Tech Entrepreneur Weili Dai to Receive the Committee of 100 Leadership in Business Award
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Tech Entrepreneur Weili Dai to Receive the Committee of 100 Leadership in Business Award

2nd April 2023

New York, NY (April 2, 2024) – Committee of 100, a non-profit organization of prominent Chinese Americans, today announced that tech entrepreneur Weili Dai will receive the Committee of 100 Leadership in Business award at Committee of 100’s forthcoming Conference & Gala on April 19. 

This year, Committee of 100 is doubling the number of curated sessions with three general sessions and two concurrent tracks – one on U.S.-China issues and the other on Asian American issues.

Each year, at the conclusion of Committee of 100’s Conference, a black-tie celebratory Gala takes place where exemplary individuals and organizations who have made significant contributions in and around the AAPI community are recognized. The Gala traditionally draws hundreds of distinguished academics, policymakers, businesses, and next-generation leaders from across the U.S. capping off the annual Committee of 100 event.

Along with Weili Dai and Committee of 100 Leadership in the Arts award recipient Shen Wei, the Gala on April 19 will feature special musical performances by The Tianjin Juilliard School CEO and Artistic Director Wei He, Pre-College alumnus Yuchan (Melissa) Li, and the renowned Shanghai Quartet. 

The Leadership in Business award is given to the person or company who showcases exceptional leadership qualities, innovation, and significant contributions within the business sector. The award acknowledges those who have made a positive impact on their organizations, industries and often on the broader business community. 

Weili Dai is one of the most successful women entrepreneurs in the world. Widely considered a technology visionary, she is the only woman Co-Founder of a global semiconductor company, Marvell Technology Group. For her contributions to technology and society, Newsweek named Weili one of the “150 Women Who Shake the World” and was profiled by CNN International for the series: Leading the Female Tech Charge, Leading Women Principles Fair and Care, Educating for Future Success, and Leading Women Inspire Others.

Forbes Magazine listed Weili as one of the “World’s 100 Most Powerful Women” and “America’s Richest Self-Made Women”. The Global Semiconductor Alliance (GSA) also recognized Weili along with her husband Dr. Sehat Sutardja, Co-Founder and former CEO of Marvell, with the prestigious 2013 Dr. Morris Chang Exemplary Leadership Award, selected due to their exceptional success in creating Marvell, their individual contributions to today’s modern semiconductor age, as well as the talents and expertise they’ve continuously leveraged to address and overcome pressing global issues like education and smart energy.

Weili Dai holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from the University of California at Berkeley. In recognition of their generosity, her alma mater named “Sutardja Dai Hall” after Weili along with her husband Sehat Sutardja. Sutardja Dai Hall is home to the Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society (CITRIS). Celebrated as the glue behind her companies, family and community, Weili is the proud mother of two sons who both received their Ph.D degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at UC Berkeley. Weili was selected as the first woman commencement speaker for the University of California, Berkeley, College of Engineering graduation ceremony in 2012. 

Weili is the Chairwoman of Lark Health through which she has become a powerful advocate for the better use of technology to improve the human condition. She continues to have a relentless passion to innovate through her various active roles in semiconductor technology and software companies, including Silicon Box as Co-Founder and FLC Technology Group, as Co-Founder and President. As the Executive Chairwoman and Co-Founder of MeetKai, she is also leading the charge to make next-gen immersive AI experiences an attainable reality.

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Committee of 100 is a non-profit U.S. leadership organization of prominent Chinese Americans in business, government, academia, healthcare, and the arts focused on public policy engagement, civic engagement, and philanthropy. For over 30 years, Committee of 100 has served as a preeminent organization committed to the dual missions of promoting the full participation of Chinese Americans in all aspects of American life and constructive relations between the United States and Greater China. Visit


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