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A Seat At The Table Season II

The Impact of Hate Crimes to the Asian American Community

A Seat at the Table is MFHA’s podcast, hosted by Founder and President Gerry Fernandez.  It offers a unique view of Cultural Intelligence and its importance to the workplace. With a goal of understanding the cultural differences and the uniqueness within multicultural communities, each episode takes the listener through first-hand experiences and ends with practical, actionable advice.


April 28, 2021

Asian Hate Crimes: What Your Asian Colleagues Want You To Know


Gerry Fernandez


Gerry Fernandez, President & Founder of the Multicultural Foodservice and Hospitality Alliance (MFHA) moderates a panel of three Asian employees of Sodexo, Husein Kitabwalla, CEO Services Operations, Linda Lan, Director North American Strategic Sales and Elisa Huang, Sales Director, Business Solutions. These successful Asian American foodservice executives and members of Sodexo’s Asian employee association PANG (Pan Asian Network Group) discuss life as Asian Americans and how PANG has allowed them to flourish as both employees and as individuals. They discuss what it means to bring your whole self to work as an Asian at Sodexo. As well as discuss what does “belonging” looks and feels like as an Asian at Sodexo?


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