Established in 2005, Ascend has grown to serve professionals and corporations across various professions and across multiple industries.
Ascend reaches 60,000 people with 34 student chapters and 18 professional chapters located in both the United States and Canada around major business hubs and educational institutions. We offer robust professional development and career enhancement programs designed to cultivate Pan-Asian talent.
In addition, the National Association of Asian MBAs (NAAMBA), Ascend’s national organization for MBA professionals and students, fosters Competent, Committed, Competitive, and Collaborative global MBA leaders to fulfill diverse talent pipelines. Ascend Foundation‘s research provides the basis to the development of our leadership and development programs.
We are committed to offering our members strategic professional development programs and unparalleled access to key decision makers and senior executives across a wide cross-section of industries. Our goal is to help each member reach their career aspirations and maximize their leadership potential while bringing increased value to their organizations. We stand to enhance the presence of our leaders.
Ascend offers a wide range of career-enhancing programs, national and regional conferences, business roundtables, mentorship programs, and social networking opportunities where members can engage with and learn from high-potential colleagues and more experienced Ascend members from within our network of corporate partners and sponsors spanning all industries across the United States and Canada.
Our executive community is offered senior development opportunities through the Corporate Executive Initiative (CEI) and through collaboration with the highest ranking business schools in the world, such as the Stanford Graduate School of Business. These collaborative executive level training programs integrate the latest research, outstanding academic curriculum, and Fortune global executive insight.
OUR VISION IS TO...
OUR MISSION IS TO...
Enhance the presence and influence of current and future Pan-Asian business leaders and serve as a collective voice for Pan-Asian business communities.
Be the premier professional organization dedicated to enabling its members, corporate partners and the professional Pan-Asian community to leverage the leadership and global business potential of Pan-Asian professionals worldwide.
Supporting the mid-atlantic geography from Baltimore to Richmond, the Greater Washington chapter has the largest and most diverse corporate partnership support of any AAPI organization around the nation’s capital unified by a single mission: To support the career advancement of Pan Asians in business regardless of profession or industry.
- Zach Heng, President