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WorkPride - Community-in-focus Panels for Ethnicity: Asian

With the increasing awareness around intersectionality and its importance, this community-in-focus series of panels on ethnicity explores how our identity combines with ethnicity and the resulting challenges and lived experiences this creates. With a particular focus on Asian communities, this discussion will cover topics including:

- What it means to be LGBTQ+ and Asian

- Identity challenges faced by people of Asian descent 

- Challenges faced by the Asian diaspora

- The impact of being out in an Asian family

- The lived experiences of Asian communities during and after Covid-19

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    James Cheng
    James Cheng
    Global Head of Diversity Equity and Inclusion
    Zimmer Biomet
    Global DEI Executive | Strategy and Implementation | Veteran - A passionate, results-driven strategist with a solid record of achievement and demonstrated success driving global Diversity Equity & Inclusion while providing inspirational leadership in a highly competitive market by gaining buy-in, hands-on leadership, learning & development, organizational development with a growth mindset. Unwavering in developing employees, employee engagement, securing brand loyalty, and building strong relations with internal and external stakeholders. Record of accomplishment of performance while spearheading operational enhancements to drive productivity, managing in hyper care environments, elevating work in hyper-growth organizations, and reduce costs in multiple industries. Excel in self-motivated, ambiguous, global, demanding, highly matrix environments, while remaining grounded and focused. Specialization in building and leading high-performance teams. My passion is to empower the right people to work together and create innovative solutions while creating an inclusive culture through the employees and promoting a growth mindset. To own, lead, and create the vision and strategy at a committed global enterprise.
  • Gerald Lee
    Gerald Lee
    Global I&D Implementation Lead
    I'm the Global Inclusion & Diversity Implementation Lead at GlaxoSmithKline. I'm responsible for the diagnosis, design and delivery of our global I&D projects, as well as effective implementation of our I&D plan and priorities at an enterprise level. I'm a proud Chinese-Canadian-Australian-Brit! I currently live in London with my husband and two young children.
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    Ivy Wong 🌈 (She/Her/Hers)
    Ivy Wong 🌈 (She/Her/Hers)
    Born and raised in Hong Kong, I have 8 - 10 years of experience promoting LGBT+ inclusion in Hong Kong, mainland China and Asia. I led the pioneering Hong Kong LGBT+ inclusion index and also annual LGBT+ job fair and conference in Shanghai. Thanks to my work, I have been awarded Future Leader by American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai 2021 and featured as one of the 300 Future Leaders in Talter's Gen T Asia List 2021.
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    Nikki Phinyapincha
    Nikki Phinyapincha
    Director of Media Relations & Communication
    Asialife Media (Thailand)
    Promoted as a Director of Media Relations and Communication in an international PR firm before turning 30, Nikki Phinyapincha is a communication business strategist as well as a spokesperson (VITO) for the Ministry of Tourism & Creative Economy, Republic of Indonesia for Thailand & Indochina market. With a Swiss Master degree in international tourism and professional background in corporate and branding communication, her career expands over several industries including tourism and hospitality, luxury products and international trade. Nikki is also the Chair of PRCA APAC Pride Network, Country Director of AYAN Thailand and DE&I keynote speaker advocating trans leadership and gender diverse workplace for various organizations including IBM, Hill+Knowlton Strategies TH and Karlshochschule Academy. Recently awarded The Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative Professional Fellows Program (YSEALI PFP) by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, Nikki also founded TransTalents, a blog with determined purpose to empower transgenders to thrive professionally and be a future leader in corporate companies no matter what barriers and limitations they face. Nothing is impossible.
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