AAPI Womxn's Leadership Track

Saturday, June 29, 2019 | 10:45 AM - 5:00 PM

Houston Marriott Westchase | room: briarpark 123

The AAPI Womxn's Leadership Track are sessions seeking to address some of the most pressing issues faced by AAPI womxn including empowerment, leadership, and community building. All workshops are free and open to the public, but an RSVP is required!

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State of Asian Pacific America Plenary Saturday, June 29, 2019

9 : 0 0 A M - 1 0 : 3 0 A M | G R A N D F O Y E R

To build stronger advocates, we must understand both the barriers that we face as well as the power that we have as a community. In this time, when our civil rights are so often challenged, it is more important than ever that we raise our voices and advocate for ourselves and for others. Join us in this plenary as we pinpoint the obstacles we face as a community and how we can work to surmount them. Hear from experts as they discuss our collective political and economic power, and methods to utilize this power to make this country a more equitable place.

S P E A K E R S :

  • Gregg Orton, Executive Director, NCAPA
    Bill Imada , Chairman & CEO , IW Group
    Mariko Carpenter , VP Strategic Community Alliances , The Nielsen Company
    Karthick Ramakrishnan , Founder,  AAPI Data


10:45 AM - 12:15 PM


AAPI Womxn in Corporate Spaces

Intersecting identities means that AAPI women in the corporate world face a unique set of challenges. Though experience and knowledge are helpful when it comes to smooth sailing in a corporate office, other unspoken rules and nuances are not often discussed. Learn from our panel as they speak on the current state of AAPI women in corporate spaces, and explore paths that will bring us to the next level.


  • Mariko Carpenter, VP Strategic Community Alliances, Nielsen

  • Carolene Layugan, Director of Responsible Business and External Equity Engagement, caesars entertainment

  • Joanne Tabellija-Murphy, National Director, Corporate Affairs-Constituent Relations, Walmart

  • Mini Timmaraju, Executive Director, Diversity & Inclusion, Comcast NBCUniversal

2:00 - 3:30 PM


The Power of We: AAPI Womxn for Social Change

If you have ever tried to work alone towards broad social change, you know how difficult it can be. However, our potential to effect change can expand exponentially when we put our hearts and minds together. Learn from this panel of AAPI women community leaders, who will speak on their experiences of working toward social change as well as the power of coming together as AAPI women.


Daphne Kwok, Vice President, Multicultural Leadership, AARP


  • Sung Yeon Choimorrow, Executive Director, NAPAWF

  • Sue Ann Hong, Executive Director, CAPAW

  • Rachna Kare, Executive Director, DAYA

  • Evelyn Obamos, International Program Manager , Pinterest

3:45 - 5:00 PM


AAUW Work Smart (Salary Negotiation)

AAUW’s Work Smart workshops are led by certified salary negotiation facilitators and are designed to help you negotiate for a new job, raise, or promotion. In every workshop you’ll gain confidence in your negotiation style through facilitated discussion and role-play and learn

· How to identify and articulate your personal value
· How to develop an arsenal of persuasive responses and other negotiation strategies, including how to get a raise or promotion
· How to conduct objective market research to benchmark a target salary and benefits
· About the wage gap, including its long-term consequences

Presenter: Michele Taylor