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Austin Asian ERG Coalition - Q3 Meeting / GAACC Conversations

Austin Asian ERG Coalition - Q3 Meeting / GAACC Conversations

Friday, August 2, 2024 (11:00 AM - 1:30 PM) (CDT)


Announcing the next Austin Asian ERG Coalition meeting in partnership with the Greater Austin Asian Chamber of Commerce (GAACC) at Expedia Group Austin. 

This event is part of "GAACC Conversations" - a new series designed to put Central Texas' most talented and dynamic leaders in direct contact with our Asian business communities.

To RSVP for this event, please email Mark Hanson:


11:00-11:15 am: Opening Remarks
11:15-11:20 am: GAACC Conversations Series
11:20 am-12:10 pm: Fireside Chat with Zarina L. Stanford
12:10-12:30 pm: AAP Summit Reports & Updates
12:30-12:40 pm: Cross-Company ERG Updates
12:40-1:30 pm: Lunch

About the Austin Asian ERG Coalition

Mission:  To provide a welcoming platform that brings together Asian Employee Resource Groups from multiple companies to build relationships, learn from one another, and provide opportunities to connect with the local Asian community.


– Bring together cross-company Asian ERG groups with diverse perspectives and expertise

– Identify opportunities to engage, partner, and volunteer to support the local Asian Community.

– Professional Development - Through panels, mentors, conversations, and connections.

Meet Our Speaker

As CMO of Bazaarvoice, Zarina Lam Stanford leads with a customer-centric, insights-driven, and outcome-based approach to all aspects she touches - from research, brand, communications, product marketing, to sales, demand generation, partner/alliance and field marketing.  A recognized growth catalyst, Zarina is passionate about design thinking, the art and science of being relevant, agile leadership, inclusion, and having fun.   

Before joining Bazaarvoice, Zarina was CMO at tech giants including IBM, SAP, and Rackspace Technology as well as PE portfolio firm Syniti where she led a total brand transformation.  A champion for diversity and inclusion and a global citizen, Zarina has in-depth hands-on experience in Global, North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific & Japan, and emerging markets.  Zarina also serves on the Board of, a global, cross-border fund focused VC firm, and  BeyonDiversity Foundation, a non-profit on women empowerment.

Recognized for her visionary strategies and transformative contributions shaping the future of marketing in the technology sector, Zarina was recently named among HotTopics’ Top 100 Global B2B CMOs.  Other industry recognitions for Zarina include Diversity Journal’s Woman Worth Watching in STEM, Outstanding 50 Asian Americans in Business by the Asian American Business Development Center (AABDC) and Corporate Achiever Award by the Organization of Chinese Americans (OCA). 

Zarina is a Marketing Academy CMO Fellow, a Southern Methodist University MBA, and a graduate of the Asian Advanced Leadership Program at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business.  She also holds a BA in Journalism from the University of North Texas.  She is currently authoring a self-leadership book, #DareToGrow.

Born and raised in Hong Kong, the Austin-based Zarina is a nature lover, an ikebana apprentice, a published writer, an aspiring sailor, and a Mini Cooper and a Tesla fan.  She describes herself as a proud daughter, sister, a mom, and a remodeling fanatic.


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Expedia Group

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Expedia Group Austin
11920 Alterra Pkwy
Austin, TX 78758 United States
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