The nonprofit Gold House has unveiled its A100 List comprised of the most inspiring and impactful Asians, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders of the past year.
Vice President Kamala Harris, Oscar winner Chloé Zhao, author and host Padma Lakshmi and Grammy award-winning musician Anderson .Paak are among the honorees.
Walt Disney Co. executive chairman Bob Iger, actor Michael B. Jordan and ABC7 anchor David Ono also served as the Icon Judges who determined the final honorees.
Others honored include Dr. Peter Tsai, who patented the fabric used for N95 respirators, and "Minari" producer Christina Oh.
"They're a great distillation of who in our community deserves to be celebrated and almost even more importantly, who the mainstream should be paying attention to," said Bing Chen, president of Gold House, the premier nonprofit collective of pan-Asian leaders.
This year's list is also a reflection of the people and groups who spoke up for justice, from journalists to grassroots organizers.
Gold House also announced the Gold Futures Challenge to award grants to AAPI organizations.
The list of this year's honorees and selection committee can be found at a100list.com.