OCA-Orange County to Launch Bamboo Event
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
13 September 2010
Victoria J. Rumsey | Development Manager
202 223 5500 |
WASHINGTON, D.C.– OCA, a national
organization with over 80 chapters and affiliates dedicated to advancing
the social, political and economic well-being of Asian Pacific
Americans (APAs) is pleased to announce that OCA-Orange County (OCA-OC)
will be hosting Bamboo, an APA professional’s event on Thursday,
September 16 at the Montage Laguna Beach.
Bamboo: Build, Breakthrough & Believe
is a professional development program OCA introduced in 2009 to
strengthen and create a pipeline of inspired emerging APA leaders. Over
100 APA professionals (ages 22-39) attended the Bamboo launch in
Washington, DC in conjunction with OCA’s Corporate Achievement Awards.
The goal of Bamboo is to provide relevant
professional development, peer-networking, and mentoring to aspiring APA
professionals. The launch of OCA-OC Bamboo will begin with a panel
session focusing on uncovering and promoting your personal brand,
followed by a networking reception.
"We are so proud to be introducing Bamboo
to Orange County. This program provides such an incredible opportunity
for young professionals to learn from experts how to uncover their
iBrand. Bamboo provides a platform that will empower and inspire our
members," said Lisa Akiyama, OCA-OC President.
OCA-OC strongly believes in educating APA
professionals in the areas of leadership, community building, advocacy,
and environment. The chapter recently held a workshop as part of their
Professional Development Series. Bamboo is part of the series and will
continue with OCA's Mentoring Asian American Professionals (MAAP)
program later this month.
Panelists will include: Michael Lomotan,
Co- Founder and Executive Creative Director of Plan C Agency, Jack Toan,
VP Community Foundation of Wells Fargo, and Misa Chien and Jennifer
Green, Co-founders of the Nom Nom Truck. Susan Woo, Training Agent
Specialist of State Farm will moderate the panel.
This program is generously sponsored by
Yum! Brands, Southern California Edison, State Farm, Anheuser-Busch,
Kraft Foods, and Southwest Airlines.
SAVE THE DATE!
Bamboo Washington DC will be taking place
prior to the Corporate Achievement Awards on Friday, October 22, 2010 at
The Liaison Capitol Hill Hotel in Washington, DC.
For more information about the Bamboo program, please contact Victoria J. Rumsey, Development Manager at