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TAP-NY AAPI Reflections and the Power of Connection [Virtual]

May 19 @ 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm EDT

Join TAP-NY and coaches, Dr. Penelope Hsu and Farah Bala, for a night of connection and community!

In light of the recent AAPI attacks, celebrating our AAPI heritage this May and caring for our mental health takes on a deeper resonance than ever before. TAP-NY invites you to this powerful, interactive virtual event to process and proceed through these challenging times as we share the power of connection and celebrate the strength of our community.

Dr. Penelope Hsu, a physician and leadership coach, and Farah Bala, a leadership and Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) consultant and coach, will lead us through a 90 minute journey of healing and moving forward. Participants will have opportunities to connect with each other, share experiences and reflections, and learn strategies to care for oneself and support each other.

While we are hosting this event for free, we encourage you to make donations to the Charles B. Wang Community Health Center, which has a mission of providing high-quality and affordable healthcare to the underserved, with a focus on Asian Americans.

All members and allies of the AAPI community are invited to join this night of understanding and empowerment. We welcome anyone regardless of background.

We will send registered participants the Zoom link ahead of the event.

More about the coaches

Penelope Hsu, MD, ACC, is a board-certified, practicing pediatrician. She is also an ICF-accredited coach whose niche is supporting Asian American professionals to find their unique voice amidst the background of cultural and societal pressures. She has collaborated with LEAP, APAICS, and serves as the speaker coach for the Asian American speaker series, Crushing the Myth. Penelope’s message of self-determination and practical strategies to develop resilience and confidence incorporates tools and insights from her clinical world as well as the holistic spiritual training she has received.

Farah Bala is an Intercultural Leadership, Communications and EDI Specialist, Coach, and Speaker. She is Founder & CEO of FARSIGHT, a leadership development consultancy that prioritizes Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. She facilitates and leads individual and group programs globally across all tiers of leadership, from Fortune 500 companies to non-profit organizations. Farah holds an MFA in Theater from Sarah Lawrence College, and is a graduate of the Institute of Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC) Program. She is a Professional Certified Executive Coach (PCC) with the International Coach Federation, and is certified in the Energy Leadership Index (ELI), EQ-i 2.0 and EQ 360 assessments, and Character Strengths Intervention.


May 19
8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Taiwanese American Professionals – New York