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CAAEN Press Release 2005-09-09

posted Dec 17, 2009, 10:15 PM by Crystal Kung

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:
  • -- Donna Uchida, Head of communication worldwide , Arysta LifeScience (Moderator)
  • -- Larry Chang, Vice President Worldwide Operations Finance, Hewlett Packard
  • -- S.K. Gupta, Vice President Operations, Lockheed Martin Space Systems
  • -- Edward So, Vice President and Director California Technology and Manufacturing, Intel
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.