About the Girl Power AAPI Initiative

eGirl Power launched the AAPI Initiative in response to the significant increase of anti-Asian hate crimes and hate incidents since the global Covid pandemic began. Although the hate crime murder of six Asian females in Atlanta, GA on March 16, 2021 brought Asian hate to the attention of nation, anti-AAPI discrimination has a longstanding history. eGirl Power's AAPI Initiative provides a "Dedicated Safe Space for AAPI Girls" to Connect, Share and Learn. Goals of the eGirl Power AAPI Initiative are to "Educate, Empower and Elevate" and unite efforts with the broader community to #StopAsianHate #StopAAPIHate.



AAPI countries on globe

What is AAPI?

Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) is a term sometimes used in the United States to include both Asian Americans and Pacific Islander Americans.

What Countries are Part of AAPI?

AAPI are made up of over 50 countries from the Middle East to South Asia to the Far East and Southeast Asia and the Pacific Islands.

What is the eGirl Power AAPI Initiative?

eGirl Power's AAPI Initiative provides a "Dedicated Safe Space for AAPI Girls" to Connect, Share and Learn.

What are eGirl Power's AAPI Initiative Goals?

To Educate, Empower and Elevate the AAPI community to unite efforts to #StopAsianHate #StopAAPIHate



Girls learn about Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) history, the many cultures that collectively comprise AAPI, and AAPI female role models who have contributed to America. more



AAPI girls can connect with like-minded individuals, share their personal experiences and stories with the AAPI community, and unite with others to #StopAsianHate. more



Mentorship with AAPI female role models to offer girls advice and guidance on leadership development, career exploration and self-empowerment. more


AAPI Females & the Double Bind

Overcoming the Underrepresentation & Misrepresentation of AAPI Females

AAPI females face the double bind of both the glass ceiling and the bamboo ceiling, and are vastly underrepresented in leadership in the U.S. Plus, the work to overcome AAPI female stereotypes is far from over.

Please help to sustain and enhance our program to "Educate, Empower and Elevate" AAPI girls and unite efforts to #StopAsianHate #StopAAPIHate.


Did You Know?

  • • Since the global Covid pandemic started in 2020, there has been a significant increase in anti-Asian discrimination, hate crimes and hate incidents.
  • • 6,603 hate incidents were reported by Asian Americans from March 19, 2020 to March 31, 2021.
  • • AAPI females report hate incidents 2.2 times more than AAPI males.
  • • 68% of respondents reporting anti-AAPI discrimination were AAPI females
  • • Survey reveals 8 out of 10 Asian Americans say they are discriminated against
  • • Over 71% of Asian Americans in a survey reported anti-Asian discrimination to be their greatest source of stress, much higher than other pandemic concerns.
  • • A recent survey found that 42 percent of people living in the U.S. cannot name a single prominent Asian American

*eGirl Power believes the best way to fight discrimination is through Education, and this is the spirit and approach of our AAPI Initiative, built upon a proven program for over a decade.