Category: Asian Heritage

Haritha Mitakanti – Ingersoll Rand

My Greatest Strength–My ability to simplify things and connect with people. These qualities enable my team to perform to the best of their abilities and express themselves freely.

Chinh Pham – Greenberg Traurig, LLP

In connection with my role in emerging technology, Harvard Law School appointed me to serve as an Attorney-in-Residence at the campus-wide Harvard Innovation Lab (i-Lab), where I regularly advise student entrepreneurs regarding venture and business planning issues.

Donna Ikeda – Franklin Templeton Investments

My Greatest Strength

Developing my “EQ” (emotional intelligence) has given me the ability to work with all types of people, respect different perspectives, and be more effective, especially in the global workplace.

Geetha Adinata – FordHarrison

My Greatest Strength–Definitely, listening and communicating. The ability to listen helps me to really understand my clients’ unique business challenges

Deborah L. Byers – EY

Deborah L. Byers Managing Partner, Houston, Ernst & Young LLP, EY What you’d be surprised to learn about me I am a science fiction fan. I have been since second grade when I read Tunnel Through Time. My Greatest Strength My greatest strength is problem-solving, coupled with the conviction that we can solve problems. I’ve… Read the full article

Gorav Jindal – Dechert LLP

My Greatest Strength: I believe I am a good judge of talent, which is important for being able to assign the right people to the right job at the right time.

Tony Chan – Dechert LLP

Tony Chan My Greatest Strength Persistence is underrated—sometimes the key to accomplishing your objectives, and those of your clients, is just sticking t …

Christopher W. Soong – Booz Allen Hamilton

Christopher W. Soong: My Greatest Strength By far my greatest strength is my ability to read my surroundings…

Lost Among Caucasians

The Lethal Fallacy of the Model Minority Stereotype By Nicholas D. Hartlep, PhD Do you believe that Asians/Asian Americans are largely successful? Do you assume they all win spelling bees, attend Harvard, and become brilliant scientists? Then you, like many other North Americans, subscribe to the “model minority” stereotype—the faulty belief that, by and large,… Read the full article

Thomas S. Loo – Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Thomas S. Loo Co-Managing Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig, LLP Education: BS, JD, USC Interests: Community involvement, gardening, Tiger parenting What I’m Reading: WSJ, The Economist My Philosophy: No one succeeds by themselves. Recognize you’ve been helped, help others. How have you personally been witness to assimilation and/or retention of cultural values? I was among the earlier… Read the full article