| You Are Invited to Join Ascend Los Angeles Metro Chapter and the E&Y Pan Asian Professional Network
Thursday, October 18, 2012
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Myths of Asian Leadership
Thursday, October 18, 2012 (6:00 pm - 8:30 pm)
Ernst & Young
725 South Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90017
Ascend Los Angeles Metro Chapter and the E&Y Pan Asian Professional Network are happy to announce that Wesley J. Hom, National Ascend Board Member and Former IBM VP & Managing Director, will be joining us on October 18th, 6:00 PM-8:30 PM at the E&Y Los Angeles office to discuss the "Myths of Asian leadership."
When working harder and running faster is not enoughLearn 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. This program will also feature executive-level mentors who will lead discussions in small groups.
Come join us for this important topic where we will shed light on misconceptions about Pan Asians and lessons learned about the Myths of Asian Leadership:
- Why so few Asians in corporate America reach the "C-suite"?
- What is preventing Asians from achieving positions in the "C-suite"?
- Do you know the culture of your company and why it’s important to you? Is it impacting your success and careers?
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.
Please RSVP by October 15, 2012 via the Ascend website at: http://www.ascendleadership.org/events/event_details.asp?id=264286
If you have questions about this event, please contact Heidi Li (Heidi.Li@ey.com)
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The mission of Ascend is to be the premier professional organization dedicated to enabling its members, business partners and the community to leverage the leadership and global business potential of Pan-Asians.
Ascend plays a vital role in helping global companies and our members align their objectives for mutual success and we have rapidly become one of the largest Pan-Asian professional membership organizations. Our national and regional chapter programs help us:
--Cultivate the leadership development and professional growth of members
-- Build eminence and visibility for Asians and to provide role models
-- Provide business growth opportunities for our members and corporate partners
-- Encourage the continuous presence and influence of Asians in the global economy
-- Bridge the "Cultural Difference” gap between Asian and Western cultures
-- Serve the public interest in the community and
-- Provide thought leadership
Please visit www.AscendLeadership.org for more information.