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2013 National Leadership Summit : Purpose, Path and Power: Transforming Your Leadership

The Center for Asian Pacific American Women

2013 National Leadership Summit : Purpose, Path and...

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Ticket Type Price Fee Quantity
Early Bird Registration (extended Sept 6 ) $225.00 $0.00
General Registration $300.00 $0.00
Student Registration $125.00 $0.00
Sponsorship Contribution for National Summit
Donation for 2013
Friday Registration Only $175.00 $0.00
Saturday Registration Only $125.00 $0.00

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National Leadership Summit

The 2013 Summit - Purpose, Path and Power - Transforming Your Leadership - focuses on building leadership capacity across all areas of your life. Workshops and panels cover career development skills, financial and business savvy, health, and other issues of concern to AA/PI women.



The conference hotel is the Manhattan Beach Marriott. Please use this link Book Standard at Manhattan Beach Marriott for $129 per night

For conference rates please use the group code - apaapaa


Travel & Partial scholarships available

Please send email inquiry to 2013summit.capaw@gmail.com for application info (Scholarship Application Deadline - Aug15)


Conference Schedule (subject to change)

Friday, September 20, 2013

7:00 am -8:00 am     Registration & Continental Breakfast -Networking

8:00 am                 Welcome

8:30 am                  Keynote Address –  Ann Shen Smith, Chairman & CEO, Southern California Gas Co.

9:00 – 9:45 am         Plenary Session - Whole Person Leadership – Peggy Nagae, Program Director, The Center for APA Women, Peggy Nagae Consulting

9:45 am                 Break

10:00 - 12:30 pm      Concurrent Workshops  (See workshop listings below)

12:30 - 2:00 pm       Lunch – Subject Matter Experts Hosted Tables

                            Table discussions for various industries & on current issues

2:15 - 4:45 pm         Concurrent Workshops  (See workshop listings below)

4:45 – 5:00 pm        Break

5:00 - 9:00 pm         Reception + Marketplace + Silent Auction


Saturday, September 21, 2013

7:00 - 8:30 am         Breakfast - Networking

8:30 - 9:30 am         Plenary Panel Discussion

9:30 – 9:45 am        Break

9:45 - 12:15 pm       Concurrent Workshops  (See workshop listings below)



12:15 – 12:30 pm     Break

12:30 - 2:15 pm       Lunch Panel - API Women/Elected & Appointed

2:15 - 3:00 pm         Plenary Discussion – The Center for APA Women   

3:00 pm                  Conclusion of Conference – Staying Connected





Workshop Descriptions :

1.     Mental, Emotional & Physical Health in Time of Turbulence - Mental, Emotional & Physical Health - How to reduce stress, combat depression and stay healthy in challenging times? (DJ Ida-ED-NAAPIMHA, Dr. Marjorie Kagawa Singer-UCLA, Dr. Charlotte Yeh-CMO-AARP, Amita Swadhin-MPA-Educator/Consultant, Dr. Kathy Abriam-Yago, Director of Nursing, SJSU )

2.     Financial Abundance:  Strategies and Tactics for Ensuring Your Financial Future – How to reduce personal expenses, institute a wealth strategy and manage your financial assets. (Grace Lou-Lawyer, Lelly Woo-Grimes-State Farm, Mimi Park-Financial Advisor-Wells Fargo, Akemi Kondo Dalvi-Financial Advisor-Kondo Wealth Advisors, Robbin Narike Preciado, Union Bank of California)

3.     Asian Women in the C Suite - Why aren’t we where we aspire to be and what can we do about it? This session has two objectives - a) to share the latest research on the status of Asians and women in pursuit of the C Suite b) to focus on what can we do about it.  (Kay Iwata, President, K. Iwata Associates, Inc)

4.     Speaking Powerfully: Whether to One or an Audience of 100 - The ability to communicate clearly, confidently and convincingly can be critical. Learn practical tips and techniques on being an effective presenter, speaker, influencer. (Vanna Novak, President/CEO, Speak to Persuade)

5.     It's A Multigenerational World! Are you Ready!(c) -  For the first time in history, four generations (soon to be five) must work side by side.  This dynamic session will reveal key messages that shaped each generation so you can leverage the differences that each generation brings.  (Sonia Aranza, Award Winning Speaker & Global Consultant)

6.     Building the Beloved Community - For high impact leaders to build healthy and sustainable communities takes pluck, nerve and the courage of one’s convictions. Using storytelling and exercises to develop trust and community…  (Puanani Burgess, Founder & Facilitator, One Peace-at-a-Time)

7.     Now, Embody Your Leadership  - Lead using your entire body. Through direct physical experience, develop focus, awareness and intuition to lead more effectively. Learn to use breath, posture, and voice to center and ground yourself and others in the face of uncertainty and challenge. Please wear clothing suitable for exercise. (Dana Paredes, Director, Foward Stance Institute)

8.     Connected To Community - Why is it important for you as a leader to participate in civic issues? (Kylee Mar-Punahou School, Debra Fong-ED-Asian Pacific Community Fund, Yvonne Lee-Regional Advocate-SBA, Tuyet Duong-Senior Advisor-WHIAAPI, Mariko Kahn-ED-Pacific Asian Counseling Svc)

9.     Multi-racial Identity and Inclusion - In our world where race, ethnicity, gender and culture matter, what can we learn from these intersections? Discuss the challenges, assets and different leadership styles. (Cheryl Ka'uhane Lupenui-Founder-The Leader Project, Michelle Russo-VP of Operations-State Farm, Tamiko Wong-ED-Oakland Asian Cultural Center, Rica Houston-Professor-CSU Los Angeles, Rita Cheng-VP-InterTrend Communications)

10.   In Transition: Successful Career Change The Whole Person Way - Are you being called to do something different?  What might that path be? What is the purpose?  Changing careers is different from changing jobs.   Bring your career questions, and interactively learn how to transition into a new career with conviction, meaning and joy – the Whole Person way! (Jean Sun Shaw, Managing Principal, Life's Journey, LLC)

11.   Balancing Family/Work Pressures/Community Expectations & You! -

We often care for aging parents, spouses/partners, children, careers, as well as get involved in community work, and forge friendships. This workshop will discuss the multiple demands of their lives. How does one care for children, parents, spouse/partner, work, and community and still have time for good self-care? (Kristin Lensen, Owner, Kristin Lensen Consultant)

12.   API Women's Expressions: Media, Print, Movies - (Velina Houston-Associate Dean-USC, Denise Dador-ABC Eyewitness News, Tanzila Ahmed-Manager-AAAJ)

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Manhattan Beach Marriott
1400 Park View Avenue
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266


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