Building Shareholder Value in the Global Marketplace: Engaging Asian Pacific American & Asian Talent
MONDAY, JUNE 9, 2014
ONE TIME WARNER CENTER – COLUMBUS CIRCLE, NEW YORK, NY
This week saw the first webinar to come out of the Diversity Leadership Initiative. Entitled Building Shareholder Value through Asian Pacific American Business Resource Groups (BRG)/Employee Resource Groups (ERG), the webinar was given as a benefit for companies sponsoring the 2014 Diversity Leadership Forum in June. The hour-long webinar was moderated by Kathryn Komsa, Senior Consultant at Greatheart Leader Labs and featured Ben Kwok, Director of Finance at Time Warner, and Vipul Sheth, Global Vice President of Quality at Medtronic. Over 50 listeners from top companies tuned in to learn how to position their APA Business Resource Groups as the go-to resources for problem solving, collaborating and generating revenue for their companies’ bottom line. The Diversity Leadership Initiative is bringing powerful content to bear year round on topics that are all too rarely discussed outside of the annual Diversity Leadership Forum—and top companies are listening.
The results of this year’s Asian Pacific Americans Corporate Survey were released at the Diversity Leadership Forum and Awards Ceremony on June 10th, 2013, at Time Warner Center. More information on purchasing the survey will be available shortly.
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We are very pleased to announce that Michelle-Gadsden-Williams, Managing Director and Global Head of Diversity and Inclusion at Credit Suisse AG, has been appointed as the new Co-Chair of our Global Talent and Diversity Council, beginning 1 January 2013.
Michelle is a seasoned Diversity Practitioner having worked for various industries and financial companies, gaining over more than 20 years in experience. She is an exemplary role model and advocate for equality and social justice; she works at refining processes, policies and programs that support an inclusive work environment.
Michelle has been profiled as one of the 40 Outstanding Executives Under 40 in America in 2006, she was also ranked as #6 in the Top 25 Women of Substance in Healthcare by Heart & Soul magazine, most recently she was ranked as #31 in the Top 100 Executives in America by Uptown Magazine. She has received a number of awards and accolades for her work, the most notable of which is being named as the 2010 recipient of the Maya Way Award for Diversity Leadership by Dr. Maya Angelou. Michelle has also been awarded as the 2008 Harvard Black Men’s Forum Businesswoman of the Year. She is also a board member of two foundations, the Jackie Robinson Foundation and the SLE Lupus Foundation in New York. She is also an active member of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority and a part of the Executive Committee of the Women’s Leadership Board of the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. She has a BS in Marketing, a BA in Communications from Kean College and an M.S. in Organizational Dynamics (with honors) from the University of Pennsylvania.
Credit Suisse has always been a supporter and advocate of Global Diversity and Inclusion most notably for the company’s establishment of programs and councils that promote diversity. Credit Suisse has always been a major sponsor of Asia Society’s Diversity Leadership Forum.
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SEOUL, July 17, 2012 — Asia Society Korea Center hosted two leading figures as speakers at its July luncheon on Corporate Diversity. Myung-Soon Yoo, managing director of Citibank Korea, and Jade Chung, HR managing director of GE Korea, who shared valuable insight about how Citibank and GE incorporate diversity to their respective corporate cultures.
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Press clippings from the 2012 Diversity Leadership Forum can be found here now!
The 2013 APA Corporate Survey and its key findings will be released on June 10th at the Diversity Leadership Forum.
This is the first and only survey that exclusively measures and recognizes policies and practices that professionally develop Asian Pacific Americans working at Fortune 500 and similar companies.
The 2012 Diversity Leadership Forum and Awards Ceremony is now over.
Asia Society expresses its gratitude to its Platinum Sponsor and host for 2012, Time Warner Inc.
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Asia Society Congratulates the 2012 Best in Class Finalists
Cardinal Health, Inc.
Eli Lilly and Company
Goldman, Sachs & Co.
New York Life Insurance Company
Results based on Asia Society’s report, available June 11. The report recognizes employers who best develop and promote Asian Pacific Americans to corporate leadership.
Look for Asia Society’s 2012 Diversity Leadership Forum Corporate Acknowledgement Ad today the Wall Street Journal (Update: 9 May paper)! The 2012 Best in Class Finalists, based on Asia Society’s Asian Pacific Americans Corporate Survey are also highlighted. You can find the Ad on the back cover of the Marketplace section, B12. It is running in the Greater NY, Washington DC/Baltimore and Northern California editions.
In case you missed it, you can find the WSJ Ad here
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