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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

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM: 

Welcoming & Keynote Speaker: Exploring how getting all the right pieces in place helps drive innovation and transformation.

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM: 

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM: 

Lunch Break: Complimentary lunch will be served.

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM: 

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

3:00 PM - 3:30 PM: 

Closing Remarks

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM: 

Networking Session

4:30 PM: 

End of Conference

Breakout #1(Concurrent Sessions)

Concurrent Session A

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.

Speaker: 

Angela Cheng-Cimini

SVP, Talent & CHRO

Harvard Business Publishing

Concurrent Session B

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.

Speaker: 

Xinlu Li

EMEA Regional Treasurer

Iron Mountain

Concurrent Session B3

Uplifting & Championing Cohort (By Invite Only):

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Connect with our executives and our local partner’s ERG Leaders as we explore best practices and common pain points.

Speaker: 

Angela Cheng-Cimini

SVP, Talent & CHRO

Harvard Business Publishing

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 Speaker

Keynote Speaker
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James Lam

James C. Lam is a board director, management consultant, and best-selling author. He is President of James Lam & Associates, a risk management consulting firm that serves clients across all industry sectors.

 

As a board director, James currently serves as an independent director and audit committee member of World Gold Trust Services and WGC USA Asset Management. He is also a board director of the FAIR Institute. Previously, James served as a board director, chair of the risk oversight committee, and member of the audit committee of E*TRADE Financial and E*TRADE Bank. Read More

President
James Lam & Associates

Speakers

Speakers
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Angela Cheng-Cimini

SVP, Talent & CHRO

Harvard Business Publishing

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Lin Chen

Audit Manager

Deloitte

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Grace Hong

Assistant Vice President Asset Liability Management

State Street

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Lily Huang

Manager Technical Accounting Consulting

RSM US LLP

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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

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Xinlu Li

EMEA Regional Treasurer

Iron Mountain

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Thanh Tran

Senior Business Consultant

Fidelity Investments

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Han Xiao

Consultant

Bain & Company

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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