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Ascend NY Metro: Executive Presence
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When: Thursday, May 7, 2015
12:00 Noon – 1:15 PM
Where: 388 Greenwich Street
Auditorium 27th Floor
New York, New York 
United States

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“Executive presence" – from your wardrobe to your ability to inspire and motivate colleagues – plays a vital role in how far you go in your career.

Can executive presence be learned to help your career aspirations, or is it an elusive art? Ascend New York Chapter invites you to join an exclusive session with Wesley Hom, National Ascend Board Member and former IBM executive, to answer this thought-provoking question and learn valuable insight to how you can apply this to your career.

Please join us in celebrating Asian Heritage Month in May by building your “executive presence.”

Date: Thursday, May 7, 2015, 12:00 Noon – 1:15 PM
Location: 388 Greenwich Street, Auditorium 27th Floor, New York, NY

The aim of this session will focus on:

  • What is executive presence?
  • Why do you need it to be successful?
  • What are tips to build executive presence?

We welcome our guest speaker:

  Wesley J. Hom 
National Ascend Board Member and former IBM VP & Managing Director 

Wes Hom was a former IBM Executive in 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 and 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 spent several years in Asia Pacific as Vice President for the Advance Technology Solutions and Vice President of Networking hardware and software businesses.

He 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 and 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 School.


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