2021 Winners

Asian American Futures and Gold House is proud to have the following organizations receive grants as part of the inaugural Gold Futures Challenge. Thank you to the selection committee members who reviewed all the applications and the public for all the votes to help us give out the top 10 prizes!

Grand Prize Winner


As the country’s only political leadership organization for Asian American women, AAWPI was founded from a recognition that AAPI women’s unique needs, particularly in mental and women’s health, and domestic and sexual violence, were often unseen and overlooked by government. 

Watch the Gold Futures Challenge 2021 Ceremony Video celebrating the finalists

Diana Hwang

Founder/Executive Director, Asian American Women's Political Initiative (AAWPI)

Diana is the Founder/Executive Director of the Asian American Women’s Political Initiative (AAWPI), the country’s only political leadership organization for Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) women. In 2020, Diana was the first National Political and Organizing Director for She the People, a national network of women of color working to transform our democracy.
Diana was profiled as “one of Boston’s most powerful thought leaders” in Boston Magazine for her work and has been a featured speaker at the Center for American Progress in Washington, D.C. and at several colleges, including Wellesley College, Northeastern University, Dartmouth College and Salem State University where she gave the annual convocation address.
Diana was a former candidate for the Massachusetts State Senate. She carried the city of Boston and outraised her seven opponents in the race. Diana graduated from Dartmouth College and Columbia Business School.

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