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Friday, October 27 • 10:15am - 11:30pm
1d Invisibility of Asian-American Women in Power: Addressing the Absence of Asian-American Women in Leadership Positions
This panel discusses the cultural stigma of being Asian-American in the workplace, overcoming gender inequality, and persevering through the "bamboo ceiling" to reach their dreams.

Moderators
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Czara Venegas

Third-year law student
Czara Venegas, a graduate of the University of Texas at San Antonio - Honors College, is a 3L at New England Law | Boston. She is the Secretary of New England Law’s Asian Pacific American Law Student Association (APALSA), President of the Women's Law Caucus, and is part of the planning... Read More →

Speakers
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Jacqueline Cooke

Regional Administrator, Department of Labor Women’s Bureau
Headquartered in Boston, Jacqueline Cooke is the U.S. Department of Labor Women's Bureau Regional Administrator for the six New England states. She is responsible for creating programs and implementing national policy. She develops educational programs and demonstration projects in... Read More →
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Tram T. Nguyen

Equal Justice Works Fellow Attorney, Greater Boston Legal Services
Tram T. Nguyen, a graduate of Tufts University and Northeastern University School of Law, is an Equal Justice Works fellow attorney who is sponsored by the Department of Justice’s Office on Violence Against Women. She currently works for Greater Boston Legal Services in the Asian... Read More →
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Mary Truong

Executive Director, Office for Refugees and Immigrants
In May 2015, Governor Baker appointed Mary Truong to serve as the Executive Director of the Massachusetts Office for Refugees and Immigrants (ORI).  ORI is primarily federally funded and serves as the refugee resettlement coordinators office. The mission of the agency is to integrate... Read More →
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Lisa Wong-Soto

President, Soto Home Care, Inc.
Lisa Wong is a Senior Fellow at the Governing Institute and the former Mayor of the city of Fitchburg. Mayor Wong has received recognition for her work on a broad range of issues including conservation, urban education, public health and anti-poverty initiatives.  Mayor Wong previously... Read More →


Friday October 27, 2017 10:15am - 11:30pm
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