2017 March Talk Tuesday Macy’s the Evolution of Retail


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Thank You !
for making our retail event a tremendous success! We were excited by the overwhelming response.

Over 200 of you came together to make this event! Drop us a line at membership@naaapny.org with any questions. Your feedback is very important to us. Your responses will help us deliver a better membership experience.

TALK-TUESDAY : Evolution of Retail

Date: March 28, 2017
Time: 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Location: ★Macy’s 16th Floor Auditorium
(Herald Square flagship store)


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NAAAP-NY and Macy’s are partnering to host a Talk Tuesday on the
“Evolution of Retail” on March 28, 2017, at the Macy’s Herald Square corporate offices above their iconic flagship store.

The panel discussion will center around the various types of retailing, from brick-and-mortar to E-commerce and mobile, and how these platforms have adapted to meet the ever-changing demands of today’s consumers

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2017 Lunar New Year Festival with Brooklyn Nets



Lunar New Year Festival

Please come join us on Friday, February 3, 2017 for NAAAP NY’s celebration of Asian Lunar New Year                                        with Jeremy Lin and the Brooklyn Nets!

NAAAP NY is proud to be selected as the non-profit organization of the game! NAAAP NY in partnership                                        with the Brooklyn Nets proudly present a night of fun, excitement and networking opportunities with our peers and friends.

All tickets include the following benefit:

– Exclusive behind the scenes viewing of the Nets warm-up practice prior to the game against the Indiana Pacers, all guests must arrive at 5:30pm at the Dean Street entrance

– Post-game networking with NAAAP NY & Brooklyn Nets senior management at Barclays Center’s 40/40 Club (cash bar)

– All attendees will receive a special edition Asian Heritage Night Nets cap 


Early Bird Member (before December 17)
$35 – 200 level end zone view
$70 – Sections 114-120

Non-Member & Member Regular (after December 17)
$40 – 200 level end zone view
$75 – Sections 114-120


*All tickets will be held at Dean Street entrance by 5:30 pm and then moved to the box office at 6:30 pm

Group discount is available for 20+ people. Please email us for more information.

Don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity to celebrate Asian Lunar New Year with like-minded professionals and cheer on Jeremy Lin! Proceeds from this event will be used to help NAAAP NY, a 501c3 non-profit organization, fund our efforts in helping to build our next generation of Asian-American Leaders as well as support our High School scholarship program. Your support is critical in helping us achieve these missions. Come join us!!!

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NAAAPNY is in no way affiliated with the National Basketball Association, Brooklyn Nets basketball organization, Barclays Center, Barclays, Jeremy Lin or any other organization or person involved in this event. All promotions, giveaways and details are subject to change. NAAAPNY has no control over and does not guarantee the existence, quality, quantity or safety of the promotional items. By attending this event, you agree to comply with all laws, policies, procedures and guidelines as may be set by the venue. Any postponements or cancellations of the game itself are out of the control of NAAAPNY and any refunds, credits or exchanges will be determined solely by the Brooklyn Nets basketball organization. These tickets are not intended for resale which is strictly prohibited. Odds of winning the raffle item(s) depends on the number of entries. The raffle is purely at chance with no guarantees of winning. Prizes that are unclaimed after thirty (30) days may be redistributed at the option of NAAAPNY. Raffles are not available to employees or volunteers of any NAAAP organization.

2017 Officers Selection Process is Open

Officers Selection Process is Now Open for 2017




  • Carries out the Mission and Vision as directed by the Board
  • Collaborates with Board of Directors and VP of Fundraising to achieve fund-raising goals
  • Manages P/L and grows assets
  • Leads, develops, and manages the Officer team
  • Drives talent retention and succession planning for Officers
  • Cultivates and manages external partnerships


Vice President of Fundraising

  • Collaborates with Board of Directors to achieve fund-raising goals
  • Identifies and manages conversion pipeline for corporate sponsors and potentials
  • Grows relationships with Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) in New York metropolitan area


Vice President of Membership

  • Develops and executes strategies to actively engage with existing members
  • Develops and executes strategies to recruit and cultivate new members
  • Establishes, collects membership metrics to achieve recruiting and member satisfaction goals
  • Disseminates member-specific information/communications to membership base


Vice President of Programming

  • Focuses annual event and programming content to adhere to NAAAP’s mission and vision
  • Centralizes and maintains event planning guidelines and resources
  • Creates new programs to support chapter growth and market demands
  • Works with Special Programs Coordinator to ensure successful execution of existing chapter programs



How to Apply
Submit the following items to 2017Selections@naaapny.org
– Resume
– List of prior non-profit and/or NAAAP experience
– Recommendation from current NAAAP member (optional)


Application Deadline
Monday, November 28, at 8pm EST


Interview Date
Sunday, December 4 (Candidates must be available for an in-person interview)


If you are not running for a position but still would like to be involved with NAAAP NY, please reach out to us via volunteer@naaapny.org!


National Convention in Las Vegas

Join fellow Asian American professionals from all over US & Canada in Vegas for our annual national convention. 
REGISTER here . Join NAAAP for additional member savings!
Our featured program includes: NAAAP Recruitment Expo  The Recruitment Expo is a feature of the national convention. The expo showcases 20+ organizations and provides an opportunity for job seekers to connect with recruiters. Contact membership@naaap-ny.org for any details. Further details here

Rooftop Mixer

Summer Rooftop Mixer at
Hudson Terrace
Tuesday, July 26, 2016 @ 6:30 – 9:30pm 
Hudson Terrace
621 West 46th Street
New York, NY 10036
NAAAP-NY is pleased to bring to you our next Networking Series event.
Join us for a special gathering at our Summer Networking Series at Hudson Terrace. This event is in collaboration with eight Fortune 500 Companies includingBloomberg, Credit Suisse, Deloitte, Google, JPM Chase, Moody’s, Morgan Stanley and Ogilvy. NAAAPNY is the exclusive non-profit organization working with these firms to bring a unique opportunity to network with like-minded Asian American Professionals at these respective firms. We expect 1,000 Asian American Professionals to join this event, so don’t miss out! Please do purchase your tickets in advance as we have a limited headcount for this event and tickets will sell out! You would not want to miss this.
***Light fare will be provided. Cash bar***
Reserve your ticket today!

NAAAP Member: Early Bird – Free
(limited to the first 30 signups)
Non-Member: Early Bird – $20
(early bird ends Thursday, 7/14 at 11:59PM)
NAAAP Member: Regular – $5
Non-Member: Regular – $25



Thank You for making our ASIANS IN MEDIA a tremendous success! We were excited by the overwhelming response. Over 100 of you came together to make this event success! Please take a moment to fill out our post event feedback and membership survey here. Your feedback is very important to us. Your responses will help us deliver a better membership experience. Drop us a line at membership@naaapny.orgwith any questions.

Below are some photos. Find more on our facebook page here.

Renting in New York by Cooper & Cooper – Thursday, June 30th


Join Goldman Sachs for Asian Pacific American Heritage Month!


Join us for Asian Pacific American Heritage Month!

DATE: Monday May 23, 2016
TIME: 6:00 – 8:00 PM EST
LOCATION: 200 West Street | New York, NY

We are proud to celebrate Asian Pacific Heritage Month at Goldman Sachs!


Please join us for an exclusive evening with senior professionals from our firmwide Asian Professionals Network as they share their growing impact within the firm and beyond. This event will feature a fireside chat with divisional senior leadership discussing various topics from the businesses they support to diversity at the firm.  The fireside chat will be followed by a networking reception with Goldman Sachs professionals at our headquarters.


Please note Goldman Sachs will not provide travel and hotel accommodations.


To RSVP for this event, please contact Kalima.Mayo-Perez@gs.com.  Space is limited so please RSVP at your earliest convenience to secure your registration.

Introducing our first Real Estate Series Event – April 28th

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Diversity Matters at Mercer Racial and Ethnic Diversity SMALLCooper & Cooper

Real Estate Series

A Practical Guide to Buying an Apartment in NYC

Thursday, April 28, 2016 @ 6:30pm – 9:30pm


  1166 Ave of the Americas, 35th Floor

New York, NY 10036

National Association of Asian American Professionals, New York (NAAAP-NY)

pleased to partner with Cooper & Cooper Real Estate and Mercer Racial and Ethnic

Diversity Business Resource Group, to kick off our first Real Estate Seminar Series.

Whether you’re looking to buy your first home or thinking of investing in a second

property/vacation home, this insightful seminar provides all the ins-and-outs of the purchase

process while considering current market conditions.

Topics include:

Condo vs. Co-Op

Market Overview

Financial Analysis

The Sales Timeline

The Buy-Side Team

Valuation and More!

After the informational session, attendees will have an opportunity to engage our speakers to

ask more detailed questions as well as network with other like-minded professionals.

Bring a friend and join us for a special edition and the first of many real estate talks to come,

primarily focusing on buying, renting and selling properties. Our featured speakers include:

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NAAAP Member: Early Bird – Free

Non-Member: Early Bird – $15

(early bird ends 4/20 at 11:59PM)

NAAAP Member: Regular – $10

Non-Member: Regular – $25


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You don’t want to miss this exciting event!

Talk Tuesday: Tech/Start-ups/Venture Capital edition

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Talk Tuesday: Tech/Start-ups/Venture Capital edition
Tuesday, March 29, 2016 @ 6:45 – 9:45 pm
Wells Fargo Learning Center
Madison Conference Room
  150 E 42nd Street
New York, NY 10017
NAAAP-NY is pleased to partner with Asian Connection, Wells Fargo’s Asian American affinity group, to bring to you our next Talk Tuesday event.

Talk Tuesday is professional development series that connect top local executives from various industries in a fireside chat to share best practices, advice and experiences. After the panel discussion, attendees will have an opportunity to network with panelists in an intimate setting.

Join us for a special edition of Talk Tuesday (Tech/Startup/Venture Capital)where we bring 4 startup CEOs, 1 venture capitalist and a Miss Asian America to moderate this soon to be sold out event. You would not want to miss this.
Beer/Wine and light refreshments will be served.
Early bird price: Members – $15
Early bird price: Non-members – $25
(early bird ends on Monday, 3/21
Regular price: Members – $20
Regular price: Non-members – $30

 Stephanie Lin is proud to represent Women in STEM as Miss Asian America 2015-16. She is currently also acting spokesperson for the Tainan Earthquake Relief Fund, and Host and Producer of Sandbox, a YouTube series that profiles entrepreneurs and founders. Prior to her stint as Director of Marketing at 500 Startups, Stephanie managed branding, vendor and licensor relationships for top-

grossing games at Kabam. Prior to gaming, Stephanie was a news producer for NBC 4 and NBCNewYork.com, and also held positions at Saturday Night Live, the TODAY Show and CNBC’s Fast Money. She began her career as a production and administrative assistant to Diane Sawyer and the ABC 20/20 team.



Bob Wu, CEO and Co-founder of Teleport and Venture Partner with Social Starts. Bob is currently the CEO and co-founder of Teleport, one of the first companies built on Uber’s API. He is also a Venture Partner with Social Starts and was previously the Lead Partner. Social Starts is a seed stage VC fund that invests in companies like Mashable, Boxed, Greenhouse, Elite Daily, SimpleReach, and Grovo. Before that he worked at Ziff Brothers Investments in a variety of roles across different groups including Family Office, Private Markets & Strategy, and Executive. Prior to that he worked as an investment banker in Shanghai, China structuring pre-IPO technology companies. Bob is the co-founder and former President of Taiwanese American Professionals – New York (TAP-NY) and also the former President of Taiwanese American Citizens League (TACL). He has also held non-profit board positions with Amigos de las Americas – NY Chapter as well as Council of Urban Professionals (CUP). In his free time he teaches financial literacy to high school students through Junior Achievement (JA). He holds a BA in International Relations (Global Business) from the University of Southern California.

Neal Shenoy, CEO & Co-Founder, Speakaboos and Founding Partner, [212]MEDIA. Neal is CEO & Co-Founder of Speakaboos, an award-winning mobile education platform that motivates young children from PreK – 3rd grade to read. Neal is responsible for assembling team with deep industry expertise across organizations such as Nickelodeon, PBS Kids, Scholastic, Barnes & Noble, Hasbro, Pepsi and Mattel. Neal is also a Co-Founder of Saavn, the largest digital service for South Asian music in the world, whose investors include Tiger Global, Bertelsmann and Liberty Media. Saavn was recently chosen by Forbes as one of the most promising U.S. companies. Saavn has the broadest music catalog in the industry across 900+ record labels and 28 languages, reaches over 20MM consumers on web, mobile and social platforms and is built on proprietary technology for search, play, recommendation and personalization. Neal is a Founding Partner at [212]MEDIA which builds consumer media ventures in fragmented markets alongside major media companies. In addition to Saavn, Neal co-founded each of the [212]MEDIA portfolio companies. [212]MEDIA and its ventures have been profiled in the Wall Street Journal, NY Times, TIME, Variety, MSNBC and CNN for their innovative approach to building industry-leading ventures.

Sally Wang, CEO and co-founder of DocFlight. Sally (Yuanheng) Wang is a health tech entrepreneur and multidisciplinary IP & Regulatory lawyer, with an interdisciplinary career in healthcare that spans law, policy, business, science & technology. She is the CEO & Co-founder of DocFlight, an international telemedicine startup connecting Chinese patients with top US doctors. DocFlight is incubated at top the NY incubator, ERA, in a class of 11 companies selected from over 1000 companies. DocFlight is a partner of Microsoft, IBM, and Mt. Sinai Hospital, and various Chinese hospitals and healthcare institutions, and received high praises from many tech leaders, including former head of Google China, Kai-fu Lee, and YCombinator founder, Jessica Livington. Previously, she was Chief Strategy Officer, EVP of IP & Regulatory at a mobile health startup, valued at $100 million. She clerked for a Southern District of New York judge, practiced at a premier IP boutique, worked on healthcare issues of national importance at the US Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pension Committee and the US Food and Drug Administration. Sally began her career as a business management consultant for the pharmaceutical and biotech industry. Sally received a joint JD/MPH from Harvard Law School/Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and A.B. in Biology, magna cum laude, from Harvard College.

Richard Liang, CEO and founder of Preo. Preo founder and CEO Richard Liang is a native New Yorker who was raised in Brooklyn and started developing businesses at age 14. After graduating from Stuyvesant High School, Richard studied mathematics and finance at the University of Michigan. After graduation, he landed a position at an investment banking firm before moving to investing with a private equity firm. The world of banking and finance offered security but little inspiration, prompting Richard to attend Columbia Business School. It was here that he developed his passion for businesses, and it was at an innovation event that he was inspired to develop Preo.

Shawn Cheng, Principal at Vayner/RSE, Venture Capital. Shawn Cheng is a Principal at Vayner/RSE, Gary Vaynerchuk’s venture capital firm. Vayner’s focuses early stage investments for startups in need of strategic guidance in marketing and storytelling. Prior to joining he worked in Digital Strategy, Digital Advertising, Social Media and Search at BBDO, Razorfish and VaynerMedia for 10 years. He has also been working with startups for over 5 years and helped to build dozens of brands such as, Mondelez, GE, Starwood Hotels and Victoria’s Secret. Originally from California, he now lives in Brooklyn and is currently interested in virtual reality, esports and silver tech.