April 15, 2015
In 2007, I was a fresh college graduate back in LA, after 4 years in NorCal. At the suggestion of my parents, I researched some Asian American professional organizations to jumpstart my LA network with.
APEX stood out from the rest, as providing an environment that was both fun, and inspiring. A good mix of social and professional.
The following year, I applied to be Director of Administrative [...]
January 26, 2015
Happy New Year!
I would like to introduce myself as the newly elected President of APEX. APEX has been a big part of my life for the past 5 years. I was the Chair of Professional Development for 2 years and moved onto the role of Director of Professional Development for 2 more, taking a break in between. What is inspiring to see is how the APEX community continues to grow [...]
October 22, 2014
2014-2015 Martell ICONS of Inspiration
Celebrating the achievements of leading Asian Americans
“80% of success is showing up.” —Woody Allen
When you say yes to an event invitation, you say yes to a chance to meet like-minded people. When you say yes to a date, you might find your soul mate. When you say yes to a mentorship program, you can probably end up [...]
May 1, 2014
On Wednesday, April 30th, APEX hosted its first professional development workshop of the year: Effective Communication in Today’s World.
Bryce DeVincenzi, Raajeev Aggarwal, and Pallavi Ridout – three distinguished and award-winning speakers from the public speaking organization Toastmasters International – instructed a group of over 70 people in various public-speaking skills. Through live demonstrations, public critique, and a question and answer session, attendees gained valuable insight into [...]
April 25, 2014
Sarah Lawrence professor of writing and poetry and Graywolf Press author, Vijay Seshadris, recently became the first Asian American to be awarded the Pulitzer Prize in poetry for his collection, Three Sections. Whether you view poetry as the highest echelon of expression or a rarified indulgence, from ancient China to the salons of Versaille, poetry has often been a benchmark of inclusion in the culture of a place and time. [...]
April 15, 2014
This past Friday, April 11th, 2014, the APEX Cares volunteer network came out to help with logistics for the “Reaching New Heights” 21st CAUSE dinner. Center for Asian Americans United for Self Empowerment (CAUSE) founding member Charlie Woo was joined by over 50 elected officials to jointly recognize pioneering corporate and social leaders. This historic event comprised the largest convening of API representatives in the history of the United [...]
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