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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