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April Events: Advocate For Future You and Boba Tea Meet-Up!

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Ascend has launched the 10x25 Initiative with the goal of having at least 10% of Fortune 1000 board directors be Asian American/Pacific Islanders by 2025. Ascend Here.


REMINDER: 4/20 Event - Advocating for Future You

Have you wondered how some people just seem to get what they want? Ever wanted to learn how to create opportunities for yourself?



Shareem King, BDO's Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging (DEI&B) Manager, will share her own story of how self-advocacy allowed her to chart a new path within her organization and build the career she truly wanted.





Learn practical and tactful ways to stand up for your dreams in this engaging afternoon session. Come prepared with your elevator pitch! You will have the opportunity to practice advocating for Future You! Don't miss Shareem's virtual session, to be held on April 20th from 2:30 - 3:30 pm ET.Register Today !


April Monthly Member Meetup: Boba Tea



Enjoy a classic milk tea? Or, do you prefer a little more freeze via a taro slush? Come join Ascend GW’s Liz Benson for an afternoon pick-me-up! Kung Fu Tea 7895 Heritage Dr, Annandale, VA 22003 April 29, 2022: 3-4 pm ET This member meet-up is a casual gathering for anyone who enjoys good conversation and boba tea. The first 20 members who register will have their drink on us! Not a member? Consider a membership package that is right for you. Those who join or renew an annual membership this month can also get a free drink!

RSVP Today !


Save the Date! Upcoming Ascend and Partner Events

May 5: Networking /Recruiting Event-Hosted by Ernst & Young (EY) - for Experienced Professionals Only

Location: near Metro Center, Washington, D.C. 6-8p ET

Register Here


May 21: Washington, D.C. Dragon Boat Festival

Come join Ascend GW as we cheer on Tina Cooper, as her team competes in the Dragon Boat Races.


Aug 15-17: Ascend National Convention

Disneyland, Anaheim, CA. The National Convention is planned for August and we hope to see you there! More info coming soon.



Recognizing Our Volunteers and Members


Our Ascend GW volunteers have contributed their talent, interests, and time to ensure Ascend GW can bring great programming to its members. Featured here are Crystal Chen, a valuable contributor to the Ascend GW Programs Committee. Thank you, Crystal!






We also want to recognize and congratulate Soobin Seong, former Deputy VP of Marketing for Ascend GW, for reaching a career milestone!












Ascend GW Board and Volunteer Get-Togethers












The Ascend GW board got together at Caboose Brewing Company & Tavern for a happy hour earlier this month. Some Ascend GW Marketing Committee volunteers also got together at Rice Paper for a foodie tour. It was great to see other board members and volunteers in-person, and we all look forward to more events soon where we can connect with members and our community again!



Become an Ascend Member Today!

Are you a member of Ascend? Your membership allows you to take advantage of professional development opportunities, mentoring programs, discounts to events, access to multiple programs, and the ability to participate in our exclusive networking community!


We invite members to visit our website and create a member profile for access to members only content, including our job board and replays of events like 2021 IAG and Women of Ascend: The Myth of the Bamboo Ceiling!


To become a member of Ascend, visit ascendleadership.org to sign up today!


How Do I Get Involved? Reach out to our Committee VPs:

Community Relations: Aimee Liu Corporate Relations: Andy Ngo Marketing: Tracy Jacquez Internal Affairs: Ihita Kabir

Membership: Mike Luu Programs: Zoomie Zein Student Affairs: Susan Park


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