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Ascend Metro NY and New York Life Event June 26, 2013

Friday, July 12, 2013   (0 Comments)
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On Wednesday 26th June 2013, the Ascend Metro New York chapter together with New York Life Insurance Company hosted a LEAD (Leadership Empowerment Advancement Development) event at the New York Life building. The event featured a distinguished panel of senior executives in the finance and accounting industry. Panelists Lizette Alvarez, Yie-Hsin Hung, Len Jui, and John Park along with Christine Park as the moderator discussed their experiences and factors that shaped their career decisions and perspectives.

An interactive workshop followed the panel discussions and participants were divided into separate break-out groups. The mentors shared their personal career stories and participants had the opportunity to have a more focused discussion with mentors.

A reception was held after the workshop. Participants enjoyed refreshments and had an excellent opportunity to network with fellow professionals.

The event was a success and Ascend received several positive feedbacks from participants:

"Ascend and New York Life really did a wonderful job putting together a program that incorporates very distinguished panelists of Asian descent, intimate networking with the mentors at the table, and free-form networking with almost 180 professionals! The event allowed me to learn valuable lessons from senior-level panelists to my peers. Each person I talked to had their own unique experience and advice to share to build up my career building tool kit!” – Linda Tan, New York Life

"The Ascend event at the New York Life building delivered the ideal mix between learning and networking. The panelists were excellent in sharing their valuable experiences and practical advice on stage. The Q&A and the break-out sessions were perfect for the audiences to have a more intimate dialog with seasoned professionals. Overall, i think the event was a huge success and i look forward to the next one.” – Kevin Wu, New York Life

"With respect to the Ascend Leadership Conference, I am glad that I attended it. Much of what the moderator and panelists shared resonated with me. A few things which I took away from the conference included the following: (a) don’t strive for perfection. Rather, adapt and change, (b) speak up accordingly, (c) take risks. Discover your passion; (d) define what success means to you.” – Nina M. Baynosa, New York Life

Special thanks to New York Life Insurance Company for hosting this event and thank you to Daniel Kim for the pictures.


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