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The Greater Washington Chapter of Ascend is hosting its ever-popular Women of Ascend (WOA) event November 20, 2013 6:00 - 8:00pm in Rosslyn, VA.

When: November 20, 2013
6:00 - 8:00pm
Where: Deloitte Offices
1919 N Lynn St.
Arlington, Virginia  22209
United States

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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

Featured Panelists
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! 

Registration Rates
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
Speaker Bios

Jennifer Ahn, Partner, Deloitte, Moderator

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 financial reporting.

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.

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