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Korean American Women's Leadership Conference
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Korean American Women's Leadership Conference

Building a Community

Sponsored by: The Han Foundation and Prudential

Location: NYC YWCA 610 Lexington AVE (53rd ST)

Conference: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Saturday, April 8, 2000

Luncheon: 12:00 PM - 2:30 PM, Saturday, April 8, 2000


Continental Breakfast * Opening Plenary * Full day of Workshops * Luncheon * Networking


The luncheon is open to anyone who is interested. All men and women are welcome.

Registration for the luncheon will begin at 11:30 AM.

Buffet Luncheon * Keynote Address: Ms. Martha Choe * Entertainment

Keynote Speaker:

Ms. Martha Choe

Director of Community, Trade, and Economic Development in Washington State

Governor Gary Locke appointed Ms. Choe in October of 1999 to her current position, which involves overseeing a wide and diverse group of responsibilities, from international trade and early childhood education to community development and tourism. It has a two-year budget of about $511 million in capital funds and about $344 million in operating funds. About 93 percent of those funds are passed down to local governments for community programs. Prior to this appointment, Ms. Choe was a Seattle Council Member (1991-1999), a banker (Bank of California), and an English teacher.

Our mission:

The mission of the Korean American Women's Leadership Conference is to provide a forum to empower Korean American women to explore and address the particular issues of their lives as a woman, American, and Korean.

About the Organizers:

YWCA 1.5/2nd Generation Community Development Committee

The committee is dedicated to addressing the needs of Korean American women by providing a forum in which professional Korean American women can gather, share, and learn about the many issues and concerns they face as Korean American women. The committee is focused on developing and implementing community development projects that will advance the development of the Korean American community.

YWCA Korean American Women's Leadership Conference

8:00 AM Continental Breakfast and Registration

9:00 AM Opening Plenary: Perspectives

                  Ms. Martha Choe, Keynote Speaker

9:45 AM Break

10:00 AM-12:00 PM Workshop Session I

  • Financial Management: The Financially Secure Woman
    Led by Mr. Hyung Kim, Prudential Securities

    Are you well versed in IRA, Stocks, and Mutual Funds? No? This informative workshop introduces strategies to prepare you for the financial challenges for your future, i.e. Buying a home, raising children, retirement, etc. Other topics include traditional IRA vs. Roth IRA, investment vehicles, i.e. mutual funds, stocks, and bonds.

  • Professional Development: Negotiating to move ahead in your career
    Led by Ms. Jane Hyun, President, Crossroads Associates

    What do you say and when do you say it when your want things on YOUR terms. At this workshop, find out through an overview of negotiation techniques that can be utilized in a variety of career settings. Examples include: Salary/Raise Negotiations, Promotion/Performance Reviews. Learn new approaches in different scenarios, regardless of whether you?™re naturally gregarious or painfully shy.


12:00-2:30 PM LUNCHEON

Special Luncheon Address: Building A Community

Ms. Martha Choe, Keynote Speaker

2:30 - 4:30 PM Workshop Session II

  • Personal Development: Women's Health
    Led by Myung Sook Park-Sonoda, M.D., Lenox Hill Hospital

    Explore the changes that occur in your body in your 20s, 30s, 40s, and 50s. This empowering information session covers changing health concerns for Korean American women, recognizing important warning signs and creating the health maintenance plan that?™s right for you.

  • Relationships: Communicating with Your Partner
    Led by Irene Chung, CSW, Ph.D., New York University

    It's no secret that men and women perceive their surroundings differently and relate to one another in a different manner. Conflicts in relationships often arise from the lack of understanding concerning each other's perspective. Examine various ways you can express yourself in a relationship effectively.

4:30 PM Break

4:45 - 5:00 PM Closing Plenary

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