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AmCham Taiwan 2024 DEIA Celebration Luncheon

Date: April 18th, 2024
Time: 12:00 pm – 14:30 pm
Venue: Regent Hotel Taipei, 3F Ballroom B
Organizers: American Institute in Taiwan, AmCham Taiwan
Proposed Theme: Collaborative Diversity

Event Overview:

AIT and AmCham both recognize DEIA (diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility) is essential to creating a stronger, more resilient and globally competitive workforce. As such, we plan to launch the first AIT-AmCham public-private partnership with a focus on our collective efforts on DEIA in 2024.

This luncheon stands as a celebratory reflection of both the United States and Taiwan’s steadfast commitment to DEIA enforcement. In 2021, President Biden signed an Executive Order mandating all U.S. federal agencies to dismantle barriers to equal opportunity and dedicate resources to bolstering diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility initiatives. Similarly, Taiwan, recognized as a regional leader in human rights, freedom, and equality, holds the distinction of being ranked number one in Asia and fourteenth globally in the Human Freedom Index. Throughout the luncheon, we will have the privilege of hearing from prominent business and government leaders from both the United States and Taiwan, as they share their experiences and vision for DEIA.






Audrey Tang

Current position:

Minister of Digital Affairs


Audrey is known for revitalizing the computer languages Perl and Haskell, as well as building the online spreadsheet system EtherCalc in collaboration with Dan Bricklin.

In the public sector, Audrey served on Taiwan national development council’s open data committee and the 12-year basic education curriculum committee; and led the country’s first e-Rulemaking project.

In the private sector, Audrey worked as a consultant with Apple on computational linguistics, with Oxford University Press on crowd lexicography, and with Socialtext on social interaction design.

In the social sector, Audrey actively contributes to g0v (“gov zero”), a vibrant community focusing on creating tools for the civil society, with the call to “fork the government.”


Sarah Shabbir

Current position:

Special Advisor for DEIA, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs, U.S. Department of State


Sarah joined the U.S. Department of State as a Foreign Service Officer in 2005. She is currently leading an initiative to promote Diversity & Inclusion in the recruitment of U.S. Foreign Service personnel. Prior to this assignment, she served in the Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs as a Public Diplomacy Officer covering China, Hong Kong, Mongolia, and Taiwan. From 2015-2018, she was the Cultural Affairs Officer at the U.S. Embassy in Accra, Ghana. From 2012-2014, Sarah was based in the Bureau of International Information Programs, first as a Policy Officer and later as the Division Chief of a team supporting public affairs sections in the Middle East, South Asia, and Central Asia. Her previous assignments include the State Department’s 24/7 Operations Center, the U.S. Consulate General in Hong Kong, and the U.S. Embassy in Abu Dhabi, UAE.


*Registration operates on a first-come, first-served basis. To secure your seat, payment must be completed by 12 pm on April 11.

Contact Person: Eric Hsu (02) 2718-8226 ext. 625/ [email protected]

*This event is reserved for AmCham members and AmCham companies only.
If you are a non-member and interested in attending this event, please contact our Membership Department:
Angelo Alvarez (02) 2718-8226 ext. 216 / [email protected]

*Ticket Refund PolicyTo cancel without penalty, written cancellation must be received by AmCham before 12 pm on April 11 (Thursday), or else the full price of the event will be charged.  Thank you for your understanding.


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April 18 (Thursday)
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
 (Taiwan time, UTC+8)
NT$2,200 – NT$2,800


Regent Taipei, 3F Ballroom B / 台北晶華酒店 3F 宴會廳 B
41 Zhongshan North Road, Section 2, Taipei /台北市中山北路二段41號 + Google Map
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