規劃生涯 誠字先行 努力爭取
王天名(Jimmy Wong)目前是富國銀行(Wells Fargo)企業多元部門副總裁(VP of Enterprise Diversity & Inclusion)，在銀行界服務已有十多年。談到為何選擇銀行業，他透露，高中的一次實習激勵了他朝銀行界發展的決心，「職場生涯規劃一定要是自己興 趣所在，一旦確定目標，便要積極爭取。」
Mentor, mentor, where are you?
Looking for a mentor can be a challenging exercise. You need matched personalities, right chemistry, perfect timing etc. Have you been looking throughout your organization but couldn’t find one? Are you searching for a broader perspective than your current role? The CAAEN Leadership Training Program could provide the answer.
In its second year, the CAAEN Leadership Training Program provides leadership, mentorship, and communication training for future Asian American leaders. The 2008 program is organized by several 2007 graduates. The graduates found the program so beneficial that they decided to put what they learned into practice and have made significant improvements based on personal experiences.
“It was a great experience to learn about leadership and mentorship from four amazing, accomplished leaders,” said Christina Hsieh of AAA, a graduate of the 2007 program. She serves as the coordinator of the mentorship session in the program.
Held on Saturday, April 5th at Intel, the mentorship session was sponsored by the Committee of 100 and was a highlight of the program for the 28 students in attendance. Four Committee of 100 members, Albert Yu, Milton Chang, George Koo and Jensen Huang, spent the afternoon with employees from Intel, Cisco, HP, AAA, Wells Fargo, Kaiser Permanente, AT&T, and Deloitte & Touche. The students were nominated by their respective companies to participate in the program.
The session started with a lunch for the mentors and students to talk in a casual setting. It was then followed by a panel discussion, moderated by Intel Vice President, Chris Min. In a lively exchange of questions and comments, Albert, Milton, George, and Jensen shared valuable advice on career development, mentorship, leadership, personal development, and the role of Asian Americans in business and society.
“I truly appreciate them sharing their personal career experiences, leadership attributes, and business perspectives. I’ve gained new insights from their candid discussions and best practices,” said Jennie Hou of HP, a member of the 2008 class.
The students were particularly excited about the “family” breakout sessions, where they had the opportunity to have an intimate, smaller group dialogue with an assigned mentor and to seek personal advice from the mentors. The one and a half hour long session allowed the students to get “up close and personal” with the mentors.
The event concluded with each “family” sharing what they learned in their breakout sessions with the rest of the students and mentors. They all agreed to make use of those valuable learning.
"The learning does not stop today. You need to continue to practice as a leader when you are back to your company and employee group," said Alan Wong, CAAEN chairperson, in his closing comments to the students for the afternoon.
Bay Area Executives Offer Counsel on Professional Advancement
Asian Pacific American Employees Serve as Focal Point for Panel Discussion
San Francisco (May 7, 2004)—Citing an opportunity for more Asian Pacific Americans to move up the ladder into the ranks of executive management, four senior executives from corporations and governmental agencies based in the San Francisco Bay Area, convened this evening for a lively discussion with more than 400 enthusiastic employees of Asian Pacific American descent.
Under the theme, “Forging a Path to Success: Profiles in Leadership and Courage,” the evening program was held at Pacific Gas and Electric Company’s Auditorium and was sponsored by the Corporate Asian American Employee Network, a consortium representing more than 13 of the Bay Area’s largest employers, including the AAA of Northern California, ChevronTexaco, City and County of San Francisco, HP, Kaiser Permanente, PG&E, SBC Communications and Wells Fargo.
Panelists for the event included the Honorable Heather Fong, Chief, San Francisco Police Department; Gary Masada, President and CIO, ChevronTexaco Information Technology Co.; Anlin Ting-Mason, Vice President, UO Business Systems and Energy Programs, PG&E; and, Doreen Woo Ho, President, Consumer Credit Group, Wells Fargo. Gloria So, Vice President and Diverse Markets Manager, Wells Fargo, served as moderator.
Each panelist was invited to answer a series of questions relating to their personal and professional development as executives for their respective organizations.
CAAEN leaders said this event would be part of an ongoing series of management panel discussions designed to provide Asian Pacific Americans with specific tips on how they can grow and thrive within their workplaces.
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Senior Executives from South Bay Area Employers Address Asian Pacific American Employees
Santa Clara, CA – On September 9, 2005, CAAEN (Corporate Asian-American Employee Network) and Intel sponsored an executive panel discussion based on the theme, “Achieving Excellence Through Shared Experiences: Profiles of Leadership and Empowerment”. Approximately 200 guests attended the annual event. This was the first time that a CAAEN event was held in the SouthBay, last year the event was held in downtown San Francisco at the PG&E headquarters.
The program was a lively and open discussion about how employees of Asian Pacific American descent can succeed professionally and personally in today’s challenging workplace. Particular emphasis was given on the advantages and potential challenges of workforce mentoring.
Senior executives serving as moderator and panelists, include:
Despite significant advances in education, where 44 percent of Asian Pacific Americans, 25 years and older, have secured a bachelor’s degree or higher compared with only 26 percent of the total U.S. population, there are only a few executives of Asian American descent within Fortune 500 companies and governmental agencies. CAAEN was established to equip Asian Pacific American employees with the necessary tools to advance professionally and personally.
Senior Executives from Bay Area Employers To Address Asian Pacific American Employees
San Ramon, CA – The CAAEN (Corporate Asian-American Employee Network) and AT&T recently sponsored an executive panel discussion based on the theme, “Enhancing Leadership Image Through Confident Communication Styles”. Approximately 250 guests attended the third annual event. This was the first time the event was held at the AT&T grounds in San Ramon. Last year’s event was held in San Jose at the Intel headquarters.
The lively and open discussion about how employees of Asian Pacific American descent can succeed professionally and personally in today’s challenging workplace placed particular focus on professional image and the impact of effective communication skills. This third major CAAEN sponsored event united Asian Pacific American employees from throughout the Bay Area.
Serving as guest speaker was Professor Preston Ni of Foothill College and senior executives serving as panelists, included:
Debbie Barba, Vice President – General Manager, AT&T Orange/Riverside Market Area
Kailesh Karavadra, Partner, Ernst & Young
Teddy De Rivera, Executive Vice President, Head of Online Customer Service Wells Fargo Company
Despite significant advances in education, where 44 percent of Asian Pacific Americans, 25 years and older, have secured a bachelor’s degree or higher compared with only 26 percent of the total U.S. population, there are only a few executives of Asian American descent within Fortune 500 companies and governmental agencies. CAAEN is committed to promoting personal and professional development of Asian Pacific American employees through networking, sharing of best practices, community service and celebrating diversity.