The Center for Asian Pacific American Women (The Center) is holding its National Leadership Summit on September 23 and 24, 2011, at the new Westin Memorial City Hotel in Houston, Texas. The 2011 Summit theme is Return to Your Center; focusing on building leadership capacity across all areas of life.
San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) August 28, 2011
Workshops and panels cover career development skills, financial and business savvy, health, and other issues of concern to Asian American and Pacific Islander (AA/PI) women. The featured keynote speaker of the conference’s first day is Rohini Anand, Senior Vice President and Global Chief Diversity Officer of Sodexo. Peggy Nagae, Program Director, The Center for APA Women will speak on Whole Person Leadership during the opening plenary session. Chloe Dao, winner of Project Runway 2, will address attendees at the Friday night, Marketplace Reception. Honorary co-chairs Barbara Adachi, National Managing Director, Human Capital Consulting, and Member, Board of Directors, Deloitte Consulting, LLP; Erin Asprec, CEO, Memorial Hermann SE Hospital; Celia Lin, CIO, Chevron Gas & Midstream; Duy-Loan T. Le, Senior Fellow and PE, Texas Instruments; Debbie P. Ly, CIO, Chevron Downstream and Chemicals Information Technology; and Y. Ping Sun, University Representative, Rice University and Of Counsel, Yetter & Coleman, LLP comprise the next day’s morning plenary session. Helen Zia serves as the luncheon keynote speaker for Saturday. Zia is a journalist, author, and the former Executive Editor of Ms. Magazine. The afternoon plenary panel will consist of The Center’s Board Co-Chairs, Leslie Moe-Kaiser, Corporate Relations Manager, State Farm Insurance Companies and Linda Yamauchi, Manager of Information, Planning and Support, Southern California Edison, with closing remarks from Donna F. Cole, President/CEO of Cole Chemical and Summit Chair.
Workshops at the Summit include offerings such as Building Business and Social Savvy; Mental, Emotional & Physical Health; Global Energy - A World of Difference; and Nuts and Bolts for Emerging Leaders: What Kind of Leader Do You Want to Be?
Participation in the Summit and the workshops is open to everyone. Early Bird registration, which ends Aug 30, is $225. General registration is $300, and for students registration is $150. Registration is online at 2011nationalleadershipsummit.eventbrite.com/. For more information about the Summit or The Center, visit the Center for Asian Pacific American Women web site at www.apawomen.org.
The Center for Asian Pacific American Women is a national, nonprofit organization dedicated to the enhancement and enrichment of leadership skills for AA/PI women through education, networking and mentoring. Using The Center’s Whole Person Leadership model, members learn how to balance the multiple demands of their life: work, family, community and themselves.
Sponsors for the biennial Summit, the first ever held in Houston, include: Cole Chemical, Shell, BP, State Farm Insurance Companies, Nordstrom, CenterPoint Energy, Southwest Airlines, Deloitte Touche LLP, Amegy Bank of Texas, Sodexo, Radio Saigon, Anne S. Chao, Toyota, H-E-B, Marathon Oil, Spectra Energy, Southern California Edison, K. Iwata Associates, Asia Houston Network, Asian American Women’s Forum and Waste Management.
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