2011 Corporate Asian Women’s Leadership Forum

Born to Lead: Building a Legacy

May 17, 2011

AWIB's Seventh Annual Corporate Asian Women's Leadership Summit - Born to Lead: Building a Legacy – was held on Tuesday, May 17, 2011 at the Goldman Sachs Conference Center in downtown Manhattan. 

This annual event highlights the role Asian women play in the executive suite. Asian women from diverse industries come together to celebrate and discuss the many experiences, tools, and resources that have inspired them to become leaders within their professions. The theme for May 17th was “Born to Lead: Building a Legacy,” and explored the ways in which Asian women are creating and establishing their own legacies and how they have capitalized on the challenges and opportunities that present themselves today. 

An informal discussion by a panel of five dynamic and enterprising Asian women executives was thought provoking and powerful as they shared the risks they took to achieve success and how they are making a difference. The panelists addressed issues facing Asian women today, how their cultural backgrounds are strengths and not weaknesses and how they have developed effective and unique leadership styles. 
Pei-Sze Cheng, reporter, WNBC4 NEW YORK
Mari Ghuneim, Vice President, Bravo Digital Media
Eri Kakuta, Managing Director, Investment Banking, Goldman Sachs
Dr. Cindy Ma, Managing Director, Houlihan Lokey
Ranjini Pillay, Chief Underwriting Officer & Sr. Vice President, Chartis Insurance
Angela A. Sun, Chief-of-Staff to the President, Bloomberg

All proceeds from the 2011 Born to Lead went to support the Asian Women In Business Scholarship Fund, which promotes leadership among Asian women in college. 

View the event flyer, speaker bios, and photos from the event. 

Past Born to Lead Forums:
2010: Born to Lead: Empowerment in the New Decade
2009: Born to Lead: Creating Possibilities
2008: Born to Lead: Corporate Asian Women Making a Difference

2007: Born to Lead: Corporate Asian Women Trailblazers
2006: Progress Makes Perfect: Maximizing Opportunities for Corporate Asian Women
2005: Carving a Corporate Niche: Glass Ceiling Realities for Asian Women




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