How Do Businesses Consciously Respond to COVID-19 Anti-Asian/Asian American Discrimination?

  • 15 Apr 2020
  • 5:00 PM - 6:15 PM
  • Online Event (ZOOM LINK in confirmation)


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Organizer: Cheryl Leong, CCBA Board

Host: Diane J. Johnson, Ph.D., CCBA Board

Facilitator: Claudine Woo, Ph.D., MPH


Lily Zheng is a diversity, equity & inclusion consultant and executive coach who works with organizations to create high-impact and sustainable change. She has worked with clients from educational, nonprofit, and corporate sectors to craft DE&I strategy, build inclusive workplace culture, and make organizational change. Her work combines management science, organizational theory, and grassroots praxis to find hidden solutions to systemic issues and empower anyone to become an effective, tactical changemaker. Lily is the coauthor of two books, Gender Ambiguity in the Workplace (2018) and The Ethical Sellout (2019).

Cheryl Leong is a licensed psychotherapist and leadership coach/consultant. She has served Asian/Asian American clients in psychotherapy for two decades and across two continents. She has also provided consulting for managing sexual harassment, customer service psychology, and emotionally intelligent culture cultivation for multinational businesses. She provided direct support for EAP mental health needs and team management consulting during the SARS outbreak of 2003 for high-risk industries. She is the author of the forthcoming book, Leading With Consciousness: Cultivating Conscious Organizational Culture.

Claudine “Cici” Woo, Ph.D., MPH

Claudine Woo is a scientist, storyteller, and startup advisor. Her focus is on transformative work through the heart. She has a Masters in Public Health in epidemiology and Ph.D. in clinical trial methodology and epidemiology from Johns Hopkins. She has helped develop medicines for rare diseases and chronic conditions such as osteoporosis and cardiovascular disease. She is a Visiting Research Scholar at the UC Berkeley School of Public Health. She also is the CEO of Quintessence Storytelling, an agency that provides storytelling training, leadership seminars, and design sprints. She speaks for groups like American Express and Ogilvy & Mather’s Women Leaders Professional Network (“Turning Inspiration to Action”) and works with Fortune 500 clients such as Nike and Daimler. She has the first storytelling series (“Chew On This Storytelling”) in virtual reality at AltSpaceVR.

Sydney Coleman began her diversity, equity, and inclusion advocacy when she studied social identity, inequality, and intergroup relations at Occidental College. She designed and conducted research on the relationship between internalized racism and colorism with undergraduate Women of Color.

Sydney’s passion for social justice activism led to creating and driving more diverse and inclusive programming and policies in tech startups (both at Yelp and Nextdoor).

Today Sydney works on diversity, equity, and inclusion programs at Google in San Francisco. She also serves as the Vice President on the Board of US National Committee for UN Women San Francisco. Sydney is incredibly passionate about making the workplace, and tech industry in particular, more accessible, inclusive, and equitable for underrepresented populations. 

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