C-Suite Roundtable: Journey to the Top Echelons of the Corporate World
In this roundtable discussion, attendees will have an opportunity to hear from and engage with high caliber Pan-Asian and non-Asian Corporate Executives who have reached the top echelons of the corporate world. These inspirational leaders challenge the status quo by defying adversity and embracing diversity. Through determination, perseverance and sheer talent, these trailblazers have paved the way for Tomorrow’s Leaders Today!
Propelling More Pan-Asians into C-Suite Level
According to a recent Leadership Education for Asian Pacifics, Inc. (LEAP) report, a staggering 77.8% of Fortune 500 companies have no Asian Pacific Islander (API) representation on their boards. In 2011, only 2.43% of the total number of seats in Fortune 500 boards were held by APIs. Pan-Asian professionals, with advanced levels of education, tend to perform exceptionally well in entry level positions and maintain their careers at that level. However, regardless of high academic achievements and high degree of professional performance, majority of Pan-Asians are faced with exceptional obstacles moving up the ladder from mid-level management to beyond.
Expected Learning Outcomes:
In this timely discussion, you will hear from subject-matter experts and professionals on why, despite high academic achievements, Pan-Asians are faced with unparalleled challenges climbing up the corporate ladder. Where is the disconnect? Why is it that 77.8% of Fortune 500 companies have no API representation on their boards? What is being done and what can be done to address this issue? How can Pan-Asian professionals themselves contribute to their own advancement as well as that of their fellow Pan-Asian colleagues? What role do the organizations they work for should and need to play to ensure that more Pan-Asians are prepared for and advance to C-Suite positions and propel their careers to new professional heights?
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General Sessions are open to all Full Conference & Exposition registrants.