Ascend Inspiring Across Generations Conference

EmPower: Leading with Impact

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Event Details:

Date: November 10,11,12
Venue: Via Zoom

Description:

The Ascend Houston Chapter invites you to join us for our annual “Inspiring Across Generations” (IAG) conference on from Tuesday, November 10, 2020 through Thursday, November 12, 2020. Our theme is EmPower: Leading with Impact.

Admission:

Individual Member Ticket $50

Individual Non- Member Ticket Price $75

Ascend Membership+IAG Ticket $150

Event Agenda:

Day 1 - Tuesday, November 10, 2020

11:00AM - 11:15AM CT: 

Welcome and President's Opening Remarks

11:15AM - 12:00PM CT: 

Keynote: Bob Patel, CEO, LyondellBasell

12:05PM - 12:05PM CT: 

Break

"Empowering Your Leadership with LeadStyle"

Shveta Pillai, Executive & Leadership Coach, LeadStyle LLC

Lara Dolink, Executive & Leadership Coach, LeadStyle LLC

12:05PM - 12:55PM CT: 

12:55PM - 1:00PM CT: 

Closing

Day 2 - Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Fireside chat with keynote, Jason Kamiya, former CDO of USAA and Janet Wong, Executive Advisor, Ascend
Independent Board Director, Enviva Partners Partner (Retired), KPMG LLP

11:15AM - 12:00PM CT: 

11:50AM - 12:00PM CT: 

Break

12:00PM - 12:55PM CT: 

"The Power of Mentoring," an interactive mentorship session

12:55PM - 1:00PM CT: 

Closing

Day 3 - Thursday, November 12, 2020

4:00PM - 5:00PM CT: 

"Resilient Minds Think Alike," Executive Panel Discussion

Omar Al-Aidroos, Partner, Tax, KPMG

Namrata Kriplani, VP of Information Quality & Governance, Dell

Susan Poser, Vice President, Customer & Employee Experience & Communications, Oracle North America Cloud & Technology

Newton Wong, Partner, Deloitte

Chau Nguyen, Chief Public Strategies Officer, Houston Area Women's Center

5:00PM - 5:45PM CT: 

Cultural Connections with Chef Willet Feng, Owner, burger-chan

5:45PM - 6:00PM CT: 

Raffle and Closing Remarks

Keynote Speakers:

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Bob Patel

CEO

LyondellBasell

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Jason Kamiya

Former Chief Diversity Officer (CDO)

 USAA

Speakers and Panelists

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Omar Al-Aidroos

Partner, Tax

KPMG

Bio

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Chau Nguyen

Chief Public Strategies Officer 

Houston Area Women’s Center

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Newton Wong

Consulting Managing Director

Deloitte

Bio

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Lara Dolnik

Executive & Leadership Coach

LeadStyle LLC

Bio

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Shveta Pillai

Executive & Leadership Coach

LeadStyle LLC

Bio

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Willet Feng

Chef, Owner

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Susan Poser

Vice President, Customer & Employee Experience and Communications

Oracle North America Cloud & Technology

Bio

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Namrata Kriplani

VP ofInformation Quality

and Governance

Dell

Bio

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Janet Wong

Executive Advisor, Ascend
Independent Board Director, Enviva Partners Partner (Retired), KPMG LLP

Bio

The Power of Mentoring – Interactive Mentorship Session 

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Seenu Akunuri

Partner

PwC

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Mandy Hwang

Managing Director

Deloitte

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Bing Mei

Principal Director

Accenture

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Kristin Yoshida

Consulting Partner

Crescendum

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Bobby Bui

Managing Director

KPMG

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Virginia Li

Partner

RSM

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Anand Pinto

SVP of Internal Controls

LyondellBasell

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Richard Doi

Partner

ABIP

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Ching Lun

Partner

BDO

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Tam Vo

Managing Director

Grant Thornton

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Julie Ho

Partner

Deloitte

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Steve Lyell

Managing Director

KPMG

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Lily Wang

Audit Partner

Briggs & Veselka

Thank You to Our Sponsors!

Platinum Sponsors

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Diamond Sponsors

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Gold Sponsors

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