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When: 04/12/2012
From 5:30 PM until 8:30 PM
Where: Washington Athletic Club
1325 Sixth Avenue
Seattle, Washington  98101
United States
Contact: Shane Rai

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Ascend Seattle Presents "Myths of Asian Leadership”

When working harder and running faster is not enough …

Come join us on Thursday, April 12th 5:30PM – 8:30PM when we will shed light on misconceptions about
Asian Americans and why so few Asians in corporate America reach the "C-suite”. How many corporate
CEOs, CFOs, or CIOs, or Senior VP’s are Asian? Far fewer than general demographics would suggest is
possible. What is preventing Asians from achieving positions in the "C-Suite?”

Lessons learned from "Myths of Asian Leadership”

Where are the Asians?
Myths of Asian Excellence - Why so few Asians?
Do you know the culture of your company and why it’s important to you?
Are they impacting your success and careers?

Learn what you can do to overcome these myths, limitations or excuses.

Come learn why "Managing Up” and managing your leadership team is so important to your careers.

Ascend Seattle is happy to announce that Wesley J. Hom, National Ascend Board Member and Former IBM
VP & Managing Director, will be joining us on April 12th to talk about the "Myths of Asian leadership”

Date: Thursday, April 12, 2012

Location: Washington Athletic Club (WAC), 1325 Sixth Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101
Parking: Complimentary Parking in the WAC garage after 5pm (based on availability)

Time: 5:30PM to 8:30PM (Registration starts at 5:30PM)

Admission: $20/non-members; FREE for members

Appetizers and beverages will be served.

About Wesley Hom

Wes Hom was former IBM Vice President in the Systems and Technology Group with global responsibilities
for overall execution of IBM's mainframe investments, strategies, sales and emerging markets initiatives.

Today he is a consultant with Business Innovation Services, LLC. helping investors and companies develop
global strategies and plans to access next generation technologies and new business models. He advises on
business development, diversity, and leadership development for domestic and emerging markets entities.

Previously Wes was based in Europe as Managing Director and IBM Vice President in the Industrial Sector.
Wes also spent several years in Asia Pacific as Vice President for the Advance Technology Solutions and Vice
President of Networking hardware and software businesses.

Wes also chaired IBM’s Asian Diversity group, where he was recognized as the "conscious & guardian” to
the Asian community throughout IBM. Wes served on the boards of many professional and community
organizations such as the Business Advisory Council of Organization of Chinese Americans (OCA) and
International venture capital firms. He was recognized as one of the "2007 Outstanding 50 Asian Americans
in Business” by the Asian American Business Development Center and received Organization Of Chinese
Americans (OCA) 2008 Dynamic Achievers Award. He is also the co-founder of Corporate Executive Initiative
and Co developer of Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business Asian Leadership Program.

Wes is a graduate of NYU’s Stern School of Business with BS/CS and MBA degrees. He was a member of
IBM’s Certified Client Director Profession through Advance Management Program at Harvard Business

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