Please join Ascend New England for our annual "Inspiring Across Generations" conference on Saturday, December 1st, 2018 for a day of leadership and professional development followed by a networking reception. 

 This year, our theme is "Now is the Time" and we are excited to bring together speakers that will share their own unique journeys. They navigated through through their own experiences and challenges have become successful leaders in their industry. Come be a part of the discussion to reflect on your own journey, surround yourself with like-minded individuals, and be inspired to take action and define your own path.

Check out some of our discussion topics below: 

    • What it means to be Female and Pan-Asian in the Workplace - What are some unique experiences that Female Pan-Asians experience and how do we overcome these and succeed?
    • Bridging Eastern and Western Identities - How does our Eastern identity impact Western expectations and how do we blend the two?
    • Re-Model Minority - What are some Pan-Asian stereotypes that influence our experiences and what do we do?
    • Re-calibrating Your Perception of Being a Transformative Leader - Being a manager is different than being a leader. Knowing that people leave managers, not companies, learn about how to be a manager worth staying for.
    • Retelling Your Narrative - How does someone find the strength and courage to explore a road less traveled?
    • Social Responsibility - Even through the hardest time, people find ways to give back.

What are you waiting for?

     Join us on Saturday, December 1st from 12:30-7:00 pm at the Boston College High School. 

    We look forward to seeing you!

    2018 Inspiring Across Generations  Conference

    ​Saturday, December 1 ,2018

    ​Time: 12:30 PM - 7:00 PM

    ​Venue: Boston College High School

    ​150 Morrissey Blvd., Boston MA

    Refreshments will be served

What will you get?

Gain powerful insights and advice from next level leadership

Level up your skills

Expand your professional network

Don't miss your chance, be bold and brilliant. Additional event details to follow.

Members: Free

Non Member Student: $15

Non Member Professional: $50


Judy Shen-Filerman
Judy Shen-Filerman is CEO and Leadership Sherpa of Dreambridge Partners, a cross-cultural leadership training and consulting firm, focused on galvanizing Best Self, Belonging and Collaboration as key drivers for organizational innovation and productivity. Judy’s mission is to catalyze leaders of all backgrounds to be their very best and to help organizations build a workplace ecosystem that allows all individuals to thrive.  Judy is passionate is to help “culture-crossers” (women, minorities and global professionals) express their Best Self.
Lauren Cheung
Lauren Cheung is a Chinese-Japanese filmmaker and animator based in NYC. She works as an assistant to a film director and has been published in the New York Times for her science animations. She worked as a Director’s Guild of America Trainee on several TV shows such as Law & Order SVU and The Americans. Her latest short film, Bloom, showed at the Boston Asian American Film Festival and the Herstory Cinephilia Society. She graduated from Brown University in 2015 with a Bachelor of Arts in Biology. 
Madge M. Meyer
Madge M. Meyer - a public speaker, award-winning author, and the founder of “Madge Meyer Consulting, LLC” - is known for her unique yet practical approach to advancing innovation and leadership throughout entire organizations. Her book, which is titled “The Innovator’s Path” and subtitled “How Individuals, Teams, and Organizations Can Make Innovation Business as Usual”,  in 2013 and is a 2014 Axiom Business Book Award winner in the Success/Motivation/Coaching category.
Rati Thanawala
Rati Thanawala is an Advanced Leadership Initiative Fellow at Harvard University. She has spent 39 years in the high-tech industry, the last 17 as an executive at Bell Labs. 
At Bell Labs she pioneered the creation of techno-economic models for making complex  risk/revenue/ performance tradeoffs in  emerging communication networking technologies. She established a global organization of 150 experts in 13 countries and founded a business unit called Bell Labs Consulting that advises CEO's and Boards of companies globally on building future communication networks. 
Richard (Ruey-ching) 
Richard (Ruey-ching) is an Executive Director, Clinical Supply Operations, Global Clinical Supply, Medicinal Sciences in WRD. Richard earned a BS in Pharmacy from Taiwan National University in 1984, Ph.D. degree in Pharmaceutics from the University of Iowa in 1992, and MS degree in Supply Chain Management from Michigan State University in 2018. He also has an MBA degree. Prior to his current position, Richard has been the head of clinical supply manufacturing organization for 8 years (Groton, CT from 2007 to 2011 and Kalamazoo and Ann Arbor, MI from 2003 to 2007).
Pauline Huie
Pauline Huie is an organizational development and talent management professional who has over 20 years of corporate experience with broad business acumen. She has worked in various industries, ranging from healthcare, hi-tech to banking and financial services for companies such as Merck, Gillette, Dale Carnegie, and Partners Healthcare. She is an experienced manager, leading and managing various sales teams as well as learning and talent development functions.
She is currently a Sr. Organizational Development consultant at UMass Memorial

Our Corporate Sponsors

We would like to thank our corporate sponsors for supporting us with our mission and making this event a reality.

Bartholomew Jae


Adrian Leung


Melinda Ng


Carolyn Connolly


Matthew Seto


Alan Chung


Prashant Arya


Yerim Kim