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Inspiring Across Generations (IAG) Conference

Moving Forward in Times of Uncertainty


Registration Now Open

The first 150 tickets purchased by October 16 will receive a complimentary print or digital copy of Neena Newberry’s bestselling leadership book “Show Up. Step Up. Step Out. – Leadership Through a New Lens”. 




Join us to accelerate your career and grow your professional network! Designed to educate and inspire, this virtual conference will allow attendees to connect with a leadership community invested in their long-term success.


Event Details:

Date: Oct. 28 & 29 10:30AM – 6:00PM CST

         Oct. 30 10:00AM – 1:00PM CST
Venue: Virtual


  • Member: $50

  • Non-Member: $75


Special Pricing:

  • Ascend Membership and IAG ticket: $150


Wednesday, Oct 28, 2020

10:30AM - 11:00AM

Welcome Ceremony by Ascend Leadership

11:00AM - 12:00PM

Opening Keynote: Great Leaders Keep People Moving Forward

Tracey Doi, CFO & Group VP, Toyota Motor North America

12:00PM - 1:00PM

Virtual Informational Session

  2:00PM - 3:00PM

Innovation Panel: A Look Into the Future of Work

Shuba Balasubramanian, Principal, Digital Risk Advisory, Deloitte

Suman Upreti, Managing Director, JPMorgan Chase

Charlie Lin, Manager, Dealer Lending Projects and System, Toyota Motor North America (Moderator)

  5:00PM - 6:00PM

Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020

10:30AM - 11:00AM

Informational Session for Ascend

11:00AM - 12:00PM

Fireside Chat: Executive and Board

D&I Issues of  Today and How They Can Impact Your Career

Yogesh Bahl, Managing Director, AlixPartners

Cindy Lu, Founder of CHRO Partners


12:00PM - 1:00PM

Virtual Informational Session

 2:00PM - 3:00PM

D&I Panel: Why Inclusive Leadership Is So Important Right Now

Karyne Nguyen, Assistant Vice President of Corporate Social Responsibility, Mr. Cooper Group

Jared Fitzpatrick, Vice President of User Engagement, Kanarys

Bianca Chow, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Wellbeing Leader, Fossil Group


  5:00PM - 6:00PM

Friday, Oct 30, 2020

10:30AM - 11:00AM

Speed Networking

11:00AM - 12:00PM

Closing Keynote: Ascend Talk: Be Bold. Be You.

Neena Newberry, President, Newberry Executive Solutions

12:00PM - 1:00PM

Virtual Informational Session

Keynote Speakers


Yogesh Bahl

Managing Director

AlixPartners, LLP

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Tracey Doi

Chief Financial Officer, Group Vice President

TOYOTA Motor North America


Neena Newberry

President, Newberry Executive Solutions

Adjunct Faculty, SMU Cox School of Business - Executive Education

Other Speakers and Presenters

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Shuba Balasubramanian

Principal, Digital Risk Advisory



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Cindy Lu


CHRO Partners



Bianca Chow

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Wellbeing Leader

Fossil Group



Karyne Nguyen

Assistant Vice President of Corporate Social Responsibility

Mr. Cooper Group


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Jared Fitzpatrick

Vice President of User Engagement



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Suman Upreti

Managing Director

JPMorgan Chase


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Charlie Lin

Manager, Dealer Lending Projects and Systems

Vice-Chair Toyota Asian American Society in Alliance (TAASiA)



Presenting Sponsor



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