Embracing agility & leading in an accelerated society


Saturday, September 29, 2018
– 5:30pm


Ernst & Young
200 Clarendon St

23rd Floor
Boston, MA 02116

9:00 - 10:00 AM
Breakfast with Bill


10:00 - 10:30 AM


10:30 - 11:30 AM

Being Authentic in an Accelerated World (Speaker: Bill Imada)

“When you’re at an intersection, you don’t always have to be looking forward, sometimes you can look left or right to find the answer” 


11:40 – 12:30 PM
Breakout Round 1: The Future Workforce

               Session 1: The Virtual Doppelganger: Social Media, Branding and Virtual Leadership (Raymond Yu, Dunkin' Donuts)

According to CareerBuilder, 70% of hiring managers use social media to screen candidates before hiring. Managing your online doppelganger is key to establishing your credentials. What does your doppelganger say about you? How does your online presence market your brand?

               Session 2: Technology Transformation (Junaid Hoosen & Manish Mandhwani, EY)

To what extent is technology transforming the way you work? Many companies are now allowing employees to work remotely; up to 50% of employees have reported this trend. How do you leverage technology to maintain work - life (yin yang) balance, while still advancing your career?

               Session 3: Bridging Generation Gaps (Tamie Phan & Eleana Pham, State Street)

By 2019 millennials are on track to take over the workforce. From entry level to C - Suite,  connecting across multi-generations becomes a reality and a challenge. Regardless of the generation you’re in, how do you work through hierarchical barriers?


12:30 – 2:00 PM
Lunch & Networking


2:00 – 2:50 PM
Breakout Session 2: Diversity & Culture

               Session 1: Meritocracy Alone Is Not Enough 
(WIN - Women in NAAAP Facilitated - Sasha Said, Leerink Transformation Partners)

The myth: your good work speaks for itself, and you will be appropriately rewarded. The reality: you need to have a marketing strategy for that next promotion, for being chosen for that high-visibility project, for your career advancement. It is not enough to find a mentor, coach or sponsor; you have to build a strong, purposeful network. Sasha Said has succeeded in the male-dominated, competitive venture world, and will share what else matters beside meritocracy.

               Session 2: Innovative Communication (Toastmasters Facilitated - Mary Cheyne, Author & Professional Speaker)

Communication IS innovation. As we progress in this digital age, the pace of communication will continue to accelerate. How can you develop interpersonal skills while maintaining 2 way interaction?

To learn more about Mary's session, please click here for details!

               Session 3: Breaking the Model Minority (L&D Facilitated - Tina Wong-Russell, Executive Coach & Consultant)

Asian-Americans are perceived through certain stereotypes leading to a misperception that Asians in America are all doing fine and don’t need special attention. Is it true that Asian American’s unique qualities and values allow them to overcome disadvantages and gain social mobility and success? What are the implications of these perceptions for the Asian in the workplace?


3:00 – 3:50 PM
ERG Panel Discussion: SynERGy

How Employers and Asian Employees Can Better Support Each Other
(Moderator: Tiet Tran, Panelists: Tamie Phan, State Street; Melissa Obleada, Hubspot; 
Hiren Thakkar, Blue Cross Blue Shield of MA

How do we help each other become better employers? What steps do we, as corporations need to take in order to adopt a truly inclusive and diverse community? What steps have we taken to promote a culture where employees are encouraged to become their authentic and productive selves?


4:00 – 4:30 PM


4:30 – 5:30 PM