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How We’re Building the Leadership Pipeline: Best Practices for Asian American Women in the Corporate Workplace

Date: Wednesday, March 16, 2005
Time: Noon-1pm EST
Location: Via AWLN Conf. Call -- Info & Materials in the AWLN Member Meeting Folder

RSVP: By 3/11/05 To Sweet Joy Hachuela at

Join author Phoebe Eng and AWLN colleagues as they present ideas and best practices on building Asian American women’s leadership networks and ladders within and among our nation’s companies.

  • What leadership networks are already out there to connect Asian American women?

  • What more do we still need to build or extend effective leadership pipelines?

  • How do we encourage management commitment to building Asian American women’s leadership?

  • What areas of research do we need to bolster support for these efforts?

  • What indicators would show that our networks are effective?

  • How can YOU plug in to the growing community of Asian American women leaders in the workplace?

In this hour-long teleconference presentation, participants will hear from Eng and several AWLN colleagues and partners as they share their knowledge of the “landscape” of Asian American women’s leadership networks.  Attendance is limited to AWLN members, but becoming a member is simple.  You can join AWLN at

Phoebe Eng is a strategist and the Creative Director of The Opportunity Agenda.  She is the author of two books, Warrior Lessons and Fluency: The Art of Crossing Borders, a work in progress incorporating the best discussions of these lecture series.  A mergers and acquisitions attorney by training, Eng has worked with dozens of institutions - from Fortune 100 companies, to foundations, government agencies, healthcare, educational, and professional associations - helping them to unleash their potential through multi-stakeholder conversations.  Her work has led to the launch, increased executive support, and greater visibility of dozens of company and professional diversity networks around the country.  Her publications and work have been featured on CNN, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, NPR, PBS and many other media.

An Event You Won’t Want to Miss

Asian Women Executive Live Panel Discussion & Teleconference and AWLN Networking Event

Date: Wednesday, April 6, 2005
Time: 3-5pm EST
Location: NYC-Location TBD - Watch for details via AWLN Emails

Moderator: Jane Hyun, Author, Executive Coach, and Diversity Strategist

RSVP: By April 1 to Sweet Joy Hachuela at

Don’t miss this rare opportunity to hear directly from accomplished Asian women executives who are making an impact in their professions.  Topics covered will include: mentors, navigating organizational politics, and effective use of networks.  Join us as we hear them impart the unique ways that they have navigated their careers.  You will have the opportunity to ask questions at the end of the formal panel discussion, followed by time for informal networking.  RSVP as soon as possible as space is limited!

Jane Hyun is an author, executive career coach and diversity trainer to Fortune 500 companies, schools, and industry associations.  Previously, she was a VP of Human Resources at JP Morgan, and a Director of Recruiting at Deloitte & Touche, and Resources Connection. She has appeared on CNN and CNBC, has written for and is a senior coach with the Five O’Clock Club. Jane serves on the advisory board for the Johnetta B. Cole Diversity and Inclusion Institute at Bennett College for Women.  A former adjunct professor of Career Planning at City University of New York, she is a graduate of Cornell University and lives in New York City.

Her book, Breaking the Bamboo Ceiling: Career Strategies for Asians, will be released by HarperCollins Publishers on May 1, 2005.  (Watch for our AWLN Event in May!)

Hold the Dates!

Working Mother Media Women of Color Conference & AWLN Workshop

July 20-21, 2005, in New York City

AWLN will host a workshop session and meeting at this year’s Women of Color Conference.  Watch for details in upcoming issues of AWLN News and member emails.

For more information on these events or AWLN, email or go to

Who is AWLN and what do we do?

AWLN was founded on July 21, 2004, by Sunita Chaudhari, Susan Chu, Phoebe Eng, Susan Farrell, Ivy Tseng, Janice Won and Meow Yee, a small group of Asian women who met at the 2003 Best Companies for Women of Color Annual Conference.  Their goal: To create a permanent organization for Asian women to network with each other, share best practices and help Asian women advance their careers.

The Asian Women Leadership Network will promote the career development and advancement of Asian women professionals through:

  • networking and mentoring across corporations

  • raising awareness of barriers to advancement

  • leveraging best practices

Our focus is to promote equitable Asian women leadership representation in organizations.

To help Asian women reach influential and leadership positions in the workplace.


  • Assist Asian women to develop leadership qualities and career advancement strategies.

  • Mentor and prepare Asian women for their professional careers.

  • Assist individuals and organizations to leverage Asian diversity to deliver business results.

How do we achieve our mission, goal and objectives?
Networking: AWLN provides a networking channel to other Asian American women professionals with similar goals and facing similar challenges.  We also provide information on other professional women’s networks and upcoming events that may be of interest to AWLN members.
Mentoring: AWLN membership provides an opportunity to meet potential mentors, become a mentor, and information on developing a mentoring relationship.
Workshops & Conferences: We host workshops and conferences on various topics, including panel discussions, developmental workshops, and provide valuable insights and resources to help Asian women advance in their careers.

Who can join AWLN?

  • Be employed in a professional capacity.

  • Have a solid educational background or equivalent experience.

  • Be committed to career advancement and the concerns of Asian professional women.

  • Share the objectives and the spirit of the Asian Women Leadership Network.

  • Be of Asian ancestry.

  • Accept and comply with the AWLN Charter, membership requirements and guidelines.

How do you join AWLN?
It’s easy!  If you meet the membership requirements, join AWLN at

Happy Lunar New Year

The Asian Women Leadership Network wishes all its members a happy and prosperous Lunar New Year!  Since 1993 the Lunar New Year calendar has been commemorated by the US Postal Service through an award-winning Lunar New Year stamp series.  This project was spearheaded by members of the Organization of Chinese Americans, a national group which aims to embrace the hopes and aspirations of the over 10 million Asian Americans across the country.  For more information see