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Ascend LA Metro Chapter and EY Pan Asian Professional Network: Myths of Asian Leadership
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When: December 4, 2013, Wednesday
From 5:00 PM until 7:30 PM
Where: Ernst & Young
18111 Von Karman Avenue
Irvine, California  92612
United States
Contact: Sarah Liang

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Ascend LA Metro Chapter and EY Pan Asian Professional Network: Myths of Asian Leadership

Date: December 4, 2013, Wednesday
Time: 5:00pm - 7:30pm
Location: Ernst & Young, 18111 Von Karman Avenue, Irvine, CA 92612

Member: $15
Non-member: $25
Add $5 for same day and at door registration.

*Costs are charged to cover appetizers.

Parking: Please park in the structure directly across from EY building. Validation available to Ascend members.

Attire: Business Casual

Ascend Los Angeles Metro Chapter and the EY 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 December 4th, 5:00 PM-7:30 PM at the EY Orange County office to discuss the "Myths of Asian Leadership.”

When working harder and running faster is not enough

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?

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.

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.


Registration opens at 5pm and the event will start promptly at 6pm.

If you have any questions about this event, please contact Sarah Liang, Ascend LA Metro Chapter’s Board of Director, at or Nathan Chao, EY Orange County PAPN Representative, at

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