Tuesday, May 22, 2018


In honor of Asian Pacific Heritage Month and National Small Business Month, the Asian American Professional Employees Collective of Eastern Bank in partnership with TiE BostonThe Commonwealth Seminar and the Asian American Commission of MA invite you to join us in celebrating the success of Asian American leaders in Massachusetts. This year's theme highlights the contributions of Asian American Women in the business and pubilc sectors. The two discussion panels and keynote speaker will cover the contributions of these women leaders and highlight how they are creating more opportunities for future business and public sector leaders in Massachusetts.

3:00 – 3:30pm: Registration
3:30 – 5:00pm: Business Workshops
5:00-5:15pm: Lion & Dragon Dance performance from US Dragon & Lion Dance Federation
5:15- 5:20pm: Welcome Mistress of Ceremony, Pam Randhawa, MPM Founder and CEO Empiriko
5:20- 5:30pm: Welcome Remarks from Quincy Miller, President of Eastern Bank
5:35-6:00pm: Key Note Speaker, Liz Cheng, General Manager of WGBH
6:00- 8:00pm: Cocktail/Networking Reception
Workshop A: Women Leading In Business
Panel experts will share their experiences in business and provide strategies on how to address challenges and take advantage of opportunities in the business arena. You'll leave this workshop with insights into strategies for success in advancing your career or business!
  • Dr. Aparna Rao, Founder and CEO of eCARE Vault
  • Asa Kalavade, General Manager of Amazon Web Services
  • Sifu Mai Du, Founder of Wah Lum Kung Fu
  • Karen Diep, Owner of Soleil Tan & Spa, Atlantic Kitchen & Van’s Restaurant
  • Nam Pham, Assistant Secretary of Business Development & Trade
  • Ryan Van Luling, Eastern Bank Wealth Relationship Manage
Moderator: Robert Nelson, MA District Director of U.S. SBA

Workshop B: Shaping the Political and Public Future in Massachusetts
Enthusiastic about public services and want to learn what's happening to shape the Massachusetts public sector? Come hear from public sector women leaders who are shaping policy and public organizations to make a positive impact in Massachusetts.
  • Lisa Wong, Deputy Director of AACA and Former Mayor of Fitchburg
  • Nina Liang, Councilor-At-Large City of Quincy
  • Diana Hwang, Founder and Executive Director of Asian-American Women’s Political Initiative
  • Jason Cincotti, Cence Cincotti Strategies


General Manager for Television
Liz Cheng is WGBH’s General Manager for Television, overseeing local channels WGBH 2, WGBX 44, WGBY 57 Springfield, WGBH Kids, Create, Boston Kids & Family TV as well as the critically acclaimed, national public media, nonfiction service – WORLD Channel.
Cheng came to WGBH from WCVB-TV Channel 5, the Hearst-owned ABC affiliate, where she served as Vice President as well as Director of Programming and Communications; she also oversaw the programming of WMUR-TV in Manchester, NH. Cheng’s WCVB Channel 5 projects received two National Association of Broadcasters Awards, two National Association of Television Programming Executives honors, three Gabriel Awards, an Action for Children’s Television Award, a Parents’ Choice Award, a Christopher, a National Prime-time Emmy nomination and many New England Emmys.
Cheng graduated with honors from Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island.

Eastern Bank Celebration of Women Leaders in Massachusetts

Featured Speaker:

Deborah Goldberg, State Treasurer 
Featuring Special Guests:

Quincy Miller, President of Eastern Bank 
Nam Pham, Assistant Secretary of Business Development and Trade
Robert Nelson, MA District Director of U.S. SBA
Jason Cincotti, Cence Cincotti Strategies
Ryan Van Luling, Eastern Bank Wealth Relationship Manager
Ian So, Chicken and Rice Guys


Thursday, May 24, 2018
3:00 PM – 8:00 PM EDT 


Aloft Boston Seaport District
401-403 D Street
Boston, MA 02210

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