NAAAP Hosts Leadership Conference Sept. 29 in San Francisco

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Gateway to Leadership
1st Annual Bay Area Asian-American Leadership Conference

The National Association of Asian American Professionals-San Francisco Chapter (NAAAP-SF) proudly invites you to an exciting one-day conference to inspire and cultivate the next generation of Asian-American leaders in our community.

Keynote Speakers-Be Inspired by Successful Asian-American Leaders in the Community

Noel Lee
Founder & CEO of Monster Cable
Tien Tzuo
Founder & CEO of Zuora
(Former CMO of

Featured Conference Speakers

Jonathan Teo
Managing Director of General Catalyst Partners
Tracy Wan
COO of Cycle Gear, Former President and COO of Sharper Image
Bill Imada
Founder, Chairman & CCO of IW Group
Alan Wang
News Anchor at ABC7 News
Justin Kan
Founder of & SocialCam, Partner at YCombinator
Eugenia Rao
Partner at PwC
Mark Trang
CEO of SocialPandas
Hong Bui
CEO of Polkast
Phac Le Tuan
CEO of PaceWorks
CC Yin
Owner of 21 McDonald’s Franchises, Chairman of Asian Pacific Islander American Public Affairs Association (APAPA)
Nori Yoshida
Founder & CPO Curebit
Christopher Do
VP of Investments at UBS
John Lee
Director of Entrepreneur Services Group at Silicon Valley Bank
Vivian Tan
VP of Strategy & Capital Planning at Kaiser Permanente
Peter Lee
Senior Associate at Bessemer Venture Partners
Michelle Wang
Merchandise Planner at Macy’s & Head of APIA ERG
Mike Kim
Business Development Manager at LinkedIn
Mai Tran
Senior Marketing Manager at
Reza Hussein
Engineering Manager at Google
Patty Chang Anker
Author & Former Director of Media Relations at NYTimes
Ginny Cheng
University Recruiting Manager at Facebook


Conference Schedule

9:00-10:00am Registration & Networking
10:00-11:00am Keynotes
11:15-12:15pm Asian-American Leaders in the C-Suite
Join this session to hear inspiring stories from top Asian-American executives that have broken through the “bamboo ceiling” as they share their secrets to career success.
Building & Delivering Killer Presentations
Join this session to learn how to craft compelling presentations by applying basic frameworks around design and delivery of presentations. Attendees will get practical tips that can be applied immediately.
12:15-1:45pm Lunch, networking & marketplace, mini-presentations by sponsors
1:45-2:45pm Secrets to Startup Success
Join this session to get first-hand guidance from a panel of experienced entrepreneurs and VCs as they share best practices on topics including building a team, fundraising, landing customers, and generating profits.
Top 10 Ways to Use LinkedIn To Land Your Dream Job
Join this session to learn how to give your LinkedIn profile a makeover and get on the path of landing that dream job.
3:00-4:00pm Career Fair/sponsor booths/marketplace opens (3-6pm)
Asian-American Women in Leadership
Join this session to hear inspiring stories from a panel of top Asian-American women that have overcome their challenges to achieve their success.
Land Your Dream Job at Your Dream Company
Join this session to hear first-hand experience of company culture and HR recruitment criteria for top bay area companies.
4:00-7:00pm Networking Mixer in Atrium/Expo area

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