The Greater Washington Chapter of Ascend, along with the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), is hosting its ever-popular Women of Ascend (WOA) event November 20, 2013 6:00 - 8:00pm in Rosslyn, VA.
Following suit to the previous years' successful format, WOA will feature yet another distinctive panel of female Executives. WOA provides an exclusive opportunity to hear insights on how these Executives overcome workplace obstacles that are unique to women of Asian or Multi-cultural descent. The panel will candidly offer insights on how to leverage our differences and excel in a workplace that lacks gender and racial diversity.
This event is a DO NOT MISS for men, women, professionals of all cultures to learn how to make differences work for you, not against you, when climbing the corporate ladder.
Hors d’oeuvre will be served 6:00-6:30pm followed by the panel discussion. The space will be open for networking afterwards.
Register Now to secure your participation. Come network, socialize, and stay inspired!
Who Should Attend
Aspiring professionals, managers, and executives, at all levels, in any industry.
Jennifer Ahn, Partner, Deloitte LLP
Lynn Chia, Bloomberg Government
Yung-Hee Gallinaro, CliftonLarsonAllen
Sumera Haque, George Washington Medical Faculty Associates/Sibley Physician Group
Miyong F., Central Intelligence Agency
Additional Panelists Announced Soon!
Ascend Members - FREE if registering by Nov. 15 | $10 if registering after Nov. 15
Non-Members Students - $10
Non-Members Professionals - $15
Online registration closes at midnight on November 19. Tickets may be purchased at the door on the day of the event based on availability (cash only).
This event is conveniently located close to the Rosslyn Metro station (Blue and Orange lines). [Map this event]
Upon entering the building, you will be greeted by an Ascend member who will escort you to the to the Deloitte offices. Please sign-in at the registration table.
Be the voice and action of Pan-Asian business and JOIN ASCEND today!
Sponsored by GW ASCEND and the CIA
Jennifer Ahn, Partner,
Ms. Ahn has over 18 years of management and supervisory
experience with large, complex accounting, consulting, and auditing projects
in the Federal government arena. Ms. Ahn has led Federal audits pursuant to
the Chief Financial Officers Act of 1990 (CFO Act), Government Accountability
Office’s (GAO) Financial Audit Manual, and Generally Accepted Government
Auditing Standards (GAGAS).
Ms. Ahn also has extensive experience leading
internal control assessment projects working with Federal agencies to scope, document, and evaluate processes
and controls. She has deep experience with understanding controls designed to achieve management's assertions,
and in the identification and remediation
of missing and/or inadequate controls necessary to strengthen Federal
Ms. Ahn is highly skilled in performing risk
assessments and evaluating controls at the process, transaction, and application levels in relation to
component accounts, major classes of transactions, and processes.
Ms. Ahn has demonstrated a track record of
responsive client service, highly organized client service teams, and working in challenging environments.
Lynn Chia, Strategy
and Business Development, Bloomberg LP, Panelist
Lynn is a Strategy and
Business Development Lead at Bloomberg LP.
She oversees market development and expansion for Bloomberg Government
(BGOV), a start-up business intelligence product for federal
consultants/contractors and government affairs professionals. Lynn has an MBA from the University of
Chicago and BA from the University of Michigan.
|Yung-Hee Gallinaro, Principal, Public Sector Group, CliftonLarsonAllen, Panelist|
Yung-Hee Gallinaro is a principal in the Public
Sector Group of CliftonLarsonAllen. Yung-Hee has over 25 years of public
accounting experience and has served clients within the nonprofit community her
entire professional career. Yung-Hee is currently the engagement partner on
many of the membership associations and charitable organization audits served
in the Metro DC area. She has extensive experience in performing OMB Circular
A-133 and other federal, state and local grant audits. Yung Hee is a graduate of Dickinson College.
|Sumera Haque, MBBS, MPH, Director, Clinical Operations, George Washington Medical Faculty Associates/Sibley Physician Group Director, Panelist |
Dr. Sumera Haque currently serves as the Director of
Clinical Operations at the GW Medical Faculty Associates. However, her
involvement with women’s issues extends far beyond her work at the MFA.
A trained medical physician from Pakistan, Dr. Haque is a
domestic violence survivor herself. Since arriving in the US, she has
volunteered her time working tirelessly with immigrant women seeking asylum in
the US. She also volunteers her time coaching and mentoring GW students in
career skills. In 2007, Dr. Haque was honored with the Shero Award from Senator
Barbara Mikulski for her community service efforts relating to the advancement
of immigrant women in the US.
Dr. Haque is an alumna of the GW School of
Public Health and Health Services. She is also a single mother of two
undergraduate students, one of whom is a freshman in SPHHS.
|Miyong F., Deputy
Chief, Recruitment Targeting Division, Recruitment Center, Central Intelligence
Agency, Panelist |
Ms. Miyong F. serves as the Deputy Chief of the
Recruitment Targeting Division in the Recruitment Center, Central Intelligence
Agency. Miyong has over 20 years of experience with the CIA in the areas of
analysis, operations, program management, and diversity outreach &
recruitment. Some of her previous assignments include serving as Deputy Chief,
Open Source Academy, Chief, Analytic & Exploitation Team, Senior Analyst,
Diversity Plans and Programs and as an Analytic Methodologist. She was a high
school math teacher prior to joining the Agency. Miyong is one of the founding
members of the Asian Pacific American employee resource group within the CIA
and is actively involved with mentoring junior Asian officers. She graduated
with a BA in Math and MS in Statistics.