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Ascend IAG

Elevate, Empower, Ascend: Celebrating AAPI Women in Leadership
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Event Details

Date: Thursday, March 28, 2024

Time: 3:00 PM – 8:30 PM PT (Networking 7:15 PM-8:30 PM)

Venue: JP Morgan,Silicon Valley Center, 3223 Hanover St, Palo Alto Palo Alto

Admission: Member: $100  I  Non-Member: $150

​Attire: Business Casual

Description

Join Ascend NorCal and JP Morgan for an immersive half-day conference on March 28, 2024, for an inspiring event that goes beyond traditional discussions. Ascend NorCal's March IAG is your opportunity to invest in personal and professional growth. Celebrate with us the achievements and resilience of AAPI women, forging a path towards a brighter and more empowered future.

Agenda

Agenda

3:00 PM - 3:30 PM: 

Registration

3:30 PM - 4:45 PM: 

4:45 PM - 5:00 PM: 

Break

6:00 PM - 6:15 PM: 

Break

6:15 PM - 7:15 PM: 

7:15 PM - 8:30 PM: 

Networking Happy Hour (Food served)

Welcome & Opening Plenary

Welcome & Opening Plenary
Opening Plenary

3:30 PM - 4:45 PM

Immerse yourself in the Ascend NorCal March IAG conference, celebrating International Women's History Month with our panel guided by the theme, "We lead for them, we lead for us, and we lead together." Moderated by Gautam Chandiok, VP of JP Morgan, luminaries like Stephanie Lim, co-founder of Third State Books, and Dion Lim, Anchor/Reporter at KGO-TV San Francisco, will explore pioneering leadership.

Our speakers share candid insights into their unique leadership journeys, highlighting unwavering commitments to diversity, inclusion, and fostering opportunities. Prepare for an immersive experience that inspires and equips you with actionable insights. Join us in celebrating leadership, diversity, and empowerment, sparking meaningful conversations on collective leadership for positive change.

Moderator:

Gautum Chandiok

Vice President

JPMorgan Chase & Co

Speaker: 

Dion Lim

Anchor/Reporter/Author

ABC7/KGO-TV

Speaker: 

Stephanie Lim

Co-Founder and CEO

Third State Books

Concurrent Sessions

Concurrent Sessions
Concurrent Session A
Breaking the Chains of Imposter Syndrome: A Journey to Empowerment

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Join us for a dynamic 60-minute breakout session, "Breaking the Chains of Imposter Syndrome: A Journey to Empowerment," led by Shikha Goyal-Allain, Managing Director at J.P. Morgan, and Tiffany Chin, Senior Business Analyst at Crowe.

Discover firsthand insights as Shikha and Tiffany share personal stories, navigating imposter syndrome at different career stages. Engage in intimate group discussions to exchange experiences, explore practical strategies, and benefit from the facilitators' active participation.

Receive expert advice on navigating imposter syndrome and empowering yourself and others. The session concludes with an open Q&A and networking segment, providing direct engagement and connection opportunities.

Craft a personalized action plan, leaving with tangible steps to break free from imposter syndrome's constraints. Join us in celebrating achievements, inspiring across generations, and shaping a future where women lead confidently and influence professional trajectories.

Facilitator:

Shikha Goyal Allain

Managing Director & Market Executive, Innovation Economy – Technology

JPMorgan Chase & Co

Facilitator:

Tiffany Chin

Senior Business Analyst

Crowe

Concurrent Session B
Mastering Negotiation Skills with Alice Shikina & Christine Tom: An Empowering Breakout Session

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Join us for an inspiring breakout session at Ascend NorCal's March event, celebrating International Women's History Month. Renowned facilitators Alice Shikina, a dynamic public speaker, and Christine Tom, a strategic HR leader, will lead an engaging exploration into negotiation.

Alice brings over 20 years of experience in acting, directing, and producing to her negotiation expertise. Her journey, marked by a passion for storytelling, has evolved into empowering individuals in communication, negotiation, and conflict resolution. With 15+ years as a Human Resources Business Partner, Christine elevates organizational effectiveness and champions diversity, equity, and inclusion.

In this session, Alice and Christine's high-energy and interactive approach will inspire you to become a more effective communicator, a skilled negotiator, and a compassionate leader. Don't miss this opportunity to learn from seasoned professionals who seamlessly blend the worlds of performance and strategic HR, creating a transformative and empowering experience.

Facilitator:

Alice Shikina

Founder

Shikina Negotiation Academy

Facilitator:

Christine Tom

Human Resources Consultant

Concurrent Session C
Navigating Work-Life Harmony: Strategies for All

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Discover effective strategies for balancing work and personal life in our session, "Navigating Work-Life Harmony: Strategies for All," led by facilitators Robecta Ma and Clayton McClintock. Join a supportive community as we recognize and address individuals' diverse challenges in managing professional and personal responsibilities.

Engage in an icebreaker activity to build connections and share insights on work-life balance. Explore the reality of stress across genders and roles, uncovering societal expectations. Participate in an interactive session where we identify personal stressors, brainstorm universal strategies, and share practical tips for navigating multiple roles.

Facilitated group discussions encourage open dialogue, fostering peer support and understanding across genders. We'll also discuss how organizations can create a supportive environment for all employees. Conclude with key takeaways, practical steps for self-care, and an emphasis on mutual understanding.

In the follow-up, access valuable resources for well-being and contribute to ongoing conversations and networking. Your feedback will shape future sessions on work-life balance. Join us for a focused and enriching experience as we collectively strive for harmony in our professional and personal lives.

Facilitator:

Robecta Ma

Co-Founder

Creating Space Community

Facilitator:

Clayton McClintock

Neuroscience Researcher and Clinical Psychologist

Closing Plenary

Closing Plenary
Shattering Ceilings, Igniting Futures: AAPI Women Pioneering Leadership

6:15 PM - 7:15 PM

Embark on an inspiring journey with our closing plenary session, "Shattering Ceilings, Igniting Futures: AAPI Women Pioneering Leadership." Join our distinguished panel of accomplished AAPI women as they share empowering stories, strategies, and transformative insights drawn from their experiences in traditionally male-dominated industries. From breaking barriers and rising to leadership positions to fostering inclusive spaces and leveraging mentorship, each panelist will weave personal narratives that illuminate the path toward progress and equity. Envision a future where AAPI women not only lead but actively shape the trajectory of industries. This engaging session invites you to connect with the resilience, innovation, and leadership of AAPI women, leaving you inspired and ready to contribute to a more inclusive future.

Moderator:

Spark Nakamura

Executive Director

JPMorgan Chase & Co

Speaker:

Trisha Bantigue

CEO and Co-Founder

Queenly

Speaker:

Samantha Ku

COO

Square Financial Services

Speakers
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Shikha Goyal Allain

Managing Director & Market Executive, Innovation Economy - Technology

JPMorgan Chase & Co

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Tiffany Chin

Senior Business Analyst

Crowe

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Stephanie Lim

Co-Founder and CEO

Third State Books

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Clayton McClintock

Neuroscience Researcher and Clinical Psychologist

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Christine Tom

Human Resources Consultant

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Trisha Bantigue

CEO and Co-Founder

Queenly

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Samantha Ku

COO

Square Financial Services

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Priscilla Lim

Executive Director

JP Morgan Chase

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Spark Nakamura

Executive Director

JPMorgan Chase & Co

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Gautum Chandiok

Vice President

JPMorgan Chase & Co

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Dion Lim

Anchor/Reporter/Author

ABC7/KGO-TV

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Robecta Ma

Co-Founder

Creating Space Community

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Alice Shikina

Founder

Shikina Negotiation Academy

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Safety of our guests is paramount to Ascend. Attendees are responsible for monitoring their own condition and agree to comply with the safety, hygiene and CDC identified pandemic level communicable illnesses (including COVID-19) guidelines established by relevant health authorities. We request that attendees not attend an event should they test positive or if they experience COVID symptoms prior to the event.

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