2022 Global Talent, Diversity and Inclusion SymposiumVIEW EVENT DETAILS
Making Connections, Building Unity, Inspiring Action!
Asia Society’s 2022 Global Talent, Diversity and Inclusion Virtual Symposium, presented by Marriott International, is a timely and important annual event that will bring together Asian American Pacific Islander talent, business leaders, diversity, equity and inclusion practitioners, grassroots activists, partners, policy influencers and leaders and supporters to discuss the challenges and opportunities facing the AAPI community, and our allies, both within and outside the workplace.
Programming for the day will feature a combination of inspirational dialogues, networking, and panel discussions providing tactical guidance for how to best improve individual skill sets – both personally and professionally – with a particular focus on supporting the development of AAPI professional talent. The symposium will conclude with the in-person 2022 APA Drivers for Diversity Awards ceremony, a celebration of outstanding AAPI individuals within companies who have demonstrated a positive impact towards the attraction, development and retention of AAPI talent in the business community.
As we continue to drive through the ongoing pandemic, let’s come together to embrace the incredible contributions made by AAPI talent to companies and explore how we can best support professional development and networking opportunities.
Bing Chen, President & Co-Founder of Gold House, Member of Asia 21 Network. Bing Chen is an impact founder, investor, and new world builder, leveraging storytelling and systems to deliver greater socioeconomic equity. He is President and Co-founder of Gold House, the premier collective of multicultural founders, creative voices, and leaders dedicated to systemically unlocking socioeconomic equity for new majority communities (fastest-growing but traditionally-underserved) and cultures. You can read his full bio here.
Join us for a full day full of knowledge, inspiration, and networking! We will host a career expo, allowing attendees to learn more about and interact with our corporate sponsors. We will also feature keynote addresses by some of today’s most well-known business and policy leaders, insightful panel conversations, the ability to network with other attendees and speakers, and an opportunity to engage in timely conversations within our break-out sessions.
The exciting day will feature conversations and remarks by the following:
The Honorable Kevin Rudd, President and CEO of Asia Society, President of Asia Society Policy Institute, former Prime Minister of Australia
Satya Anand, President, Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA), Marriott International
Don't Be Silent! Providing Leadership and Practical Solutions During a Time of Fear and Concern: Asia Society's Global Trustees Forum
Resource: Paramount AAPI Allyship Toolkit
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Cindy Hsu, Emmy Award-winning anchor and reporter, CBS New York
Stephanie Hui, Co-Head of Merchant Banking Division, Goldman Sachs Hong Kong; Asia Society Global Trustee
Frederick Demopoulos, Chairman, Queen's Road Capital; Asia Society Global Trustee
Duncan Clark, Chairman, BDA China Limited; Asia Society Global Trustee
Panel I: The Power of Intersectionality: Coming Together to Drive Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Kenji Yoshino, Chief Justice Earl Warren Professor of Constitutional Law and the Director of the Center for Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging, New York University School of Law
Max Sevillia, Vice President of Government Relations, Advocacy and Community Engagement, Anti-Defamation League
Ryan Yamamoto, TV Anchor, CBS San Francisco
Abhina Aher, Technical Expert at I-TECH India, Transgender Activist
Morning Keynote Address: Dismantling the Asian-American Glass Ceiling
Joy Chen, CEO of JOYOUS LLC; Former Deputy Mayor of Los Angeles
Panel II: Developing AAPI Talent: Tactical Guidance for Seeking Opportunities and Growth
Please join us as we explore how AAPI professionals can best handle challenges and seize opportunities in the workplace. Featuring insight into a panel representing both academic and business, we will seek to address issues including the development of talent, advancement, networking, and how everyday AAPI professionals can use tactical guidance for exploring their own professional journey. What is the current state of professional growth for AAPI talent? What are they and companies doing, and not doing? How can one apply specific guidance to support their own professional advancement?
Scarlet Fu, Senior Editor, Markets Desk, Bloomberg
Margaret Chin, Professor of Sociology, Hunter College and The Graduate Center
Phillip Lee, Managing Director, Interest Rate Product Sales Group, Goldman Sachs
Lu Zhang, Founder and Managing Partner, Fusion Fund
The Strength of AAPI Employee Resource Groups (ERGs)
Co-Host: Amanda Nguyen, Sales & Account Manager, Bloomberg
Co-Host: Priyanka Chanchani, Enterprise Data Product Manager, OTC Derivatives & FX Pricing, Bloomberg
Building Inclusive Leaders through Allyship
Host: TJ Castro Lim, Managing Director, Private Bank Head of Client Platforms, J.P. Morgan
Host: Sana Manjeshwar, Global Principal Ombuds Manager, Chevron
AAPI Emerging Talent (Under 40)
Host: Yao Zhao, Founder, 50Hertz Sichuan Pepper; Clean Energy Specialist, The World Bank
Lightning Round: Presented by Break-out Session Hosts
Panel III: The Rise of Emerging AAPI Talent: Making Connection and Building Community
Please join us as we explore various issues facing AAPI emerging talent in the workplace, professionals who are at the beginning or middle of their careers and seeking to share and receive guidance on how to improve individual skill-sets. Featuring a panel compromised of different personal and professional backgrounds, we will discuss specific issues affecting AAPI talent in the workplace in 2022, impacted by the ongoing pandemic and increase in anti-Asian sentiment. What are the issues? Are they the same as AAPI professionals who are at a later stage of their career? How can AAPI professionals help each other? What is the role for business?
Adrian Kwok, Associate Partner, McKinsey & Company
Ngoc-Vu Nguyen, Global Diversity & Inclusion Organization, Global Employee Networks Strategy & Management Office, Bank of America
Jessica Kung, Managing Director, Global Chief Operating Officer of HR & Head of Executive Talent, Morgan Stanley
Jessica Lee, Senior Vice President, Global Talent Development, Marriott International
Closing Keynote Address
Katie Soo, Chief Marketing Officer, KiwiCo; Asia Society Southern California Board Member; Asia Society Global Trustee
Special Artistic Performance