Active Listening That Leads to Understanding #StopAsianHate
There has been a significant and deeply troubling increase in anti-Asian hate crime and bias incidents in the US. We are devastated by each new incident brought to light, and the tragic murders in Atlanta are yet another heartbreaking and upsetting event in what seems an unending line of horrors. As a company rooted in community, we cannot stand idly by while things like this take place. Last summer, Fyli launched a monthly event series called Active Listening that Leads to Understanding to address social injustice, amplify diverse voices, and support under-served and marginalized communities. This event will be free and open to the public. Attendees can register on Eventbrite which will also have an option for donations to be made to selected non-profits. #StopAsianHate
Moderator: Azia Celestino
Panelists: Tiffany Pham, Tian He, and Linda Ong
MEET OUR MODERATOR:
Azia Celestino is an on-air host, journalist, and SAG actor. She currently anchors on Cheddar, the leading post-cable news, media, and entertainment company. She also hosts ‘Keep It Short with Azia,’ a short form news series on TikTok & Instagram Reels.
Azia served as an anchor for national teen newscast, Channel One News, and has appeared on Complex, MTV News, VH1, Revolt, SAG AFTRA Conversations, and the BUILD Series. She has covered red carpets and award shows like the GRAMMYs, MTV Video Music Awards, Global Citizen Festival, and other special events.
Azia is passionate about stories found at the intersection of pop culture and social justice issues. Some of her notable interviews include Oprah Winfrey, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Reese Witherspoon, Steve Carell, Kevin Hart, Neil Patrick Harris, Mindy Kaling, DJ Khaled, Timbaland, Zendaya, Lil Uzi Vert, Seth Rogen, Kristen Wiig, Chelsea Clinton & Dr. Jane.
MEET OUR PANEL:
Tiffany Pham: Tiffany Pham is the Founder & CEO of Mogul, the world’s leading diversity recruitment company. She developed the first version of Mogul, which through its patent-pending inventions now enables recruitment access to over 430MM women and diverse professionals across 195 countries. Praised by Sheryl Sandberg as “the number one platform” and referred to as “the perfect business” by Melinda Gates, Mogul is backed by investors SoftBank, Hearst Corporation, the founders of Comcast, LinkedIn Learning, Match.com, and The Knot.com. Mogul has been named the World’s Largest Platform for Women and Diverse Professionals by Business Insider, Best Partner for Finding Top Talent by Inc. Magazine, and Top Partner for Marketing Your Company by Forbes; and was the subject of a case study called “Redefining Mogul” by Harvard Business School.
She is the Managing Partner of the Mogul Global Fund, an investment fund with a global diversity mandate.She is also the author of the Wall Street Journal bestselling book YOU ARE A MOGUL and GIRL MOGUL (published by Simon & Schuster and MacMillan, respectively). She co-authored the book From Business Strategy to Information Technology Roadmap: A Practical Guide for Executives and Board Members (published by CRC Press).
A TV personality, Tiffany has been a Judge on the TLC TV Show “Girl Starter” and Co-Host of the show “Positive Pushback” from the Veteran Producer of The View. She has appeared across advertising campaigns for Lexus, Amazon Audible, Naturalizer, Dell, Captain Morgan, Visa, LUNA, Bumble and bumble, and GoDaddy.
She speaks on a regular basis at the United Nations to present gender and ethnic diversity policy recommendations, as well as MSNBC, Bloomberg, Viacom, Microsoft, AOL, Prudential, SXSW, Harvard Business School, Wharton Business School, Scripps Research Institute, Paris, Berlin, Vienna, Panama & Dubai.
Tiffany has been named one of Forbes “30 Under 30,” Business Insider “30 Most Important Women Under 30,” ELLE “30 Women Under 30 Who Are Changing the World,” Crain’s “40 under 40,” Entrepreneur “100 Most Powerful Women,” Inc. “Top 100 Female Entrepreneurs,” Good Housekeeping “Awesome Women Award” Winner, “Alice Paul Equality Award” Honoree, Cadillac “IVY Innovator” Award Winner, SmartCEO Magazine “Smart CEO Award” Winner, “Innovation & Inclusion Award” Winner for Social Entrepreneurship, NY Business Journal “Woman of Influence” Winner, Tribeca Film Festival “Innovation Award” Fellow, and SE “Top 100 Social Entrepreneur.”
Prior to Mogul, Tiffany was Director of Business Development at CBS and handled strategic initiatives and partnerships for more than 150 digital properties for CBS TV stations and radio stations across 29 US markets. For her contributions, she received the 2013 CBS Digital Media “All-Star” Award. She also worked with HBO, Credit Suisse, and Goldman Sachs.
An award-winning film producer, Tiffany also co-produced the hit feature film GIRLFRIEND (Toronto ’10; Gotham Film Audience Award Winner), CHILD 31 (Warsaw ’12; endorsed by Celine Dion, Annie Lennox, and former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown), HERMIT (Provincetown ’13; Accolade Award Winner), TWENTY FIVE (Independent Series Awards Nominee ’14), FUNNY BUNNY (SXSW ’15), and AWOL (Tribeca ’16). She also oversaw the theatrical release of ARCADIA (Berlin ’12; Berlin Crystal Bear Award Winner, starring Oscar nominee John Hawkes).
Tiffany additionally served as Head of Marketing for the Beijing International Screenwriting Competition, launched with the Beijing government. Hailed by James Cameron, Senator Elizabeth Warren, and Governor Deval Patrick as a new model of “cross-cultural collaboration between China and the US,” Tiffany led the initiative to be featured in over 400+ US and Chinese media outlets, including the New York Times, Variety, Hollywood Reporter, Deadline, Beijing TV, Bloomberg, and Yahoo.
Tiffany has served on the Board of Directors for No Limits Media, Board of Trustees for Provincetown Film Society, the Interactive & Technology Committee for WNET New York Public Media, the Business Committee for the New York City Ballet, and the Advisory Board for YCombinator startup BuzzStarter.
She graduated with Distinction from Yale University and Harvard Business School.
Find Tiffany on Instagram @tifftpham and LinkedIn: HERE
Tian He: Tian is a co-founder and a lead organizer of StandWithAsians, a grassroots movement that called for the AAPI community and its allies to take a day off from work on March 26, 2021 and aims to raise general awareness of discrimination against the Asian American community. Tian’s friend was brutally attacked in Manhattan Chinatown with an 8 inch knife in February 2021. A short month later, he was in Atlanta during the Atlanta spa massacre, in which 6 Asian American women were gunned down over 3 locations.
Tian is a first generation immigrant who was born in China, moved to the US when he was 9, grew up in the South, and eventually attended MIT to study computer science. He now runs a small and medium size family business that his parents started 23 years ago, while investing seed/pre-seed technology startup. Tian began his career at Morgan Stanley Tech investment banking, founded and exited his own tech startup, and worked as a tech executive at XO Group.
Linda Ong: Linda Ong is the CEO + Founder of CULTIQUE, the cultural insights and strategy venture of CIVIC (a Seacrest Global Group Company). Founded with partner Sarah Unger, the premium boutique crafts bespoke cultural strategies for forward-looking businesses in media, entertainment, tech and consumer spaces. Launched in Fall 2020, CULTIQUE unites thought leaders, industry disruptors, academics, creatives and experts to maximize the impact of brands, content, and products in a world of constant change.
Formerly Chief Culture Officer at CIVIC, Ong leads a team of analysts devoted to helping some of entertainment’s leading companies navigate fast-changing times, recalibrate for new audiences, and cultivate growth in an uncertain world. Ong’s groundbreaking work on cultural insights related to women, Latinx biculturals, Millennials and other drivers of the rapidly changing landscape has positioned her as a sought-after cultural advisor and industry voice.ShehasbeenfeaturedinseveralbooksincludingJoelBeckerman’sT heSonicBoom: How SoundTransforms the Way WeThink, Feel, and Buy; Scott Stowell’s Design for People; and Chiqui Cartagena’s Latino BoomII. Ong has been a guest lecturer at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University, the Marshall School of Business at USC, and UTLA, The University of Texas’ LA-based program for broadcast, marketing, and communications.
Ong has been at the center of some of the most high-profile brand transformations in the media and entertainment industry over the past 20 years, having run her own shop TruthCo., an omnicultural branding and insights firm. As one of Fast Company’s Most Creative People in Business, Ong recently joined the publication’s Impact Council, which brings together some of the brightest and most innovative leaders in business, and is featured in the November 2020 “New Rules of Business” issue.
Ong is a founding LA member of AllBright, the London-based women-only membership club in West Hollywood, and serves on the advisory board of Women in Entertainment. In 2016, she served as a delegate to the United Nations Media for Social Impact Summit and as “Innovation Ambassador” to the 2014 United Nations World Summit on Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Ong was a founding member of the Creative Alliance for Civic Nation, a non-profit, non-partisan organization started by the former President and First Lady, Barack and Michelle Obama, to address some of the nation’s most pressing challenges, having advised the administration on its cultural approach to Latinx biculturals.
Prior to founding TruthCo., Ong was SVP of marketing at Oxygen Media, where she oversaw the multi-platform launch of the Oxygen network. Before that, she was managing director of strategy and creative director for Lee Hunt Associates, a segment producer for Videofashion! Inc., and an art director for McCann-Erickson USA. She is a graduate of the University of Texas, Austin. Ong is based in Los Angeles.
Follow Linda on Instagram and Twitter @lindaong100 & Connect with Linda on LinkedIn: HERE
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