Monday, August 23, 2010

Women in NAAAP (WIN)! at the 2010 Convention

WIN! IBC on the Macy's Reception Red Carpet. (l to r) Natalie Fong-Yee (Toronto), Natalie Victoria (Atlanta),  Diane Nguyen (Orange County), Sarah Hawk (Atlanta), Judi Rhee Alloway (New York), Sheila Sun (New York) and Gil Gido (Seattle) (Not pictured: Parita Patel (Chicago) and Eric Kalinka (Seattle))
The International Board Committee (IBC) of Women in NAAAP makes due on its promise with a new framework at the 2010 NAAAP Convention and Diversity Career Fair presented by Macy's.  For the first time appearing at the Convention, a WIN! track was delivered. It was a full day track aimed at serving and educating attendees on women's issues in the workplace: work/life balance (integration), enhanced communication, and business strategies.

Session                  Speaker
09:00 - 10:20 am    The Power of the Word - Part 1 with Mable Yee
                              (Engage Her, Inc)
10:30 - 12:00 pm    Public Speaking: The Power of the Word -Part 2
                              with Angela Oh
12:00 - 01:30 pm   Saturday Lunch & Keynote - Highlighting Women
                              In NAAAP! with Betty Lo (Coca-cola Company)
01:40 - 03:00 pm    Work/Life Balance Panel (Sponsored by Macy's)
03:10 - 04:30 pm    Luminaries in Business and Journalism (Sponsored
                               by Wells Fargo)

Women in NAAAP (aka WIN!) is a special program created and developed to build competent and confident women leaders within NAAAP and within the Asian Pacific community.

WIN!’s overall objectives include:

1. Equip Asian women with skills, confidence, and resources to effectively lead in a multicultural environment.
2. Connect Asian leaders to role models and create a mentoring network.
3. Empower Asian women and educate about challenging perceptions.
4. Engage with the community at large and represent Asian women across the world.
5. Inspire Asian women to a make meaningful difference in government, education, business, and society.

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Mable Yee (CEO, Engage Her) with the WIN! IBC kicking off the WIN! Convention Track.

Angela Oh receiving her speaking gift from WIN! Social Media Director and NAAAP Seattle President, Gil Gido

1 comment:

  1. Plus Jenny Ming, current CEO of Charlotte Russe and former CEO of Old Navy, as our Saturday Keynote luncheon speaker!

    For our "Work/Life Balance panelists", we are grateful for Mali W, Analyst from the CIA, Dawn Taketa Riordan, Director at Peet's Coffee & Tea, Cara Lowe, Managing Partner at Stein & Lubin LLP, and Diana Paek, District Director of Human Resources at Macy's!

    For our "Luminaries in Business and Journalism", we thank Panney Wei as moderator, Sonya Gong Jent, VP of Operations at State Farm, Richard Lui, MSNBC Anchor, and Maggie Mui, Regional San Francisco VP at Wells Fargo!

    Plus we appreciate all of red carpet ready community participants and Speakers at our Women in NAAAP! Community Reception sponsored by Macy's:

    Mable Yee, CEO/Founder Engage Her
    Shinta Lin, VP of Indonesian Professionals Association
    Sirch Chanthyasack, CEO of Laotian American National Alliance
    Duy Nguyen, VP of Chapter Development, OCA
    Mari Rose Taruc, State Organizing Director, Asian Pacific Environmental Network
    Claire Chang, President, Asian Business League of San Francisco
    Cynthia Choi, Director of Philanthropic Advocacy, Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy

    Angela Oh as our Closing Keynote

    THANK YOU, everyone, for making Women in NAAAP!, our "Leadership Inspired by Women" program across North America, a success!