Joanie is the Co-Chair of the Anheuser-Busch (AB) Pac Asia Employee Community and a Member of AB’s Marketing Culture Collective. She has delivered and designed AB’s first national Asian American program created to raise the profile and awareness of Asian American consumers, has led a panel to discuss Asian-American culture through food alongside the Museum of Food & Drink and Buzzfeed and has assisted on talent pipeline recruitment of staffing. She is also part of the Network of Allies at AB that works on designing inclusive policies. In addition, Joanie is a Member of Cosmos and supporter of Slant’d through which she has actively advocated for new Asian American groups through donations and participation.
Joanie is no stranger to pushing past her comfort zone to further dialogue around diversity; she uses her own (still growing) experience of cultural duality to bridge gaps in understanding. She was born in Queens, NY and raised in a Chinese & pan-Asian dominant neighbourhood. Because of this, she didn’t fully cherish her heritage until attending Dickinson College in Carlisle, PA. She very quickly pivoted to become a lead within the Pac Asia club and a participant in conversations around embracing race & ethnicity on campus. Joanie is now co-chair of Anheuser-Busch’s US Pac-Asia employee resource group, a part of the company’s wide reaching D&I initiatives. The group’s mission is two-fold: to generate awareness of Asian American consumers to the larger organization by sharing their diverse experiences and to create an inclusive community for Asian & POC employees. The hope is that with more awareness comes more compassionate curiosity in engaging with different consumer bases. Externally, she has served as a lead within Asian American for Equality and the Museum of Chinese in America young professional groups, and volunteers with AALDEF to conduct the post-election poll survey in ethnic communities. Feel free to give her a ping if you’re looking for non-light beer pairings for Asian cuisines!