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Ascend LA Chapter: Inspiring Across Generation - Engage - Aspire - Lead
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When: 6/13/2015
2:00 PM
Where: Pacific Palms Hotel
1 Industry Hills Parkway
City of Industry, California  91744
United States

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Inspiring Across Generations (IAG)

Engage - Aspire - Lead






When: Saturday, June 13th, 2015
             2:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Where: Pacific Palms Hotel
              One Industry Hills Parkway
              City of Industry, California 91744

Please join the Ascend Los Angeles Metro Chapter for our annual "Inspiring Across Generations" gala event. Join us on Saturday, June 13th, 2015 for inspirational thoughts from an executive career panel, a gala dinner, and networking opportunities. This year, in addition to our main program, we will also showcase exciting topics including "Online Branding," and "High Performance Culture" during our pre-gala afternoon sessions. As part of our main event, we will host an executive speaker series and a career panel who will share their insightful stories of success.

During our reception, a photographer who will shoot complimentary Linkedin portraits for our event attendees. In addition, we will have a photo booth and interactive games during our networking hour.

Raffle prizes: Apple TV, FitBit HR, Selfie Sticks, and Gift Cards


Afternoon Sessions

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Registration
3:00 PM - 4:45 PM Workshop A: Online Branding
3:00 PM - 4:45 PM Workshop B: High Performance Culture
4:45 PM - 6:00 PM IAG Dinner Registration/Networking/Interactive Games/Online Profile Photo/Photo Booth/Cocktail Hour

Gala Main Event

6:00 PM Welcome from Ascend Los Angeles Metro Chapter
6:30 PM Dinner and Entertainment
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Executive Career Panel: "The Secrets of Success"
8:00 PM - 9:00 PM Executive Speaker Series
9:00 PM Raffle Drawing & Prizes, Closing Remarks

**Tentative Agenda may be subject to changes

Online Branding
How do you brand yourself online? The Online Branding Session will involve a brief introduction on the prominence of social media in today's business environment and will lead into a discussion of what LinkedIn is and how to utilize LinkedIn to your advantage. This will also include a tutorial on what to put on your LinkedIn, how to navigate the settings, and content writing for your LinkedIn. Hosted by Brendan Dodds. Brendan is the leader for the EY External Social Media Network, with over 650 members, sharing our activities and best practices, news from the industry and leveraging our global network.


High Performance Culture Panel
Are you part of a high performing team? How do you contribute or create high performing teams? What are some of the key success factors? Common purpose, clear roles, complementary skills, and trust are among a few key factors that contribute to a high performance culture. This panel discusses the key characteristics of high performing individuals on teams.

Panelists: Bernard Bedon (VP Human Resources, Amgen), Charles Osaki (HR Principal, RBZ), Joe Aparicio (Director, The Walt Disney Company), and Elizabeth Hattabaugh (Talent Business Advisor, Deloitte)

Moderator: Cindy Ho, EY Advisory Manager

Executive Speaker Series
1. "What is your story?" by John Loh
We all have stories to share about ourselves, but what is the story that you want to share with interviewers and important connections? John Loh shares his experience and how he learned to tell his story.

John Loh is a Managing Director with Guggenheim Partners Investment Management.

2. "The first generation identity of the Asian American" by Karen Chung
Are you a first generation college graduate student? What type of challenges did you face? Karen Chung shares her challenges and experience as a first generation college graduate and the transition to corporate America.

Karen Chung is an Advisory Senior Manager at EY.

"The Secrets to Success" Evening Panel
Panelists: Thomas Phelps (CIO, Laserfiche), Christine Don (Recruiting Director, RPG), Sheena Lam (KPMG Audit Senior Manager), Fred Tan (Tax Director, Grant Thornton)

Moderator: Sarah Liang, EY Advisory Senior Manager


Register by Friday, June 12th

  • $50 - Members
  • $75 - Non-Members
  • $20 - Member Student
  • $45 - Non-Member Student
Walk-in at the Door
  • $75 - Members
  • $100 - Non-Members
  • $30 - Member Student
  • $55 - Non-Member Student

*Registration may be complimentary if you are employed by one of our sponsors. Please contact your respective affinity group for more information.

Parking is complimentary for all participants.

Attire: Business Formal/Evening Wear

About Ascend

Ascend LA Metro Chapter is now social! We are now officially on Facebook at "Like" us on Facebook to stay up-to-date on upcoming events!

Ascend is the premier non-profit professional organization that enables its members, corporate partners and the community to realize the leadership potential of Pan-Asians in global corporations.

Ascend plays a vital role in helping global companies and its members align their objectives for mutual success and has rapidly become one of the largest Pan-Asian professional membership organizations. Ascend's national and regional chapter programs help to:

  • Cultivate the leadership development and professional growth of members
  • Build eminence and visibility for Asians and to provide role models
  • Provide business growth opportunities for our members and corporate partners
  • Encourage the continuous presence and influence of Asians in the global economy
  • Bridge the "Cultural Difference" gap between Asian and Western cultures
  • Serve the public interest in the community
  • Provide thought leadership and mentoring

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