Ascend New Jersey: Myths of Asian Leadership Featuring Wesley J. Hom
Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation
One Health Plaza, (200 Auditorium)
East Hanover, NJ 07936
Event Time: 5pm-8pm
Price: FREE (Normally $25, but free thanks to our sponsoring companies!)
Food and beverages will also be provided.
Please RSVP by April 3rd, 2013
Ascend New Jersey Presents "Myths of Asian Leadership"
When working harder and running faster is not enough…
Come join us on Thursday, April 4th 5:00PM-8:00PM
when we 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 are Asians? Far fewer
than general demographics would suggest is possible. What is
preventing Asians from achieving these executive positions?
Lessons learned about the Myths of Asian Leadership:
- Where are Asians in corporate America?
- Explore myths of the performance of Asians and learn why so few Asians are at the top.
- Do you know your company culture and why this is important to your success?
What you can take away from this event:
- Identify the top "Myths" of Asian leadership.
- Understand the "Myths"- are they real, excuses, or limitations?
- What can you do to overcome these limitations?
are happy to announce Wesley J. Hom, National Ascend Board Member and
former IBM VP & Managing Director as our guest speaker in "Myths of
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