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8:30 AM – 9:15 AM Breakfast Zurich Foyer
9:30-10:45 Breakouts
9:30 AM – 10:45 AM Asian American Women in Government

It’s difficult enough being Asian American, but being an Asian American woman and trying to serve in civil service is almost impossible! That is why we are pleased to showcase a panel of Asian American women in government who are making an impact in our society in all levels of government.

St. Gallens 1
9:30 AM – 10:45 AM ERGS: Building Your Confidence

We find ourselves in a competitive landscape, leaving us to find ways to stand out, find opportunities to showcase what we are capable of. It can be hard to take a chance and risk failure. It can be hard to let go of our developmental needs and focus on what we know. So, how do we stand out? How do we build our brand by increasing our confidence?During this interactive workshop, we will focus on learning how to identify your strengths and the importance of utilizing them to make yourself stand out rather than focusing all of your energy on your weaknesses. We will discuss how we can embrace our fear of failure, be more bold and take chances to advance our careers and our personal growth. Finally, we will practice how to internally and externally increase your confidence and presence by using your body language.

  • Foram Soni Sheth, Co-Founder & Coach at Ama La Vida
  • Ngoc Nguyen, CNA Insurance
St. Gallens 2
9:30 AM – 10:45 AM The Inclusive Leader – Business Ecosystems, Complex Adaptive Systems, and Inclusion

How do we know we are truly inclusive leaders, colleagues, and organizations? Companies are usually focused on protected class metrics related to recruitment, retention, attrition, succession planning, promotion, and workforce composition. These traditional statistics are useful, but they don’t provide both a fully objective and accurate view of reality. We should not be looking solely for the number of employees broken out by protected class. So what should we do to truly lead inclusively? How would you practically measure cognitive inclusion? Are you hampered by silos in the workplace? Is your company as “smart” as it should and could be? Intended for senior managers, this session will challenge you to think differently about what being inclusive really means, and what it takes to really create and maintain inclusive and high performing teams.

St. Gallens 3
10:45 AM – 11:00 AM Break
11:00-12:15 Breakouts
11:00 AM – 12:15 PM Finding Mentors

It’s a fact of life. If you want to get ahead and progress in your career you can’t do it alone. You need guidance. You need advice. You need MENTORS. This executive panel will share their personal experiences as both mentors and mentees.

  • Anu Krishnan, Director, Allstate
  • Roshny Archer, Vice President, Human Resources, Global Talent and Corporate Functions, WW. Grainger
  • Jenny Chuang, VP & Chief of Staff, Office of COO and Head of Planning & Business Management, Aon
  • Moderator: Ann Chen, Digital Marketing Manager, University of California, Berkeley’s School of Public Health
St. Gallens 1
11:00 AM – 12:15 PM Maximizing Your Middle Management Experience

Being a middle manager is often the most difficult and stressful position we will have in our careers. This session will focus on examining and understanding the many responsibilities expected of middle managers along with some tips on managing staff and senior managers.

  • Michael Mau, Chief, Diversity Program, Talent Acquisition Group, Central Intelligence Agency
St. Gallens 2
11:00 AM – 12:15 PM Asian American Leadership: Change the Dialogue, Activate our Value

  • Maria Odimar Racho Organization Development Practice Lead & Intrapreneur, Allstate
  • Jean Kim, US Foods
St. Gallens 3
12:15 PM – 2:15 PM Keynote Lunch featuring Kim Papillon, Esq. Zurich A-D
2:15 PM – 2:30 PM Break Break
2:30-3:45 Breakouts
2:30 PM – 3:45 PM Breakout – Continued from Keynote Lunch

Neuroscience and Decision-Making

Zurich A-D
2:30 PM – 3:45 PM Women Entrepreneurs and their Quest for Success

Starting your own business is hard and starting a business as an Asian American woman adds challenges. Hear from this panel of successful women entrepreneurs and learn from their experiences, mistakes, and heed their advice.

  • Erikka Wang, Owner,
  • Christina Ha, Founder, worldevermore
  • Theresa Jing, Sugar Bliss Cupcakes
  • Beverly Kim, Top Chef
  • Alice C. Lee-Osborne, Founder/CEO, Asian American Community Exchange, L3C
  • Moderator: Ranjana Bhargava MA MS LPC, Hindi Outreach Liaison, Cook County Clerk’s Office
St. Gallens 1
2:30 PM – 3:45 PM How ERGS Help Break Corporate Barriers as Asian American Professionals

  • Karl Kong, Vice President, Talent Platform, Axiom
  • Ron Chang, President, UPS Capital
  • Mark Chong, Senior Vice President Marketing, CDW
  • Michael Gonzales, Diversity & Inclusion, Hallmark Cards
  • Jason Tian, Senior Vice President, Northern Trust
St. Gallens 2
2:30 PM – 4:00 PM Business Meeting: Presidents’ Council St. Gallens 1
3:45 PM – 5:00 PM Break St. Gallens 3
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM Reception Zurich Foyer
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Gala Awards Dinner in honor of NAAAP100 winners and NAAAP Leaders and Volunteers Zurich A-D