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What's The Other Side of being an AAPI at work?


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.


The Other Side: There are Two Sides to Being AAPI In the Workplace

On one Side, AAPI professionals seem well-represented. We’re highly employed and we’re high earners. But on the Other Side, long-held bias toward our community makes us less likely to be promoted to leadership levels. Consequentially, only 2% of C-level roles, 4.6% of executive roles, and 5.9% of managerial roles are held by AAPI people.


Our goal is to shine a light on the Other Side and spark much needed change in corporate America.


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Thank your for raising over $10k for Pratham!

The Ascend GW | Pratham Charity Golf Scramble Tournament raised over $10k for Pratham, an organization focused on educating and keeping children in school in India. Over 40 golfers participated in the golf outing at Hidden Creek Country Club in Reston, VA on Sept. 29. A special thank you to our event sponsors: PwC, Grant Thornton, BDO, and Piedmont Fund Services!



Ascend's Greater Washington & New England Chapters present

"Virtual" Inspiring Across Generations (IAG) Conference


Join our upcoming IAG conference that brings together experienced professionals and students with our corporate and community partners, for a full day of leadership development, relationship building, and mentoring.


When: Monday, November 8 to Wednesday, November 10

Where: Virtual Conference via Zoom, plus in-person networking social

Event Sponsors:

- Platinum sponsor: BDO

- Gold sponsors: EY, Accenture, and Grant Thornton


Learn more and sign up today!


Recognizing Member Achievements

Priyanka Malla (Ascend GW Deputy VP of Marketing): Senior Manager, Ernst & Young


Know a member of the AAPI community who has achieved a Career Milestone? Nominate and we will feature them in our upcoming newsletter!


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! Visit ascendleadership.org to sign up today!


Keep up to Speed with the New Ascend GW Website!


The Ascend GW Website is launching in October 2021! Keep an eye out for the countdown.


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

Community Relations: Aimee Liu Corporate Relations: Helen Xing Marketing: Tracy Jacquez Internal Affairs: Ihita Kabir

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


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