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.
Ascend's Greater Washington & New England Chapters presents the "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: Mon-Wed, November 8-10, 2;00p - 4:00p ET (each day)
Where: Virtual Conference via Zoom, plus in-person networking social
- Platinum sponsor: BDO
- Gold sponsors: EY, Accenture, and Grant Thornton
Recognizing Member Achievements
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!!!
Marketing Committee Book Recommendations
The Dragon King Chronicles series by Ellen Oh is a fantasy adventure tale with a nod to the Korean culture; mixing in characters from Korean fairy tales and incorporates well-known food from China. Classified as a young adult series, adults will surely enjoy the story. The Chronicles follow a young heroine, Kira Kang, who faces unworldly challenges, in the battle against evil after the 7 kingdoms fall. Kira pushes through her tasks, overcoming personal fears, to save the world by re-uniting the 7 kingdoms and protecting the young prince heir, fulfilling her role as the chosen one, the Dragon Musado. Stay tuned for the next installment of the Dragon King Chronicles Book Review.
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.
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 November 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