Asian Leaders Alliance
ERG Leaders & Friends Virtual Summit

About the Summit

Asian Leaders Alliance
ERG & Friends Virtual Summit

Come join us  as we bring together a group of  ERG leaders, friends and professionals together! Our distinguished speakers will  share their personal experience and talk about career, community, ERG  and other relevant topics during this special time. Network with like-minded individuals to share, cultivate and empower one another at this virtual summit!

When

Friday December 18, 2020
2 PM - 5:30 PM PST

Topics & Schedule

  • 2 PM - 2:45 PM PST: Panel #1: ALA Anti-Asian Racism & Xenophobia
  • 2:45 PM - 3:30 PM PST: Panel #2: Leadership, career + ERG Engagement in Covid times
  • 3:45 PM - 4:30 PM PST: Panel #3: Community vs COVID: Support your community for your professional success
  • 4:30 PM - 5 PM PST: Breakout Rooms: Individual Breakout rooms lead by speakers
  • 5 PM - 5:30 PM PST: Asian Leaders Alliance Updates

Our special nonprofit guest

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Date:
December 18, 2020
Time:
2 pm PST to 5:30 pm PST
Where
Virtual Online
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Speaker Bios

Jason Chan

Senior Manager, Technology Enablement, Guidewire Software
Founding Member and Lead, AsiapacGuide, Guidewire Software
Vice President, Asian Leaders Alliance

Jason has more than 20 years in advising companies on their strategic transformations. His experience spans many industries and roles in Management Consulting (HR and Change Management), Investment Banking (M&A), and Technology (Enablement) with positions based in Hong Kong and the United States. Jason currently works at Guidewire where he leads the company’s Technology Enablement team in San Francisco.

Throughout his career, Jason has been active in giving back to his corporate and external communities via his leadership roles with employee resource groups (ERG). He is passionate about philanthropic and community-oriented efforts and has led ERGs at Mercer, KPMG, and Salesforce (where he was the San Francisco President and Global Co-Vice President of its Asian ERG). Currently, Jason is a founding member and ERG Lead of Guidewire's Asian ERG and is part of the company's ERG program advisory team.

Jason’s involvement in equality work has extended to support other Asian ERG communities in the Bay Area and he currently serves as Vice President of Asian Leaders Alliance (ALA). At ALA, Jason supports the development of the organization and led the creation of its first anti-xenophobia campaign that has been rolled-out to multiple ERGs in the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond. Jason is an advisor and ambassador to BayEcotarium in San Francisco and holds a BBA from Acadia University in Nova Scotia, Canada.

Jimmy Hua

Lead Software Engineer, Salesforce
Founder & Global Advisor of Asiapacforce, Salesforce
Co-President & Co-Founder, Asian Leaders Alliance

By day, Jimmy is a Lead Software Engineer at Salesforce. He has been in the tech industry for over a decade and have almost a dozen patents under his belt. He also has a strong passion for Equality. He was one of the founders of Asiapacforce (Asian Equality Group, ERG) at Salesforce. With over 7 years of experience, the leadership team grew it from just a few members to a few thousand members. With his relationship with Salesforce's Office of Equality and his passion for scale; he developed Equality Network for Salesforce. Equality Network is a platform and tool whoms missions is "To empower ERGs in their vision, measure their impact to stakeholders, and engage with the community and employees".

Jimmy has spoke at many conferences over the years, from tech to D&I related. He met many peers of like mind around the of area equality, equity, diversity, and inclusion. And realized that there was not a common community for Asian ERGs. ERG leaders were always looking for advice and others to look to as mentors and leaders in the space. However, they didn't realize, that they themselves are those leaders and mentors that they are looking for. With Samantha Lee and other founding members, they founded Asian Leaders Alliance.
Mission"To equip, empower, and enable Asian Pacific Islander Employee Resource Groups (ERG) members and allies to grow as civic leaders and advocate for the community(s) we serve."Vision"To foster collaboration across Asian Pacific Islander Employee Resource Groups (ERG) and civic organizations in effort to spur positive, long-term, and inclusive community impact."

Jimmy is also an entrepreneur, angel investor, and philanthropist. He is involved in many initiative and organizations. Here are some of those that he is involved in:
Angel Investor of Mogul, Purple Go, etc.

Mission
"To equip, empower, and enable Asian Pacific Islander Employee Resource Groups (ERG) members and allies to grow as civic leaders and advocate for the community(s) we serve."
Vision
"To foster collaboration across Asian Pacific Islander Employee Resource Groups (ERG) and civic organizations in effort to spur positive, long-term, and inclusive community impact."

Jimmy is also an entrepreneur, angel investor, and philanthropist. He is involved in many initiative and organizations. Here are some of those that he is involved in:
Angel Investor of Mogul, Purple Go, etc.

Mable Huang

Digital Media Producer, Airbnb
[email protected] ERG Global Chair, Airbnb
Communications Lead, Asian Leaders Alliance

A former Fulbrighter, Mable drives communications work for Asian Leaders Alliance. Mable also oversees [email protected] Airbnb ERG globally, with a mission to elevate the Asian Pacific Islander (API) voice. In her formal role at Airbnb, Mable supports external stakeholder communications and executes multi-media policy campaigns. Most notably, Mable launched Airbnb’s first in-language Chinese community organizing program outside of China. Mable currently resides in Oakland, a city she’s proud to call her hometown.

Po On Yeung

Program Manage, Global Strategy and Innovation, Twitter
Global Chair, Marketing, Communications & Community Engagement of Twitter Asians, Twitter

Po On is an Innovation and Partnerships Professional, working at Twitter in San Francisco and volunteering as Global Chair for TwitterAsians. She has held various Business Development roles in Government, Non-for-Profit and Academia and served as Vice-Chair with the largest Young Professionals Business Organization and Women in Tech groups back in Canada. She believes in ongoing professional/personal development and is passionate about building communities and ecosystems. As a result, she was the Founder of a Young Professionals event series designed to help her peers with their own personal development while enabling meaningful connections. She was also excited to build a social impact fashion start-up as Co-Founder, to encourage women to be part of the slow fashion movement and support them in their own entrepreneurial pursuits. She remains immersed in the social impact community and regularly speaks/moderates panels with other Founders and Investors in FemTech, Sustainable Fashion and Beauty Technology.

Joanne Fung

Vice President at Marsh, Casualty Practice
Chair, Asian Colleague Resource Group, Marsh
ERG Community Lead, Asian Leaders Alliance

Joanne Fung is currently a Vice President at Marsh’s Casualty Practice, managing a book of business with over 25 clients as the placement specialist and client advisor. In her role, Joanne optimizes casualty risk transfer / financing strategies for companies with > $7.5M total cost of risk and complex operational exposure. She has experience in various industries including transportation, real estate, utility, technology, manufacturing, aviation, retail and more. She negotiates competitive insurance programs by working on all aspects of transaction execution including strategic target pricing, marketing, due diligence and coverage analysis. She also develops relationships with over 20+ largest casualty insurance carriers in the US and has a deep understanding of the insurance carriers’ capabilities.

Joanne Fung serves as the Chair for Marsh’s Asian Colleagues Resource Group (ACRG) San Francisco / San Jose chapter. She also serves as the Community Lead for Asian Leaders Alliance (ALA) and a member of the Young Professional Council and a career mentor for a nonprofit organization 10,000 Degrees.

Joanne Fung holds BA at University of California, Davis.  She was born and raised in Hong Kong, moved to the US with her family when she was 13 years old.

Faye Karnavy Sahai

Innovation Advisor, Investor, Inclusion Champion, Board Member

Executive innovation leader, inclusion champion and investment advisor to help organizations grow new capabilities, develop new business opportunities, and position companies at the forefront. She has been singled out and celebrated as an innovation growth leader and diversity change catalyst in multiple companies including AIG, Blue Shield, Deloitte, Charles Schwab, and Kaiser Permanente. She is Co-Founder and Partner at Mirai SV Global and Managing Director at Vinaj Ventures, consulting in innovation and investing in digital health startups with Telosity.co Fund.  Faye Sahai is the Senior Advisor at Exponential Talent, focuses on diversity, equity and inclusion strategy to tap the power of the diverse workforce.

She has served as the AIG Global Head of Innovation, Digital Business & Employee Experience, and AIG Executive Advisor of Global Women in Technology and UP Upward Professionals and was nominated for the Women Executive Leaders Initiative and Global Inclusion and Diversity Task Force. She was one of founding members and leaders of Kaiser Permanente’s Women in Technology (WIT) and Women Embracing Life and Leadership (WELL) programs.

She has serves on the Board of Director: Berger Institute for Work, Family and Children, Ascend Leadership Pan-Asian Business Association, Claremont McKenna Alumni Association, Summer Search and Advisor to: UCSF Catalyst, ANA Innovation Advisor, Somnology MD, Autonomous.ID, Plug and Play Accelerator Advisor, Asian Foundation Lotus Circle, AI and Healthcare Publication, and Innovation Executive Forum.

Faye many forms of recognition include: being named on the Insurance Business Hot 100 and Elite Women in Insurance Business America in 2017; she received an Ascend Leadership Award in 2017; was named among Computer World’s Top Premier IT Leaders in 2015; and received an Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Kaiser Permanente Asian Community and Innovation Enterprise Best Ideation Award in 2014.

Fred Tan

Managing Director, Privately Held Business Services, Grant Thornton LLP
Vice President of Professional Development, Ascend Los Angeles Metro Chapter

Fred is a Managing Director in the Privately Held Business tax practice of the Los Angeles office. He has over 17 years of experience serving privately-held, multinational & multistate clients in the consumer products and healthcare industries with annual revenues ranging from start-up to $2 billion. Fred’s experiences include tax provision (ASC 740) assistance, tax accounting method review and planning, complex corporate consolidations and purchase accounting consultations, stock basis and earnings & profits studies, debt vs. equity matters, interest deductibility issues, and federal and state income tax audit assistance. 

Fred coordinates tax services domestically with subject matter experts involving transfer pricing, state and local income taxes, federal and state tax credits and incentives, property taxes, employment taxes, and share-based compensation and rewards. In addition, he effectively coordinates tax services for his inbound and outbound clients with local teams in Grant Thornton Australia, New Zealand, Canada, China, Singapore, Ireland, United Kingdom, and the Netherlands. Fred is also a leader in our China Business Group in the West Region. Fred reads, writes, and speaks fluent Cantonese and conversational Mandarin. 

As a National Executive Sponsor for the Pan-Asians & Allies Business Resource Group and a champion for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Fred drives cross-cultural initiatives for our employees at the Firm. He graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Economics and an Accounting minor from UCLA. Fred is a certified public accountant, a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), and the California Society of Certified Public Accountants (CalCPA).

Win Chang

Public Sector State and Local - Western Regional Solutions Engineering Director, Oracle
Founder and Chairperson of Oracle Professional Asian Leadership, Oracle

Win Chang is currently the Western Regional Public Sector State and Local Solutions Engineering Director at Oracle. She began her career as a software engineer, developing financial application solutions. Win has extensive Oracle experience. She first joined as a technical support manager providing exceptional support to customers. Later, she spent several years as an Applications Sales Consulting Manager, where she managed a global Sales Consulting team.  Win was also employed by Siebel Systems and Hyperion before joining LogicalApps as the Customer Experience Vice President, where she owned several lines of businesses including consulting services, customer success, education and customer support.  During her tenure at LogicalApps, she grew the consulting services portfolio by 200% and received the highest customer satisfaction ratings.  In 2008, Oracle acquired LogicalApps. Over the last few years she has held several roles at Oracle including Key Account Director, Customer Success Director, Cloud Accelerator Director, and Cloud Customer Experience Director.

Win was the recipient of the Oracle CEO’s Cup Award for account management excellence in 2011,2013, and 2014. For the last 12 years, she has served as the community leader for the OWL Headquarter community, focused on giving back to the community, professional development, and empowering women to lead beyond. She is also the founder and chairperson for the Oracle Professional Asian Leadership (OPAL) Employee Resource Group. Win recently joined the board of directors for the Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation, a non-profit organization. Lastly, she is a mentor for Women Unlimited Inc., an organization focused on mentoring, education, and networking. Win was born in China, grew up in Miami, Florida, and now lives in Redwood Shores, California, with her husband Mike Chang and children, Nicholas, Madison, Michael. She is fluent in English, Mandarin and Cantonese. She also enjoys traveling, cooking and gardening.

Yiting Shen

Global Head of External Network Management, Treasury & Trade Solutions, Citigroup

Yiting is responsible for 260+ bank relationships in 100+ markets for Citi’s Treasury and Trade Solution (TTS) business. She is passionate about emerging markets, champions business model innovation and digitization. She manages large scale public sector programs and also develops cross-border instant payments. Previously she was Head of Developing Currency Clearing, and Head of Strategic Initiatives based in London. She is currently the Global Ambassador for Citi Women Leadership Development Program alumnae community, and Co-Chair of Citi Asian Heritage Network.

Prior to Citi, Yiting was an entrepreneur, and a management consultant with Booz Allen Hamilton (now PWC Strategy&) based in London specialized in financial services. Yiting worked independently in Korea, China, India, Singapore, Africa and the Middle East. Yiting started her career in Mergers and Acquisitions with UBS.

Yiting is the President of the Asian Columbia Alumni Association, and board member of Columbia Engineering Alumni Association and MIT Club of New York. She also served on MIT and Harvard Kennedy School of Government Alumni Association boards globally.  Yiting holds MS and BS from Columbia, MBA from MIT Sloan, and MPA from Harvard Kennedy School of Government.

Samantha Lee

SVP, IPB US Asia Market Head at Citi
Co-President & Co-Founder, Asian Leaders Alliance

Samantha Lee brings over 20 years of experience in the financial industry, with experience in International banking, proposition, management, sales, compliance and projects. Samantha currently works as the SVP, Asia Market Head at Citi Bank.  Prior to that, she has over a decade of financial experiences with HSBC. Additionally, she has worked with major firms such as Bank of America, Charles Schwab and Wells Fargo.

Samantha holds a Master of Liberal Arts degree in Management from Harvard University’s Extension School and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mass Communications from the University of California, Berkeley. She is also a CFP ®  (Certified Financial Planner™) and California Insurance Agent, and holds FINRA series 6, 7, 9, 10, 63, 66, and General Securities and Supervisory licenses. Samantha is fluent in English and Chinese.
  
Outside of work, Samantha is an experienced and passionate diversity & inclusion leader, having been served in major leadership capacity for employees resources groups at HSBC and Bank of America. She is also the Co-Founder of Asian Leaders Alliance, a voluntary group that mobilize ERG groups from major companies to give back to the community. She is originally from Hong Kong and now resides in San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and her seven-year-old daughter.

Ariel He Ridley

Community Development Director, Chinatown YMCA
Future CEO - Youth Summer Program Lead, Asian Leaders Alliance

Raised in the city of Chongqing in southwest China, Ariel always wondered what the other side of the world was like. With two suitcases and her broken English, she followed her heart to the U.S. in 2008 and made her home in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Ariel is passionate about creating a positive impact on the community and helping youth to achieve their fullest potential. She has been leading the ALA's Future CEO - Youth Summer Program since 2018. This program partnered up with API ERG leaders from many Bay Area companies such as Salesforce, Uber, KPMG, Airbnb, YouTube, and more and mentored nearly 100 youths from low-income immigrant families to reach their personal and professional goals.

Today, Ariel is proud to be the Community Development Director at the Chinatown YMCA where she is making a difference in the community on a regular basis. She is also an artist and the Founder of Goodie n Foodie. Her mission is to spread optimism, empower self-love, and channel one's inner child through her whimsical art.

Jesus Jaime (JJ) Lara

Sr. Principal Program Manager, Learning and Development, SaaS Engineering, Oracle America, Inc.

Jesus Jaime (JJ) Lara is currently the Learning and Development, Sr. Principal Program Manager for SaaS Engineering at Oracle. He has over 25 years of experience as a Learning & Development and Diversity & Inclusion Consultant. He enjoys his pursuit of enabling individuals and teams to realize their full potential by addressing barriers to success. JJ’s previous roles include Sr. Operations Learning and Development Manager for Riverbed Technology and Sr. Learning Consultant for IT teams at Kaiser Permanente. As a lifelong learner, JJ enjoys continuing to learn from others, discover fresh perspectives, and dig deeper into learning paradigms to benefit his clients.

JJ usually works from the Oracle San Francisco office, but like so many others, has shifted to work from home. He grew up in San Francisco and currently lives with his wife near Golden Gate Park in the Richmond District. He serves on several community non-profit Boards and enjoys volunteering.“I am who I am because of who we all are.” – Ubuntu Philosophy

Judy Young

Executive Director, Southeast Asian Development Center

For nearly 30 years, Judy Young has dedicated her career to the Southeast Asian Development Center, focusing on issues of education, jobs, immigration, substance abuse prevention, violence prevention, juvenile justice and delinquency, mental health and wellness in the Southeast Asian community.

She is a Laotian-Thai-Chinese refugee with first-hand experience of growing up in poverty in San Francisco’s toughest neighborhood, the Tenderloin. She and many Southeast Asians had limited resources; lived in overcrowded housing; drug use, gang and street violence were daily norms of living in the neighborhood. Judy is the first in her family to graduate from high school and complete college. Despite these challenges, through the support of the Southeast Asian Development Center’s adult role models and mentors put her on a pathway to college and career success. This personal history is part of what drives her to be a catalyst for change in the lives of the Southeast Asian community.

Judy received the San Francisco District Attorney’s Leadership Award in 2017 for her accomplishments in serving the Asian and Pacific Islander community. In 2015, she was a 50 Fund Playmaker recipient award that recognized San Francisco’s community based organization leaders. In 2014, Judy received the achievement
award for excellence in community service to promote health and wellness in San Francisco.

Inspired by the impact SEADC had on her own life in her earlier years, Judy continues to be deeply passionate about empowering underserved Southeast Asians for the future.

Michelle Fong

Program Associate, Oracle Volunteering
Oracle Corporate Citizenship

Michelle Fong is a Program Associate at Oracle supporting global employee volunteerism. With a background in nonprofit and community outreach, she is passionate about bridging communities and building authentic relationships through shared experience and storytelling. A proud third-generation San Franciscan, Michelle currently serves as Co-Chair on the Board of Managers at the Chinatown YMCA giving back to the community that helped raise her. During quarantine, Michelle often finds herself holding a double-scoop ice cream cone. She hopes this coping strategy is temporary.

Mick Del Rosario

Program Manager, SF Hep B

Mick Del Rosario is the Program Manager for San Francisco Hep B Free - Bay Area. He previously worked in the nonprofit sector advocating for students and the environment, as well as the tech sector. Born and raised in San Francisco, Mick is active in local politics and community organizations working towards advocating the Asian Pacific Islander community throughout San Francisco and the Bay Area. He is an alum of Lowell High School and earned a degree in Politics at the University of California, Santa Cruz.

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