference Committee Meeting at Blanche Showroom

  • Apr 19 - 20: KOWIN Talk, with CHEJU Ole-gil Founder
    o Speaker: MyungsookSuh, Chairwoman of Jeju Ole Road
    o Theme: “Slow life is beautiful” at Korean American Association conference room, 4/19/2014
    o Theme: “Nature walk is the healing medicine for body and soul” at Gallery 1 & 9, Ridgefield, NJ, 4/20/2014

  • Apr 13: Conference Committee Meeting

  • Mar 14: KOWIN NY Regular Members Meeting

  • Jan 29: Committee Meeting, Conference Site Visits

  • Jan 18: Conference Program Committee Meeting

 

2012

  • 지역담당관: Song Nam Choi

  • President: Sun Chong Kim

  • Dec 6: KOWIN NY Year-end Party at Double Tree Hotel, Fort Lee, NJ

  • Dec: KOWIN NY Official Website (www.kowinny.org) launched

  • Nov 16: Conference Evaluation Meeting

  • Oct 4: KOWIN New York Chapter Annual Conference
    o Held at Troutman Sanders LLP, Chrysler Building, NY, NY
    o Theme: “Power of Networks: Building Relationship Capital for Career Success”
    o Keynote Speaker: Jane Hyun (Author of Breaking the Bamboo Ceiling)

  • Sept: KOWIN NY Meeting at Troutman Sanders LLP, NY
    o Progress Report for Oct 4th Seminar

  • Aug: The 12th Annual KOWIN International Convention (Yeosu, Korea)
    o Theme: “기후 변화에 대응하는 글로벌 한민족 여성”
    o KOWIN NY Participants: Sung Nam Choi, Sun Kim, Claire Kang, Esther Kim, Misook Park, Sophia Kang, Susan Um, Hyaekyung Jo

  • Jun: KOWIN NY MEETING
    o Held at Troutman Sanders LLP, NY
    o New Members (Susan Um, Misook Park, Zinnia Kang, Sophia Kang, Hyaekyung Jo)
    o Pass the new KOWIN NY CHAPTER BY-LAWS
    o Focus Group Activity Report
    - Pink (Team Leader Miyoung Hur): In-depth discussion about KOWIN’s future.
    - Red (Team Leader Kyung Hee Park): Picnic at Central Park.
    - Yellow (Team Leader Joyce Kim) Planning a Party at Dr. Shim’s summer home on 6/23/201
    - Green (Team Leader Helen Cha) — Discussion about green environment

  • Mar: KOWIN NY Meeting
    o Held at Troutman Sanders LLP, NY
    o Accounting Procedures for KOWIN Foundation

  • Feb 28: Hon. Kum Lae Kim (Minister of the Ministry of Gender Equality and Family) Meeting with Korean Community Women Leader
    o Held at The Korean Consulate Office, Reception Hall, NY, NY
    o Participants: 52

 

2011

  • 지역담당관: Jin Hwa Suh (Chicago), Song Nam Choi (New York)

  • President: Hyun Joo Kwon / Sun Chong Kim

  • Dec 8: KOWIN NY Year-end Party at Double Tree Hotel, Fort Lee, NJ

  • Oct 26: KOWIN NY Annual Conference
    o Held at The Korean Consulate General Office, Reception Hall, NY, NY
    o Theme: Unwrapping the Secrets to Success
    o Panelists: Jennifer Cho (Senior Development Officer, Polytechnic Institute of NYU), JJ Falk (Managing Principal, JJ Falk Design LLC), Suok Noh (Managing Director, Goldman Sachs)
    o Moderator: BJ Sung

  • Sept: KOWIN NY Meeting
    o Held at Troutman Sanders LLP, NY
    o The 11th KOWIN ANNUAL CONVENTION Report

  • Aug 29- Sept 1: The 11th Annual KOWIN International Convention at Ulsan, Korea
    o Theme: “Global Korean Women, Leading Green Korea!”
    o KOWIN NY Participants: Hyun Joo Kwon, Sung Nam Choi, Claire Kang, JJ Falk, Ji Hyeon Bae and Wha In Kang
    o Sun Jong Kim elected as KOWIN NY President

  • Feb 23: Hon. Hee Young Paik (Minister of the Ministry of Gender Equality and Family) meeting with Korean women leaders in Korean community at Harvard Club, NY, NY

 

2010

  • 지역담당관: Jin Hwa Suh (Chicago)

  • President: Hyun Joo Kwon

  • Dec 2: KOWIN NY Year-end Party

  • Oct 28: KOWIN NY Annual Conference
    o Held at The Korea Society, NY, NY
    o Theme: Reach Outside the Box

  • Aug 29- Sept 1: The 10th Annual KOWIN International Convention
    o Held at BEXCO Convention Hall, Busan, Korea
    o Theme: “Global Korean and the Role of Korean Women”
    o KOWIN NY Participants: 9

  • Mar 2: Hon. Hee Young Paik (Minister of the Ministry of Gender Equality and Family) meeting with Korean women leaders in Korean community at The Chrysler Building, NY

  • Feb 25: KOWIN NY Education Seminar for Korean American 2nd Generation
    o Held at Daedong Restaurant
    o Theme: “You are 99% Possibility”
    o Keynote Speaker: Shinae Chun

 

2009 

  • 지역담당관: Jung In Yang (New York) / Jin Hwa Suh (Chicago)

  • President: Susie Kim / Hyun Joo Kwon

  • Dec 3: KOWIN NY Year-end Party at Double Tree Hotel, Fort Lee, NJ

  • May 29: KOWIN NY Annual Conference
    o Held at Bank of America Tower, Conference Rm, 1 Bryant Park, NY, NY
    o Theme: “Meeting the Challenges of a Challenging world”

  • Mar 3: Reception for Byun Do Yoon (Minister of the Ministry of Gender Equality and Family) meeting with Korean community leaders at Dae Dong Restaurant

 

2008

  • 지역담당관: Jung In Yang

  • President: Susie Kim

  • Jun 5: KOWIN NY Annual Conference
    o Held at the Korea Society
    o Theme” “Branding You”
    o Committee Chair: BJ Sung

 

2007 

  • 지역담당관: Jung In Yang

  • President: Nam Suk Song / Susie Kim

  • Jul 10 -13: The 7th Annual Kowin International Convention
    o Held at Walker Hill, Seoul, Korea
    o Theme: “Roles and Advances of Korean Women for Global Korea”
    o KOWIN NY Participants: Helen Cha-Pyo, Claire Kang, Esther Kim and Sarah BJ Sung

  • Jun 7: KOWIN NY Meeting at Korea Palace
    o Susie Kim was elected as KOWIN NY President

  • Mar 8: KOWIN NY Meeting at Hilton Hotel, Fort Lee, NJ
    o Introduction of local community organizations represented by KOWIN members

  • Feb 27: Dinner Meeting with Hajin Chang (Minister of the Ministry of Gender Equality and Family)
    o Held at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, 666 5th Ave NY, NY
    o Issues: What is the key role of Korean government for the next generation of Korean American women? What is your expectation for Korean government towards our next generation of Korean American women?

 

2006

  • 지역담당관: Hyeryun Lee Park (Chicago)

  • President: Song Nam Choi

  • Dec 7: KOWIN NY Meeting at Jane J Shim’s residence

  • Sept 9: KOWIN NY Meeting at Korea Palace
    o Agenda: Frequency of official meeting, member qualification, membership fee,
    o Health Seminar by Dr. Song, In Sook

  • Jul 11 - 14: The 6th Annual KOWIN International Convention
    o Held at Ritz Carlton Hotel, Seoul, Korea
    o Theme: The Next Generation Korean Women’s Identity, Visions, and Leadership Education
    o KOWIN NY Participants: Eun Joo Kim, Chanwoo Lee, Joung Hye Rhi, Jung In Yang, Grace Yoon

  • Mar 4: The Leadership Conference for Korean American Women
    o Held at Martin Lipton Hall, NYU School of Law, New York City
    o Theme: “Imagine the Power”

  • Feb 21: KOWIN NY Meeting at Korea Palace, NY
    o Agenda: Update the upcoming KOWIN Leadership Conference, Dinner for NY local women leaders (sponsored by Korean government)

  • Jan 26: KOWIN NY Meeting at Bistro, NY
    o Agenda: Preparation of KOWIN Leadership Conference (speakers, program, fund raising)

 

2005

  • 지역담당관: Sook Ja Bang (New York) / Hyeryun Lee Park (Chicago)

  • President: Young Ja Bae-Chung / Song Nam Choi Suk

  • Dec 6: KOWIN NY Meeting at Hilton Hotel, Fort Lee

  • Nov 17: KOWIN NY Committee Meeting at Hilton Hotel, Fort Lee

  • Oct 20: KOWIN NY Meeting at Palisadium, NJ
    o Agenda: Preparation of Annual US Eastern Regional Leadership Conference for 2006
    o Committee members appointed

  • Sept 6: KOWIN NY Meeting at Korea Palace
    o Agenda: Report on KOWIN International Convention

  • July 5 - 8: The 5th Annual KOWIN International Convention
    o Held at Ritz Carlton Hotel, Seoul, Korea
    o Theme: Korean Women and Global Leadership
    o KOWIN NY Participants: Sook Ja Bang, Young Ja Bae, Song Nam Suk, Ok Kee Kim, Esther Kim, Hyun Joo Kwon, Sun Jung Park, Yoon Jung Choi and Jan. J. Shim

  • June 16: KOWIN NY Meeting at Korea Palace, NY
    o Agenda: KOWIN registration as non-profit (501C) from Chicago Chapter
    o Song Nam Suk was elected for KOWIN NY President

  • May 21: The 1st KOWIN US Regional Leadership Conference held by KOWIN Chicago Cahpter
    o Held at Metropolitan Club, Sears Tower, Chicago
    o Theme: “ Your Role in Our World”
    o KOWIN NY participants: Sook Ja Bang, In Sook Song, Young Ja Bae, Song Nam Suk, Joung Pyo Jyong and Ok Kee Kim

  • Feb 25: KOWIN NY Meeting Dinner
    o Seminar: 7h Pm with Guest Speaker Rev. Sung Eui Lee (싱글미션대표)
    o Theme: 인간사회의 발전은 협력과 화합에 있다
    o Location: Flushing Reception House (Northern Blvd)
    o Guest Fee: $20 (80 people participated)

  • Jan 26: KOWIN NY Meeting at Solak Garden, Flushing
    o Agenda: 2005 KOWIN NY Business Plan

 

2004 

  • Representative of USA: Sook Ja Bang

  • President: Young Ja Bae-Chung

  • Dec 11: KOWIN NY Meeting at Koreana, NJ
    o Agenda: Local Seminar for KOWIN NY members

  • Nov 18: Party for KOWIN NY Members (get-to-know each other and networking) at Palisadiumadi NJ

  • Aug 26: KOWIN NY Meeting at Seoul Plaza, Flushing
    o Report on KOWIN International Convention
    o Appropriate Membership Fee as $150
    o Encourage Participating Members' Activity
    o Participants: 43 people

  • July 6 - 9: The 4th Annual KOWIN International Convention
    o Held at Ritz Carlton Hotel, Seoul, Korea
    o Theme: “The Community of Korean Women”
    o Shin Choi was selected as a keynote speaker
    o Panelists: Taeja Kim, Ok Kee Kim, and Kyung Hee Park
    o KOWIN NY Participants: Sook Ja Bang, Taeja Kim, Diana Kyung Hee Park, Joung Hye Rhi, Jung In Yang, Ok Kee Kim and Shin Choi

  • May 4: KOWIN NY Meeting at Korea Palace, NYC
    o Agenda: Structure of KOWIN NY, Meeting Dates, Seminar by Members

  • March 5: Dinner Meeting with Eun Hee Ji (Minister of the Ministry of Gender Equality and Family)
    o Held at Seoul Plaza, Flushing
    o Theme: Report “ Korean Government’s Effort to Achieve Gender Equality”
    o 35 people from KOWIN, Representatives from New York and many influential people including journalists are attended. (Total 60 people)

  • Feb 8: KOWIN NY Meeting at Seoul Plaza, Flushing
    o Agenda: How to Build Database of Women Professionals in NY for KOWIN Network

 

2003

  • Representative of USA: Sook Ja Bang

  • President: Young Ja Bae-Chung

  • Korean Woman International US Eastern Region
    o Sook Ja Bang is elected for Focal Point of KOWIN (약칭: 지역담당관)
    o One from East Coast and One from West Coast, Total Two people in US

  • Nov 13: KOWIN NY Meeting at Seoul Plaza, Flushing
    o Young Ja Bae-Chung was elected for KOWIN NY President
    o 지역담당관: Sook Ja Bang
    지역조직발표: NY 지역 (NY, NJ, PHIL)
    회장단 조직: 회장 배영자(정), 총무 정엉표(홍), 서기 최성남 (석)
    실행위원 NY: 이강혜, 고정숙, 레지나김, 여금현
    NJ: 송인숙, 송혜영, 위옥환
    PHIL: 최임자, 서민수

  • Oct 5 - 8: The 3rd Annual KOWIN International Convention
    o Held at Ramada Renaissance Hotel, Seoul, Korea
    o Theme: “Roles and Status of Global Korean Women in the Mainstream Society and Children’s Education”
    o KOWIN NY Participants: Young Ja Bae-Chung, Sook Ja Bang, Song Nam Suk, Min Soo Seo, Susie Kim, Young Joo Rhee

 

2002

  • Representative of USA: Sook Ja Bang

  • President: Young Ja Bae-Chung (KOWIN NY동부지역: NY, NJ, PHIL)

  • Jul 1 - 4: The 2nd Annual KOWIN International Convention
    o Held at Palace Hotel, Seoul, Korea
    o Theme: “Leverage and Enhancement of Women’s Economic Affairs”
    o KOWIN NY Participants: Im Ja Choi, Joung Pyo Jyoung, Kwang Hee Kim, Jung Ok Sanders, Mi Ho Chung and Hae Young Song

  • Mar 5: Meeting with Myung Sook Han (Minister of the Ministry of Gender Equality and Family)
    o Participants: 50 people attended twice including Minister of the Ministry of Gender Equality and Family, KOWIN members, Womens' Organization Leaders, Journalists, Employees of Embassy and Womens' Organizations.
    o Discussion at 강서회관 with Joung Pyo Hong, Sook Ja Bang and KOWIN Members

 

2001

  • Representative of USA: Sook Ja Bang

  • President (제 1대 Kowin NY 회장): Young Ja Bae-Chung

  • July 2-4: The 1st KOWIN International Convention
    o Held at Seoul Education and Culture Center, Seoul, Korea
    o Theme: “Purpose of establishment of KOWIN”
    o KOWIN NY Participants: Young Ja Bae-Chung, Sook Ja Bang Oh, Regina Kim, Jung Sook Koh, In Sook Song, Hee Sook Lee, Kang Hae Lee and Im Ja Choi