2019 Conference Keynote

2019 AAYLC "Be Real" // April 26th, 2019 @ Portland Community College, Sylvania Campus

Amy M Chanthapavong

Amy is the CEO and Co-Founder of London Valor, a luxury fashion brand of smart handbags that creates efficiency for enterprising women. She was also crowned Miss Asian America and is a former TEDx speaker, sharing her journey from “Fear to Fearlessness.” Amy is a creative leader with over 10 years of experience in marketing, sales, business development, content creation, client management and operations in the areas of technology, IT, real estate, media and banking.

With a knack for adventure and social impact she moved to Laos in 2014, one of the least developed countries in the world. In Laos, Amy became a curator of the Vientiane Global Shaper Community, a network of city-based hubs initiated by the World Economic Forum. Her desire for social impact, love for stories, media and technology, also led her to create sharingamy.com, a space to share stories from her personal journey.

She was the first Laotian-American woman to be crowned Miss Asian America in 2009, the longest running Asian pageant in the U.S. As Queen, she traveled across the United States and abroad as a goodwill ambassador and a leader in the Asian American community. She actively utilized her title to bring awareness to issues that were dear to her heart such as Human Trafficking, Education, Preservation of the Family Unit and her parents’ native country – Laos.