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Executive Insight Series™ (EIS)

Project 237-Ascend-North-Texas-(EIS)-Ban


This EIS will examine the “Illusion of Asian Success” and what is preventing PAN Asians from reaching top executive positions.

“EIS classes are the best Asian leadership training that I've ever taken. The instructors are all well-known and successful VPs from world class companies... recommend the training to any self-motivated managers and leaders.”  

–Manager, Intel


  • Developed by Pan-Asian executives* who successfully led large North American corporations in multicultural settings, such as Cisco®, HP®, IBM®, KPMG®, and others

  • Distilled from concepts tested from years of mentoring Pan-Asian executives and professionals

  • Designed to improve core competencies that are undeveloped in many Pan-Asian business professionals

  • Delivered by senior Pan-Asian executives with insight into the skills and behaviors needed to become an effective executive

* The same team responsible for the highly regarded Stanford University Graduate School of Business Advanced Leadership program (ALP) for Pan-Asian executives.


  • Develop a thorough understanding of the “Myths of Asian Leadership” and how these myths act as barriers to advancement

  • Gain insight into executive values, presence, and leadership skills demanded by large North American corporations to be a vital and integral part of the corporate culture

  • Learn from real-life examples of executives and leaders—how they personally and professionally succeeded

Event Details:

Date: May 31, 2019
Time: 8:00am - 4:00pm
Venue: KPMG Office, 2323 Ross Ave #1400, Dallas, TX, 75201

Admission: Member $250 | Non-member $350 (includes 1-Year professional membership) 

Sponsored by:

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The Executive Insight Series™ (EIS) assists high-potential Pan-Asian managers and senior professionals to attain leadership roles in major North American corporations. EIS provides insight into key characteristics, specific behaviors, competencies, and experiences required to reach the executive level. Participants typically have 8-12 years of experience and hold manager, senior manager, director or pre-executive positions.

Participants will earn 7 CPE credits after completion of this one day course.




    • How are Pan-Asians doing in achieving management and executive level positions? This module provides highlights from the most recent Ascend study and what participants can do to overcome these limitations.



    • This module concentrates on corporate power and influence and what participants need to understand in order to navigate the corporate world effectively.



    • This module helps participants understand the importance of their own executive leadership teams and how they can engage those teams to ensure long-term career success.

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Janet Wong

Board director and audit committee chairman for Enviva Partners (NYSE: EVA). Executive Advisor, Ascend; Former Partner, KPMG


Janet S. Wong, CPA, is an independent Board Director and Audit Committee Chairman of Enviva Partners, a global energy company (NYSE: EVA).  In December 2018, Directors and Boards magazine named her as a “Director to Watch.” She serves on the Advisory Board of BigControls, a cloud-based software company. Janet is a CPA and a retired partner with KPMG where she was based in its Silicon Valley and San Francisco offices.


She volunteers as a Senior Executive Advisor to Ascend where she leads Ascend Pinnacle, the largest network of experienced Pan-Asian corporate board directors.


Janet also serves as a Trustee for the Computer History Museum, Board Director for the Southwest Affiliate of the American Heart Association, and the Louisiana Tech University Foundation Board. She is a past recipient of the Louisiana Tech College of Business Alumni of the Year award, Silicon Valley Business Times Women of Distinction award, and the Ascend Inspirational Leadership Award.

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Larry Chang

Executive Advisor, Ascend , Executive Board, Silicon Valley FACES , Former Independent Consultant, Haier, Retired VP of Finance, VP of Supply Chain, Hewlett Packard


Larry, an Executive Advisor at Ascend, is energized to develop, mentor and advocate for Asian-American leaders in Corporate America. He joined the Ascend Board in 2008 and was the co-President Northern California Chapter from 2009 to 2012. Larry co-leads the development of an online, innovative leadership talk show for young professionals. Larry retired from HP. Larry earned his BSE from the University of Michigan, and MBA from the University of California Berkeley.

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