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Asian American Workers: Diverse Outcomes and Hidden Challenges

December 12 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

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We are pleased to invite you to attend the next Committee of 100 Asian American Career Ceilings Initiative webcast that will feature a fireside chat on the topic of “Asian American Workers: Diverse Outcomes and Hidden Challenges” and a discussion of a recently published McKinsey report with two of the co-authors, Kweilin Ellingrud, McKinsey Global Institute Director and Senior Partner in the Minneapolis office, and Jackie Wong, a consultant in the McKinsey Philadelphia office.

Peter Young, Chair of the Initiative and a Committee of 100 Member, will be the moderator. After the conclusion of the fireside chat, there will be a Q&A session during which members of the audience may ask questions. The webinar will be held on December 12 from 11:00 am to 12 noon Eastern (8:00 am to 9:00 am Pacific Time) 


Kweilin Ellingrud, McKinsey Global Institute Director and Senior Partner, Minneapolis office

Kweilin is a McKinsey Global Institute Director and Senior Partner at McKinsey & Company. She has led numerous research efforts including on Asian American Workers: Diverse outcomes and hidden challenges, the impact of automation and the Future of Work post-COVID-19, gender and racial equality (Power of Parity), and the impact of COVID-19 on jobs. Kweilin also helps lead McKinsey’s global social responsibility investments in North America. In her client work, Kweilin leads global transformations across financial services clients.

Kweilin has an MBA from Harvard Business School and a B.A. in Economics and Political Science, magna cum laude, from Harvard University. She worked at the Center for Women & Enterprise, a nonprofit to help women entrepreneurs start and grow businesses. She is a Board member of @Makers and the Greater Twin Cities United Way. Kweilin grew up living in many countries – China, Japan, France, and Ecuador. She lived with local families and attended local schools to learn the language. She is currently living in Shanghai for a year, and over the last 20 years has lived in Minneapolis with her husband and three daughters: a 9-year-old and 7-year-old twins.

Jackie Wong, Consultant, McKinsey Philadelphia office

Jackie Wong leads McKinsey’s Race in the Workplace research. His publications include research on the representation and experience in the workplace for Asian Americans, Black, frontline, and LGBTQ+ workers in the US. Jackie has expertise in Diversity, Equity & Inclusion research and data collection, and serves clients in talent management, DE&I, and culture transformation topics. He also leads McKinsey’s LGBTQ+ talent recruiting in North America.

 Moderator and Chair of the Committee of 100 Asian American Career Ceiling Initiative: 

Peter Young, CEO and President, Young & Partners, Committee of 100 Member

Peter Young is CEO and President of Young & Partners, a boutique investment banking firm focused on the life science and chemical industries. He manages the firm and is actively involved in client transactions and financings. Under his leadership, Young & Partners has established and maintained its position as a highly regarded firm serving the corporate strategy, M&A, restructuring, and financing needs of clients worldwide. He was previously head of industry groups at Salomon Brothers, Schroders and Lehman Brothers, a senior private equity executive with J.H. Whitney & Co., and a senior member of Bain & Co., the corporate strategy firm.

Peter received a BA in Economics from Yale, an MS in Accounting from NYU, and MBA from Harvard Business School where he graduated as a Baker Scholar. He is a CPA and a Chartered Global Management Accountant. He serves on a number of boards of directors, both corporate and non-profit and is a board member of Société de Chimie Industrielle, a leading life science and chemical industry non-profit organization and on the Editorial Advisory Board of Pharmaceutical Executive.


December 12
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