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Ascend New England 2023 Inspiring Across Generations Conference

Join the Ascend New England Chapter for our marquee event of the year, the IAG Conference!
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Event Details

Date: Saturday, December 2, 2023

Time: 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM ET

Venue: Boston University (Wightman Mansion), 43 Hawes Street, Brookline, MA 02446

Admission: Professional Members: $75  I  Professional Non-Members: $125  I  Students: $25

​Attire: Business Casual

Description

The Ascend New England Chapter along with our partners are proud to present our annual marquee event, the Inspiring Across Generations (IAG) Conference! The IAG conference is tailored for the Pan-Asian Community, and our allies, with a focus on celebrating success stories of Pan-Asian upward mobility, and the exploration of barriers to advancement and unique advancement aspirational journeys across career levels. This year’s theme will be focused on Ascending as individuals, as well as Ascending together as a community!

 

Join the Ascend New England Chapter for an immersive full day conference on December 2, 2023, where we will:

 

  • Explore barriers to advancement and unique advancement aspirations journeys across career levels.

  • Celebrate success stories of Pan-Asian upward mobility.

  • Join 1 of 3 distinct cohorts focused on: Foundations & Upskilling, Breakthroughs & Ascension, Uplifting & Championing.

Agenda

Agenda

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM:

Registration check-in and light Breakfast

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM: 

Lunch Break: Complimentary lunch will be served.

3:00 PM - 3:30 PM: 

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM:

Networking Session

4:30 PM

End of Conference

Breakout #1 (Concurrent Sessions)

Concurrent Session A1
Foundations & Upskilling Cohort:

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Your in role. Now what? Learn how to distinguish yourself from others with these key communication skills and build your network.

Speaker: 

Lily Huang

Manager Technical Accounting Consulting

RSM US LLP

Speaker: 

Grace Hong

Assistant Vice President Asset Liability Management

State Street

Concurrent Session A2
Breakthroughs & Ascension Cohort:

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Every one of us has our own Leadership style. What’s yours? Learn how to highlight your strengths as you lead your team.

Speaker: 

Jinlei Liu

Chief Technology Officer, Converge
Managing Director, Deloitte Consulting LLP

Speaker: 

Han Xiao

Consultant

Bain & Company

Concurrent Session A3
Uplifting & Championing Cohort (By Invite only):

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Connect with executives across industries and explore areas of improvement to support our community.

Speakers:

Angela Cheng-Cimini

SVP, Talent & CHRO

Harvard Business Publishing

Concurrent Session #1

Breakout #2 (Concurrent Sessions)

Concurrent Session B1
Foundations & Upskilling Cohort:

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Learn how to balance all of your deliverables while carving out time to craft a meaningful Career Development Plan that will propel your career trajectory.

Speaker: 

Lin Chen

Audit Manager

Deloitte

Concurrent Session B2
Breakthroughs & Ascension Cohort:

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Being a High Performer isn’t enough. Learn how to self-advocate and build a support network around you to get to the next level.

Speakers:

Xinlu Li

EMEA Regional Treasurer

Iron Mountain

Concurrent Session B3
Uplifting & Championing Cohort (By Invite Only):

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Uncover the secrets to beating burnout and achieving balance in this interactive session! Explore the impact of perfectionism on Asian mental health, share experiences, and discover strategies to conquer stress. Join us for an engaging discussion and leave with actionable insights for a healthier, happier you.

Speakers:

Angela Cheng-Cimini

SVP, Talent & CHRO

Harvard Business Publishing

Cocurrnt Session#2
General Session

General Session

General Session Panel:

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Join for a fireside chat on how we all can bring our impact in the corporate world to our local communities.

Speaker: 

Bartholomew Jae (B. Jae)

Director, Education & Development

National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)

Speaker: 

Thanh Tran

Senior Business Consultant

Fidelity Investments

Keynote

Keynote Speaker

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James Lam

VP, Tech Manager

Bank of America

Speakers

Speakers
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Bartholomew Jae (B. Jae)

Director, Education & Development

National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)

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Jinlei Liu

Chief Technology Officer Converge

Managing Director Deloitte Consulting LLP Converge

Deloitte Consulting LLP

Our Program Partners

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Safety of our guests is paramount to Ascend. Attendees are responsible for monitoring their own condition and agree to comply with the safety, hygiene and CDC identified pandemic level communicable illnesses (including COVID-19) guidelines established by relevant health authorities. We request that attendees not attend an event should they test positive or if they experience COVID symptoms prior to the event.

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