March 2010 | By Jane Leung Larson
Mid- and senior-level professionals with at least six years of experience who seek advice on career advancement are invited to participate in the Committee of 100 Leadership Development Forum on April 10 in conjunction with the C-100 Annual Conference in San Francisco. Committee members—all leaders in business, high tech or government—will mentor small groups of five or six mentees in a roundtable setting. Mentees will be matched to mentors according to their career interests.
Annual Conference Co-Chair Lawrence Low, Partner, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, said, “Studies show that Asian Americans do not have a hard time getting into entry level positions, but encounter problems moving from mid-senior level to executive positions. Our hope is that our members will be able to provide insights and help these professionals develop strategies on how to move into upper management positions.”
|Lawrence Low, Partner, Orrick||Steve Westly, Managing Partner of The Westly Group||Ken Xie, Founder, President and CEO of Fortinet|
The Saturday event runs from noon to 4 PM at the Palace Hotel and includes a buffet lunch and keynote speech by Steve Westly, a venture capitalist whose career includes four years as California State Controller and three as one of the founding executives of Ebay.
Fortinet, the Internet security company founded by new C-100 member Ken Xie, is the Forum sponsor.
Applications for a limited number of openings are available—contact C-100 Program Associate Alice Lin at the Committee of 100: firstname.lastname@example.org.