1st Annual Bay Area Asian American Leadership Conference Set for Sept. 29

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San Francisco, CA – The National Association of Asian American Professionals-SF Chapter is proud to hold an Asian-American Leadership Conference to inspire and cultivate the next generation of Asian-American leaders in the community.  The theme of this year’s conference is “Empowerment of the Asian-American Community through Leadership Development.”

When:  Saturday, September 29, 2012 at 9am-7pm
Where:  UCSF Mission Bay Conference Center

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Keynote Speakers include Noel Lee (Founder & CEO of Monster Cable) and Tien Tzuo (Founder & CEO of Zuora, Former CMO of Salesforce).  Afterwards, meet successful Asian-American executives, entrepreneurs and recruiters at the Career Expo and Networking Mixer.

This is a unique opportunity that brings together Asian-American trailblazers to share their stories of road to success and tricks of the trade.  With 20+ speakers, attendees can attend inspirational speaker panels and foundational workshops  to learn new skills:

  • Asian-American Executives in the C-Suite – Learn how C.C. Yin rose from immigrant to one of the most successful Asian-American small business owners in America.
  • Secrets to Startup Success – Hear Jonathan Teo’s “Secrets to Startup Success” and why he invested in Instagram and Twitter early on.
  • Asian-American Women in Leadership – Hear inspiring stories from a panel of top Asian-American women, such as Eugenia Rao (PwC Partner), who have overcome their challenges to achieve their success.
  • Building & Delivering Killer Presentations –  Learn from Mark Trang, CEO of SocialPandas
  • Top 10 Ways to Use LinkedIn To Land Your Dream Job – Learn how to give your LinkedIn profile a makeover and get on the path of landing that dream job with Mike Kim, LinkedIn Manager of Business Development.
  • Land Your Dream Job at Your Dream Company – Hear first-hand experience of company culture and HR recruitment criteria from Facebook, Google, and Resource Global Professionals

About NAAAP:
The National Association of Asian American Professionals is dedicated to promoting leadership development, professional networking, and cultural awareness on behalf of the Asian community. Through programs and leadership opportunities, NAAAP is driving leadership development by providing hands on experience, feedback, and education.  Founded in 1982, NAAAP has since expanded to over 25 cities in North America.  Join the thousands of members who have taken advantage of NAAAP’s leadership development programs, professional networking, and cultural events.

NAAAP San Francisco is an all-volunteer non-profit organization. We serve and support organizations, associations, and enterprises committed to the betterment of the Asian American community.

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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 Salesforce.com)

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
Ginny Cheng
University Recruiting Manager at Facebook
Justin Kan
Founder of justin.tv & 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 & CTO Curebit
Margaret Chen
Partner with Accenture’s Management Consulting Practice
Leslie Yotsuya
Senior VP of Compensation, Benefits & HRIS at Bank of the West
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 SalesForce.com
Reza Hussein
Engineering Manager at Google
Patty Chang Anker
Author & Former Director of Media Relations at NYTimes
Christopher Do
VP of Investments at UBS & Chairman of NAAAP-SF



Alan Wang
News Anchor at ABC7 News
John Lee
Director of Entrepreneur Services Group at Silicon Valley Bank
Kimi Hirotsu Ziemski
President of Energizing Enterprises
Cindy Lau
Senior Director of Resource Global Professionals


Sponsoring Companies

SilverSponsors CheckPoint Software

Top Companies Represented

General Catalyst
 VMWare  IW Group Inc.  Bessemer Venture Partners  Justin.TV

Conference Schedule

9:00-10:00am Registration & Networking
10:00-11:00am Keynote #1(Tien Tzuo)
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.(Alan Wang, CC Yin, Phac LeTuan, Tracy Wan, Bill Imada)
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.(Mark Trang)
12:15-2:15pm Keynote #2(Noel Lee)

Lunch, networking, mini-presentations by sponsors

2:15-3:15pm 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.(John Lee, Justin Kan, Nori Yoshida, Hong Bui, Jonathan Teo, Peter Lee)
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.(Mike Kim)
3:30-4:30pm 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.(Kimi Hirotsu Ziemski, Elaine Law, Vivian Tan, Margaret Chen, Eugenia Rao, Leslie Yotsuya)
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.(Cindy Lau, Mai Tran, Reza Hussein, Michelle Wang, Ginny Cheng)
4:30-7:00pm Career Expo in the Atrium
Career Expo, Sponsor booths & Marketplace opens
Networking Reception in AtriumConnect with conference speakers, recruiters, and attendees


Learn more about NAAAP-SF at: http://www.naaapsf.org/

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