Midwest Chapter Presents
of Asian Leadership”
Featuring Wesley J. Hom,
National Ascend Board Member and Former IBM VP &
When working harder and running faster is not enough …
join us on Wednesday, April 25th 5:30PM
– 7:30PM at Grant Thornton Chicago Office 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 VPs are Asian? Far fewer than general
demographics would suggest is possible. What is preventing Asians from
achieving positions in the "C-Suite?”
are excited to announce that Mr. Wesley J. Hom, National Ascend Board Member
and Former IBM VP & Managing Director, will be joining us to talk about the
"Myths of Asian leadership”.
Lessons learned from "Myths of
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?
Come learn what you can
do to overcome these myths, limitations or excuses; and why "Managing Up” and managing your leadership team is
so important to your careers.
Date/Time: Wednesday, April 25th
5:30PM – 7:30PM
5:30pm – 5:45pm:
5:45pm – 6:30pm: Wes’ presentation
6:30pm – 7:00pm: Q & A
– 7:30pm: networking
Location: Grant Thornton LLP, 175 W. Jackson Boulevard, 13th
Floor Training Room, Chicago, IL 60604
RSVP Deadline: TUESDAY APRIL 24
Admission is free for Ascend members, and $10 for non-members. Light
Appetizers and beverages will be served.
For more information,
contact Julie Figueras: firstname.lastname@example.org
Board Member and officer of Ascend
IBM Vice President and Managing Director
Consultant at Business Innovation Services, LLC.
developer of Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business Asian Leadership
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
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 Mr. Hom was
based in Europe as the Managing Director and VP in the Industrial industry. He
held a variety of executive line positions at IBM, including VP of Global
Communications Industry, VP of the Capital Venture Group, and Executive Director
for alliances between IBM and independent software vendors. Mr. Hom also served
in Asia Pacific in various VP roles running industry solutions, software and
networking lines of business. Before going overseas, he was an executive
assistant in IBM’s corporate office serving the Chairman/CEO, Vice Chairman,
CFO and SVP of Human resources.
Today, he also serves on the boards of non-profit
organizations helping them develop new corporate partnerships, leadership
training, mentoring, and diversity programs. He is on the national board of Ascend, a national Pan-Asian
professional organization. He is also one of the founders of Ascend CEI
(Corporate Executive Initiative) a national organization to recruit and engage
a community of Asian American executives from large companies to actively
assist executive development of high potential Asian American corporate leaders
and the development of their respective constituent for business advancement.
He is also co-developer of Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business
Advance Leadership Program for Asian Executives.
He was senior chairman of
IBM’s Asian Diversity efforts and served on the board of many professional
organizations. 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.
Mr. Hom is a
graduate of NYU’s Stern School of Business with BS/CS and MBA degrees. He was
also a member of IBM’s Certified Client Director Profession through the Advance
Management Program at Harvard’s Business School.