ERG Symposium 2022

Taking place in-person on March 4th

Bally’s Las Vegas, NV


ERG Symposium 2022

Taking place in-person on March 4th

Bally’s Las Vegas, NV

ERG Symposium 2022

Taking place in-person on March 4th

Bally’s Las Vegas, NV


ERG Symposium 2022

Taking place in-person on March 4th

Bally’s Las Vegas, NV

An ERG leadership program focusing on the needs of Asian employees

The Asian ERG is often the last employee resource group formed in companies with Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging goals. This ERG Leadership program helps Asian ERG leaders and DEI professionals accelerate their programs, connections, and impact with resources, and a community of practitioners.

Since 2014, NAAAP has offered two one-day conferences each year for ERG leaders. The focus is connecting and engaging ERG leaders across industries, NAAAP chapters, and demographics to share ideas and practices while learning how to spread diversity and inclusion. The two main signature events are the ERG Leadership Symposium held in the Spring and the ERG Summit during NAAAP’s Leadership Convention. Each meeting has attracted 100 to 250 leaders from up to 30 companies.

Important Info

Registration closes: March 3rd

Same day registration: March 4th

(on site with additional fees)

Who should attend?

Asian and non-Asian ERG leaders and emerging leaders who want to learn best practices, receive pointers on starting, expanding, or sustaining an ERG, or showcase their companies’ achievements and impacts in the 4Cs of the company- culture, careers, community, and commerce.

Who is Speaking

Will Cheng

ERG Director, NAAAP

Ashley Mack

Executive Director, NAAAP

Marynka Rojas Gorgen

NLA Director &
Presidents Council Chair, NAAAP

Frequently Asked Questions

What COVID-19 protocols will the conference follow?

All attendees must show proof of up-to-date vaccination status against COVID-19 as defined by the CDC, or a negative viral test result.

Get more details here

How much is registration for the ERG Symposium?

The registration fee is $150. This includes all Friday sessions, breakfast, lunch, and reception.

Is NAAAP membership required for ERG Symposium?

Membership in NAAAP is not required to register for the ERG Leaderhsip Symposium.  The following organizations will receive discounted registration dues, so please simply ask for the codes by emailing: [email protected]

  • NAAAP’s current sponsors
  • NAAAP chapters’ sponsors
  • members of the Asian Chamber of Commerce

We encourage NAAAP’s prospective sponsors to take a closer look at NAAAP’s programs, leaders, planners, and speakers by attending the ERG Leadership Symposium.

ERG Leadership Symposium Agenda

8:30am – 8:45am | Welcome and Expectations

Will Cheng, ERG Symposium Director & Global Director of People Analytics, Cargill

Hoang-Anh L. Tran, Chief of Staff – Administrative Group, Asian American BRG Steering Cmte, UMB Financial Corporation

8:45am – 9:45am | Session 1: Coffee Chat: Holding Each Other Accountable With A Vision and Strategic Plan

Lisette Martinez, Board Member, NAAAP Philadelphia & Executive VP, Jefferson Health

Subarna Malakar, Board Member, NAAAP Philadelphia & Head of DEI, Sanofi

Solomon Kim, VP and Financial Advisor, Morgan Stanley

Moderator: Ping Cao, President, NAAAP Philadelphia & VP, Robert Half

9:45am – 10:00am |Break

10:00am – 12:00pm | Session 2: Interactive Workshop – Self-Awareness

Presenter: Abraham Gin, DEI and Leadership Coach

12:00pm – 1:00pm | Lunch

Keynote: Emmy Kasten, Editor-in-Chief, The List. 

1:00pm – 2:30pm | Session 3: Ideation Jam Session – Building Intersectional Inclusion

Kim Cummings, Senior VP of HR, Children’s Health

Michael Gonzales, Principal, NE&E DEI Consulting

Moderator: Richard Lui, MSNBC News Anchor, Bestselling Author, NAAAP100 Honoree

2:30pm – 2:45pm | Break

2:45pm – 3:45pm | Session 4: Best Practices and Success (or Not) Stories

Bridgette Battles, Director of Community & Diversity, Jefferson Health

Ida Kwan, Regional Business Director, Sanofi

Carolene Layugan, Responsible Gaming Director, Caesars Entertainment

Moderator: Hoang-Anh L. Tran

3:45pm – 4:45pm | Session 5: Next steps – Commitment and Action

Presenter: Hoang-Anh L. Tran

4:45pm – 5:00pm | Closing

Invitation to Reception, Marynka Rojas Gorgen, MPA, NLA Director

Junann Lopez, NLA/ERG  Program Team; President NAAAP KC 

5:30pm – 7:30pm | Reception in Bally’s (same venue)

Ashley Mack, NAAAP Executive Director

Junann Lopez, NLA/ERG  Program Team; President NAAAP KC

Robert Young, Chairman of the Board, Las Vegas Asian Chamber of Commerce

Jeleen Sindall, Customer Success Executive, Cisco;  NLC Director; NAAAP DC Chapter Advisor

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