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Inspiring Across Generations (IAG)

Evolving to Succeed: How to Navigate the New Normal

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Event Details:

Date: Thursday, December 10, 4:00PM - 7:00PM PT

         Friday , December 11, 1:00PM - 4:00PM PT

         Via Zoom


Thursday 12/10/2020 | 4:00PM -  7:00PM PT


Day 1

4:00PM - 4:10PM: Opening Remarks

4:10PM - 4:20PM: Icebreaker Activity

4:20PM - 5:05PM: Overcoming You (Keynote Address)

5:05PM - 5:50PM: Overcoming Them (Fireside Chat)

5:50PM - 6:00PM: Closing Remarks

6:00PM - 6:45PM: Happy Hour

6:45PM - 7:00PM: Ascend After Dark

Friday 12/11/2020 | 1:00PM – 4:00PM


Day 2

1:00PM - 1:05PM: Opening Remarks

1:05PM - 1:30PM: Interactive Activity

1:30PM - 2:15PM: Leveling Up ERGs/BRGs to Meet Employee Needs (Panel Discussion)

2:15PM - 2:45PM: Breakout Sessions

2:45PM - 3:15PM: Q&A

3:15PM - 3:50PM: Pan-Asians in Corporate America: A Fireside Chat with Wes Hom

3:50PM - 4:00PM: Closing Remarks


$50 Individual Member ticket

$75 Individual Non-member ticket

$150 Ascend Membership + IAG ticket


You are invited to join Ascend SoCal for the 2020 Inspiring Across Generations (IAG) Conference, presented jointly by the Ascend Los Angeles Metro and Ascend Orange County chapters! The IAG Conference is a regional conference that brings executives and experienced professionals together for interactive breakout sessions and engaging speaker presentations.


This year's theme is Evolving to Succeed: Navigating the New Normal. The COVID-19 pandemic has changed life as we know it, whether at work or in our personal lives. Through this IAG, we hope that the sessions inspire you to transform yourself into the professional that you want to be. The speaker sessions and panel discussions will highlight the importance of mindset changes, tips for adapting/adjusting, and more. We will also turn a focus towards tailoring ERGs/BRGs to meet employee needs and practice inclusive leadership during these challenging times."

Keynote Speaker

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Thuy Vu

Co-Founder and President, Global Mentor Network

Co-Founder and President

Speakers and Panelists

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Wes Hom

Former Vice President and Global Managing Director, IBM

Vice President and National Board Member, Ascend

Co-Developer and Executive Advisor, Stanford University Graduate School of Business, Asian American Executive Program

Co-Founder and President

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Glen Hamakwa

Retired Partner, EY

Co-Founder and President

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Lillian Lin

Senior Vice President and Investment Grade Portfolio Manager, PIMCO

Co-Founder and President

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Deborah Png

Executive Director for International Film Distribution, Sony

Co-Founder and President

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Tejas Shah

Lead Continuous Improvement Consultant, ADP

Co-Founder and President

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Peter Yo

Assistant Vice President and Branch Director, Robert Half Legal

Co-Founder and President

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