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2016 Annual Meeting of the International Leadership Foundation and New York Young Entrepreneurs Roundtable

Education and Leadership

2016 Annual Meeting of the International Leadership Foundation

and New York Youth Roundtable


Time: 3:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Location: Harvard Club of New York, 35 W 44th St, New York, NY

Join us at the esteemed Harvard Club of New York for a premier event organized by the International Leadership Foundation in collaboration with New York Youth Roundtable. This gathering will focus on "Education and Leadership," exploring these critical themes with influential figures nationwide.

This year's conference will feature profound discussions on nurturing the leadership qualities of the younger generation and the role of education in shaping future leaders. It offers a unique opportunity for attendees to exchange ideas and foster development through high-level networking.

Special Guests:

  • Honorable Elaine L. Chao, former U.S. Secretary of Labor, will grace the event alongside her father, Dr. James S.C. Chao. Together, they will share personal stories and insights, particularly around Dr. Chao's new book, "Fearless Against The Wind," which discusses overcoming adversity and the blend of Eastern and Western educational philosophies.

  • Cary Woods, renowned film producer.

  • Natasha Pearl is a member of the advisory board at Harvard Business School.

  • Thomas Engel, prominent American litigation attorney.


The International Leadership Foundation, established in 2000 in Washington, D.C., is dedicated to improving the political engagement of the Asian-American community and nurturing young leaders. With 16 chapters across the United States, ILF has become a premier Asian-American youth leadership training organization, providing scholarships and leadership training programs in public service and government.


New York Youth Roundtable, founded in 2015, aims to foster innovation and mutual support, focusing on cultivating entrepreneurial spirit among youths. The club unites leaders from various sectors with a shared commitment to community and professional excellence.

Those interested in attending or volunteering at the event should email for more details.

Don’t miss this enriching experience of learning from and interacting with pioneers in education and leadership. Secure your place now for an inspiring evening of dialogue and discovery!




主题: 教育与领导力

2016年12月10日(周六) 3:00pm – 8:30pm

Harvard Club New York, 35 W 44th St New York NY

国际领袖基金会与纽约青年企业家俱乐部将于2016年12月10日在纽约哈佛俱乐部首次联合举办2016年会。年会将以“教育与领导力”为主题,邀请美国主流社会中卓有建树的嘉宾,就教育和如何培养青年一代领导力等话题进行深入探讨,旨在为参会者提供互相交流、互助发展的高端平台。 年会还特别邀请到华裔之光赵小兰部长和父亲赵锡成博士父女同场一起分享人生故事,尤其是赵博士携新书“逆风无畏”来到论坛,现场将与参会者分享中西方教育理念及如何在困境中坚持梦想。论坛嘉宾还包括著名电影制作人Cary Woods先生 、哈佛商学院院长顾问委员会成员Natasha Pearl女士、美国知名诉讼律师Thomas Engel先生。

国际领袖基金会  (International Leadership Foundation, ILF)是以提升美国亚裔群体的整体政治环境,培育未来青年领袖为宗旨的非营利性组织,于2000年在华盛顿特区成立,目前在全美设有16个分支。基金会成立后,在公共服务、商业交流、政经论坛、社区管理方面资源的不断扩展,目前已发展成为全美最著名的亚裔青年领袖训练基地,为超过1000名优秀的亚裔大学生提供奖学金和到白宫和国会等公共事务领域的领导力培训项目。

纽约青年企业家俱乐部  (New York Youth Roundtable) 于2015年在纽约成立,宗旨为“开拓创新,传承互助”,关注教育并重在培养青年人的“企业家精神”。俱乐部汇聚了有理想和社会责任感的各界领袖,包括杰出企业家、经理人、社区领袖、及各行业的专业人士。

如有意参加活动或成为志愿者,请发邮件至 了解详情。


Dr. James S.C. Chao

Dr. James Chao & The Ruth Mulan Chu Chao Foundation

Dr. James S.C. Chao began his career as a cadet on oceangoing vessels after complet-ing his college coursework in China and became one of the youngest sea captains at the age of 29. Subsequently, he achieved the highest score ever recorded on the national Master Mariner Examination. After receiving an MBA from St. John’s University in 1964, Dr. Chao founded Foremost Group, a company with worldwide operations in international shipping and finance where he remains Chairman to this day. In 2004, Dr. Chao was inducted into the International Maritime Hall of Fame at the United Nations. Dr. Chao was recognized with the Medal of Honor from St. John’s University and honor-ary degrees from Niagara University and Nyack College. Other distinctions include: the prestigious Horatio Alger Award at the U.S. Supreme Court; the U.S. Department of Homeland Security “Outstanding American by Choice” award; the first father and daugh-ter (the 24th U. S. Secretary of Labor Elaine L. Chao) Ellis Island Medal of Honor among many other awards. Dr. Chao and his late wife, Mrs. Ruth Mulan Chu Chao, through their Shanghai Mulan Education Foundation, have awarded thousands of scholarships to students and been generous benefactors to many institutions. On June 6, 2016, Harvard University dedicat-ed the historic Ruth Mulan Chu Chao Center, the first building named after a woman, the first building named after an Asian-American in Harvard's 380 year history. The Founda-tion has also established a generous scholarship program, Ruth Mulan Chu and James Si-Cheng Chao Family Fellowship Fund, with special emphasis to help outstanding Asian Pacific American students. 

Elaine L. Chao

24th U.S. Secretary of Labor (2001-2009) ;U.S. Secretary of Transportation - Designee

The Honorable Elaine L. Chao is the first Asian Pacific American woman to be appointed to the President's cabinet in American history. On November 29, 2016, She was nominat-ed to be the next Secretary of Transportation. Under Secretary Chao's leadership, the Department of Labor made the advancement and inclusion of the Asian Pacific American (APA) community a top priority through its human capital program, compliance assistance efforts and partnership activities including hosting the annual Asian Pacific American Federal Career Advancement Summit and the annual Opportunity Conference. Secretary Chao was President and CEO of United Way of American, Director of the Peace Corps, Chairman of the Federal Maritime Commission. She also worked as Vice President of Syndications at Bank of America and with Citicorp. The recipient of 36 honorary doctorate degrees, Secretary Chao received her M.B.A. from the Harvard Business School and an economic degree from Mt. Holyoke College. She also serves on a number of public and non-profit boards including: Institute of Poli-tics at Harvard Kennedy School of Government; Harvard Business School Board of Glob-al Advisors and Board of Dean's Advisors. Secretary Chao is married to the Majority Leader of the United States Senate, Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky.  

Cary Woods



Natasha Pearl


娜塔莎珀尔是美国知名女企业家,曾在2015年被评为《私人财富管理领域最具影响力的女性》,并《纽约时报》,《华尔街日报》,《金融时报》,《彭博市场》等刊物定期发表文章。现任Marymount Manhattan学院校董,并在2015年被任命为哈佛大学教育学院顾问委员会主席。她从哈佛大学毕业,并获得MBA学位。

Thomas Engel



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