Caroline Fan

Caroline would like you to donate to NAPAWF because

“NAPAWF brings a gender analysis to the work that we do and creates strong networks of fierce sisters.”

Go directly to Caroline’s Fundraising Page


Caroline Fan is is one of 15 fierce women being profile as part of the 15 APA Women Leader Spotlights Campaign, she is endorsed by APALA where she is the Associate Director.

Caroline is part of a small but dynamic team that put together APALA’s largest convention ever with 1700 peopl, and is instrumental in developing the Generations United Mentorship, a leadership development program which pairs young leaders with experienced workers and organizers to provide a hands on, deeper understanding of labor. She wrote two groundbreaking reports for APALA on APA worker rights and has worked on its innovative series of APA workers’ rights hearings that have uplifted the stories of low wage APA women workers across the country.

As a communications maven and organizer, she works tirelessly to advance immigrant and worker rights. In 2008-2009, her work ensured that no significant anti-immigrant bills passed in the states, passing anti-child labor law in Iowa and defeating regressive legislation in states like Arizona, Georgia and Kansas. A prolific writer and feminist, at the age of 19 she was published in Yell-Oh Girls, an Asian American women’s anthology.

Caroline firmly believes that leadership includes bringing others up and mentors other young women through CAPAL and the National Urban Fellows. She serves as Endorsements Chair of the Asian American Action Fund, where she has increased the numbers of endorsed women candidates and helped 10 APA women get elected. She established its Campaign Fellows program which puts young APAs on hot campaigns to develop a new generation of political leaders, and started the award winning AAAFund blog.


About APALA:

Founded in 1992, the Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance (APALA), AFL-CIO, is the first and only national organization of Asian Pacific American (APA) union members. Since its founding, APALA has played a unique role in addressing the civil, immigrant, and workers’ rights of 660,000 APA union members. Serving as a bridge between labor and community groups, APALA has 13 chapters and a national office in Washington, D.C.  APALA runs an Organizing Institute dedicated to training new generations of APA union organizers and the Every Vote Counts program to register, educate, and mobilize APA voters nationwide.