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Title: ASPIRE Intro Meeting - June 8, 2004


1
Welcome
www.girlsaspire.org
A S P I R E
Asian Sisters Participating In Reaching
Excellence VOLUNTEER INTRO MEETING
September 12, 2006
2
What is ASPIRE
Asian Sisters Participating in Reaching
Excellence (ASPIRE) A volunteer network of
Asian American women in the Greater Boston area
dedicated to the career and leadership
development for Asian American high school and
college girls. MISSION To empower Asian
American high school and college girls with
career development and leadership skills through
shared experiences and mentoring.
3
Agenda
  • Introductions
  • Whos ASPIRE for?
  • ASPIRE History
  • 2006-2007 Programs
  • New Executive Director Sharon Chae!
  • Volunteering Opportunities
  • Next Steps

4
Hi! Tell us about yourself
  • Name
  • Hometown
  • College / Major / Year Company/Industry
  • How did you hear about ASPIRE?
  • Who was your first mentor?
  • Favorite thing to do in Boston

5
Whos ASPIRE for?
  • ASPIRE aims to mentor and serve Boston-area high
    school and college Asian American young women who
    seek
  • To better navigate the lifetime of
    opportunities and career choices ahead
  • To make the most of their academic and
    extracurricular college experiences
  • To learn from other Asian American womens
    accomplishments and insights
  • To gain better understanding of the working
    world, which is different from academia
  • To learn the importance of developing skills
    which will help them prepare for the working world

6
Who are our customers?
Customer Need
Service Goal
Resource for mentors and speakers
  • Active outreach to
  • area schools and
  • community groups

Meaningful forums for learning, networking, and
finding mentors
Mentoring Program Panel Workshops
Career/professional development
Support Network
Facilitator
Opportunities to meet and collaborate with peer
group
7
ASPIRE History
  • Nov 2001 An idea in Nellie Hsus head
  • Mar 2002 AA Women in Business Panel
  • 3 Panels, Advisory Group, mailing list, press
    coverage

Founded in 2001
  • Nov 2002 College Workshop at UMass
  • May 2003 A Night to ASPIRE Fundraiser at
    Pravda
  • 6 Panels, Incorporated in MA, over 4000 raised

2002 - 2003
  • Nov 2003 Received 501(3)(c) status
  • April 2004 Asian American Women in Leadership
    Conference I
  • 7 Panels, over 40 speakers, 200 member mailing
    list

2003 - 2004
  • Oct 2005 Launched Career Leadership Panel
    Series
  • April 2005 A Night to ASPIRE Fundraiser at
    Gypsy Bar
  • 10 Panels and Workshops, 500 member mailing list

2004 - 2005
  • Sep 2005 Formalized 7 programs including Youth
    Leadership Program and The ASPIRE Connection
  • April 2005 Fundraiser and AAWIL Conference II

2005 - 2006
NOW
  • October 2006 ASPIRE Retreat to plan for the new
    year

8
ASPIRE Program Structure 2006 - 2007
Board of Directors
AAWIL Conference
Youth Leadership Program (YLP)
Professional Social Networking Events
Advisory Group
Mentor Network
Career Leadership Panels
ASPIRE Connection NewsMagazine
Indicate one-day events Potential part-time
assistance
Confirmed Programs
Potential Programs
9
Advisory Group
Leadership (High Commitment)
PANELS
MENTORING
Committees / Members at Large (Moderate
Commitment)
OTHER
FUNDRAISER
10
Asian American Women in Leadership Conference
The objective of the AAWIL Conference is to set
forth a strategic dialogue on the importance of
leadership for Asian American girls and women.
Specifically, the conference will be designed to
  • Explore various aspects of leadership,
    particularly as it relates to Asian American
    women
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of different
    leadership skills and styles
  • Create a network among attendees that will extend
    discussion and relationships beyond the scope of
    the conference
  • Raise awareness of ASPIRE, its mission and value
    to Asian American girls and women
  • Provide a forum for cross-generational Asian
    American to share experiences
  • Over 30 speakers and 150 attendees attended the
    2006 Conference

11
Youth Leadership Program (YLP)
The ASPIRE Youth Leadership Program (YLP) is a
year-long leadership program specifically
tailored to the cultural and developmental needs
of Asian American (AA) high school girls in the
greater Boston area.
  • 1) Leadership Training Customized training to
    develop leadership in areas such as communication
    skills, organizational ability, strategic
    thinking and civic engagement
  • 2) Hands-on Leadership Experience Leadership
    experience by serving as an intern on a committee
    of ASPIREs Advisory Group and assist in
    developing and managing ASPIRE programs
  • 3) Mentorship Each YLP Scholar will be paired
    with multiple ASPIRE mentors to facilitate
    leadership and career path development.
  • 4) ASPIRE Ambassadors YLP Scholars will
    promote and raise awareness of ASPIRE programs in
    their schools and communities.

12
Career Leadership Panels
  • Two-hour Career Leadership Panels feature 3-5
    dynamic female AA professionals followed by QA
    and breakout sessions.
  • Panels serve as forums to gain insight into
    various industries and leadership skills
    necessary for a successful career
  • Past panelists have included many prominent
    community and business leaders
  • Past panel themes and topics include
  • Various aspects of Leadership
  • Identity and Leadership Leadership
    Communication Skills How to think like a Leader
  • Balancing opposites in Life
  • Visionary vs. Practical Self. vs. Community
    Traditional vs. Non-traditional

13
The ASPIRE Connection NewsMagazine
  • The first e-Magazine of its kind for AA
    professional women with content appropriate
    career and leadership development
  • Wide variety of topics addressed in each issue
    suitable for cross-generational AA women to learn
    from each others experiences
  • Distribution to 500 members in ASPIREs network
    plus accessible via website for nation-wide
    readership
  • Journalistic Advisor Veronica Chao, Editor of
    Improper Bostonian

14
New Executive Director Sharon Chae!
  • Background
  • Pursuing a Masters at KSG, Harvard University
  • Why ASPIRE?
  • Vision
  • Short-term
  • Long-term
  • How you can help
  • Get involved
  • Spread the word

15
Volunteering Opportunities/Open Positions
High (Program Owner)
  • Career Leadership Panel Director(s)
  • AAWIL Conference Director(s)
  • Youth Leadership Program (YLP) Coordinator
  • Assistant to the Executive Director
  • Mentor Network Program Director
  • Professionals Social/Networking Program Director
  • Assistant to the Board of Directors (college
    position)
  • Program Teams
  • Conference Team
  • NewsMagazine Writers
  • Annual Fundraiser Team

Moderate (Program Volunteer)
Occasional (General/On-call Volunteering)
  • Many opportunities available!

16
Panelists/Speakers
17
Community/Corporate Partners
We attain ambitious goals despite limited
resources by recognizing our strengths and
collaborating with community organizations
18
Next Steps
  • Fill out information sheet
  • Decide on Level of Involvement
  • High Leadership Team
  • Moderate Committee / Member at Large
  • Many other ways to contribute
  • ASPIRE will contact you in the next week
  • Saturday retreat in October (Details TBA)
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