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2016 OCA National Convention
B3 Professional Development Track

Forging Ahead: Legacy, Advocacy, Activism
Westin Jersey City Newport | Jersey City, New Jersey
July 21 - 24, 2016


Launched in 2009, B3: Build, Breakthrough & Believe is a professional and leadership development program for aspiring Asian American Pacific Islanders (AAPI) professionals interested in taking their personal and professional goals to the next level through leadership development and networking.  The goal of this program is to provide relevant professional development, peer networking and mentoring to aspiring AAPI professionals. 



Schedule of Events:
Location: Enterprise I & II

Friday, July 22, 2016

8:00 AM – 8:30 AM | Registration & Coffee
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM | Advancing AAPIs Across the Board
Speakers: Everett Lo, Joanne Tabelija, and Yves Nibungco

Hear from AAPI leaders on how you can ensure AAPIs develop and advance at all levels of work: private, corporate, nonprofit, and government sectors.


10:00 AM – 11:00 AM | Breaking the Bamboo Ceiling: Addressing AAPI Stereotypes in the Workplace
Moderator: Ashley Lee
Speakers: Councilman Jonathan Wong, William Cho, Tiqula Bludsoe, and Sharon Wong

It is challenging for many Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) to dispel harmful stereotypes while working in a multi-racial team. Learn why diversity in the workplace matters and what you can do to hold your higher ups and colleagues accountable when common stereotypes get in your pathway to success. 

11:00 AM– 12:00 PM | B3, BU: Create Your Own Luck  
Speakers: Angela Menase-Lee, Evannah Johnson, and Bryan Lozano

Your Brand + Your Confidence = Your Possibilities/Opportunities. Learn the importance of self promotion, maintaining your band, building and sustaining your confidence, and how to leverage these factors to be successful in your career.


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