Femigrant Career Talk

Femigrant Career Talk

We Can Make a Change Together

Living in a new country is hard.

Working and developing a career in a new country is even harder.

Come and talk about how to get a job, promotion, and career development. We are all here to celebrate our new venture as well as to support each other’s dreams and goals.

Because together, we can go even further.

  • 10:30 – 11 am


  • 11 am – 1 pm

    Accent Improvement Workshop

    Instructor: Bonu Ghosh
    This course is designed for immigrant women who are seeking to re-enter the workforce and need to improve their pronunciation and communication skills for the US work environment. In this two hours intensive course, participants will fine-tune their English communication skills by learning the theory of clear pronunciation and how to apply it to their real-life communication. Participants will receive tips from the instructor to become proficient in monitoring their own errors. The instructor will teach how participants can change their pronunciation patterns (based on 1st language interference), which interfere with clear and effective communication. The following priorities for accent Improvement will be addressed: rhythm in American English including syllable and keyword stress, intonation and pausing, reduced vowel sound (schwa), word endings, vowel sounds, consonant sounds (interference from the first language).

  • 1 – 2 pm

    Lunch & Registration (Afternoon Session)

  • 2 – 3 pm

    Opening Talk


  • 3:00 – 3:30 pm

    Coffee Break

  • 3:30 – 4:30 pm

    Panel Session : Bio

    What are the roles in Bio? What takes to be great at my role and position? How do we advance the career in Bio? Career path for Bio.

    Moderator: Jin Hyung Lee (Associate Professor@Standford University)

    Panelist: Kwang-Ai Won (Advisor@LG Chem), Peter Hyunseok Kang (Executive Medical Director@Counsyl), Seung-Yun Yoo (Sr Product Manager@Gilead Sciences)

  • 3:30 – 4:30 pm

    Panel Session : Product Management

    What is PM? What takes to be a great PM? Tips for a PM job interview. How do we advance the career in PM? Career path for PM.

    Moderator: Jiwon Hong (Co-Founder & CEO@YesPlz)

    Panelist: Alissa Heesang Ju (Product Manager@Facebook), Koun Eom (Sr Product Manager@Adobe XD), Sunyoung Rachel Kum (Principal Product Manager@Oath/Yahoo)

  • 4:30 – 5:30 pm

    Closing & Networking

Simple Steps is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 2017 in the San Francisco Bay Area with a mission to empower immigrant women by helping them rebuild their careers after a hiatus. Simple Steps hopes to build a stronger and more engaged community for immigrant women pursuing their career aspirations.

Bay Area K Group

W. Group

Bay Area K Group W-Group is a group of professional women working in the tech industry with 400+ members. We are engineers, researchers, UI/UX designers, product managers, and marketers who motivate and inspire one another through sharing and caring.

Copyright © 2019 Simple Steps. All Rights Reserved.

Simple Steps Community Connection is a  501c3 nonprofit organization. EIN: 82-1540693


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