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Respect the Past and Envision the Future: Racism and Allyship

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Event Details:

Date: Thursday, April 15, 2021

Time: 11:30AM - 1:00PM CST

Venue: Zoom Meeting


11:30PM - 11:35PM CT: Event Kick Off

11:35PM - 11:40PM CT: Speaker Introduction

11:40PM - 12:50PM CT: Coaching Session & Group Discussion

11:40PM - 12:50PM CT: Closing Remarks


Anti-Asian sentiment has grown significantly since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the rising wave of anti-Asian incidents has shocked many Asian Americans. As community leaders, champions, and activists of diversity, equity and inclusion, what can we do to support and provide allyship to the Asian community? More importantly, where we stand as leaders of organizations of the future in terms of systematic racism, inequity among other social justice issues. We invite you to join a conversation with us, facilitated by Fabian J. De Rozario, Founder & CEO of GlobalConnect Consulting LP. Fabian has extensive experience working with leaders from Fortune 500 companies to build and foster a diverse and inclusive culture. He will share his insights on leading and communicating in turbulent times and re-launching DEI programs post-COVID.



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Fabian J. De Rozario

Founder & CEO, GlobalConnect Consulting LP
Global Talent Coach, Consultant, & Facilitator

Fabian De Rozario is a community and business leader who has led, coached, and trained thousands of people globally. Fabian is a thought-leader and an energizing speaker in the topics of inclusive leadership, diversity & inclusion, unconscious bias, and cultural agility. Each year, he delivers more than 100 workshops and seminars worldwide. In 2020 he delivered 143 webinars. His proprietary unconscious bias model and workshops have been deployed in several corporations globally.

Fabian started his consulting & training practice GlobalConnect LP in 2005 and was previously an on-call consultant and master facilitator with Korn Ferry, a global organizational consultancy. He has worked with 200+ corporations, mostly Fortune 500 companies. He is a subject expert of diversity & inclusion, talent engagement, unconscious bias, cultural agility, and leadership. Fabian also previously served as NAAAP’s National President/CEO (National Association of Asian American Professionals), and currently serves as Vice Chair of NAAAP’s National Board of Directors.

Fabian previously served in student services leadership, faculty, and corporate trainer roles at Northern Illinois University and at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock (as Director of the Donaghey Student Center). From 1998 to 2006, Fabian was the Director of U.S. University Relations and the Director of Global Operations for the Golden Key International Honour Society headquartered in Atlanta.

Fabian’s 30+ years of professional and volunteer experiences have equipped him to now coach and train people across the globe, allowing him to pursue his deep passion, which is developing people.




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Sophie  Zhang

Senior manager at H.I.G Capital & VP of Sponsorship Ascend Houston Chapter

Sophie is an executive at H.I.G. Capital, private equity and alternative assets investment firm with $43 billion of equity capital under management. She is passionate about social, racial justice, and minority leadership training. She has over a decade of experience in helping large organizations developing diversity and inclusion programs and devotes her spare time mentoring and coaching young professionals and community volunteering.

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