In 2013, NAAAP Philadelphia delivered a full slate of learning, networking, leadership programs and even fashion advice to its area members. Thanks to efforts of the chapter leaders, volunteers and local area sponsors, Philadelphia members enjoyed a lively mix of formal programs and community volunteer service that reinforced the concept of leadership and service, two of NAAAP’s core values.
A brief look at some of Philadelphia’s events and initiatives:
- “Women at the Helm: Rising to the Challenge”: A Panel of Asian Women Entrepreneurs was held on October 17th at the Painted Bride Art Center. This served as NAAAP Philadelphia’s fall kick-off event at which inspiring women shared their successes and struggles as entrepreneurs. Panelists included: Jenny Chung, owner of JC Melrose Country Club; Susanna Foo, owner of Susanna Foo Gourmet Kitchen; Heseung Ann Song, President/CEO of The Mighty Engine Ad Agency; Carol Wong, owner of Chinatown Learning Center; Yin Long of Mass Mutual, and moderated by Cynthia Gouw, actress, entrepreneur and journalist.
- NAAAP Philadelphia members attended a private styling event “Dress for Success” hosted by Banana Republic. Personal stylists advised members on the appropriate outfits for their careers and offered ways to match style with career strategy.
- A NAAAP Drexel Collegiate chapter student member getting tips from NAAAP member, Vu Trieu, during a mock interview session on ways to conduct themselves at interviews. Mock interview sessions, resume critique, and scholarship programs are some of NAAAP Philadelphia’s tailored programs for college students.
- NAAAP Philadelphia members participated in the annual Chinatown clean-up in October. Volunteers picked-up trash, swept the streets to ensure Chinatown remains an attractive place for visitors. The event was sponsored by Bank of America.
- Over 100 ERG staff from NAAAP Philadelphia’s corporate partner organizations participated in the inaugural NAAAP Philadelphia ERG Summit in November. The program included keynote presentations, workshops and panel discussions moderated by David Lum, Director of Asia/Pacific Product & Support Operations for the Networks & Enterprise business in Motorola.