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7/24 Connect Friday: The Power of Wishing Out Loud

  • 24 Jul 2020
  • 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
  • Virtual Meeting
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DFW*ATW Connect Friday 

Friday, July 24, 2020
12:00 - 12:30 pm

The Power of Wishing Out Loud

Lisa M. Ong, PCC, CPA
President and Founder, Wishing Out Loud, LLC

Stay connected with the DFW*ATW community.  Grab your lunch and join us for 30 minutes of thought leadership during Connect Friday on July 24 at 12:00 pm. 

How many of us have ever received feedback that we needed to be more assertive or bold and that silence is not an option?  But how do you get comfortable being bold when you may be an introvert or may have been raised that hard work speaks for itself, be grateful for what you have, and to not “rock the boat?’ What if you are afraid to say the wrong thing?   How do you lead with courage and resilience during COVID-19 and also speak up for those who may need to be included, acknowledged, and given a seat at the table to make their voices heard?  

Lisa M. Ong, experienced diversity and inclusion strategy consultant and executive coach, will share her lessons learned on how to become bolder as a leader and a champion for diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging by harnessing the power of “wishing out loud”®.


Lisa M. Ong, PCC, CPA is an award-winning executive coach, speaker, and diversity and inclusion strategy consultant.  As a widely-known "talent gardener" and "inclusion connector", CEOs and CHROs hire her to co-create their diversity, equity, inclusion strategy to cultivate a culture of belonging as a great place to work.  Prior to launching her firm, Wishing Out Loud, she was one of the national diversity directors at PwC where she designed strategies to develop  Black, Latino, and Pan Asian talent, multicultural women and to grow inclusive leaders at all levels.  She earned her BBA degree in Accounting from UT Austin and her MS in Management from the University of Texas at Dallas. She is a Professional Certified Coach by the International Coaching Federation and a Texas CPA.  D CEO Magazine named her to The Dallas 500 in their 2020 directory as "one of the most powerful business leaders in DFW" in the "Corporate Diversity Officer" category.  The Dallas Chapter of the Texas Society of CPAs named her 2019 CPA of the Year.   Dallas Business Journal also recognized her with a 2017 Minority Business Leaders Award for her leadership in business and the community.

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