Anla Cheng is the Founder and CEO of New York-based SupChina, a China-focused news, information, and business services platform. Cheng has donated millions to philanthropic activities both on her own and along with her husband through the Mark and Anla Cheng Kingdon Foundation based in New York City. From helping the next generation of women entrepreneurs and leaders, to creating space for cross-cultural communication and understanding, it’s clear there’s no challenge too grand for Cheng.
Reena Esmail is a builder of bridges—figuratively. The Los Angeles-based Indian-American composer works at the unique intersection of Indian and Western classical music to bring the two worlds together in a melodious collision. A former Fulbright-Nehru fellow and alumna of Juilliard and Yale’s music programs, her work has been performed by ensembles including the Seattle Symphony and Baltimore Symphony.
Being on the screen comes naturally to Niousha Noor. The Iranian-American actress and writer grew up visiting her father, the award winning cinematographer Hossein Jafarian, on film sets. Although she didn’t come into acting until later in life, Noor has firmly carved her own path over the years as an emerging star. From starring in an historic boundary-breaking film to finishing her first feature film screenplay, there seems to be nothing standing in her way.