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Ascend Pan Asian Women Leadership Forum
Being Bold And Brilliant


Event Details:

Date: Monday, July 16, 2018
Time: 5:30pm - 8:30pm 
Venue: John Hancock Tower - EY Boston Office
23rd Floor Conference Room, 200 Clarendon Street, Boston

Admission: Free for Members I Non-Members $25 I  Students $15
Seats are Limited.

Attire: Business Casual

Parking: 100 Clarendon St garage or metered parking in the Back Bay area.
Train Station: Back Bay train station stop on the MBTA Orange Line or the Copley trains station stop on the MBTA Green Line.
Bus Stop: 200 Clarendon Street also sits on the corner of Copley Square where access to many of the city’s major bus routes stop.


To rise in their careers, Pan Asian women must overcome both gender and cultural unconscious biases and discrimination. Their paths to executive leadership are long and arduous and often filled with heartbreaking challenges. Join us for an evening dedicated to Pan Asian Women professionals. Be inspired by insights from a few Pan Asian Women Leaders as they share their stories of being bold and brilliant on their journeys to leadership. Engage in provocative dialog and expand your network.

5:00pm - 5:30pm :  Registration
5:30pm - 5:40pm :  Welcome Remarks
5:40pm - 7:15pm :  Leadership Talks and Dialog
7:15pm - 7:30pm :  Closing Remarks
7:30pm - 8:30pm :  Networking Reception

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Mable Chan

Host and Executive Producer,
One in a Billion

Mable Chan is the Host and Executive Producer of "One in a Billion" - a podcast about China through the voices of Chinese millennials in America, China Personified, a global network community and a digital storytelling platform with video, blog is a part of "One in a Billion Productions, Inc" a non-profit educational media organization (501 c 3).
A Hong Kong born, bilingual producer with more than 20 years of experience with Hong Kong television (HK-TVB) and American networks - ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, Mable is an award-winning journalist, with top honors including the Edward R. Murrow, the DuPont-Columbia, and the George F. Peabody.

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Vineeta Kumar 

Business Advisor,
Management Consultant and Entrepreneur

Vineeta is a Management Consultant and Business Advisor by profession. In a career spanning 24 years in the IT Services and Advisory industry, Vineeta has led key business initiatives, managing multi-million dollar operations globally and working with F500 clients. Vineeta was the Global Head of Business Development for the Securities & Capital Markets division of Wipro, where she led key client initiatives in the Financial Services industry. At Headstrong, Vineeta established, scaled and managed the Buyside Capital Markets Unit.

After two decades in the IT Advisory industry, Vineeta took the bold decision to give up her comfort zone and took a plunge into entrepreneurship. She is currently focused on two entrepreneurial Fintech ventures, and also advising start-ups on their growth strategy. She also is on the Advisory Board of ForumCare, a Fintech venture in the Mutual Funds space.

In addition to her professional ventures, Vineeta is an elected Town Government Member in Lexington and an engaged participant in civic activities as well as non-profit volunteering. Vineeta is immensely passionate about empowering and enabling women for success and is an Advisor in Boston Business Women, the fastest growing business women’s network in Massachusetts. At a time when it is imperative to build bridges across neighborhoods and the nation, Vineeta embodies the mindset, energy, perspective, and genuine respect for the value of diversity and inclusiveness and the need for positive action.

Vineeta believes in what Walt Disney once said, “All your dreams can come true if you have the courage to pursue them.” In that spirit, she pursues every passion with infectious abandon, always challenging boundaries and boldly living up to her nickname “Limitless”.


Chris Yamamato

Retd EY Partner

Chris is a retired EY partner who was based in the Washington, DC, office until she retired from the firm in June, 2015. She started her career with EY in the Assurance practice in the Los Angeles office after graduating with a B.S. in Accounting from the University of Southern California in 1977. She left the firm to attend the Harvard Business School from 1980 to 1982.  After receiving her MBA, she returned to EY in the Tax practice in the New York office, then transferred in 1986 to the DC tax practice, where she became a partner in 1993. In 1998 she became the Talent Leader for the National Tax practice. She later became the Talent Leader for Tax in the Americas, and finished her career with the firm as the Talent Leader for CBS in the Americas. Chris has a particular interest in coaching and leadership development. She is also a former president of the DC chapter of Ascend (for Pan Asian professionals).

Chris is married, has two daughters, and lives in Maryland. In retirement, she teaches at EY’s Welcome to EY for Experienced Hires program once a month, is a Zumba dance enthusiast, and also enjoys travel, cooking, and volunteer activities.

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