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Inspiring Across Generations (IAG) Conference 

Now is the Time

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Event Details:

Date: Saturday, December 1, 2018
Time: 12:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Venue:  Boston College High School
150 Morrissey Blvd., Boston, MA 02125

 - Ascend Members - Free
 - Non-Members - $50
 - Non-Member Students - $15

Attire: Business casual


Please join Ascend New England for our annual "Inspiring Across Generations" conference on Saturday, December 1st, 2018 for a day of leadership and professional development followed by a networking reception. This year, our
theme is "Now is the Time." Our experienced presenters and panelists aim to inspire and equip you to take the next step on your career journey. Don't miss your chance, be bold and brilliant. Additional event details to follow.

Some of the topics for our breakout sessions below:



  • What it means to be Female and Pan-Asian in the Workplace - What are some unique experiences that Female Pan-Asians experience and how do we overcome these and succeed?

  • Bridging Eastern and Western Identities - How does our Eastern identity impact Western expectations and how do we blend the two?

  • Re-Model Minority - What are some Pan-Asian stereotypes that influence our experiences and what do we do?

  • Re-calibrating Your Perception of Being a Transformative Leader - Being a manager is different than being a leader. Knowing that people leave managers, not companies, learn about how to be a manager worth staying for.

  • Retelling Your Narrative - How does someone find the strength and courage to explore a road less traveled?

  • Social Responsibility - Even through the hardest time, people find ways to give back.

Keynote Speaker

Founder, Madge Meyer Consulting, LLC

Madge M. Meyer - a public speaker, award-winning author, and the founder of “Madge Meyer Consulting, LLC” - is known for her unique yet practical approach to advancing innovation and leadership throughout entire organizations. Her book, which is titled “The Innovator’s Path” and subtitled “How Individuals, Teams, and Organizations Can Make Innovation Business as Usual”, was published by John Wiley & Sons in 2013 and is a 2014 Axiom Business Book Award winner in the Success/Motivation/Coaching category.

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Rati Thanawala

Advanced Leadership Initiative Fellow, Harvard University

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Lauren Cheung

Filmmaker and Animator, NYC

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Richard Hwang

Executive Director, Pfizer

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Pauline Huie 

Sr. Org Development Consultant, 

Umass Memorial Healthcare


Judy Shen-Filerman 

CEO And Leadership Sherpa, Dreambridge Partners

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James Loo

Management Consulting, Deloitte


Karen Weisbach

Head of People Partners, Bluebird Bio

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Pauline Mak

Partner, KPMG

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Mon Chau

Partner, Deloitte

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