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Leadership and Professional Development Forum designed to Maximize Career Potential for Asian American Professionals.
OCA-Greater Houston is hosting the 4th Annual Asian American Leadership Forum, which includes workshops and industry panels to help Asian American professionals and students to develop leadership and professional skills in order to advance their careers. Attendees will have the opportunity to sign up for FREE ($125 value) 30 minute coaching session with professional coaches for career and resume advice on a first come first serve basis.
Keynote Luncheon with Ms. Susan Jin Davis 12:15pm – 1:30pm
Take advantage of the opportunity to hear from and speak with Ms. Susan Jin Davis, our luncheon keynote speaker. Susan Jin Davis is a Senior Vice President at Comcast Cable, and has over 20 years of experience in the communication industry. In 2011, Ms. Jin Davis negotiated a historic Memorandum of Understanding between Comcast and the Asian American community as part of the Company’s merger with NBC Universal, which created ground-breaking commitments in the areas of programming, supplier and employment diversity, and community investment.
Ms. Jin Davis has been named one of the “Most Powerful Women in Cable” by CableFAX in 2013, one of the “Top 50 Most Influential Minorities in Cable” by CableWorld for many years, and received a NAMIC Luminary Award. She is also actively involved in Comcast’s diversity efforts, particularly as it relates to the Company’s relationship with the Asian American community.
Ms. Jin Davis serves on Comcast’s Internal Diversity Council and is a Company liaison to the Comcast and NBCUniversal Joint Diversity Council. She serves as the Chair of the Board of the Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies and is a director on the Boards of Leadership Education for Asian Pacifics, Inc., the Asian Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund, and the Juvenile Law Center. Recently, she completed the Women’s Executive Leadership Program at the Wharton School of Business. She received the 2010 Paragon Award of the National Association of Multi-Ethnicity in Cable and completed CTAM’s Executive Management Program at the Harvard Business School.
Registration & Breakfast 8:00am – 8:30am
Professional Career Coaching 8:45am - 3:30pm
Community & Business Leader Panel 8:30am – 9:30am
“Why Community Involvement is Important”
Moderator: Rogene Calvert, Outreach Strategies
Donna Cole, Cole Chemical
Gordon Quan, FosterQuan
Daniel Wong, Tolunay Wong Engineers
Breakout Sessions 9:45am – 10:45am
1. A. Entrepreneurship – Moderator: Randy Sim, Satsun
a. Donna Cole, Cole Chemical
b. Gordon Quan, FosterQuan
c. Daniel Wong, Tolunay Wong Engineers
1. B. Business – Moderator: Andrew Chen, Direct Energy
a. Denise Chan, IBM
b. John Choi, Shell
c. Julie Ho, Deloitte
1. C. Non-Traditional – Moderator: Tengah Nguyen, Brilliart Films
a. Howard Chen, CNS
b. Thuy Le-Thai, School Principal
c. Chis Leung, Cloud Ten Creamery
d. Christine Starkman, MFAH
Plenary Track 11:00am-12:00noon
“Great Ideas – Powerfully Presented”
Mariam E. Haddad, CEO & Founder, Performance English
Keynote Luncheon 12:15pm – 1:30pm
Susan Jin Davis, Senior Vice President, Comcast
Networking Session 1:45pm-2:45pm
Group Mentoring Session (Science/Engineering/Law/Entrepreneurship)
Breakout Sessions 2.A-2.D. 1:45pm – 2:45pm
2. A. Mid-Professional – Moderator: Cecil Fong, OCA
a. Susan Jin Davis, Comcast
b. Mark Lee, AIG
c. David Yi, Saja Energy
2. B. Energy/Engineering – Moderator: Jeff Shieh, Fieldstone Partners
a. Dr. Sudin Datta, ExxonMobil
b. Chun Liang, Bechtel
c. CC Wang, Technip
2. C. Medicine – Moderator: Dr. Jillwen Sung, Denistry
a. Dr. Robert Chan, Urology
b. Dr. David Lin, Surgery
c. Dr. Susan Yang, Dentistry
2. D. Law – Moderator: Gene Wu, Texas House of Representatives
a. Audrey Chang, Greenberg Traurig, LLP
b. Claire Lin, Chevron
c. Clinton Yu, Givens & Johnston, PLLC
Conference Wrap-up 3:30pm - 3:30pm
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When & Where
To fulfill its mission, OCA has established the following goals:
- to advocate for social justice, equal opportunity and fair treatment;
- to promote civic participation, education, and leadership;
- to advance coalitions and community building; and
- to foster cultural heritage.
Founded in 1973, OCA is an organization of community advocates that aims to embrace the hopes and aspirations of all Asian Pacific Americans in the United States.
OCA is engaged in organizing its 100+ chapters and affiliates across the nation to develop both leadership and community involvement. OCA chapters and our affiliates are establishing strong local programs in all parts of the country.