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Gwen Woo, retired Vice President of Union Bank, will present a talk entitled “Coming to America: a Perspective From the Daughter of an Immigrant” at the East Los Angeles-Montebello Business and Professional Women’s dinner meeting Tuesday, November 28, 2023 at the Library Room, Marie Callender’s Restaurant, 220 S. Atlantic Blvd., Monterey Park (Networking starts at 4:30 p.m. with dinner at 5:00 p.m.). Attendees will be able to order off the menu. The program and dinner is open to all interested people. Call or E-mail Linda Wilson (626) 307-5650 or lindalwilson@juno.com to make a reservation or for questions.

Woo will talk about her family’s immigrant experience coming from China and adjusting to life in the United States. She will also talk about the Chinese Exclusion Act.

Woo was born in the old French Hospital in Chinatown (Los Angeles). She has a

Bachelor of Science (BS) with a major in Business Management, Marketing and Related Support Services from the University of Southern California. She started working at Bank of America as a teller and was recruited by Bank of America to their training program and soon advanced into a supervisor role. She then moved on to the Bank of California, which was then taken over by Union Bank. In her Vice President position at Union Bank, Woo was in charge of testing applications that were submitted by the programmers. Woo retired as a Senior Systems Analyst. She spent her entire career in banking. Since retiring, Woo spends time with family and her sorority sisters, and dancing hula.

East Los Angeles-Montebello BPW is a member of the California Federation of Business and Professional Women (CFBPW) and also a member of the National Federation of Business and Professional Women’s Clubs, inc. (NFBPWC) and BPW International. NFBPWC is 104-years-old this year and is the oldest organization of its kind in the world; devoted entirely and actively to the interests and needs of all women irrespective of their occupations and of their status. Our mission is to achieve equity for all women in the workplace through advocacy, education and information. Today, we continue the fight for passage of the Equal Rights Amendment, the ratification of the CEDAW treaty and equal pay for women. Membership is open to anyone who supports this and other items on our Public Policy Statement. For more information about BPW, contact Linda Wilson, East Los Angeles-Montebello BPW, at (626) 307-5650 or lindalwilson@juno.com.

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