naisA Global Protégé Fair​​

Thursday ​​
April 20, 2017
5:30pm- 9:00pm

CBRE 9th Floor ​
750 9th St NW, Suite 900
Washington DC 20001

naisA Global Presents the Protégé Fair
The Protégé Fair is one of a kind to empower young Asian professionals while helping companies to recruit the top talent. The event will bring together over 150 high caliber professionals in the greater Washington DC community to engage the next generation of global leaders and provide career & networking opportunities.

Current list of participating companies in the Protégé Fair (in alphabetical order)
  • Accenture | BB&T| Bloomberg BNA | Boeing
  • Booz Allen Hamilton | Camden Partners | CBRE | CGTN
  • China Telecom | Covington & Burling | Cushman & Wakefield
  • FiscalNote | Industry Dive | Kirkland & Ellis | Lafayette Federal Credit Union
  • National Geographic | Nikkei Asian Review | Pinxter Digital
  • PwC | Snyder Cohn | U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO)
  • Wells Fargo | Whiteford,Taylor & Preston | Williams, Adley & Company
  1. 5:30pm- 6:30pm
    Light dinner served: powered by Ridgewells Catering
  2. 6:30pm- 7:00pm
    Plenary Remarks, naisA Talks & Raffle
  3. 7:00pm- 8:00pm
    Networking & Recruitment
    Meet & Greet with Recruiters And Interact with our Network of Industry Leaders and Talented Young Professionals
  4. 8:00pm- 9:00pm
    Career Mentoring Sessions
    Career Mentoring Sessions by our Industry Experts and Community Leaders

Our Amazing Speaker Lineup

  1. Plenary Speaker
    The Hon.Brian G. Kim Former Judge, District Court of MD & Assoc. General Counsel, American Osteopathic Association
  2. naisA Talks
    Lily Yeh CEO & Founder, Little Loving Hands
  3. naisA Talks
    Young J. Bang Senior VP, Booz Allen Hamilton
  4. Emcee
    Christian Oh Executive Dir. Asian Pacific American Film


    Registration fee

  • naisA Global Member & Students: $20
  • Non-Member: $50

    Want to be a member? 
    Sign up by emailing

    Registration is open until seats are filled.
    Click RSVP here .

Event Flyer Here

Program Book Advertising Form Here

Career Mentoring Session Speakers 

naisA Global proudly presents the following career developemnt sessions to offer our protégés in the greater Washington DC area.
Mentors lead a session of 7-10 protégés in an informal discussion on the session topic and answer any questions the protégés may have.
To sign up, email
  1. Bureau Chief Bloomberg BNA
    Paul Albergo
    Bureau Chief Bloomberg BNA
    A Career in Journalism
  2. Counsel Whiteford, Taylor & Preston
    Ari Ghosal
    Counsel Whiteford, Taylor & Preston
    Successfully Navigate Law School
  3. COO US Patent & Trademark Office
    Tony Scardino
    COO US Patent & Trademark Office
    Pursuing a Career in Government Agency
  4. Senior VP, Booz Allen Hamilton
    Young J. Bang
    Senior VP, Booz Allen Hamilton
    Career in Data Science & Analytics
  5. Producer CGTN
    Serena Lin
    Producer CGTN
    Starting a Career in Media and Communication
  6. Founder, ECF Biosolutions
    Elizabeth Cho-Fertikh
    Founder, ECF Biosolutions
    So You Want to Be a Biotech Entrepreneur?
  7. Principal Williams, Adley & Company
    Tony Wang
    Principal Williams, Adley & Company
    Effective Verbal & Non-Verbal Communication
  8. Professor of Law American University
    Michael Spekter
    Professor of Law American University
    Starting a Career in Law in Today's Economy
  9. VP National Geographic
    Mia Vallo
    VP National Geographic
    Digital Marketing and Business Intelligence
  10. Managing Dir. Cushman & Wakefield
    Matt Garcell
    Managing Dir. Cushman & Wakefield
    Secrets to Cold-Calling Success
  11. President AA Chamber of Commerce
    Cindy Shao
    President AA Chamber of Commerce
    Non Profit Business Ideas
  12. President NAAAP DC
    Ryan Namata
    President NAAAP DC
    Negotiating a Raise or Promotion
  13. Director Camden Partners
    Olga Maltseva Brillman
    Director Camden Partners
    Starting a Career in Venture Capital
  14. Managing Partner Glen Echo Capital
    Danai Brooks
    Managing Partner Glen Echo Capital
    Career in Corporate Finance and Investing
  15. Senior Manager, Accenture
    Yoko Jolly
    Senior Manager, Accenture
    Career in Information Technology & Services

Who's Attending?

 --High-caliber experts across various industries-business, technology, law, medicine, art, politics, and nonprofits.

 --Aspiring Asian-American Professionals

 --Recent Graduates, MBA, JD, PhD Students

 --Our Sponsors, Partners and Supporters

 --Crowd Size: 150+

2017 Protégé Fair Committee
  1. George Men
    Senior Advisor Cresa Washington DC
  2. Nathan Thompson
    Education Project Manager Saylor Academy
  1. Colin Qi
    Committee Member
    University of Virginia
  2. Arianna Zhuang
    Committee Member
    George Washington University
  1. Lingzhi "Will" Wang
    Committee Member
    Dickinson College
  2. Heyimi Kong
    Committee Member
    Booz Allen Hamilton
  1. Nick Eghtessad
    Committee Member
    Communications Intern Ballston BID
  2. Steven Lee
    Committee Member
    JBG Companies
We would like to thank our Sponsors, Partners and Supporters:
naisA Global Feb 8th Event Recap
Thanks for making our Feb 8th naisA Talks a great success!  Check out 3rd naisA Talks videos!
The third installment of our popular naisA Talks series took place on February 8th, 2017 in front of a sold out crowd of over 100 people.
After the opening remarks from our CEO Dr. Jamie Sheen and naisA Global Honorary Board Member Dr. Sachiko Kuno of S&R Foundation, guests were given an inside look at the ups and downs of leadership from our naisA Talks Presenters Sam Yoon of Council of Korean Americans, Alina Liao of Co-Founder of MindRight, Becky Lee of Becky’s Fund, Kevin Lee of Founder of Mobilized Construction, and Vincent Wong of CEO of mHelpDesk.

Our 3rd naisA Talks videos are now available on our website video gallery.
naisA Speakers in the past
  1. Dr. Jamie Sheen
    Founder & CEO, naisA Global
  2. Mrs. Yumi Hogan
    1st Korean-American First Lady (MD)
  3. Dr. Sachiko Kuno
    President & CEO S&R Foundation
    Chair, Halcyon
  4. Senator Susan Lee
    1st Asian-American MD State Senator
  5. Hon. Ahn Ho-Young
    Korean Ambassador to the US
  6. Tim Hwang
    Founder & CEO
  7. Tim Chi
    Founder & CEO
  8. Yoko Sen
    Founder Sen Sound
    Halcyon Incubator Fellow
  9. Elise Whang
    Co-Founder & CEO
  10. Connie Lee
  11. Dr. Jim Liew
    Assistant Professor of Finance
    Johns Hopkins Carey Business School
  12. Sim Khan
    Brimble & Clark
  13. Hannah Kim
    Former chief of staff
    Congressman Charles Rangel (ret)
  14. Roshini Thinakaran
    TED Global Fellow
    Founder & CEO WoundMetrics
  15. Phil Wong
    Founder & CEO
    Halcyon Incubator Fellow Co-Founder MISFIT Juicery
  16. Philip Vang
    Halcyon Incubator Fellow
    Founder & CEO Foodhini
  17. Sam Yoon
    Executive Director
    CKA (Council of Korean Americans)
  18. Alina Liao
    Co-Founder & CEO MindRight
    Halcyon Incubator Fellow
  19. Kevin Lee
    Co-Founder Mobilized Construction
    Halcyon Incubator Fellow
  20. Becky Lee
    Executive Director
    Becky's Fund
#naisATalks & #naisAInterview
  1. 1st naisA Talks: Timothy Chi, CEO WeddingWire
    At our inaugural naisA Talks in July of 2016 we had WeddingWire CEO, Timothy Chi speak to our protégés. You can catch other naisA Talks on our youtube channel.
  2. naisA interviews: Yoko Sen, Halcyon Fellow
    naisA Interviews is a fun, candid interview with our naisA Talks presenters. You can find hte rest of our naisA Interviews on our website and our youtube channel.
Some of Our Past Events
  1. Our 3rd naisA Talks & Career Mentoring Breakout Sessions
    February 8th, 2017
  2. naisA Global Protege Ball
    October 24, 2016
  3. The Portraits of... Our Awesome Team 2016!
  4. naisA Global Summer CelebrASIAN 2015!
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naisA Global is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit educational organization with a high caliber network of over 2,000 industry leaders and talented young professionals of Asian descent. 
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750 9th Street NW Suite 650, Washington DC 20001