UNITED STATES. New York: Tirlok Malik, Emmy-nominated filmmaker, and Happy life Yoga speaker, was a guest speaker at the event finale for ‘New Majority 2022: The Opportunity for Building Allyship’ organized by the Asian American Business Development Center, Inc., at the Asia Society and Museum.
Mr. John Wang, the founder and president founded AABDC in 1994 as a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization. It helps Asian American businesses improve their ability to compete in the mainstream market, broaden commercial prospects, and raise awareness of Asian American firms’ contributions to the overall economy.
AABDC is associated with the United Nations Department of Global Communications and actively supports the 17 sustainable development goals.
Guest speakers from various areas, including civil rights, business, community, and nonprofit leaders, gathered to talk, learn from, and brainstorm with each other during the event.
The event unpinned the all-important thought that when we engage in difficult conversations about unlearning prejudice acquired in our respective communities, when we work together and support each other, and when we speak with one voice, it is incredibly powerful.
It was a very informative and constructive summit discussing the opportunity for Building Allyship in Asian and American communities. The event had opening keynote remarks by Ramon Laguarts (Chairman and CEO, Pepsico).
Some of the other speakers at the event included Dr. Randal Pinkett (CEO, BCT Partners), Anne Chow (CEO, AT&T), S.David Wu (Ph.D.) (President, Baruch College, The City University of New York), Michael Garner (Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer, MTA), Frankie Miranda (CEO, Hispanic Federation), Ying McGuire (CEO, National Minority Supplier Development Council), Sandeep Gupta (Board member, Ascend Canada, Partner Deloitte & Touche LLP), and Marcela Miguel Berland (CEO, Latin Insights), among others. Dr. Pinkett was also the MC for the event.
Malik made an engaging Happy Life Yoga presentation at the end of the event. More than 200 CEOs participated in laughing and positive happy affirmation for themselves and Malik. Malik explains, “You have to start with affirming to yourself: ‘I Love Myself,’ because if you love yourself, you take care of yourself. And then we are able to bring happiness to others.”
Malik further says that Happy Life Yoga (yoga of life) is a gift from the spiritual land of India, which he wants to share with the world. Malik was honored with the Outstanding Asian American in Business award by the Asian American Business Development Center in 2005.