About This Talk
Russell Reynolds Associates
Anna Mok is the President & Co-Founder of Ascend, North America’s membership network of Pan-Asian business professionals and the co-founder of Ascend Pinnacle, North America’s network of Pan-Asian corporate directors. Known as a community builder and connector, Anna has a deep passion for creating economic and educational access and for diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace and society. She inspires her team and organizations to make positive sustained societal impacts and is focused on building leaders to do so. She has demonstrated commitments to the development and advancement of emerging leaders, women and minorities into senior executive and corporate board director roles.
Her impact extends beyond the AAPI community with other boards she currently serves on including the 117-year-old Commonwealth Club of California, the nation’s largest and oldest public affairs forum where Anna was the first Chinese female chairman of and at the United Way Bay Area, where she recently served as their first chairperson of Asian descent. Anna is also currently the Nominating & Governance Chair of the Committee of 100 and a Senior Fellow with the American Leadership Forum.
During her distinguished career at Deloitte, she has served in various leadership roles including ones focused on clients and market growth. Anna is a broad-based leader focused on serving prestigious companies headquartered across the globe in the high technology, healthcare, life sciences, fintech and consumer-oriented industries. She is currently the Asia Pacific Leader for the Advisory Practice and a Global Lead Client Services Partner at Deloitte. Anna was the first Chinese American woman admitted to partnership at Deloitte, selected as a member of Deloitte’s Board Council and the CEO Advisory Partner Council.
An immensely curious and creative individual, Anna spends her spare time building public art, pursuing her love of cooking, renovating her Victorian home and exploring nature with her family and friends.