Updated: Dec 24, 2021
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.
Nominations for 2021 Ascend GW IAG Awards
The 2021 Ascend GW IAG Awards identify and recognize important organizations, hard-working students, and inspirational professionals who have dedicated themselves to promoting Pan-Asian leadership and development in business and within the community. To view awards descriptions and criteria, please refer to the IAG Award Descriptions guide. Nominate yourself or someone for an award by completing the online nomination form.
2021 Ascend GW Holiday Party Highlights
Ascend GW members, community partners, and friends got together for an end of the year celebration on 12/7. Attendees had the opportunity to network and mingle with Ascendfriends while playing Topgolf and enjoying some delicious food and refreshments. The deck was filled with sounds of merriment, giggles from awkward golf swings, and reconnections. Check out the event photo album here.
New Ascend GW Website is LIVE
We're so excited to have launched our updated website! We will be releasing some fun new features to engage with our members and partners, including an event calendar, photos, and recent communications. Check it out today at ascendgw.org!
Ascend GW Volunteer Spotlight
Emilee Cocuzzo is a volunteer within our Marketing Committee. Emilee's range of skills have proven invaluable as we share messages across numerous communication channels. Not only did she build our new Ascend GW website from the ground up, Emilee has also created many important communication products and graphics we use internally and for events. She established our Ascend GW YouTube channel and provides tutorials to our team for how to use an assortment of media. As an Ascend GW volunteer for a number of years, Emilee continues to add significant value and we are very fortunate to have her on our team! Thank you, Emilee!!
Recognizing Member Achievements
Ameer Ali, former Ascend GW Co-VP of Professional Development, recently reached a career milestone as Managing Director at Accenture! Congratulations, Ameer!
Do you know a member of the AAPI community who has achieved a Career Milestone? Nominate and we will feature them in our upcoming newsletter and across social media platforms!
Details Coming Soon! Lunar New Year Banquet Our Lunar New Year Banquet is being planned for early February 2022. Keep an eye out for an invitation soon!
AAPI Book Review: Book Recommendation for Children
Eyes that Kiss in the Corner, By Johanna Ho
In a story embracing Asian culture, many will recognize the universal quest for beauty. To help kids reach body positivity and rise above societal standards, this book teaches children to love how they look.
This story recognizes that eyes are valued within Asian culture. For Asian kids who may be struggling to accept their genetic eye shape, that may be different from many of their peers, the author makes the case that mono eyelids are beautiful, and we all should feel good about whatever eyes we are born with. The illustrations in the book are colorful and delightful and show the beauty of mono eyelids. This book is a great gift idea for children!
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!
How Do I Get Involved? Reach out to our Committee VPs: