9:00 AM - Breakfast with Bill
Register for a once in a lifetime opportunity to have breakfast with our keynote speaker, Bill Imada!
10:00 AM - Keynote: Being Your Authentic Self
“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 AM - Virtual Doppleganger
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?
11:40 AM - Technology Transformation
Junaid Hoosen & Manish Mandhwani
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?
11:40 AM - Bridging Generation Gaps
Tamie Phan & Eleana Pham
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?
2:00 PM - Meritocracy Alone is Not Enough
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.
2:00 PM - Innovative Communication
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?
2:00 PM - Breaking the Model Minority
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 PM - ERG Panel Discussion: SynERGy
Moderated by Tiet Tran featuring Tamie Phan, Melissa Obleada and Hiren Thakkar!
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?