Tuesday, June 7, 2011

A WIN!ning Weekend

Seattle, Wa - NAAAP Seattle had one of the best weekends of its 32 year history. On Friday, we held our signature monthly mixer at Citrus Seattle. The sun was out and with the patio doors open a cool breeze wafted through the lounge area where 60 of our esteemed guests and members socialized talking about current events. Then on Saturday, the Women in NAAAP (WIN!) Regional Conference took place at the Microsoft Conference Center with our specials guests Brad Baldia, NAAAP National President and Judi Rhee Alloway, WIN! National Program Director. The program was as one would expect for a conference serving 120+ attendees: 4 tracks, 3 keynotes, and 25 sessions focused on leadership and calling one to Invest in Yourself.

Phyllis Campbell, Chair, JPMorgan Chase, delivered a memorable lunch keynote strongly encouraging attendees to:
  • Take Care of Yourself: Self-Care is Smart Care;
  • Get Ready!;
  • Turning challenges into opportunities;
  • Perfection is overrated: It’s okay to make mistakes; and
  • The more you give, the more you receive.
Following the event, a welcome reception for conference volunteers and special guests was held at the Microsoft Store in Bellevue which included a store tour and a few rounds of Kinect. The event was catered by I Just Love My Apron.

Then on Sunday, NAAAP Seattle held a community service event at Farestart, a nonprofit organization that helps homeless and disadvantaged men and women transform their lives through job training and placement in the food industry.

Overall a WIN!ning weekend for NAAAP Seattle! Thank you to all that made it happen.

Join us in Boston, MA for the 25th Annual NAAAP National Convention and Diversity Career Fair presented by Macy's. It's happening August 11-13th, so register by June 25th to get an early bird discount.

NAAAP Seattle Board

NAAAP Seattle Social Mixer and WIN! Preview at Citrus Seattle

Melanie Caoile, Microsoft Corporation welcomes attendees at the 2011 WIN! Conference

Negotiation: Learning how to talk your way into and out of situations. Kim Tran, Seattle City Light
JD Hokoyama, LEAP and Phyllis Campbell, JPMorgan Chase

Phyllis Campbell, JPMorgan Chase and the WIN! Scholarship winners. Scholarships were generously awarded by JPMorgan Chase.

Business Panel: (l to r) Assunta Ng, NW Asian Weekly; Isabell Sheang, Microsoft Corporation; Olivia Lippens, Clear Channel Outdoors; Mary Pugh, Pugh Capital Management Inc.

NAAAP Seattle President, Gil Gido talks about what to do after the event: Network on the WIN! Social Networking site.

(l to r) Brad Baldia, NAAAP President; Alison Hammet-Cumming, Mary Kay; Gil Gido, NAAAP Seattle President; Sherwin Tsao, Web Chair; Casey Huang, Scholarship Chair; Claire Ding, Secretary; Kevin Chang, Membership Chair; Judi Rhee Alloway, WIN! National Director; Hang Chen, National Rep and WIN! Conference Chair; Amy Duong, Student Relations Chair; Julie Pham, PR/Mkting Chair; David Eam, VP Operations; Vivian Hauer, Treasurer. Not pictured: Marian Liu, VP External Affairs; Michael Okimura, Professional Development Chair; Jenafer Park, Community Service Chair; Heidi Yu, Social Chair.
WIN! event reception at the Microsoft Store in Bellevue, Wa

Touring the Microsoft Store and testing out a 3-D laptop.

I Just Love My Apron event spread.

A Kinect Dance Battle being observed.

Judi Rhee Alloway, WIN! National Program Director in front of FareStart-Seattle.
Volunteers at FareStart-Seattle

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