It was a full house for the 2017 conference, as it had been in past years.
There were live music performances, seminars and seminars, seminars in Japanese, Mandarin, Cantonese and Mandarin Chinese, seminars on Asian beauty, spa clinics, a panel discussion on the “diversity” of the spa industry and a panel on what the conference should be about.
There was also a panel called “A Better World.”
The theme of the conference was “How can we create a more perfect world for all people?”
The panel included some of the best in the industry including Dr. Jennifer Wong, founder of A Better World Spa, who was honored to receive a National Medal of Science.
A woman in a long gown, white gloves, and a high heels was the first guest.
“I’m a doctor, so I understand the importance of the role of women in healthcare,” Dr. Wong said.
“And I have worked in an industry where the women are often the first to go home.
So I’m very conscious of how I use my work to empower women.
I feel very lucky to have been invited to speak at this event.”
It was followed by a panel discussing diversity in the spa and the importance to the industry of supporting women in the community.
There is no shortage of female doctors.
In 2017, the American Association of Medical Colleges named Dr. Miki Kasek as one of its top 10 most influential physicians in the nation.
The AAMC also named Drs.
Kasee and Katai D’Albani to the Women’s Health Team of the Year, and Dr. Joanne Kuzmana to the Leadership Council of the National Association of Breastfeeding Educators.
Dr. Kuzma was a keynote speaker at the AAMCO 2017 conference.
“The spa industry is at a pivotal time right now in terms of changing the way women and girls are viewed in our society,” said Dr. D’Amore.
“This conference is a great opportunity to give back to the community and to inspire women and young girls to find their true selves and become leaders in their communities.”
The panel on diversity included a panel with Dr. Suresh Rao, author of The Power of Beauty: An Inside Look at Asian Spa, as well as Dr. Jules Lee, president of the Asian Pacific American Association.
Lee was also honored to have a role as keynote speaker in the Women in Business: A Leadership Path to Change segment.
“We are talking about so many aspects of diversity in our business,” Drs Lee and Rao said in a joint statement.
“But it is not only about diversity in business; it is about the diversity of the people who work in it.
The power of beauty is being shared through the beauty of our community.”
The women in business panel also included Dr. Stephanie Wang, the founder of the AOABA, who has been active in the local Asian-American community.
“For me, it’s about creating a better community,” Wang said.
In the Asian-owned spa industry, Wang has a lot of experience, having founded the spa in 2009 with two co-founders in the San Francisco Bay Area.
She and her co-founder are in the process of expanding the spa into an international brand.
“Our company is very different from other spa companies because we are international and we have our own brand,” Wang explained.
“If you go into the spa, you will not know what it is.
You will not be able to get an appointment, because there are so many different languages, languages and cultures.
And it’s not just about having an Asian spa; it’s a whole new type of spa.”
It is a different type of Asian spa, she said.
It’s not about the spa being just a spa.
It is about creating spaces for people to connect and feel comfortable in their own skin.
“It’s not a spa for everyone, but I think the idea that you can’t have the spa without having the community is just not true,” Wang continued.
“A spa needs a community, too.
There’s a reason why a spa needs an Asian clientele.”
This year, Dr. Wanda Lee, the co-owner of AOA, was also invited to be a keynote guest.
AOA has been featured in multiple media outlets including CNN, People, Forbes and others.
Dr Lee also has been a board member for the Asian American Health Network, and she and her team are committed to expanding AOA’s outreach to all segments of the community in the future.
“People are so open and accepting,” Dr Lee said.
She believes that it is critical that the spa community in San Francisco and throughout the country learn about the many benefits of having an integrated spa.
“Being part of a spa is like a community,” she said, “You’re part of the