Mission Statement

KOREAN WOMEN’S INTERNATIONAL NETWORK (KOWIN), the New York Chapter was established in 2001 by first generation Korean-American women professionals, community leaders, and entrepreneurs to strengthen Korean women's network both locally and globally. We support and nurture the next generation of Korean-American women to excel in their careers and endeavors.


The Korean Women's International Network (KOWIN) is a global network of women of Korean descent who are leaders in their respective fields. It was established in 2001 with specific purpose of advancing the status of women in world. The formation of KOWIN network was encouraged and facilitated by the Ministry of Gender Equality & Family in Korea. The New York Chapter is part of the KOWIN U.S. Central Eastern Region that consists of Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, New York, and Washington DC. The founding members of KOWIN New York Chapter are Young-Ja Bae, Sook-Ja Bang, Regina Kim and In Sook Song. 

As the KOWIN NY Chapter grows in its membership and interests among Korean American women, it has extended its services in New York area as a major leadership training provider. The annual leadership conference is an integral part of KOWIN NY Chapter’s mission. There are many other activities that promote a collaboration among members and with other community leaders.