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Friday, October 21 • 3:00pm - 4:15pm
3c Finding the Gold Mountain: Sharing Success Stories
Three Asian Americans of substance share their paths to success, openly and sincerely - their defining moments, how they failed upward, and how they got back on their feet.

At 28 years old, Daniel A. Koh became the first and youngest Asian American chief of staff for a Boston Mayor. At the Boston Globe, Shirley Leung is the fearless and outspoken columnist, making her way into the drawing room full of white folks. At the Boston Fire Department, Connie Wong brings her moxie to the work of the Boston Fire Department as Deputy Commissioner.

If they can do it, you can too!

Each is available to answer your questions, in what promises to be a stimulating Q&A open forum.    

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Betty Lim King

Executive Director, Help for Asian American with Addictions (HAAA)
Betty Lim King is author of “Girl On A Leash: The Healing Power of Dogs” and “Healing with my Dogs” in another book “From America to Africa, Voices of Filipino Women Overseas.” She was Development Director and Board member for various community based nonprofits.  She was restaurant critic for the Charlotte Observer, lifestyle columnist for the Catawba Valley Neighbors and sociology instructor at the Lenior... Read More →

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Daniel Arrigg Koh

Chief of Staff, City of Boston
As chief of staff, Dan advises Boston's Mayor Walsh on key issues and helps him execute his vision for the city and its 18,000 employees. | | Dan was General Manager of HuffPost Live  where he oversaw operations. He served as Chief of Staff to Arianna Huffington, aiding in the oversight of the 700-person international organization. He held many executive positions. | | Dan holds a B.A. in Government from Harvard College and an MBA from... Read More →
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Shirley Leung

Columnist & Associate Editor, Boston Globe
Shirley Leung is a columnist at The Boston Globe writing on everything from the cost of the Olympics to gender issues in the workplace. She was a 2015 finalist for the Gerald Loeb Award for Commentary and a speaker at TedxAmherst. Her columns have earned her many fans – and trolls on Twitter -- which probably explains why Boston Magazine wrote this about Leung: “Love her or hate her, you had to read her.” Shirley also appears... Read More →
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Connie Wong

Deputy Commissioner, Boston Fire Department
Connie grew up on Beach Street in Boston’s Chinatown. A graduate of Boston College and Suffolk University Law School, Connie began her legal career in 1995 with the City of Boston Law Department as an Assistant Corporation Counsel.  In 2000, she joined the Suffolk Superior Court Criminal Clerk's Office as an Assistant Clerk of Courts. In 2004 she was appointed a Trial Magistrate where she presided over pretrial criminal court... Read More →

Friday October 21, 2016 3:00pm - 4:15pm