My Heritage, My Voice

Celebrate APAHM with Ascend GW

To celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, the Greater Washington chapter of Ascend is excited to host a fireside chat with Virginia Delegate, Kathy Tran. Too often, the “American Dream” is simply that… just a dream. For Kathy Tran, that dream almost drifted away on her journey to the U.S. when her parents fled Vietnam as refugees with the hope of providing their family with the opportunities and freedom that they never had. At 7-months-old, young Kathy Tran became ill and nearly died at sea. She overcame the odds, persevered, and went on to earn a Bachelor’s degree from Duke University, then a Master of Social Work from the University of Michigan.

Grounded in her heritage, she found her voice as a passionate public servant rising to prominent leadership positions over 12 years at the U.S. Department of Labor. From there, she continues her dedication to policy and advocacy serving as the Assistant Director for Skills & Workforce Development at the National Immigration Forum, one of the nation’s leading immigration advocacy organizations. Her public service extends into community service as President of the West Springfield Elementary School PTA.

In partnership with Accenture and PwC Public Sector, Ascend GW invites you to join us for this rare opportunity to have a candid and open discussion with a female, Pan-Asian leader on her rise to success while sharing some of her most challenging moments. We hope to inspire you to find strength in your heritage and strengthen your voice as a leader.

When: Tuesday, May 22 @ 5:30pm
Where: PwC Public Sector Office, 1730 Pennsylvania Ave NW (map)
Cost: $10 for Members; $15 for Non-Members
Registration: Eventbrite
Questions? Contact event leads Ihita Kabir and Ameer Ali.




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