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Asian Business League - San Francisco Holiday Party

White Christmas at Santa's Workshop

Tuesday, December 2

Infusion Lounge
124 Ellis St.
San Francisco

For more info: http://www.ablsf.org/community/dec-2-abl-holiday-party-white-christmas-at-santas-workshop

Bamboo Ceiling: API Women in Leadership

posted Feb 11, 2015, 10:53 AM by jin.park@caaen.org

Let’s gather together with inspiring API women leaders at the top levels of the American workplace. What are their thoughts and advice regarding their career trajectory? Overall corporate representation for API men and women is comparable to their population shares, but this representation drops sharply at senior corporate levels. The percentage drops even further with respect to API women. Recent media attention on Google, Facebook, Amazon, LinkedIn and other high tech giants and their diversity reports have showcased the odds stacked against people of color. What does the data tells us regarding API women in high tech leadership? We gather prominent API women from finance, film, high-technology and the academic sectors to explore the data, share success stories, lessons learned, and advice for both aspiring API women and existing leaders. What can we learn from these powerful women? How can we improve the chances of API women breaking the “bamboo ceiling” into the highest levels?

Event Details

25 February 2015
6:00pm - 7:30pm

ASNC, Bechtel Conference Center, 500 Washington Street, San Francisco


Purnima Kochikar, Director, Google Play, Apps & Games, Google
Anna Mok, Partner, Deloitte & Touche, LLP
Janet Wong (moderator), Executive Advisor to Ascend; former Partner, KPMG
Janet Yang, President, Janet Yang Productions and The Manifest Film Company

Program Agenda:

5:30 - 6:00 pm: Registration
6:00 - 7:30 pm: Panel Discussion and Q&A
7:30 - 8:00 pm: Reception and Networking

Co-sponsors:   Corporate Asian American Employee Network, Northern California Chapter of Ascend, Monte Jade West Science and Technology Association

$10 Asia Society Northern California/Co-Sponsor Members and Students / $15 Non-member


(DVAN) Annual Holiday Party

posted Dec 3, 2014, 6:22 PM by jin.park@caaen.org   [ updated Dec 3, 2014, 6:25 PM ]


Diasporic Vietnamese Artist Network presents
DVAN 2014 Annual Holiday Party

Saturday, December 13

6-11 p.m.
Intersection for the Arts
925 Mission Street, Suite 109
San Francisco
Public parking nearby

For tickets: http://dvanholiday.brownpapertickets.com/

For more info:
DVAN website: http://www.dvanonline.com/

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/332130483578109/

Asian Business League - SF Holiday Party

posted Nov 16, 2014, 8:41 PM by jin.park@caaen.org   [ updated Nov 16, 2014, 8:42 PM ]

Asian Business League - San Francisco Holiday Party

White Christmas at Santa's Workshop

Tuesday, December 2

Infusion Lounge
124 Ellis St.
San Francisco

For more info: http://www.ablsf.org/community/dec-2-abl-holiday-party-white-christmas-at-santas-workshop

Asian Liver Center

posted Aug 4, 2014, 11:30 PM by Brian Hall   [ updated Aug 4, 2014, 11:33 PM ]

67% of people who have chronic hepatitis B, the primary cause of liver cancer, are unaware that they are infected. The Asian Liver Center at Stanford University, in partnership with Lockheed Martin's Asian American & Pacific Islander American Leadership & Mentoring Association, is spearheading a national effort to improve  awareness among employees at highest risk. Please join them by sending this flyer out to your peers and ERG members.  F
or more information please contact Mie-Na Srein at mienas@stanford.edu or 650.566.8862

See you at CAAMFest San Jose 2014!

posted Mar 14, 2014, 12:20 PM by GC CAAEN   [ updated Sep 3, 2014, 12:01 AM ]

Center for Asian American Media (CAAM) presents, CAAMFest San Jose
Date: September 4-7, 2014
Location:  Downtown San Jose

Check out the full line up of events of CAAMFest San Jose 2014 - film screenings and gala events via the San Jose Schedule

CAAEN's own AT&T ERG, Asian Pacific Islanders for Professional & Community Advancement (APCA) is a sponsor for this event.
Use Promo code: CAAMSJGUEST to discounted tickets ($9) for general admission to all other film screenings for Community Partners.

ABL Lunar New Year Event

posted Feb 20, 2014, 10:57 PM by GC CAAEN

The Asian Business League - San Francisco invites you to celebrate the New Year

When: Thursday, 2/27/14 5:30-830pm
Where: 465 David Court, San Francisco
Cost: $10 - CAAEN members use promo code to gain admission for $10:

Asian Business League of S.F. Holiday Celebration

posted Dec 2, 2013, 12:11 PM by jin.park@caaen.org   [ updated Dec 2, 2013, 12:20 PM ]


Stanford Asian Liver Center Survey

posted Nov 11, 2013, 10:50 PM by GC CAAEN   [ updated Nov 11, 2013, 10:52 PM ]

As a focus to improve our community health, please help out our friends at the Stanford Asian Liver Center by completing the following survey.


I would like to invite you to participate in a study conducted by the Asian Liver Center at Stanford University in relation to Asian and Pacific Islander (API) health. By completing a 2-minute online survey, you will be able to contribute to our understanding of how company employee wellness programs can better assist API employees in managing liver wellness.

If all of the following describes you, you are eligible to participate in this study.

  • Aged 18+
  • Employee of a Silicon Valley-based corporation
  • Of Asian or Pacific Islander descent

You can access the survey and more information about the study at:

This 2-minute survey is anonymous, and your participation is completely voluntary. Surveys may be submitted anytime before 12:00AM on 12/30/2013.  Your participation is greatly valued.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at (650) 566-8862. Thank you for considering taking part in our study.

Samuel So, M.D.
Director, Asian Liver Center
Professor of Surgery
Stanford University School of Medicine

ABL-SF Presents: Power Moms Roundtable

posted Oct 28, 2013, 10:12 PM by GC CAAEN   [ updated Oct 28, 2013, 10:19 PM ]

Work Life Balance - you've heard about it, now see for yourself and participate at the Power Moms Roundtable event.  At the event you will hear from a number of power moms that will share their stories.

Date: Thursday, June 27th, 2013
Time: Monday, November 18, 2013 from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM (PST)
Location: HSBC Bank - 567 University Ave. Palo Alto, CA 94301


For additional information about Asian Business League of San Francisco (ABL-SF), please visit http://www.ablsf.org

See attachment below for event information

Article: Giving Back to Asian Needs

posted Sep 29, 2013, 11:01 PM by GC CAAEN   [ updated Sep 29, 2013, 11:20 PM ]

Media Spotlight on the Fund Casts Light on the Hidden Needs of Korean Americans

    David Chun, a board member and long-time supporter, recently told the Chronicle of Philanthropy why it is so important to him to give back to the Asian American community through the Asian Pacific Fund. David's story beautifully captures the Fund's vision and the meaning behind what we do. He says:

    'As an immigrant myself, I saw how our family struggled and recognize that other people do too.'
    Korean-Americans may be regarded in general as an up-by-the-bootstraps group, he adds, but such stereotypes obscure the needs of many Asian immigrants—and the importance of philanthropy to support them.

   Indeed, Koreans are often perceived as driven and successful, but they are a particularly high risk population, according to Korean Community Center of the East Bay's (KCCEB) executive director June Lee. They are more linguistically and culturally isolated than most other Asian ethnicities. While 1 in 3 Asians in California are limited English proficient, nearly half of the Korean population speak limited English and struggle with the associated challenges of isolation.
    Heona Lee, executive director of  Korean American Community Services (KACS) in the South Bay, says, "Koreans tend to be cohesive, but very insular, which makes them suffer more when they go through adversity or major change." KACS builds community and acts as a navigator for their clients, many of whom are new immigrants unfamiliar with the social services systems, benefits and other resources they may be eligible for.
    Both organizations see healthcare access as one of their community's biggest needs. Among Asian ethnicities, Koreans are reportedly the most psychologically distressed, and have the highest lung cancer death rates in California. Mental health care is another critical need, with 65 percent of Korean women in the Bay Area having been exposed to domestic violence.
    Yet, Koreans have the highest uninsurance rate among Asians in California—and nationwide, and are second only to Latinos overall.
    The Affordable Care Act (ACA), launching on October 1, extends access to health insurance to 2 million uninsured Asian and Pacific Islander Americans (APIs), over a third of whom are in California.
    While both organizations see this as a boon, they are bracing for an onslaught of community members seeking help, and fear they lack the resources to meet all the need. Government funding is limited—community organizations also need support from donors and private funders. The Asian Pacific Fund is currently exploring ways we can support our affiliates, which include KCCEB and KACS, who face these gaps in funding.
    "This is a historically critical moment," says June. "Koreans and other Asians can really benefit right now, but we need a coordinated community response to this challenging and unprecedented movement."

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