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October 2018 Edition
Dear Ascend Members and Supporters,

Happy Halloween!

With the fall season upon us and on the heels of the National Convention in SF, we are continuing full speed ahead with Chapter IAGs, workshops, networking events and holiday parties.

Please take a few minutes to read the important update on Hurricane Harvey Houston Relief Fund. Thanks to the compassion and generosity of leaders and friends nation-wide, a significant amount was raised for the Pan-Asian community. Thank you all! Also, note the dates of the upcoming Pinnacle Summit and Ascend National Convention in D.C.


Below are some other key updates for October.

Warmest Regards,

Jeff Chin
President, Ascend

 

NATIONAL & LOCAL UPDATES
 

Update on Hurricane Harvey Houston Relief Fund

Just over a year has passed since Hurricane Harvey, and families in Houston are still trying to rebuild. Ascend began an online campaign last year to generate support for the Houston Chapter’s hurricane relief efforts. Thanks to the compassion and generosity of leaders and friends nation-wide, a significant amount was raised for the Pan-Asian community. After careful consideration and due diligence, the Houston Chapter chose to team with two highly respected charitable organizations: Rebuilding Together Houston, and The Alliance, in identifying qualified Pan-Asian families needing recovery assistance. Additional details will be provided at the upcoming North Texas IAG conference held on Saturday, October 27, 2018 in Houston, Texas, and in future communications.

 

Ascend Pinnacle Dinner at the NACD Summit in Washington D.C. on October 1st

For the third year in connection with NACD Summit, Pinnacle members enjoyed a fun networking dinner co-chaired by John Hotta and Janet Wong. Many thanks to KPMG for the continued sponsorship of the dinner series. Scott Tong, Business Correspondent for NPR's Marketplace was the featured dinner speaker.

 

 

Save the Date for the 2019 Ascend Pinnacle Summit!

We are thrilled to announce the 3rd annual Ascend Pinnacle Asian Corporate Directors Summit! The 2019 Summit will be held March 22-24, 2019, with Pinnacle founding partner, Deloitte, and the 3rd Annual Ascend Pinnacle Aspiring Directors Workshop on March 21-22, 2019, hosted by EY, at the Ritz Carlton in Westchester, NY. This invitation-only event is geared to be another home run and planning is already underway! Invitations to Board Directors will be sent later this year, but if you are familiar with Pinnacle and would like to introduce us to new Asian American Board Directors, please email summit@ascendleadership.org.


 

Save the Date! 2019 Ascend National Convention

Our 2019 Ascend National Convention will be held in Washington D.C. on August 24 – 26, 2019!

The planning is underway and we will share more details soon.

In the meantime, take a look a the 2018 Ascend Convention highlights video!

 

North Texas IAG: The Power of Relationships

The 2018 North Texas Inspiring Across Generations (IAG) conference has a stellar line up of speakers who will be providing their personal spin on the IAG conference theme “The Power of Relationships” through various presentation formats like Ascend Talks, Executive Insights panel and small group breakout sessions.

Date: Saturday, October 27, 2018
Time: 9:30AM - 5:00PM
Venue: American Airlines Training and Conference Center

To register, visit the Ascend website.

 

Ascend Greater Washington Chapter: 7th Annual Inspiring Across Generations Conference - “Look Up, Look Around, Connect”

Ascend Greater Washington (GW) is proud to present its Inspiring Across Generations (IAG) 2018 conference. This year’s theme is “Look Up, Look Around, Connect,” where we will discuss the boons and banes of technology and innovation. Come join us and learn how to best utilize tech to foster friends and not foes, and leverage it to feed into personal and professional growth.

Date: Saturday, November 3, 2018
Time: 9:00 AM
Venue: Crystal City Marriott

To register, visit the Ascend website.

  September NorCal Mixer in the City

Last month on September 19th, Ascend NorCal and CalCPA successfully hosted a social mixer at Fang Restaurant.There was a great turnout of about 70 attendees; students and professionals had a blast networking with one another while also enjoying delightful Chinese food. Many interesting conversations and ideas were exchanged throughout the evening, while new friendships were built. Everyone had a great time, and the NorCal chapter wants to see these new relationships blossom into great opportunities. The chapter will be hosting more social mixers in the future, and looks forward to seeing both new and old faces. It was also a pleasure to collaborate with CalCPA, and the NorCal team hopes to work together again in the future.
 

A.C.T. Advancing Careers Together - NorCal's New Mentoring Program

On October 6th, the NorCal chapter hosted the second mentoring session of 2018, Advancing Careers Together or A.C.T. (formerly known as the Leadership Coaching Intensive). The most unique aspect of this mentoring session was that the activities were adapted from the theatrical entertainment industry. Using the practices that theatre professionals perform, business professionals can learn to develop their confidence and leadership skills in a new environment with exciting games. This mentoring session showed that although the business and theatrical fields are different in nature, professionals from both fields can still apply similar skills into advancing their careers together. 

 

10th Annual Ascend Greater Philadelphia Inspiring Across Generations - “Power, Presence & Style”

Boost your non-verbal communication skills, manage emotions to build stronger relationships, and hone your executive presence to become a more effective, persuasive and influential leader.

Date: November 8, 2018
Time: 4:00 PM
Venue: The Franklin Institute

To register, visit the Ascend website.

 

Second Half-Day "Inspiring Across Generations" (IAG) Conference Series "Connect, Challenge, Innovate" - Hosted by Google

Transformational Leaders inspire others to achieve extraordinary outcomes, act with integrity, promote innovation and develop employees to achieve higher performance. Research shows that groups led by transformational leaders achieve higher levels of employee engagement, satisfactions and overall well-being. Everyone has the potential to become a transformational leader. Join us for an exclusive conference where you can unlock your skills and become one!

Date: November 9, 2018
Time: 11:30 am - 5:30 pm
Venue: Google Headquarters, Mountain View

To register, visit the Ascend website.

 

Ascend Greater Atlanta IAG - Journey to Senior leadership

IAG Regional Conferences are aimed at bringing together seasoned professionals and students from an intergenerational perspective. The purpose of the conference is to simulate discussions concerning an intergenerational workforce and highlight the successful behavorial traits displayed by Baby Boomers, Gen X'ers, and Millenials. The theme for this year's IAG is "Journey to Senior Leadership".

Date: 11/10/2018
Time: 10:30AM-5:00PM
Venue: UPS Headquarters

To register, visit the Ascend website.

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