星期四, 8月 05, 2021

NAAAP career fair & Leadership convention 8/6




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Whether you're Moving FWD: with a new career or exploring opportunities, check out the Diversity Career Fair on Aug. 6.  It's free to register. Get your resume reviewed, videochat with recruiters, and build valuable job search skills all in one place.



Click here to watch a 60-second overview of LC '21. 


Leadership Convention '21 by NAAAP will be entirely virtual, on the four Fridays in August, Noon to 4 pm ET / 9 am to 1 pm PT.  Your registration fee of $29 includes 16 hours of live sessions on Fridays, and recordings for on-demand playback.

AND...The Diversity Career Fair on Aug. 6 is FREE
for job seekers and students.

The entire Leadership Convention is free for students.




Check out our fabulous speakers and schedule.



Meet the Convention Keynote Speakers below.


Aug. 6, 12 Noon ET
Andrew Yang is an entrepreneur, author, philanthropist, nonprofit leader, and former US presidential and NYC mayoral candidate. The founder of Venture for America, a non-profit focused on jobs creation, Yang will discuss a post-pandemic economic forecast as the keynote speaker at the Diversity Career Fair and Development Day


Aug. 13, 12 Noon ET
Chantale Wong
 is a 30-year career public servant and founder of CAPAL.  She has been nominated for the U.S. Director of the Asian Development Bank; she is the first LGBTQ person of color to be nominated to the rank of ambassador. She will be the keynote speaker on Aug. 13.


Aug. 20, 12 Noon ET
Kiran Ahuja serves as the Director of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and former director of the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.  As founder of the National APA Women's Forum, we are honored to have Kiran as a keynote speaker for the Women's and Federal Summits.


Aug. 20, 12:10 pm ET
Congresswoman Grace Meng
of New York introduced the COVID-19 Hate Crime Act in the House on May 9, 2021; it was signed into law 11 days later. Serving her third term in the U.S. House of Representatives, Grace will be the keynote speaker for the Women’s and Federal Summits.


Aug. 27, 12 Noon ET
Kevin Kreider
redefined himself from an awkward, bullied Asian kid to a successful international fitness model and a reality TV star om Bling Empire which premiered in Netflix's top 10 most-watched shows of 2021.  Kevin's personal quest to change America's standard of male beauty is just the beginning.  



Aug. 27, 12:15 pm ET
Arum Kang
is the CEO of Coffee Meets Bagel. where she leads the business strategy, the vision, and makes sure the customers’ needs are heard and met with a superior product experience. Arum has been interviewed many times about the dating and startup scene with her co-founder, sister Dawoon. 


Aug. 27, 3 pm ET
Padmasree Warrior
 is the CEO of Fable, a mobile-first company that brings stories for everyone, anywhere. Previously, she was CEO of NIO US, a manufacturer of smart autonomous vehicles, and Chief Technology and Strategy Officer at Cisco. Ms. Warrior will accept the NAAAP100 Award for lifetime leadership during the Gala portion of LC'21, along with winners of the NAAAP Inspire and Pride awards.





Sponsors and Career Fair recruiters 


Sponsors make NAAAP programs possible. 

Thank you to the Gold SponsorsBank of AmericaMacy’sTyson Foods, and United Airlines.

Thank you to the Silver Sponsors: ADPAdvance Auto Parts,  Beam SuntoryCaesars Entertainment, ChubbCIACisco, Experian
Hilton, LenovoNestleOracleTruistVMware, and Volkswagen

The Diversity Career Fair on Aug. 6 will feature the sponsors above as well as recruiters from Continental, FEMA, FDIC, Honeywell, and Virginia Lottery

Finally, a shout out to our partners: Center for APA Women, KIP101, PRnewsand Salesforce.


Schedule Highlights

Aug 6, 12-4 pm ET: Diversity Career Fair & Development Day
Keynote:  Andrew Yang, entrepreneur, activist, and philanthropist
- Includes: 20 employer booths, 6 job training sessions, and up to 200 one-on-one resume reviews
Aug 13, 12-4 pm ET: Inaugural API Community Summit and ERG Corporate Summit
Keynote:  Chantale Wong, Nominee for Ambassador-level position of U.S. Director of Asian Development Bank 
Other Notable Speakers: Paula Yoo, author of recent Vincent Chin book; Barb Lee, documentary filmmaker; Cynthia Koo, Wonton in a Million; Joel Relampagos, executive producer of The Biggest Loser; Emil Guillermo, commentator
4 API Summit Sessions: Asian Allyship, API Women Leadership, API Mental Health, Model Minority Myth.
4 ERG Summit Sessions: Inclusive Leadership, Workplace Reintegration Anxiety, Measuring ERG Success, Managing and Thriving in a VUCA World.
Aug 20, 12-4 pm ET: Inaugural Women's Summit and Inaugual Federal Summit
Keynotes:  Kiran Ahuja, Director of U.S. Office of Personnel Management; Grace Meng, U.S. Congressperson (NY)
Other Notable Speakers: Lucia Liu, Rock the Boat podcast; Vivian Chen, Board Chair of AAGEN; Eric Won, The Leadership Praxis; Sam Mok, Condor International
4 Women's Summit Sessions:  Communication Skills, Physical & Emotional Workplace Security, Closing the Financial Gap, Financial Literacy.
4 Federal Summit Sessions: Federal Career & Leadership Development, Mapping & Navigating Your Federal Path, How to Become a Political Appointee, Success Stories in the Federal Service. 
Aug 27, 12-4 pm ET: Leadership Summit and NAAAP Awards
- Keynotes: Kevin Kreider, Entertainer, Bling Empire; Arum Kang, CEO and co-founder, Coffee Meets Bagel
Other Notable Speakers: Jeanie Chang, Your Change Provider; Jeff Harry, Performer and Workplace Play consultant
4 Leadership Summit Sessions: How to Be Your Own Boss, Storytelling, Effective Communications, Play Your Way to Ikigai.

Aug. 27, 3 pm ET 
NAAAP Awards: NAAAP 100 honoree Padmasree Warrior, CEO and Founder of Fable.  NAAAP Pride honoree TBD.  NAAAP Inspire honorees Alpa Amin, Georgia Asylum & Immigration Network; Francesca Hong, Wisconsin's first Asian representative; Tony Dela Rosa, Tony Rosa Speaks.
On each of the days, as an attendee, you'll be able to network virtually with others, play games based on visiting employer booths, spending time in sessions, and meeting others!  Some of our prizes include Caesars Entertainment getaway packages, United Airlines no-blackout tickets, Leadership Convention 2022 in DC passes and gala tickets, books from authors at the conference, and much more!



Ways to Support NAAAP today


1. Spread the word about the Leadership Convention.  Check out our marketing toolkit (link) for a social media post you can grab and post. Or share a press release.

2. Encourage a job seeker, student, or friend to register for the Free Career Fair by forwarding this newsletter

3. Register yourself for the Convention, here.  Remember, students register for free.

4. Donate.  As a non-profit organization, we welcome any donations here or through purchases on Amazon Smile to "National Association of Asian American Professionals Inc." All proceeds go toward funding our events, conventions, and resources.

5. GET INVOLVED. If you are interested in meeting a great group of driven and friendly professionals, check out our website to see how you can become a member or volunteer with us.

6. Partner with NAAAP.  Contact our Business Development Team about how your company, ERG, or non-profit can engage with NAAAP.