Countdown to the Roundtable
Who are We?
iHub at DICE is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that advocates community inclusion and impact via innovative programs, which focus on the environmental, societal, and community impact by following the UN's SDG guideline. The current target areas include (not limited to): Youth Leadership and Gen Z, Woman Empowerment, Resilience, and Mental Health Education, etc. Our successful program offerings and initiatives include the Masterclass 2020 conference for youth leaders and speakers, Campaigning for an Asian American Woman Leader Diana Chao to be L’Oréal’s Woman of Worth 2020 National Honoree, etc.
What to Expect
Building New Connections
Social distancing and lockdowns have made us feel more alone than ever. But it doesn’t have to stay that way. During the live Q&A, you’ll be able to interact directly with Gen Z speakers after their panel discussion. By participating in our letter exchange, you’ll be building bridges with people who need it most.
Healing Yourself and the World
A tough year has given us new challenges, but also new opportunities to respond creatively and empathetically.
By writing an anonymous letter for our letter exchange, this holiday season, you’ll be giving the most precious gift of all: love.
Young leaders and innovators will meet at the virtual roundtable to celebrate the holiday season and boldly reimagine the future of empathy and care in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. In the later session, executive commentators will continue the intergenerational conversation by identifying key actions we can all take to build a better future together.
About this Event
The Gen Z Holiday Roundtable on December 19, 2020, will provide much-needed, positive closure to this tumultuous year by offering a novel and purposeful holiday program that consists of two parts: a live discussion event and a month-long holiday letter-writing activity.
In partnership with Diana Chao’s award-winning Letters to Strangers organization, a youth mental health advocacy organization, we will be coordinating an anonymous holiday letter exchange. Instead of material gifts, this year we’ll be celebrating the holiday by reaching out and sharing empathy and resilience with communities across the world. Through this letter exchange, we’ll be giving back to our communities by sending letters of compassion and building new connections this holiday season.
The Roundtable event will explore how we can collectively create a better post-pandemic future, together, lead by the inspirational efforts and creative minds of our Gen Z guest speakers. During the live event, speakers will also discuss issues such as mental health, identity, and other challenges that have intensified during the pandemic. Additionally, this event celebrates the 30th anniversary of the American Disability Act (ADA). The Gen Z 2020 Holiday Roundtable will be a free, virtual event open to a global audience.
Here's How It'll Work
After you register online, you’ll be able to attend the Gen Z Holiday Roundtable on December 19th. A panel of passionate Gen Z speakers will talk about a range of topics, from mental health and wellness to responses to letters submitted before the event. After the event, we’ll also identify key action items to focus on for the next year. And don’t forget - letter submissions are open until December 31st, so be sure to get involved! Let’s make a global impact together.
Part 1: RoundTable Discussion
During the Gen Z Holiday Roundtable, a panel of speakers will discuss different key mental health issues, raising awareness, and creating meaningful social change together.
Part 2: Letter Reading
Diana Chao, the founder and CEO of the award-winning organization Letters to Strangers, will also take a moment to read anonymous letters that illustrate the importance of mental health wellness.
Interested? If so, register here!
Dian Trabulsy is the Head of Investments Vendor Governance at AIG Investments,
Dian Trabulsy, Esq.
Ronald Taylor is Managing Director, Head of Diversity and Inclusion @Mizuho
Ronald Taylor, CPA
Dr. Angela Anderson is a leadership and mental health professional with over 20 years of experience.
Dr. Angela Anderson
Diana Chao is the Founder of Letters to Strangers, Mental Health Advocate, and book author.
Marc Williams is a finalist from the World Championship of Public Speaking, as well as a coach, author, TEDx Talker, and entrepreneur.
Mario Lewis, DTM, is an award-winning, speaker and presentation coach,
Mia Gong-Swanson is a high school student who hopes to become an author and a teacher.
Aeris Stewart is a songwriter, libertarian activist, and student, currently working with L2S as their Google Ads Accounts Manager.
Yuewen Yang is a sophomore at NYU, studying Global Liberal Studies, Math, and Economics
Chason Yan is a sophomore at Iowa State University studying Supply Chain Management.
Michelle Fan is a senior at Rutgers University studying cultural anthropology and journalism who aims to pursue a career of human rights advocacy.
Jeren Wei is a student at Columbia University studying biochemistry and statistics who strives to generate a positive impact in his community.
Special Thanks To:
This groundbreaking event would not have been possible without the invaluable support of our collaborator and partners. We extend a special thanks to the team that worked tirelessly to put this initiative together.
Jaclyn Lee, GPHR, SHRM-SCP, MS, is a 2018 Outstanding 50 Asian Americans in Business Honoree. As a Diversity, Equity, Inclusion Advocate, Change Enablement Champion, and Business Strategist, Jaclyn has worked with the leading enterprises in the U.S. and Asia to create high-impact and sustainable changes in workplaces and communities.
Jaclyn brings her 20+ years of business experience to pursue her passion in Business Impact and Inclusion Consulting by founding D-I-C-E Consulting and co-founding iHub.
Diana Chao is a TEDxTeen Speaker, Social Entrepreneur, Mental Health Advocate, and book author. She founded Letters to Strangers (L2S) when she was a sophomore in high school after bipolar disorder nearly ended her life.
By beginning to heal through letters, she discovered that writing is humanity distilled into ink. Today, L2S is the largest global youth-for-youth mental health nonprofit organization. Diana has been named a L’Oréal Paris Women of Worth, Princess Diana Award winner, Oprah Magazine's 2019 Health Hero, the youngest winner of the Unilever Young Entrepreneurs Award.
Daphne Lee is a UX UI/Visual designer who loves illustrating and designing beautiful and impactful solutions. She loves working in fast-paced environments that can not only allow her to grow as a designer but also as a person.
Recently, Daphne has been focusing more on crafting illustrations and building a community on Instagram to start her online shop in 2021.
Michelle Fan is a senior at Rutgers University studying cultural anthropology and journalism. She currently works as an intern for the Center for Women's Global Leadership, where she assists with the coordination of the Global 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence, the longest running campaign to end violence against women. Presently, she is working on her honors in anthropology and preparing for law school. In the future, she aims to pursue a career of human rights advocacy.
Yuewen Yang is a sophomore at NYU, studying Global Liberal Studies, Math, and Economics, and has finished the first several months of college at NYU Florence in Italy. She is a Chinese international student from Yunnan, which has the highest concentration of Chinese ethnic minorities. She has a keen interest in intercultural communication.
Rod Delapaz is the Co-Founder of CLIQ International, an online platform that helps talented artists find opportunities and to be discovered. Rod is an entrepreneur who always looks for ways to incorporate a charitable cause with all his projects, because "paying it forward" ensures success for all involved. Rod also owns and operates a Digital Marketing company called Pregio Inc, providing digital services for local small business and entrepreneurs alike.
Wenyan Wang is a passionate drug developer with 20+ years of industry experience. She is currently a Senior Clinical Development Director at Novartis Pharmaceuticals, leading Phase II/III clinical strategy in areas of heart failure, hypertension and rare renal diseases. She received her Ph.D. degree in biochemistry and molecular biology, and completed her postdoctoral training in heart development at Columbia University in New York City.
Cindy Chen is a community activist. Her passion in youth growth & development, mental health and woman support lead her to make a sustainable impact in her local community. Her footpath includes serving as a Counselor for various youth programs, GIVEs Ambassador to Africa, event planner for local church programs. Cindy is a Certified Public Accountant, currently works for a major pharmaceutical company in central New Jersey.