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When: Tuesday, July 24, 2018
8:00 AM
Where: Sun Life Financial Building
1 York Street
Toronto M5J 2L9

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Executive Insight Series

Ascend Canada is proud to offer our Executive Insight Series (“EIS”), which will be held in July 2018. The series is aimed to prepare high-potential Pan-Asian managers and young executives for high-impact roles in major North American corporations.

EIS provides insight into key characteristics, specific behaviors, competencies, and experiences required to reach the executive level.Participants can choose to attend any one of the days or all three days.

Participants will:

  • Develop a thorough understanding of the “Myths of Asian Leaders” and how these myths act as barriers to advancement
  • Gain insight into executive values, presence, and leadership skills demanded by large North American corporations to be a vital and integral part of the corporate culture
  • Learn from real-life examples of executives and leaders, and how they personally and professionally succeeded

Sometimes, the greatest barriers to our success can be ourselves. If you are an executive, senior manager, associate vice president, or equivalent, who is aspiring to contribute to your organization at the highest level, this program is for you. You will learn from those who have encountered leadership trials and tribulations and gain insight into the executive values, executive presence and executive leadership skills to help you to shape your own career.


Dates:July 23, 24 & 25, 2018

Time: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Sun Life Financial Building
1 York Street
Toronto, ON M5J 2L9

Day 1: Myths of Asian Leaders | Personal Brand | Managing Up
Day 2: Taking Risks | Selling and Client Relationship
Day 3: Executive Insights for Women

Wes Hom - Global Operational Executive and Executive Adviser
Wes was formerly a global executive at the IBM corporation. He has held several senior executive positions throughout Asia, Europe and the US. He has been responsible for multiple large profit and loss businesses, global sales and operations, venture capital group organization, corporate strategy development, brand management organisations, and business development assignments for emerging markets

Janet Wong - Board Director and Audit Committee Chairman, Enviva Partners
Janet S. Wong is an independent Board Director and Audit Committee Chairman for Enviva Partners. She also serves on the Advisory Board of BigControls, a San Francisco based software company. Janet is a CPA with more than thirty years of experience in public accounting. She is a retired partner with KPMG where she spent most of her career based in the Silicon Valley and San Francisco offices.

Amy Shang - Managing Director, HSBC
Amy has spent over 20 years in the financial services industry, with significant time spent in front office, support and consulting roles. Prior to joining HSBC, she held positions at Lehman Brothers, Morgan Stanley, Bear Stearns, Bank of America and MMG Partners.

Participants are welcome to sign up for individual or multiple days.
The price per day is $800, or $2,400 for all three days.

Refunds are available up to 7 days before the event.

Breakfast and lunch are provided each day. Please advise if you have any dietary restrictions.




about Ascend

Ascend Canada was founded in 2012 to enhance the presence, visibility and influence of current and future Pan-Asian business leaders. Today, with the support of our more than 3,000 members and numerous corporate partners, our objectives are to develop the full potential of our members by leveraging our networks and providing programs and events that inspire, as well as educate. 

Vision: To have a diverse and inclusive Canada where pan-Asian talent can achieve its full potential.

Mission: Partner and progress with Canadian Organizations to develop and advance pan-Asian talent.

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