2020 Asian American Pacific Islander Leadership Summit

2020 Asian American Pacific Islander Leadership Summit

October 29, 2020
12:00 PM - 3:45 PM (EST)

Offered Virtually*

 

#DiversityFIRST

Sponsored By

Doctors Without BordersNational GridNew Jersey TransitPSCUPricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC)The Auto Club Group, AAA

Keynote Speaker

Dottie Li

Dottie Li

Founder & CEO
TransPacific Communications
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Panelists

Jason Capili

Jason Capili

Director
PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC)
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Stephanie Chang

Stephanie Chang

Senator
State of Michigan
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Sonali Das, MS-HRM,MBA,PHR,SHRM-CP

Sonali Das, MS-HRM,MBA,PHR,SHRM-CP

Director, HR Business Partner/Sr. Business Partner
Live Person
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Eric De Los Santos

Eric De Los Santos

Associate General Counsel, Labor & Employment
True Blue, Inc.
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Julian Ha

Julian Ha

Partner – CEO & Board Practice
Heidrick and Struggles
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Ladi Idos

Ladi Idos

Chief Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Officer
Berkeley Lab
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Tae-Sun Kim

Tae-Sun Kim

Strategic Diversity Initiatives Manager
The University of California Office of the President (UCOP)
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Vishal Patell

Vishal Patell

SVP, Marketing & Strategy for North America
CHEP
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Ryan Rosario

Ryan Rosario

Agency Owner
State Farm
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Asker Saeed

Asker Saeed

Executive Director
South Asian Bar Association (SABA) of North America
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Rachel Song

Rachel Song

Director, Finance and Business Operations
Comcast
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Janet Wong

Janet Wong

Executive Advisor, Ascend & Independent Board Director
Lumentum
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Bettina Yip

Bettina Yip

VP, Legal - Employment, Litigation & Regulatory
Petco
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Moderators

Bing Goei

Bing Goei

President/ CEO
Eastern Floral
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Alysia Green

Alysia Green

Diversity & Inclusion, Education & Multicultural Affairs Strategist
The Auto Club Group, AAA
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Angela Hsu

Angela Hsu

Counsel
Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP
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Nandini Nair

Nandini Nair

Partner, Immigration Department
Greenspoon Marder
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Emcee

Ella Mae Estrada

Ella Mae Estrada

Associate Dean of Enrollment Management, Financial Aid and Diversity Initiatives
New York Law School
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Panel Topics

Straddling Two Worlds

Being an immigrant or a child of immigrants can impose a different mindset and lifestyle that doesn’t appear to the norm. This session will analyze some of the challenges that immigrants face such as how to navigate between two (or more) different worlds and how one’s cultural background can be a barrier hindering them from career advancement. By learning more about the immigrant’s perspective, conference attendees can develop a better understanding of not only how to have an inclusive mindset, but also how to collaborate with those with different cultural backgrounds.

Responding to Bias Based on the Asian-American Experience

This session identifies common stereotypes of Asian Americans. These underlying stereotypes can lead to unconscious bias in the workplace and discrimination in society as a whole. Let’s discuss ways to break stereotypes for “The Model Minority” through awareness and education.

Asian Americans Are the Least Likely Group in the U.S. to Be Promoted to Management (according to the Harvard Business Review)

Data shows that Asian Americans are the least likely group to be promoted from individual contributor roles to management positions. Since Asian Americans are not considered an underrepresented minority, they are given little priority or attention in diversity programs. When discussing the glass ceiling, Asians are the forgotten minority and this creates a blind spot. Asian men are lumped into a “non-underrepresented” category with white men and Asian women are assigned to a category that includes women of all races. This topic will address how Asian-related programs can go from being geared toward cultural inclusion to management diversity.

How Asian Americans Can Become Allies for other minority groups

In a 2012 article by the Pew Research Center, Asian Americans were surveyed to be “the highest-income, best-educated and fastest-growing racial group in the United States. They are more satisfied than the general public with their lives, finances and the direction of the country”. Now, fast forward to 2020, where the country is rising up against police brutality along with racial inequity, Asian Americans must take a personal stake in the future direction of this country. It is time to stop being a bystander and stand in solidarity with other minority groups. Come learn how to get started.

Event Agenda

12:00 — 1:30 p.m. Opening Keynote
1:00 — 1:15 p.m. Break
1:15 — 2:15 p.m.

Concurrent Session

  • Straddling Two Worlds
  • Stereotypes and Discrimination of Asian Americans
  • Asian Americans Are the Least Likely Group in the U.S. to Be Promoted to Management (according to the Harvard Business Review)
2:15 — 2:30 p.m. Break
2:30 — 3:30 p.m.

General Panel Session (3 People)

  • How Asian Americans Can Become Allies for other minority groups
3:30 — 3:45 p.m. Closing Remarks & Sponsors

Event Agenda

12:00 — 1:30 p.m. Opening Keynote
1:00 — 1:15 p.m. Break
1:15 — 2:15 p.m.

Concurrent Session

  • Straddling Two Worlds
  • Stereotypes and Discrimination of Asian Americans
  • Asian Americans Are the Least Likely Group in the U.S. to Be Promoted to Management (according to the Harvard Business Review)
2:15 — 2:30 p.m. Break
2:30 — 3:30 p.m.

General Panel Session (3 People)

  • How Asian Americans Can Become Allies for other minority groups
3:30 — 3:45 p.m. Closing Remarks & Sponsors

Panel Topics

Straddling Two Worlds

Being an immigrant or a child of immigrants can impose a different mindset and lifestyle that doesn’t appear to the norm. This session will analyze some of the challenges that immigrants face such as how to navigate between two (or more) different worlds and how one’s cultural background can be a barrier hindering them from career advancement. By learning more about the immigrant’s perspective, conference attendees can develop a better understanding of not only how to have an inclusive mindset, but also how to collaborate with those with different cultural backgrounds.

Stereotypes and Discrimination of Asian Americans

This session identifies common stereotypes of Asian Americans. These underlying stereotypes can lead to unconscious bias in the workplace and discrimination in society as a whole. Let’s discuss ways to break stereotypes for “The Model Minority” through awareness and education.

Asian Americans Are the Least Likely Group in the U.S. to Be Promoted to Management (according to the Harvard Business Review)

Data shows that Asian Americans are the least likely group to be promoted from individual contributor roles to management positions. Since Asian Americans are not considered an underrepresented minority, they are given little priority or attention in diversity programs. When discussing the glass ceiling, Asians are the forgotten minority and this creates a blind spot. Asian men are lumped into a “non-underrepresented” category with white men and Asian women are assigned to a category that includes women of all races. This topic will address how Asian-related programs can go from being geared toward cultural inclusion to management diversity.

How Asian Americans Can Become Allies for other minority groups

In a 2012 article by the Pew Research Center, Asian Americans were surveyed to be “the highest-income, best-educated and fastest-growing racial group in the United States. They are more satisfied than the general public with their lives, finances and the direction of the country”. Now, fast forward to 2020, where the country is rising up against police brutality along with racial inequity, Asian Americans must take a personal stake in the future direction of this country. It is time to stop being a bystander and stand in solidarity with other minority groups. Come learn how to get started.

Don’t miss your chance to attend, register today!

Individual Registration - Closed
For questions or comments please Alexis Abuhadba at [email protected].