Leadership Inspired by Women in NAAAP - WIN 2011 Conference

16070 NE 36th Way, Redmond, WA 98052. Directions / Free Parking

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Phyllis Campbell
Phyllis Campbell (Keynote Speaker)

Phyllis Campbell is the Chairman, Pacific Northwest for JPMorgan Chase & Co. Previously, Campbell was the President/CEO of The Seattle Foundation and a President and CEO of U.S. Bank of Washington. Campbell currently serves on the boards of Alaska Air Group, Nordstrom and Initiative for Global Development. Campell has received many prestigious awards for her community service work, including the Woman Who Makes A Difference Award from the International Women's Forum and Top Women in Finance Award from Women of Color Magazine. Campbell holds a M.B.A. from the University of Washington's Executive MBA Program, a B.A. in Business Administration from Washington State University, and honorary doctorates from Whitworth University and Gonzaga University.

How Campbell invests in herself?
Campbell believes in the personal "ROI" equation: there is a positive return for investing in your own well-being. The quote that is applicable is "Above all, tend to yourself as a beloved garden: with respect and passion," (author unknown).
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Melanie Caoile (Welcome Address)

Melanie Caoile is the Director of Global Strategy and Solutions for the Global Creative Solutions team within Microsoft that builds innovative advertising solutions for global advertisers on MSN, Xbox and Windows Live. Caoile has also led a global competitive team, launched Windows in the US and developed the business strategy for the Worldwide Media & Entertainment Group. She is a board member of Filipinos at Microsoft and Wider Opportunities for Women, among several other professional associations. Caoile holds a bachelor's degree in management from Boston College and an MBA from the Simon School at the University of Rochester, New York.
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Margot Ayer (Technology Panel)

I have officially been a technical writer for over ten years, but in some ways I've been using my technical writing skills all my life. A good technical writer takes an issue or a task that is complicated and makes it simple to understand and perform. Even as a child, when I learned something new, I would turn around and teach it to my baby sister or even my dog. Until you can explain the basic fundamentals, you'll never be able to explain the complexities. My background is multiracial and multicultural. I was born in Thailand and spent much of my childhood and ten years of my adulthood living and working there and in Hong Kong.
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Crishna Bose-Bansal (Parenting Panel)

Crishna Bose-Bansal is currently the Marketing Director for W W marketing for the Corporate Accounts segment at Microsoft. She has worked at Microsoft for the past 12 years, starting as a technology and database architect. She came to the US in 1992 from Hyderabad, India as an international graduate student to study Computer ScienceShe has a PhD in Electrical Engineering as well as an MBA. She met her husband Raj in 1992, who also came to the US as a graduate student. Dr. Bose-Bansal and her husband have two children, a 13-year-old son and an 11-year-old daughter.

How Dr. Bose-Bansal invests in herself?
She invests in herself by maintaining a healthy lifestyle that includes a good diet, regular exercise, and a personal trainer.
Dr. Jeudi Boulom
Dr. Jeudi Boulom (Parenting Panel)

Dr. Jeudi Boulom has been providing quality chiropractic health care for more than a decade. Her gentle holistic approach and basic natural solutions for many common health issues have improved the lives of numerous Washingtonian citizens. She published Enhancing your life now in 2010 and co-owns Essential Chirowellness with her husband. She has two children. Dr. Boulom speaks English, Cambodian, and Lao. She served as president for the MLK Business Association in 2008-2009. Dr. Boulom studied at Shoreline Community College and was named Woman of the Year in 1992. She graduated from Parker College of Chiropractic in 1996.

How Dr. Boulom invests in herself?
Despite her sister’s warning that pursuing higher education would anger her father, Dr. Boulom invested in her life by going to college. She was the first one in her family to graduate from college. Since then, her siblings have followed her footsteps and all graduated from college.
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Leah Carrido (Technology Mentorship Panel)

Leah Carrido is a Business Manager in the OEM Mobile Engineering (OEM) Group at Microsoft. She is responsible for developing and executing the group’s overall business operations including strategic planning, business rhythms, cross-team projects, business communication and operations execution, and people- based reporting & analytics. Since joining Microsoft in 1998, Carrido focused her early career on program management related roles in Server and Tools (SQL Server and Windows Server products), Microsoft Business Solutions, and Mobile Device Strategy and Commercialization. Carrido holds a bachelor's degree in Applied Mathematics and an associate in applied arts & sciences degree in Computer Applications.

How Carrido invests in herself?
Carrido started maintaining boundaries between work and home like turning off her cell phone in the evening or simply switching off from work as soon as she gets home. She also delegates tasks so that she does not become overwhelmed.
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Christine Chen (Personal Branding Workshop)

Christine Chen is an award winning broadcast journalist who took her media acumen and founded Chen Communications, a boutique consulting group that provides services such as corporate communications, public relations and social media. Chen is currently the President of the Board of Directors for the Asian Counseling Referral Services. She is a two-time Emmy winner and ten-time nominee for her work as a reporter, anchor and producer, she launched two original television shows in the Seattle area in the last decade: Q13 Fox News This Morning (the Fox morning show) and About The Money (a local PBS show about business and financial literacy). Currently, Chen hosts “The Evolving Enterprise” for Microsoft, a technology solutions web series for the CEO, CMO and CIO audience. Chen graduated from University of California, Berkeley.

How Chen invests in herself?
Chen just completed her yoga teacher training certification, believing that the business world can benefit greatly from the principles and practice of yoga. To share her passion for yoga, she teaches classes in the Seattle area.
Stacey Derk
Stacey Derk (Effective Communications; Conflict Resolutions Workshops)

Stacey Derk is the Marketing and Business consultant for vNext Consulting & Design. She is currently a marketing consultant for three different organizations at Microsoft, in addition to working on other projects including a book. With 25 years of marketing, sales, communications, and product management, Derk has extensive experience in all aspects of promoting, managing, and selling products and services. She has a degree in Journalism/Advertising from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, as well as education in writing, marketing, and business.

How Derk invests in herself?
She invests in herself through constant learning, she takes in-person classes when she have time, online classes when she need more flexibility, audio classes in her car, and learn informally via reading.
Aimee Do
Aimee Do (Technology Mentorship Panel)

Aimee Do is a Manager for the Boeing Company in Engineering, Operation and Technology. Do spent more than 26 years in the aerospace and computing industries, contributing to the success of Boeing, IBM, and GM-Hughes Aircraft. She held key positions in management, consulting, systems and software development. Do is the founder of the Northwest test Operations Mentoring program to help individuals develop his/her technical skills or management career path, as well as an active member of the Boeing Asian American Professional Association. Do earned a Master’s degree in Engineering Management from Washington State University in 2003 and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mathematics from the University of Washington in 1985.

How Do invests in herself?
She was a little girl when she came from Vietnam, a war torn country before 1975. Her parents lost everything. She invests in herself by making learning a journey in my life, whether it is from the institutions that she attended, her working experiences, or from the people who are part of her life.
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Reverend Theresa lp Froehlich (Strategic Life Planning Workshop)

Theresa Lp Froehlich is a professional life coach with a special interest in leadership, intercultural relationships, life transitions, parenting young adults and spirituality. Prior to becoming a certified life coach, Froehlich served as the Executive Director of a British nonprofit, an accountant for an American Insurance Company, and a financial analyst for a large Canadian corporation. She was born in Hong Kong and holds a Bachelor’s of Social Sciences degree from University of Hong Kong, an MBA from University of Washington, and a Master of Divinity from Regent College. She aims to empower women and men to grow personally, intellectually, and spiritually.

How Rev. Froehlich invests in herself?
Having been born with an underprivileged background, Froehlich learned, at a very young age, the importance of self-leadership and investing in oneself. She struggled against all odds to pursue an education. She now holds two master’s degrees.
MaSanda LaRa Gadd
MaSanda LaRa Gadd (Time Management Workshop)

MaSanda has had her own business, HeartVisions for over 17 years. She is 100% committed to helping people who are struggling with too much clutter by supporting them in Clearing a Path for their Mind, Body & Spirit. She is a professional organizer and life coach. She is a calming presence in the midst of all the clutter that is affecting your life. She has a straight forward and loving approach that supports her clients in creating breakthroughs in their life by turning chaos into order. She supports her clients in achieving a peace of mind.
Gil Gido
Gil Gido (Time Management Workshop)

Gil is a consultant with the Cascade Business Group. "There are a few Asian Americans in top leadership positions across major companies around the country," said Gil. "My interest in NAAAP is to provide access to leadership opportunities and role models for aspiring Asian American leaders." During the last ten years, Gil worked within the Microsoft IT division at the Microsoft Corporation in Redmond, developing internal line of business applications. In 2006, he co-founded the Microsoft Asian Professional Society and led the organization until 2009. While MAPS is identified by C-Level management as a key pillar of Microsoft's Global Diversity initiative, it is an organization to help prepare Asians for future leadership roles at Microsoft. He presided over consistent organizational growth, organized and delivered three leadership conferences, raised funding and trained 6000+ employees.

How Gido invests in himself?
By investing his time in participating in NAAAP-Seattle, the experience has prepared him for other leadership opportunities as well as running a business.
Rose Gyotoku
Rose Gyotoku (Technology Panel)

Rose Gyotoku is the Director of Strategy and Operations for Global Accounts at Microsoft. The Global Accounts organization works with Microsoft's top 95 enterprise customers to deliver a globally consistent, value-driven experience. Gyotoku has worked in a variety of roles spanning sales, sales management, marketing, partner development, business strategy and management. She has been in the technology business for over 21 years in positions with Microsoft and IBM. Gyotoku holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration from the University of Washington.

How Gyotoku invests in herself?
When considering career opportunities, Gyotoku looks for roles that will challenge her to learn and grow in new areas, while at the same time allow her to leverage existing skills. She tries to "unplug" from work on the weekends so she can spend time with family and friends.
JD Hokoyama
J.D. Hokoyama (21st Century Leader Talk)

J.D. Hokoyama is the President & CEO and a founding board member of Leadership Education for Asian Pacifics, Inc. (LEAP). A former Peace Corps volunteer serving in Ethiopia, he has been a high school English teacher, the acting national director of the Japanese American Citizens League and the director of the Office of Asian Pacific American Students Services at the University of Southern California. He speaks and trains nationally in all sectors on topics such as becoming a 21st century leader, understanding cultural values, risk taking and breaking the glass ceiling. Hokoyama holds a BA in English, a secondary teaching credential and a M.Ed. in Educational Administration from Loyola Marymount University.

How Hokoyama invests in himself?
Hokoyama only takes jobs that he has passion and excitement for. He makes sure to give himself proper rest, so he can refresh and rejuvenate his mind, body and spirit.
Claudia Kauffman
Passion Julinsey (Government/non-profit Mentorship Panel)

Captain Passion Julinsey is the State Public Affairs Officer for Headquarters, Washington Air National Guard, one of the reserve components of the U.S. Air Force. She has served as Acting Military Personnel Management Officer for Washington Air National Guard, as well as State Equal Employment/Diversity Manager for Washington Army and Air National Guard. In October 2009, Captain Julinsey was appointed to the City of Redmond Planning Commission, where she focuses on growth management and land use issues. She also served as president of the Seattle alumni chapter of Beta Gamma Sigma Business Honor Society 2005-2009. Passion earned her bachelor's degree in finance from University of North Texas and her Juris Doctor degree from Southern Methodist University.

How Passion invests in herself?
Traveling is her passion. It allows her to get out of her comfort zone while reconnecting with her inner self. Whether it's a train on tundra to the Hudson Bay to see polar bears, a mokoro ride through the Okavango Delta in Botswana or a cruise to the Falkland Islands, she makes herself at home.
Claudia Kauffman
Claudia Kauffman (Government/non-profit Mentorship Panel)

Claudia Kauffman serves as Intergovernmental Affairs Liaison for the Muckleshoot Indian Tribe. She is a former Washington State Senator, having served four years in the senate focusing on education and human resources. Kauffman was also the chair of the Kent School District’s Indian Education Parent Committee. In 2004, Governor Gary Locke appointed Kauffman to the Board of Trustees of The Evergreen State College. She currently serves on the Board of Trustees for Green River Community College. Kauffman is a member of the Minority Executive Directors Coalition of King County and co-founded the Native Action Network promoting leadership development, civic participation and community development.
Hyeok Kim
Hyeok Kim (Government/non-profit Mentorship Panel)

Hyeok Kim is the Executive Director of InterIm Community Development Association (InterIm CDA), a nonprofit community development corporation in Seattle. In September 2010, Kim was appointed by President Barack Obama to serve on the President’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, with the goal of increasing access to federal programs and services to AAPI populations. Over the past decade, Kim has volunteered in the community and in electoral politics. For her activism and leadership, Kim was named a “2008 Top Contributor to the Asian Community” by the Northwest Asian Weekly on December 5, 2008. Kim is a graduate of Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva, New York.

How Kim Invest in herself?
She invested in hiring an executive coach, who offered her a safe place where she could both vent and strategize about the challenges of leadership, but also where she could simply find comfort in knowing she wasn’t alone.
Elaine Kitamura
Elaine Kitamura (Dress and Networking Etiquette Workshop)

Elaine Kitamura is Director of Community Affairs for Clear Channel Outdoor. As Director of Community Affairs, Kitamura is an ambassador for local not-for-profit organizations to consider out-of-home advertising as part of their marketing plan. She has 32+ years of media experience ranging from KOMO Radio and TV, Washington Transit Advertising and KJR Radio. Kitamura is a Board member of the Seattle Police Foundation, and she serves on their marketing committee. She is also an active member of the Executive Development Institute program and NAAAP. Kitamura helps mentor young Asian American women in both the EDI and NAAAP program. She graduated from the University of Washington with a B.A. in Communications specializing in Radio and Television.

How she invests in herself?
Kitamura seeks opportunities to grow both personally and professionally. It is important to her to remember her cultural values and heritage because that has helped her to know herself and understand how to invest in other qualities to improve constantly.
Nirmala Krishnan
Nirmala Krishnan (Business Strategy & Execution Success)

Nirmala Krishnan is a manager at the Boeing Company. She is responsible for supporting Aerodynamics Performance Software for all Commercial Airplane models including 787 and 747-8 product development. In November 2010, she was awarded the American Society of Engineers of Indian Origin (ASEI) “Corporate Engineering Excellence.” Before joining Boeing, Krishnan worked as a Customer Support Executive for Wipro Information Technology Ltd. Krishnan has a Bachelor of Science and Master’s degree in Physics from University Of Madras. Krishnan also holds a Master of Software Engineering from Seattle University, a MBA in Technology Management from University of Washington, and a MBA in Information Systems from City University.
How Krishnan invests in herself?
She invest her time in continuous learning, looking for opportunities to enhance her technical as well as leadership and other soft skills through training and education.
Olivia Lippens
Olivia Lippens (Business Mentorship Panel)

Olivia Lippens is President and General Manager of Clear Channel Outdoor (CCO). Lippens serves on the Seattle City Club Board of Governors & serves as its Board President. She is a Board member and officer of the Washington News Council, a member of the Eastside Business Roundtable and the Washington Women’s Foundation. In 2010, Puget Sound Business Journal named Lippens to its 40 Under 40 list of top entrepreneurs and business leaders. She graduated from University of Kansas, majoring in English Literature.

How Lippens invests in herself?
She invests in her education, both formally and informally. She strives to be a student of human behavior and learning the importance of listening to others when they speak, not just hearing what is being said. She set boundaries early, take risks and drive as hard as she can every day.
Christie Mueller
Christie Mueller (Long-term Financial Planning Workshop)

Christie Mueller is a Registered Investment Advisor, Financial Advisor and a Company Agent for New York Life Insurance. As the #1 woman at New York Life among 10,000 active agents, she has built her reputation on her in-depth knowledge of retirement accumulation and distribution strategies. A nationally-recognized speaker, Christie was recently featured on the cover of Washington CEO magazine in an article about the region’s “Million Dollar Women”, in The Seattle Times’ “My First Jo,” in Seattle Woman magazine featuring top women insurance professionals, and profiled in the CEO segment of “About The Money” on KCTS Public Television.
Assunta Ng
Assunta Ng (Business/Finance Mentorship Panel)

Assunta Ng is the founder and publisher of the Seattle Chinese Post and Northwest Asian Weekly. Ng has established several community projects and organizations including the Northwest Asian Weekly Foundation and the Women of Color Empowered luncheon series. Ng has received countless awards and honors including the 2008 Wells Fargo Trailblazer Award for women in small business, the 2006 Hillary Clinton and Maria Cantwell Women of Valor Award and the 2005 Puget Sound Business Journal’s Women of Influence Award. Ng received her bachelor’s degree in international studies and education from UW in 1974, before earning a teaching certificate in 1976 and a master’s degree in communication in 1979.

How Ng invests in herself?
Ng invested in a membership at the Seattle Rotary Club, where she gets to meet great people and listen to fantastic speakers, including Nelson Mandela. She also invests in all types of books for self-improvement.
Jeanne Nguyen
Jeanne Nguyen (Financial Budgeting Workshop)

Jeanne Nguyen is a Certified Public Accountant and audit manager at Peterson Sullivan LLP, a local CPA firm in downtown Seattle. Prior to joining Peterson Sullivan, she began her career at Moss Adams LLP. Nguyen is currently a board member of the MIT Enterprise Forum of the NW and sits on the Professional Conduct Committee for the Washington Society of Certified Public Accountants. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration with a concentration in accounting from the University of Washington.

How Nguyen invests in herself?
Nguyen spends a great deal of energy identifying mentors to learn from and consult with through work or networking. She also volunteers in the professional community as well as attend technical training workshops in order to stay proficient in her profession.
Mary Pugh
Mary Pugh (Business/Finance Mentorship Panel)

Mary Pugh is CEO and Chief Investment Officer of Pugh Capital Management, Inc. a company she founded in 1991. Pugh is a Board member of the Seattle Foundation and serves on the Executive and Investment Committees. She is also a member of the Greater Seattle Chapter of the Links and a Trustee for Seattle Academy of the Arts and Sciences. Black Enterprise Magazine named Pugh one of the most powerful women in business. Her firm is currently ranked as the 12th largest African American owned firm on Black Enterprise’s Asset Manager List. Pugh graduated from Yale University with a B.A. in Economics.

How Pugh invests in herself?
Pugh invests in herself through continuing education such as reading, conferences, networking groups and volunteer experiences. She does a lot of reading and interacting with people that have opinions and perspectives that she find valuable.
Isabell Sheang
Isabell Sheang (Technology Mentorship Panel)

Isabell Sheang is a Senior Product Manager at Microsoft and a seasoned marketing professional with 10 years of experience in both B2B and B2C space. In the recent years, she has led various product marketing management and channel strategy roles at Microsoft including working with Unified Communications and CRM technology products. Sheang has lived and worked in the United States, England, and China. She received her Bachelor of Science degree at Northeastern University and her MBA from the University of Oxford, England.

How Sheang invests in herself?
Sheang went back to school as an investment for a career change and makes sure to surround herself with mentors and people who inspire her to purse her passions. She also invests time in running and yoga.
Kim Tran
Kim Tran (How to Negotiate Workshop)

Kim Tran manages the Employee Relations at Seattle City Light where she conducts employee investigations relating to harassment, discrimination and misconduct. Tran formerly served as board president and still serves on the Board of Directors for Asian Counseling Referral Service (ACRS). In 2010, Puget Sound Business Journal named Tran to its 40 Under 40 list of top entrepreneurs and business leaders. Seattle’s chapter of OCA also gave Tran its first “Trailblazer” award in 2009. Super Lawyers Magazine named Tran a “Rising Star” lawyer from 2004 to 2009. Tran graduated from Lewis and Clark Law and Tufts University.

How Tran invests in herself?
She invests in herself by seeking out mentors and learning opportunities. She challenges herself by setting goals to “try something new” on an annual basis. Last year was yoga, this year is a “booty camp.”
Lillian Tsai
Lillian Tsai (Effective Leadership in a Multicultural Enviroment Talk)

Lillian Tsai is the founder and president of TsaiComms, LLC, a cross-cultural competency consulting firm based in Portland, Oregon, that specializes in building bridges across cultures. After a 25-year career in global high-tech marketing and corporate communications, Tsai is currently a consultant, coach and trainer on topics related to culture, diversity and inclusion. She serves as either an advisor or board member on several non-profit boards, including: Executive Development Institute (EDI), Portland Human Resources Management Association (PHRMA), the Oregon Organization Development Network (OODN) and Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon (APANO). She was born and raised in Sabah, Malaysia.

How Tsai invests in herself?
She exercises regularly and eats organic foods, and gets massages once a month. She reads ferociously and invests in continuing education. She doesn’t sweat the small stuff and forgives and forgets whenever possible.
Velma Veloria
Velma Veloria (Government/non-profit Mentorship Panel)

Velma Veloria is the Outreach Coordinator for Homesight, in which she works on legislative issues and informs potential customers about HomeSight. On November 3, 1992 Velma Veloria became not only the first Filipino American but the first Asian American woman to be elected to the Washington State Legislature. In 2004, Veloria received the Institutional Change award from the King County Coalition Against Domestic Violence, in 1997 she was awarded the Unsung Heroes award by the Coalition of Black Trade Unionist, and in 1996 she was awarded the Pride of the Asian American Community. Veloria graduated from San Francisco State University.

How Veloria invests in herself?
Veloria made the hard choice to leave the State Legislature and not run again due to her health condition. She serves her people in other ways, such as participating in the WIN! Conference and sharing what she learned in the Stage legislature and in community and union organizing.
Kendee Yamaguchi
Kendee Yamaguchi (Government/non-profit Mentorship Panel)

Kendee Yamaguchi is the Executive Director of the Washington State Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs. Prior to her appointment by Governor Chris Gregoire, Yamaguchi served as a director in the Office of Management and Administration at the White House and worked in the Office of Public Liaison on the signing of the executive order establishing the President's Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. She has experience working as a television executive and a staff member in the Legislature. More recently, she worked as an attorney in private practice. Yamaguchi earned a bachelor's degree in political science and public communications with a minor in international affairs from American University. She also earned a juris doctorate from the Seattle University School of Law.

How Yamaguchi invest in herself?
A personal investment having high impact on her professional success is her practice of yoga. She makes it a priority to practice yoga at least three times a week, which provides her with a foundation to take on challenges, clarity and makes her a more balanced person.
Andy Yip
Andy Yip (Parenting Panel)

Born and raised in Hong Kong, Andy Yip moved to Seattle in 1995 to further his education. After his graduation from the University of Washington, he was recruited by Prudential Financial to lead a diversity effort in the Pacific Northwest. In 2008, Yip and a partner started their own firm in Mercer Island with a focus on financial and estate planning. Yip currently serves as President for the Hong Kong Association of Washington, Vice President for HKAW foundation, President of International Examiner, Advisor for Collaborative Artists EastWest and Executive Advisor for the NAAAP- Seattle.