ABOUT US

OUR MISSION

We connect passionate Diversity and Inclusion leaders to help empower the community, to promote Asian leadership, to facilitate Employee Resource Group (ERG) collaboration and to create positive impact to the community around us.

OUR IMPACT

OUR STORY

Although there are many Employee Resource Groups throughout the SF Bay Area, the maturity level of each group varies greatly.

Samantha Lee (ALA Co-Founder, Citi) recognized that some of the newer ERG could learn from the more established groups. With the hope of connecting them, she first put together an ERG leader’s mixer in August 2017 and was surprised to receive an overwhelmingly positive response. To further the conversation, she organized a more intimate ERG leaders’ dinner to exchange best practices and to discuss potential collaboration. Through additional conference calls and in-person meetings, it was clear that people in the group are all eager to give back the community.

Jimmy Hua (ALA Co-Founder, Salesforce) saw that as a group working together, we were able to channel the group’s passion and make a more significant impact collaboratively. He recommended a youth development program to help YMCA SF Chinatown & Vietnamese Youth Development Center (VYDC) to be community partners on this unique program. The goal of the summer career exploration program is to expose low-income youth from immigrant families to resources and tools for them to explore their personal, educational, and career development. The group was passionate about the initiative, and ERG leaders took up tasks that leverage their strengths to help achieve our goals.

We now hold regular meetings at major companies (PG&E, Grant Thornton, Uber, Salesforce, etc.) and collaborating for a better community. With the planning of the youth development program, the Asian Leaders Alliance was born from the passion and actions of Asian ERG leaders taking a risk and making an impact. Our group has a growing list of ERG members from over 70+ companies in San Francisco, with 200+ individual members. We invite and welcome everyone to join us!

our leadership

Our leaders come from different companies in various roles but each shares a singular passion--to promote Asian leadership within their enterprises and in the community. These are volunteer positions and we always welcome like-minded folks to join us.

jimmy Hua

Lead Software Engineer
Salesforce
ALA Co-President &
Co-Founder

samantha lee

SVP, IPB US Asia Market Head
Citi
ALA Co-President &
Co-Founder

Jason chan

Senior Manager, Change Management
Salesforce
ALA Vice President

Brian Chan

Principal Technical Architect
Salesforce
ALA Community Lead- ERG Roundtable

Joanne Fung

Vice President
Marsh
ALA Community Lead- ERG Collaboration Initiatives

Hizam Haron

Brand Strategist + Creative Director
ALA Marketing Lead

Ariel He

Community Development Dir
YMCA of San Francisco
ALA Future CEO-Youth Summer Program Lead

Mable Huang

Asians@ Global Chair l Digital Advocacy
Airbnb
ALA Communication Lead

Tutram Nguyen

Talent Advisor
Salesforce
ALA Social Responsibility Co-Lead

Richard So

Executive Director
Sf Hep B Free - Bay Area
ALA Social Responsibility Co-Lead

Ramon Tran Tang

Clinical Pharmacist
Alameda Alliance for Health
ALA Leadership Development Co-Lead

Samantha Trinh

General Partner
Ennovae Ventures
ALA Strategic Partnerships Lead

Amy Wieman

Senior Manager
Grant Thorton
ALA Leadership Development Co-Lead

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