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2014 Whole Person Leadership Seminar - Los Angeles

Saturday, September 20, 2014 at 8:00 AM (PDT)

2014 Whole Person Leadership Seminar - Los Angeles

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Whole Person Leadership -

Balancing Sharing and Caring


 Two issues affecting all sectors, generations, and cultures are: Sharing….making the world a better place, helping others and making a difference; and Caring (work/life balance)….having a successful career, being a devoted spouse/partner, super parent, or caregiver.

Emcee:   Josie Liu (Agency Field  Executive, State Farm Insurance; APAWLI Class of 2013)

PRESENTATION: “Whole Person Leadership”:     Peggy Nagae, Program Director and Rosie Abriam, CEO/President

KEYNOTE SPEAKER:           Dr. Marjorie Kagawa-Singer: PhD, MA, MN, RN, FAAN; Professor; UCLA Fielding School of Public Health and Asian American Studies Department

Dr. Marjorie Kagawa-Singer is a professor at the UCLA School of Public Health and Asian American Studies Center. Presently her research focuses on developing standards of cultural competence in health care research and practice and reducing disparities in health outcomes for populations of color, especially Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and other Pacific Islanders.

Dr. Kagawa-Singer serves on multiple local, state, and national committees involved with issues of ethnicity and health care. She has published, lectured nationally and internationally, and taught extensively on issues in cross-cultural health care, cancer, pain, grief and bereavement, end of life decision-making, and quality of life. She also serves as consultant to community groups to reach underserved populations with cancer education and services.


PANELS:We are planning on having 2 panels composed of a Millennial, a Generation X (working/career mom), and a Baby Boomer to discuss each of these topics and the issues/opportunities at their stage in life.  After each panel presentation, we are having breakout sessions to discuss the topics in smaller groups. 


PANEL I:  “Work Life Balance” Today’s women have many competing responsibilities (e.g. work, family, children, housework, volunteering, elderly parent care, etc.) which places stress on individuals, families and the communities in which they reside. What work life balance issues/challenges face each generation? How are women in various stages of their lives and careers able to maintain this balance?   


Facilitator:   Debra Nakatomi (Nakatomi & Associates)


Millennial:            Tammy Tran (Public Affairs, Strategic Engagement- Southern California Edison (SCE))

Generation X:    Dr. Thirumala Raju (Internal Medicine Physician)

Baby Boomer:    Diane Tasaka (Public Education and Communications Manager – SCE )




I-A:   Millennials:                  Taking time (and care) for yourself  

        Tammy Tran and Akemi Kondo Dalvi (CPA, Financial Advisor Kondo Wealth Advisors)          

I-B:   Generation Xers:        Balancing a career and family

         Dr. Thirumala Raju and Erin Shiroma (VP Edison School, Covina)

I-C:   Baby Boomers:            Empty Nest and Aging parents

         Diane Tasaka and Karen Koyano (Manager, SCE)




At lunch, from 12:30p.m. to 1:45p.m. participants will have box lunches and will sit at tables with various role models/subject experts. 

We will be featuring 4 topics: 1) Entrepreneurship; 2) Your Health and Well Being; 3)

Leading and Impacting Our Community; and 4) National APAWLI Signature Program. This is a time when

participants can have more personal interaction with the  role model/experts, ask questions, and join in

discussions. They are free to move around to different tables during the lunch session.


 Lunch Time Role Models and Subject Experts 

                        1.     Entrepreneurship – Women who have successfully started businesses

Ginger Lai – President, Gingi, Inc., Skin care products

Debra Nakatomi – Nakatomi & Associates (Communications)

Linda Wong – Founder and ED of SPARK Afterschool Academy                      


      2.     Your Health and Well Being – Health care providers; Alternative medicine

Dr. Kagawa-Singer - Professor-UCLA

Dr. Thirumala Raju - Physician 

Sheila Yonemoto -  Physical Therapist  


3.     Leading and Impacting Our Community  -  Community leaders and leaders of non-profits

Karin Wang -  Public Interest/Civil Rights Lawyer

Miki Carpenter -  ED YWCA San Gabriel Valley

Carol Jue - Head Coach,Women’s Basketball, Chapman University

Wendy Shiba - Immediate Past President of National Asian Pacific American Bar Association


4.     National APAWLI Signature Program  - Information about the leadership program

Peggy Nagae – Program Director, the Center


PANEL II:  “Giving Back to the Community” –  Community service and helping others make our lives and the lives of others better and stronger. How does each generation (Millennials, Generation X and Baby Boomers ) look upon community service and “giving back”?  What are the issues/opportunities for women in various stages of their lives and careers regarding “giving back”?       

Facilitator:   Debra Fong – ED Asian Pacfic Community Fund 



Millennial:         Lisa Thong  (President OCA-GLA; Special Assistant to State Controller John Chang)

Generation X:    Karin Wang  (Public Interest/Civil Rights Lawyer)

Baby Boomer:    Wendy Shiba  (Former Executive VP, General Counsel and Secretary, KB Home)


BREAKOUT SESSION II“Giving Back to the Community”   Sessions will be led by panel members:

II-A:   Millennials:       How to get started

                  Lisa Thong and Tricia Kasamatsu ( Instructor, Chapman University)


II-B:   Generation X:   Giving back while working and raising a family

                  Karin Wang and Miki Carpenter (ED YWCA San Gabriel Valley)


II-C:   Baby Boomer:   Giving back later in life (Empty Nester, Retiree, Caregiver)

                  Wendy Shiba and Gena Lew Gong, Cal State University, Fresno; President of Central California Association of AP Women

The Center is a national organization dedicated to developing leadership and addressing the challenges for Asian Pacific American (APA) communities as whole person leaders.  

At its heart, our mission is to develop APA women to achieve success and fulfillment in their professional and personal lives so they can lead positive change in their workplace and communities. Achieving this goal requires devoting thoughtful and intentional effort using all aspects of a person: heart, mind, spirit, body, family and community. Our leadership curriculum has been developed to address all of these elements.

We hope you can join us for this unique opportunity!


This all day conference is OPEN TO EVERYONE in the community.

Register now – Space is limited


Questions? – info@apawomen.org       415-310-6978    


Special Thanks to our Program & Reception Sponsors 


State Farm Insurance


Edison International

Southwest Airlines - Official Airline of The Center for APA Women


Have questions about 2014 Whole Person Leadership Seminar - Los Angeles? Contact the organizer

When & Where

Pasadena City College
1570 E. Colorado Blvd
Pasadena, CA 91106

Saturday, September 20, 2014 at 8:00 AM (PDT)

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