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Join us! Foodie Tour, Coffee Chats, Golf Scramble, & more!

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.

7/29 Foodie Tour at TeaDM

Our Ascend GW Marketing team has been on the hunt for amazing food locations throughout the local area. Check out our Foodie Tour campaign on our social media and YouTube channels to see where we've been so far! For this month, we welcome you to join us at TeaDM for some delicious high-flying boba! The first 20 members or volunteers who register will have a drink on us! Not a member? Consider becoming a member today!

Event Details: TeaDM Plus, Eden Center 6779 Wilson Blvd, Falls Church, VA 22044 July 29, 2022; 5:30 - 7:30 pm

8/1 New Member Virtual Coffee Chat

Join the Ascend GW's Membership Committee for its virtual New Member Coffee Connect Series. The Connect is an opportunity to network and meet members of the Ascend GW Board and learn more about upcoming programs and opportunities to get involved. Come join us!

Event Details:

Monday, August 1, 2022

4:00 - 4:30 pm

Google Meetor join by phone 1-609-469-1281 PIN 941630527

Registration Open! 10/21 2nd Annual Charity Golf Scramble hosted by Ascend GW and Pratham

Join us for the 2nd Annual Ascend | Pratham Charity Golf Scramble! Sign up as a single golfer or secure a discount by signing up as a foursome. There are also corporate sponsorship opportunities! Your support will benefit the full lifecycle of an under-privileged and under-represented community. From providing educational resources for at-risk Indian youth to enabling long-term professional success for Pan Asian young adults and professionals, this could be the upswing all of these communities need to take control and drive a more equitable life for themselves. Also, if you're looking to work on your golf skills prior to the tournament, keep an eye out for registration for a golf 101 clinic coming soon!

Event Details:

Friday, October 21, 2022

9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Blue Mash Golf Course

5821 Olney Laytonsville Rd., Laytonsville, MD 20882Register Today!

Ascend After Dark

For those attending the 2022 Ascend National Convention in Anaheim, CA this August 15-17, make sure you are joining the exclusive Ascend After Dark events. Be in the know by following Ascend After Dark on Facebook and Instagram.

Ascend GW Community Engagements

For June's Foodie Tour, Ascend GW Members were treated to a customized multi-course dinner by Purple Patch DC's owner and chef Patrice Cleary. Foodie Tours connect Ascend GW with community restaurant partners and fosters Ascend's networking mission by bringing our members together. Be on the lookout for our Purple Patch Foodie Tour video, coming out soon!

Ascend GW ventured north to Baltimore in mid-July to forge new relationships with AAPIs in companies like McCormick, Under Armour, T. Rowe Price, BD, and Stanley Black & Decker. AscendGW hosted our guests and potential new members at an amazing venue, Little Havana. The food was spectacular! We look forward to future outings to Baltimore to strengthen our network.

Ascend GW Board Midyear Offsite

The Ascend GW Board dedicated a weekend to strategize and map programming for the next year. We are working hard to deliver experiences that will enhance the membership experience, collaborate and forge strong relationships with corporate and community partners, and provide value to our community. If you're interested in getting involved, we encourage you to reach out to our board members.

Community Partner Events: AASuccess

The AASuccess Mental Health Conference allowed the community to gain a unique perspective of social and emotional pressures faced by teens and youths in the DMV. The conference allowed the youth to share compassion, a sense of acceptance, and to express their mental health issues. Guests engaged with the students in breakout sessions to listen and provide lessons learned. Look for future opportunities for mentorship to empower the AAPI Youth.

Consider joining or volunteering for the 2022 AASuccess Gala. This year's theme is for DMV-based youth to Dare to Dream Big.

Event Details:

Saturday, August 6th, 2022

5:00 - 9:00 pm

Westin Tysons Corner

7801 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22043

Gala tickets are on sale via Eventbrite.

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 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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