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Asians are often stereotyped as being shy, passive, and submissive. These misconceptions may lead to perceptions of them being followers and not leaders. Learn from marketing and business strategist, Kristi Lee on how to overcome these stereotypes and your own subconscious thoughts in order to become an effective speaker and leader at ACEL’s Dynamics of Leadership Conference. Her workshop titled, “Great Leaders are Great Speakers: Leadership Through Public Speaking” will address several constraints which may impact your ability to speak at your best.

Kristi  Lee holds over 33 years of experience in marketing, retail, and business strategy.  She has been responsible for product and marketing decisions for more than  2,300 Albertsons stores in  38  states,  and negotiations with brands such as Johnson  &  Johnson,  Procter  &  Gamble, Maybelline, and  Revlon.  Lee is one of the founders of  ACEL,  where she helped create the professional development and mentorship programs and served as vice-chair on the board of directors for four years. She is the current president of the FBI Citizens Academy Alumni Association in Phoenix and a Valley Leadership Class 38   graduate.   In   2011,   she received the   Positively   Powerful   Woman   Award for   Non-Profit   Leadership. Supplementing her outstanding community volunteerism, she co-authored “License to Dream –Every Woman’s Guide to Financial Freedom Through Network Marketing” in 2010 to help women step through limiting beliefs and build successful businesses.

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Early Bird Rate Before 9/24/2021
General Registration After 9/24/2021
WELCOME RECEPTION: (Fri, 10/22, 5:00-8:00pm | Keynote Speaker: Albert Shen, Verizon) $30.00 $45.00
LEADERSHIP AWARDS GALA: (Sat., 10/23, 5:00-8:30pm | Keynote Speaker: Sue Ann Hong, CAPAW) $125.00 $175.00
DAY PASS: Friday Conference (Fri., 10/22) Access to 12 Workshops/Seminars, Lunch & Reception $225.00 $325.00
DAY PASS: Sat. Conference (Sat., 7/23) Access to 10 Workshops/Seminars & Lunch & Conference Gala $275.00 $375.00
ALL-INCLUSIVE PASS: Best Deal!** (Friday, October 22 – Saturday, October, 23)   Full Access to Reception, Conference and Gala Event $399.00 $499.00
Diversity Career Expo (Friday, October 22 – Saturday, October, 23) Register for our career expo. to meet with many inclusive companies in Arizona

Group Discounts are Available, please contact us for more information.

All conference registrations must be purchased online with a credit or debit card. Once you purchase your ticket you will receive a confirmation from Your registration will be confirmed by an email sent to the same address after we receive your payment. Please ensure that your email address is correct when registering.

Attire: Business professional/Semi-formal.
All purchases are non-refundable. All payments must receive by 4 p.m. on October, 18 2021 to guarantee your seat.


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