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Corporate Leaders Build Diversity Through Employee Resource Groups

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As diversity increasingly becomes a primary value for businesses across the nation, corporations are adopting Employee Resource Groups to facilitate change. On July 8, a panel of four experienced corporate managers and employees will discuss their experiences with ERGs and their role in promoting corporate diversity.

The Dynamics of Leadership conference panel -- titled "The Role of Employee Resource Group & Your Career - Representation/Advancement/Advocacy" -- will encourage attendees to think about the importance of having voluntary, employee-led teams in the creation of a level playing ground for minority groups. Each panelist will show you a handful of effective ways to use ERGs for growth, progress and career development.

Featured on the panel will be national and community leaders Tony Kee, George Mui, Amanthi Pendegraft and Salena Tong. The interactive discussion will be moderated by Bank of America Merrill Lynch Vice President and Commercial Associate Jessica Hamel, who leads market analysis, sales performance management and more in four states through her influential role.

Also a leader at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Kee is the Vice President and Divisional Sales Operations Manager for Retail Sales at his bank. He brings 10 years of experience in the finance industry in the panel and offers an inspiring story of advancement throughout organizations like Mass Mutual, Lehman Brothers and Merrill Lynch -- in part, with the help of ERGs.

Mui, the Senior Business Development Specialist at the U.S. Minority Business Development Agency, has displayed a tremendous, award-winning passion for the Asian American advocacy in his lifetime. He currently serves as a Senior Advisor for the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. Mui's knowledge of a variety of resources for minority professionals will help attendees utilize the benefits of ERGs.

A KPMG Advisory Director, Pendegraft has over 12 years of experience in delivering IT advisory and audit engagements. She currently serves as a committee member for two company groups that support women and diversity. With substantial experience in speaking and various industries, Pendegraft display how ERGs can change one's career for the better.

Tong is an Information Technology Manager at Mayo Clinic. With over 18 years of experience in the healthcare industry, she has serves in diverse roles on technical teams and seeks to integrate the rapid transformation of technologies across the company. On the panel, Tong volunteers her knowledge on how ERGs can help rising leaders gain support from peers, representation in their industries and advancement in their careers.

Registration

PROGRAM SCHEDULE | WORKSHOP TOPICS | SPEAKERS' BIO

Early Bird Before 5/31/2017

General Registration After 5/31/2017

Conference Kickoff Reception (Fri, July 7, 7-9pm) | Keynote Speaker: Svetlana Kim, Author of White Pearl and I: A Memoir of a Political Refugee

$30.00


$40.00

Gala reception, dinner, and event (Sat., July 8, 6-9pm)

$100.00


$120.00

DAY PASS: Saturday Conference (Sat, July 8) | Access to 12 workshops/seminars, breakfast, lunch & Dinner Gala

$200.00


$290.00

DAY PASS: Sunday Conference
(Sat., July 9) | Access to 6 workshops/seminars & breakfast

$95.00


$120.00

ALL-INCLUSIVE PASS: Best Deal!** (Friday, July 7 - Sunday, July, 9) | Full Access to Reception, Conference and Gala Event

$250.00


$400.00

Group Discount is Available, please This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for more information

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Attire: Business professional/Semi-formal.
All tickets are non-refundable. All payments must receive by 4 p.m. on July 1st, 2017 to guarantee your seat.

Attending our ‪#‎DynamicsOfLeadership2017, but need a hotel?

We have you covered when you reserve a room with Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino.

Special pricing is available for our event, $69/night +tax for a Standard 2-bed room.

Reserve your room by June 16th 2017 to guarantee the special pricing.

We have locked in that special pricing at $69/night!! This link will be available until June 16th, 2017. Make sure to book your room today!!!

Use this direct link provided by Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino:

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ACEL's vision is to be the proving ground for Asian American Professionals, forging leaders of tomorrow through professional development, cultural awareness, community service and mentorship. To learn more about our member benefits or if you would like to join the ACEL family, you can visit http://www.ACELeaders.org


 

 

 

 

Inspiring Panel of Leaders Discuss How to Prioritize with a Full Plate

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With work as a part of every professional's life, it's no surprise that work-life balance is simply a myth. So what keeps the busiest leaders sane?

On July 8, the Dynamics of Leadership conference will present a panel about "Achieving Work-Life Balance: How to Prioritize Competing Priorities," featuring inspiring leaders Pamela Lam, Jared Leung, Marcy Luganob and Vicente Reid. The panel will be moderated by Michelle Loposky, an accomplished U.S. Army veteran who serves as a Military Advocate for Arizona State University's Pat Tillman Veterans Center.

Each panelist will discuss their proven tips for identifying and balancing priorities, helping you make the most of your time and your values in every 24-hour day. By the end of the talk, attendees will feel strongly equipped and ready to lead in their workplace, community and personal lives with more time to spare.

Lam is the Vice President of Research & Development for Henkel of North America. Her hard work not only shown in her resume -- which boasts over a decade of working with huge household brand names -- but in her successful prioritization of family and traveling, as well.

Luganob, the Assistant Desk Manager for NBC Universal's Telemundo Arizona news, has worked in local TV news for over two decades as an editor and assistant manager. While keeping busy in the ever-changing media industry, she does not let her work schedule stop her from leading a well-rounded life.

Leung is a Partner at Davis Miles McGuire Gardner, a leading law firm in the region. He has taken his practice throughout the U.S. and Asia. Today, he continues his success in his profession, while continuing to lead in the community through a major role in the National Asian Pacific American Bar Assocation and as a founding member of the Bangkok District Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association.

As the CEO and Executive Director of the Arizona Asian Chamber of Commerce, Reid wears many hats. He is the co-publisher and editor of the Asian SUN News and the Civic Engagement Manager for Asian Pacific Community in Action. In addition, he is affiliated with over 10 AAPI organizations, demonstrating that a love for family and education does not have to hinder one's passions for community, politics and more.

Registration

PROGRAM SCHEDULE | WORKSHOP TOPICS | SPEAKERS' BIO

Early Bird Before 5/31/2017

General Registration After 5/31/2017

Conference Kickoff Reception (Fri, July 7, 7-9pm) | Keynote Speaker: Svetlana Kim, Author of White Pearl and I: A Memoir of a Political Refugee

$30.00


$40.00

Gala reception, dinner, and event (Sat., July 8, 6-9pm)

$100.00


$120.00

DAY PASS: Saturday Conference (Sat, July 8) | Access to 12 workshops/seminars, breakfast, lunch & Dinner Gala

$200.00


$290.00

DAY PASS: Sunday Conference
(Sat., July 9) | Access to 6 workshops/seminars & breakfast

$95.00


$120.00

ALL-INCLUSIVE PASS: Best Deal!** (Friday, July 7 - Sunday, July, 9) | Full Access to Reception, Conference and Gala Event

$250.00


$400.00

Group Discount is Available, please This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for more information

All conference registrations must be purchased online with a credit or debit card. Once you RSVP through This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , an email with a PayPal link for payment will be sent to the address that you provide when you RSVP. Your registration will be confirmed by an email sent to the same address after we receive your payment. Please ensure that your email address is correct when registering.

Attire: Business professional/Semi-formal.
All tickets are non-refundable. All payments must receive by 4 p.m. on July 1st, 2017 to guarantee your seat.

Attending our ‪#‎DynamicsOfLeadership2017, but need a hotel?

We have you covered when you reserve a room with Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino.

Special pricing is available for our event, $69/night +tax for a Standard 2-bed room.

Reserve your room by June 16th 2017 to guarantee the special pricing.

We have locked in that special pricing at $69/night!! This link will be available until June 16th, 2017. Make sure to book your room today!!!

Use this direct link provided by Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino:

https://reservations.travelclick.com/75936?groupID=1763179

Or call 1-800-946-4452 and mention ACEL special pricing.

Click here to become a member today!

For more information, please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

###

ACEL's vision is to be the proving ground for Asian American Professionals, forging leaders of tomorrow through professional development, cultural awareness, community service and mentorship. To learn more about our member benefits or if you would like to join the ACEL family, you can visit http://www.ACELeaders.org


 

 

 

Entrepreneur Kristi Lee brings public speaking workshop to Dynamics of Leadership conference

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When seeking an inspiring story of entrepreneurship, one does not have to look any further than Kristi Lee.

After taking a risk by leaving her successful corporate career in 2006, Lee recreated her life through entrepreneurship as a single mom, and has never looked back since. Today, as the Sales & Marketing Strategist for Kristi Lee International, she trains C-level executives, sales teams and entrepreneurs throughout the United States on proven sales systems for peak performance.

Lee holds over 33 years of experience in marketing, retail and business strategy. She has been responsible for product and marketing decisions for more than 2,300 Albertsons stores in 38 states, and negotiations with brands such as Johnson & Johnson, Proctor & Gamble, Maybelline and Revlon.

On July 8, she will bring her three decades of experience to help conference attendees strengthen their presentation skills in a talk titled "Public Speaking: Experiences, Strategies and Best Practices to Ace Your Next Presentation."

Lee is one of the founding member of ACEL, in which she helped create the Professional Development and Mentorship programs and served as Vice-Chair on the Board of Directors for four years. She is the current President of the FBI Citizens Academy Alumni Association in Phoenix and a Valley Leadership Class 38 graduate. In 2011, she received the Positively Powerful Woman Award for Non-Profit Leadership. Supplementing her outstanding community volunteerism, she co-authored “License To Dream – Every Woman’s Guide to Financial Freedom Through Network Marketing” in 2010 to help women step through limiting beliefs and build successful businesses.

Registration

PROGRAM SCHEDULE | WORKSHOP TOPICS | SPEAKERS' BIO

Early Bird Before 5/31/2017

General Registration After 5/31/2017

Conference Kickoff Reception (Fri, July 7, 7-9pm) | Keynote Speaker: Svetlana Kim, Author of White Pearl and I: A Memoir of a Political Refugee

$30.00


$40.00

Gala reception, dinner, and event (Sat., July 8, 6-9pm)

$100.00


$120.00

DAY PASS: Saturday Conference (Sat, July 8) | Access to 12 workshops/seminars, breakfast, lunch & Dinner Gala

$200.00


$290.00

DAY PASS: Sunday Conference
(Sat., July 9) | Access to 6 workshops/seminars & breakfast

$95.00


$120.00

ALL-INCLUSIVE PASS: Best Deal!** (Friday, July 7 - Sunday, July, 9) | Full Access to Reception, Conference and Gala Event

$250.00


$400.00

Group Discount is Available, please This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for more information

All conference registrations must be purchased online with a credit or debit card. Once you RSVP through This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , an email with a PayPal link for payment will be sent to the address that you provide when you RSVP. Your registration will be confirmed by an email sent to the same address after we receive your payment. Please ensure that your email address is correct when registering.

Attire: Business professional/Semi-formal.
All tickets are non-refundable. All payments must receive by 4 p.m. on July 1st, 2017 to guarantee your seat.

Attending our ‪#‎DynamicsOfLeadership2017, but need a hotel?

We have you covered when you reserve a room with Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino.

Special pricing is available for our event, $69/night +tax for a Standard 2-bed room.

Reserve your room by June 16th 2017 to guarantee the special pricing.

We have locked in that special pricing at $69/night!! This link will be available until June 16th, 2017. Make sure to book your room today!!!

Use this direct link provided by Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino:

https://reservations.travelclick.com/75936?groupID=1763179

Or call 1-800-946-4452 and mention ACEL special pricing.

Click here to become a member today!

For more information, please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

###

ACEL's vision is to be the proving ground for Asian American Professionals, forging leaders of tomorrow through professional development, cultural awareness, community service and mentorship. To learn more about our member benefits or if you would like to join the ACEL family, you can visit http://www.ACELeaders.org


 

 

 

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