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Ascend ACT Solidarity Against Bias


Event Details:


Date: Friday, July 24, 2020 

Time: 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM ET 

Virtual Zoom Meeting

Members Only Event




Ascend stands in solidarity against racism and violence. With the recent tragic events and acts of bias and violence against our Black communities, it has continued to remind us of the racism, institutional bias, and prejudice that is still prevalent in America. This event that we are hosting is one of many that our Ascend chapters will be leading across the country. We intend to create a safe space to discuss race relations and inequalities that impact us and the workplace and brainstorm the role that we and our organizations can play to Promote Inclusion, Raise Awareness, Denounce Bias, Support Communities, and Give Donations.



Melinda Ng

People Partner, bluebird bio

Melinda Ng has been at bluebird bio since February 2018 and is the founder and co-lead of bUNITED (est. June 2018), an employee resource group for the Pan-Asian employees and friends at bluebird bio. bUNITED focuses on 5 pillars: Career, Commerce, Community, Cuisine, and Culture. In her day-to-day role, she supports the Clinical Development and Commercial team to support the experience, engagement, and development of every employee. Outside of bluebird bio, Melinda heads up the programming for Ascend New England, a non-profit Pan-Asian organization focused on providing professional development for Pan-Asian’s in the New England area.  

In her spare time, she enjoys going on food adventures with her spouse and friends, hosting board game nights, and taking her blind shiba inu on hiking adventures.

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