7th Annual B3 Asian American Leadership Forum

  • Fri, August 18, 2017
  • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • United Way of Greater Houston, 50 Waugh Dr, Houston, Texas 77007

OCA-Greater Houston B3 Asian American Leadership Forum is designed to help AAPI students, professionals, and entrepreneurs develop leadership and professional skills needed to both succeed in their careers and become effective advocates for the AAPI community.

  • Learn from senior professionals representing diverse industries 
  • Connect and network with other aspiring professionals and students
  • Enhance your leadership and professional skills
  • Complimentary career coaching sessions 

Industry panels include:

  • Science/Technology/Engineering/Mathematics ("STEM")
  • Entrepreneur
  • Media and Arts
  • Women Empowerment
  • Mid-Career Professionals
  • Business and Finance Career
  • Law and Civic Engagement


9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Coach’s Corner
8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Registration and Breakfast
9:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. Welcome Remarks
Cecil Fong, OCA-Greater Houston
9:15 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Speed Networking
9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Morning Plenary Session
“Sharpen Your Speaking Skills”
Bing Li, Shell Oil Company
11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. STEM Career Panel
Moderator: Jean Lin, Memorial Hermann
Speakers: Janet Blancett, Sapient Consulting
Dr. Elaine Chan, Medical Metrics
Chun Liang, Kiewit Offshore Services
11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Entrepreneur Panel
Moderator: Kuan Zhao, MyFoodContainers
Speakers: Narayan Bhargava, SDB Group
Matthew Mistica, Bio One
Tina Zulu, Zulu Creatuve
11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Media and Arts Career Panel
Moderator: Steven Wu, HAAPIFF Film Festival
Speakers: Beatrice Chan, MFAH

Sixto Wagan, Canter for Art and Social Engagement, UH

11:15 p.m. – 12:15 p.m. Women Empowerment Panel
Moderator: Carla Kuaiwa, Cross Consulting

Speakers: Victoria Ai Bryant, Ambassadors Caregivers
Rachna Khare, DAYA
Dr. Peta-gay Ledbetter, Regeneration Behavioral Health

12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. Luncheon
Welcome Address: Gene Wu, Texas State Representative
Keynote Speaker: Abe Chu, NextSeed
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Mid-Career Professionals Panel
Moderator: Kalim Sayad,
Speakers: Charlene Chuang, Lukoil
Alti Rahman, Oncology Consultants
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Business and Finance Career Panel
Moderator: Jennifer Kim, Voya
Speakers: Debbie Huang, Alliantgroup
Angela Kim, Voya
Kuan Zhao, MyFoodContainers
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Law and Civic Engagement Panel
Moderator: Li Moneypenny, Shell Oil Company
Speakers: Albert Liou, Jones Day
Khan Pham, Boat People SOS
Jackie Zhong, Bracewell
2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Afternoon Plenary Session
“Navigating Corporate Politics”
Speaker: Cecil Fong, OCA-Greater Houston
3:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. Wrap Up

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