California Inspiring Across Generations (IAG) Conference: Ascending Together





Please join the Northern California, Los Angeles, and Orange County Chapter’s Inspiring Across Generations event this upcoming April 21-23!


This special collaboration will feature various perspectives and conversations around resiliency, will raise awareness on racism, social injustice, & allyship, and will be an opportunity to learn interesting facts about Asian American history.


Event Details:

Date:  April 21-23, 2021

Date:  12:00 PM - 1:00 PM PT

Venue: Zoom Meeting


  • Member: $50

  • Non-Member: $75

  • Non-Member + Membership: $150

  • UCP: $100

  • UCP + membership: $200


Wednesday,  April 21, 2021

12:00 PM - 12:05 PM

Welcome Ceremony by Ascend Leadership

  12:05 PM - 12:40 PM

Moderated Session

Naila Makhdumi, Executive Vice President, PIMCO

Geraldine Sundstrom, Managing Director, PIMCO

Lillian Lin, Senior Vice President, PIMCO (Moderator)

  12:40 PM - 1:00 PM

Thursday,  April 22, 2021

12:00 PM - 12:10 PM

Opening Remarks

12:10 PM - 12:45 PM

Fireside Chat

Tammy Cho, Co-Founder and CEO, Hate is a Virus

Stephanie Tom, Chief Consultant, Asian Pacific Islander Legislative Caucus (APILC)(Moderator)

12:45 PM - 1:00 PM

Q&A Open Forum Announcement

1:00 PM - 1:45 PM

Open Forum Safe Space Discussion

1:45 PM - 2:00 PM

Friday,  April 23, 2021

12:00 PM - 12:10 PM

Opening Remarks

  12:10 PM - 12:50 PM

Panel Discussion and Q&A

Lopa P. Zielinski, Executive Vice President, Corporate Secretary and Head of Governance, HSBC North America Holdings, Inc.

Priscilla Lim, Senior Vice President, HSBC (Moderator)

  12:50 PM - 1:00 PM

  1:00 PM - 1:50 PM

  1:50 PM - 2:00 PM

Speakers and Moderators:

Tammy Cho

Co-Founder and CEO

Hate Is A Virus

Geraldine Sundstrom

Managing Director


Lillian Lin

Senior Vice President


Stephanie Tom

Chief Consultant

Asian Pacific Islander Legislative Caucus (APILC)

Priscilla Lim

Senior Vice President


Lopa P. Zielinski

Executive Vice President   Corporate Secretary and Head of Governance, HSBC North America Holdings, Inc.

Naila Makhdumi

Executive Vice President



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