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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