July 2016

July Events


AWLN Climbs EVEREST: Reach Out and Rise

Date: Monday, July 11, 2016
Time: 5:30 - 6:45 pm
Place: New York Marriott Marquis
1535 Broadway
Wilder Room, 4th Fl.
New York, NY 10036

Cost: Free


Program Description:

Asian Women Leadership Network (AWLN) is pleased to host its annual meeting at the Working Mother Media Multicultural Women's Conference on Monday, July 11th in NYC. Celebrating its 12th anniversary as a nonprofit, AWLN continues to raise awareness and to engage others in critical conversations about Asian women leadership. This year, join AWLN sisters as we partner with The Everest Project to share ground-breaking research: "Eve of Change: Women Redefining Corporate America". AWLN served as a pilot group during the early stages of this multicultural research project conceived and led by Lily Tang, President and Co-founder of The Everest Project.

The capstone of this research is that women are leading transformational change in their organizations and in so doing are creating cultures of innovation. While invention and innovation have historically been thought to be the domain of men, women are making their mark by expanding the capacity of teams and organizations to innovate, a phenomenon that will fuel corporate growth well into the future. The report documents and offers a roadmap for how women are making this happen: being smart risk-takers, using humility as a power tool, redefining collaboration (it's not consensus) and using their (and others') difference as more.

Participants will hear from women role models who exemplify and utilize risk-taking, humility, collaboration and their difference (gender, race and ethnicity, sexual orientation and cultural background) to transform workplaces. We will explore these elements within ourselves and in each other during our interactive dialogue circles.

About Lily Tang, PhD, MBA

Lily Tang is the President and Co-founder of The Everest Project, a 501 c3 non-profit organization dedicated to providing data-driven intelligence for advocacy of women in leadership. She has worked for over 15 years in the areas of executive leadership, diversity and inclusion at client organization's highest levels to institutionalize policy and practices for leading in a dynamic and unpredictable world. The former CEO of an international company which operated a Wholly Foreign Owned Enterprise in China, Lily was also an associate professor, business journalist, and has led global organizational development engagements for companies across six continents. Certified in executive leadership and systems coaching, Lily created a signature framework for coaching teams to execute on change and innovation.

About Asian Women Leadership Network (AWLN)

Advancing Leaders. Fulfilling Potential. The Asian Women Leadership Network (AWLN) was conceived in New York City in July 2004 by a group of Asian women attending the Working Mother Media 2004 Women of Color Conference. AWLN held its first official launch event in NYC in October, 2004. Its mission is to promote the career development and advancement of Asian women professionals, in order to help Asian women reach influential and leadership positions in the workplace.