The 2006 AWIB Born to Lead
Progress Makes Perfect: Maximizing Opportunities for Corporate Asian Women
June 13, 20016
Juju Chang is a New York-based Emmy award-winning correspondent for ABC News' "20/20 and "Good Morning America". She also occasionally anchors for "Good Morning America's Weekend Edition" and ABC News Now.
Ms. Chang's recent "20/20" stories include a multi-part examination of gender bias based on Norah Vincent's book "Self Made Man", a profile of rock legend Jon Bon Jovi, and a look at "toxic neighbors" with former battling neighbors Jim Belushi and Julie Newmar. She has also recently reported on the somewhat obscure asexuality movement, the well-established pitfalls of mother-daughter relationships and marriages.
Ms. Chang won a Gracie for a "Now" on PBS story about judicial activism and a Freddie for a series she hosted also for PBS called "The Art of Women's Health".
From 1999-2000 she anchored the early morning newscasts of ABC News' "World News Now" and "World News This Morning."
From 1998 to 1999, Ms. Chang reported primarily for "World News Tonight," covering such stories as the U.S. Embassy bombings in Kenya, Hurricane George and the anniversary of the nuclear accident in Chernobyl.
Ms. Chang was based in Washington, DC, from 1996 to 1997, where she covered the White House, Capitol Hill and the 1996 presidential election for NewsOne, ABC's affiliate news service. Prior to her NewsOne assignment in Washington, she was a reporter for KGO-TV in San Francisco, from 1995 to 1996, where she covered a variety of state and local issues.
Between 1991 and 1995, Ms. Chang served as a producer and off-air reporter for "World News Tonight." She was a producer of the "World News Tonight" series on women's health, which won a duPont-Columbia Award. Her off-air reporting assignments included the 1992 presidential campaign. During the Gulf War in 1991, she was based in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia.
Born in Seoul, South Korea, Ms. Chang graduated with honors from Stanford University with a Bachelors degree in political science and communications. At Stanford she was awarded the Edwin Cotrell Political Science Prize. She is married to Neal Shapiro and has two sons.
Sheila Hooda is a Managing Director in the Equities Department in the Investment Banking Division of Credit Suisse. Based in New York, Sheila is responsible for Client Relationship Management in the U.S., focusing on building relationships, maximizing revenues and profitability with the largest Equities clients of the Bank. Prior to joining Credit Suisse in 1998, Sheila worked at Bankers Trust and at McKinsey and Co. She has global work experience with financial institutions from the U.S., Europe and Asia Pacific.
Sheila received an M.B.A in Finance from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business and has a Masters in Management from the Indian Institute of Management - Ahmedabad, India.
At Credit Suisse, Sheila is actively involved in the Multicultural Resource Network and the America's Women's Network.
Sheila is also actively involved with programs to empower women through Education and Micro Credit, particularly in developing countries. She is an Executive Committee Member of The International Alliance for Women and led the opening of two Micro Credit Banks in Southern India, ensuring the disbursement of loans to over 10,000 women. Most recently, Sheila has been involved with the United Nations Millennium Development Goals in the area of Micro Credit.
In the field of education, Sheila is co-chair of the Tri-State Pratham Chapter, which focuses on grass roots education in the impoverished areas and remote villages in India. Currently over three million children have been assisted through this program with the goal to eradicate illiteracy by 2010. Sheila is also the lead fundraiser for Prerana, an education initiative that provides tuition to deserving underprivileged children in India.
Sheila is married, lives in Westchester County and has twin eight-year old daughters.
Senior Vice President, Mod Space Asset Management and Pricing
GE Equipment Services
Akiko Koh is Senior Vice President, Mod Space Asset Management and Pricing at GE Equipment Services. Aki joined GE in 1985 after receiving a B.S. Degree and a M.S. Degree in Nuclear Engineering from M.I.T.
She currently works on managing a portfolio of modular offices and buildings within GE Equipment Services, which provides operating leases and other services. Aki began her career in GE as an engineer at GE Nuclear Energy in Japan. She took on positions of increasing responsibility both in Japan and the US as Fuel Project Manager, Global Sales and Marketing for Core instrumentation, and Six Sigma Master Black Belt(MBB).
She joined GE Healthcare Asia in 1996 as Marketing Manager for X-Ray Mammography and returned to Six Sigma as MBB for GE Healthcare Services Asia in 1997 and for GE Japan in 1998. In 1999, she joined GE Edison Life Insurance as Quality Leader and was instrumental in the integration of the largest GE acquisition in Japan. In 2002, she was appointed Executive Operating Officer and Operations Leader for GE Edison Life.
She moved back to the US in 2004 as Managing Director, Global Asset Management at GE Equipment Services and assumed her present position in April 2006.
She is married and has a 6 years old daughter and a 1 year old son.
Wan Ling Martello
Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer
Wan Ling Martello is Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Wal-Mart International. Wal-Mart International has sales of $80 billion and operates in 15 markets outside of the United States.
Before coming to Wal-Mart, Martello was U.S. president of NCH Marketing Services, Inc. NCH is a global provider of promotional management solutions for clients that include many of the world's largest retailers and consumer packaged goods manufacturers.
Prior to NCH, Martello spent most of her career with consumer packaged goods companies. She was Corporate Controller for Borden Foods during the turn-around years when it was owned by Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. She also spent 10 years with Kraft in diverse financial roles including internal audit, international reporting, financial systems, strategic planning, and financial planning and analysis.
Martello is a CPA and has a MBA in Management Information Systems from the University of Minnesota. Born and raised in the Philippines, she is a Chinese American and speaks multiple languages including Chinese and Tagalog.
She is a board member for Royal Neighbors of America, and is also involved in Care For Children, an organization that helps disabled and orphaned children in China.
Citigroup Global Markets Inc.
Rashmini Yogaratnam is a Managing Director in the Underwriting, Distribution, Conflicts and Structured Products group within Risk Management for the Corporate and Investment Bank. She is the Co-Chair of the Global Fixed Income Commitment Committee and Global Chair of the Regional Committees responsible for Local Markets Fixed Income and Equity Underwriting Approvals in Emerging Markets. Before joining the Risk Management Group in December 2002, she was Co-Head of Latin American Debt Capital Markets within Global Fixed Income in New York. In this capacity, she oversaw a team responsible for origination, structuring and execution of transactions for the firm's Latin American sovereign and private sector clients in the international debt markets. She had focused on fundraising for Brazilian issuers since 1994. These transactions included: US-dollar and Euro-denominated commercial paper and public bonds and liability management deals.
Prior to her position in Debt Capital Markets, Ms. Yogaratnam spent ten years structuring and distributing loans and commercial paper issued by major international and U.S. corporations and financial institutions. She joined Citigroup in 1988 after four years at Irving Trust Company. Before beginning her banking career, Ms. Yogaratnam worked at the United Nations (UNDP) for three years.
Ms. Yogaratnam holds a B.A. from Middlebury College and an M.B.A. from New York University (1984); she speaks Portuguese and French fluently and is proficient in Spanish. She is a native of Sri Lanka and resided in West and Central Africa for nine years and Europe for four years.
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