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Inspiring Across Generations (IAG)
Southeast Chapter Symposium


Event Details:

Date: Thursday, October 12, 2023

Time: 2:00PM - 5:00PM ET

Venue: Hybrid in-person and virtual, The Coca-Cola Company HQ, 1 Coca-Cola Plaza NW, Atlanta GA

Admission: Professional Members: $75  I  Student Members: $50  I  Non-Members: $100


We are excited for the annual Ascend Inspiring Across Generations (IAG) Symposium on October 12, 2023!

Join us for this hybrid in-person and virtual event featuring keynote by c-suite executives, discussion on connecting with ourselves in the corporate environment and showcasing the leadership of our chapter’s pan-Asian professionals.



Interested in a career outside of the corporate world? Join us for a panel discussion to take a peek at the non-traditional career path in the public sector, entrepreneurship, and non-for-profit organizations.

This panel discussion will upward mobility opportunities and challenges for Pan-Asians across industries and career levels, impart tangible solutions to advancement barriers, and celebrate our individual and collective successes, resilience and ingenuity.

Learning & Development: Personal Branding for Pan-Asians

Is your leadership strength and potential visible and sought after within your organization? To clearly differentiate your value and what you bring to the table, you need to do more than have a good reputation. As an AAPI professional, navigating the workplace can be uniquely challenging, making it even more crucial to cultivate and project a powerful personal brand. This session explores ways to define, redefine, and live out your personal brand.

Fireside Chat: Insights with Leaders

Leadership is less about a formal position and more about the act of leading. We all have the chance to lead. Listen in on a fireside chat with AAPI leaders as we discuss the uniqueness of everyone’s leadership journey and how can we help people be their best selves. 

Panel Discussion: Diverse Pathways to Success: Navigating Entrepreneurship, Public Service, and Non-Profit Opportunities

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Aparna Bhattacharyya

Executive Director

Raksha, Inc

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Shikha Kashyap

Founder Syntelli Solutions Inc. &

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Stella Xu

Managing Director for China Initiatives

State of Georgia

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Linda Yang

Ascend Southeast

VP Membership

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Panel Discussion: AAPI Corporate Success Stories

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Ashish Gupta



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Hong Lin

The Coca-Cola Company

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Eve Rogers

Audit Partner


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Hasan Iqbal

Data Scientist


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Program Sponsors


Safety of our guests is paramount to Ascend. Attendees are responsible for monitoring their own condition and agree to comply with the safety, hygiene and CDC identified pandemic level communicable illnesses (including COVID-19) guidelines established by relevant health authorities. We request that attendees not attend an event should they test positive or if they experience COVID symptoms prior to the event.

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