EIS Agenda

 

DAY 1

INTRO - MYTHS OF ASIAN LEADERSHIP

What is preventing Pa-Asians from achieving positions in the C-Suite? This module uncovers what participants can do to overcome these limitations.


YOUR PERSONAL BRAND

What makes you distinctive? This module focuses on why building a personal brand is vital in today's corporate world.


TAKING RISKS

This module focuses on how to take risks without acting recklessly and how to mitigate the risks taken.

 

DAY 2

POWER AND INFLUENCE

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


COMMUNICATE TO SELL YOURSELF

This module helps participants learn what critical selling and client relationships skills are needed to be successful in all professions at all levels.


MANAGING UP

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.

EIS Session Instructors

Wes Hom, Former Vice President & Managing Director, IBM; Co-Developer, Advanced Leadership Program at Stanford University; Vice President of External Affairs & National Board Member, Ascend

Wes was formerly an IBM Vice President & Managing Director in the Systems and Technology Group with global responsibilities for overall execution of IBM’s high end server investments, strategies, sales and emerging markets initiatives. He held various global line executive positions and was also Executive Assistant in IBM’s corporate office serving the Chairman, Vice Chairman, CEO, President, CFO and SVP of Human Resources. He also chaired IBM’s Asian Diversity group. Today, Wes advises global corporations on business development, diversity, and leadership development. He is a graduate and holds multiple degrees from NYU’s Stern School of Business.

Janet S. Wong, Board Director & Audit Committee Chairman, Enviva Partners; CPA and retired KPMG Partner


Janet is an Executive Advisor to Ascend and co-developed the “Executive Insight for Women” program. Janet also serves on the Audit Committee of the American Heart Association, the Louisiana Tech Foundation Board and Chairman of the Louisiana Tech College of Business Advisory Board. Janet 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.