Connect. Inspire. Ascend.tm                              © 2011 Ascend
About Ascend       Our Journey        Rapidly expanded to become the largest, premier national non-profit         Pan-Asi...
Our Network        12 professional chapters, 25 student chapters        10+ chapters are also in development    University...
Membership Profile   Open to all ethnicities, ages and professional backgrounds   Reflects the high concentration of Pan...
Global Focus on AsiaAsia will contribute over half of the global growth in the next five years andalready is a global powe...
Asians in America: Impact on Society   High contributors to U.S. and global business   Rapidly increasing consumer base ...
Asians in America: The FutureBusiness imperative to leverage the full potential Asians in the workforce:   High continuou...
Ascend’s FocusWorking together we can achieve our aspirations to:   Cultivate the business, leadership and professional g...
Ascend’s BenefitsThrough our national and chapter programs we create great value for bothorganizations and professionals: ...
How Ascend has helped our members“Though there may be ceilings, boundaries, barriers, obstacles - grass, bamboo or otherwi...
Ascend’s New Programs for 2011National LEAD series, supported by corporate affinity groups / ERGs “Reach for the Top” exe...
Our Corporate Sponsors (partial listing)12                                         © 2011 Ascend
National LeadershipJeff Chin                Anna Mok                  Rowena Cipriano    Dylan JengPresident              ...
Contact InformationAbout AscendAscend is the premier national professional organization dedicated to enabling its members,...
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Ascend Overview

  1. 1. Connect. Inspire. Ascend.tm © 2011 Ascend
  2. 2. About Ascend Our Journey  Rapidly expanded to become the largest, premier national non-profit Pan-Asian* membership organization for business professionals  Came from fields with high concentrations of Asians such as finance, technology, professional services, accounting, manufacturing, consumer packaged goods and other industries  Started to address the shortage of Asian leaders in Corporate America Our Mission and Goals  Enhance the presence, influence and visibility of current and future Pan-Asian business leaders  Develop the full potential of members by leveraging Ascend networks to build sustainable relationships through mentoring and leadership programs  Create awareness and eminence for our corporate partners while helping them to achieve their business, talent and diversity goals*Pan-Asians include anyone of Asian origin, including South Asian (Indian/Pakistani), Asia-Pacific Islanders, Southeast Asians, North Asians, East Asians and multi-racial, multi-cultural, mixed heritage backgrounds. Ascend is inclusive and is open to those of all ethnicities and races who share in our mission. 2 © 2011 Ascend
  3. 3. Our Network 12 professional chapters, 25 student chapters 10+ chapters are also in development University of Washington Connecticut/WestchesterUniversity ofSouthern California 3 © 2011 Ascend
  4. 4. Membership Profile Open to all ethnicities, ages and professional backgrounds Reflects the high concentration of Pan-Asians working in corporate businesses Has grown exponentially to over 5,000 cross-industry and multi-functional members from over 200 major companies including the Fortune 100 Equally split between males and females Professional experience levels Students 22% Young professionals Executives 46% 14% Mid-Senior management 18%4 © 2011 Ascend
  5. 5. Global Focus on AsiaAsia will contribute over half of the global growth in the next five years andalready is a global powerhouse. With globalization, the world continues to getsmaller and more highly interdependent. As a result, there is: Emergence of highly skilled workforces around the world Expansiveness of a networked infrastructure Interconnectivity of economies, culture, workforce and global outlooks Focus on the global economy as a talent economy – work flows to where it is done best A consumer-driven market explosion - with the rise of middle class in India, China and other Asian emerging markets Tremendous opportunity in North America - with its highly educated and affluent Pan-Asian professionals, consumers and business owners5 © 2011 Ascend
  6. 6. Asians in America: Impact on Society High contributors to U.S. and global business Rapidly increasing consumer base – Asian-American purchasing power is expected to grow over 434% from 1990 -2011 Ranked as the single most affluent consumer group in the U.S. with $450 billion in annual buying power Strong linkage to Asian markets, which are increasingly more influential Are 27% of all minority-owned business in the US (1.1M businesses,49% of total gross receipts and 46% of MBE employees) The highest median personal and family incomes, 25% higher than for the overall U.S. Source: US Census Bureau, Package Facts Market Research, American Community Survey6 © 2011 Ascend
  7. 7. Asians in America: The FutureBusiness imperative to leverage the full potential Asians in the workforce: High continuous population growth (the Asian population currently exceeds 16.5M and is expected to grow to 40M by 2050), combined with the significant number of Asians available for managerial positions in global companies Comprises 5% of the U.S. population, while collectively making up 28% of the enrollment at the top 20 MBA business schools Highest level of attainment in college and advanced degrees. 50% of Asians (over 25 years old) have a bachelor’s degree or higher compared with 25% for all Americans and 20% have a graduate degree compared to 10% for all Americans7 Source: US Census Bureau © 2011 Ascend
  8. 8. Ascend’s FocusWorking together we can achieve our aspirations to: Cultivate the business, leadership and professional growth of members Strengthen our corporate ties through the Corporate Partners program, provide business growth opportunities and thought leadership Leverage Pan-Asians as Corporate America’s global asset and an engine of recovery Bridge the “Cultural Difference” gap between Asian and Western cultures Provide deeper connections with the Asian community Highlight positive role models and different ways of giving back8 © 2011 Ascend
  9. 9. Ascend’s BenefitsThrough our national and chapter programs we create great value for bothorganizations and professionals: Value for Organizations  Business – growth, relationships, best practices  Talent – develop, advance, retain, pipeline  Diversity – recruitment, innovation, external ERG/affinity linkage  Recognition – ability to nominate key employees for Ascend National Recognitions, such as Rising Stars, High-Impact and Inspirational Leaders Value for Professionals  Career – advancement, relationships, development  Leadership – development, role models, network  Community – safe environment of like-minded individuals giving back  Recognition – acknowledge of their contributions, courage and impact9 © 2011 Ascend
  10. 10. How Ascend has helped our members“Though there may be ceilings, boundaries, barriers, obstacles - grass, bamboo or otherwise – don’t be part of theconstruction crew. Be part of the demolition crew. It’s not your job to create the barriers for yourself or the obstacles foryourself. It’s your job to take them down”Bunty Bohra, Managing Director, Goldman Sachs“So if we are a culture that is quiet, shy and acquiesces, how does that actually work when you’re trying to get a job oradvance within your company? I think Ascend, like other professional organizations, allows members to haveleadership development experiences, what I mean by that is public speaking, negotiation, teambuilding – in a way thatthey may be more forthright or more at the forefront by serving on a committee or a chapter”Kaplan Mobray, U.S. Diversity Programs Leader, Deloitte LLP“The whole idea is that you are a good employee and a good technical contributor but there are other skills you need[in order] to be promoted through the organization”Buck Gee, Retired VP Business Development, Cisco“With Ascend, I’ve been able to network and meet people from all over the country and all over the world, who areother Asians. I had a stereotype at one point about what I thought all Asians would be like and that stereotype hasbeen broken down through this organization. This experience [has] really helped me to break down walls and barrierswith other people so I can mentor and be mentored by people who grew up in completely different cultures.”Melinda Brett, Associate, PricewaterhouseCoopers“[Ascend is] about helping individuals look at themselves and do the soul searching to determine, “what am I doingtoday?” “What am I going to be doing three years from now? Five years from now?”Jose Garcia, Senior Vice President – Diversity & Inclusion, Bank of America“The Ascend organization is all about developing professionals throughout the United States, especially for Asian Americans. You don’t have to leave anything Asian behind to be successful.”Michael Fung, Senior Vice President – Finance, Wal-Mart10 © 2011 Ascend
  11. 11. Ascend’s New Programs for 2011National LEAD series, supported by corporate affinity groups / ERGs “Reach for the Top” executive panel and mentoring circle events, bringing senior leaders together with young and mid-level professionals Standardized topics and takeaways combined with personal experiences Nationwide delivery across Ascend chapters via live & remote sessions Working with affinity groups and their associations (e.g. CAAEN) to encourage volunteerism and outreachSignature Series – Executive Insights Ascend-created interactive modules focused on executive leadership skills for groups of 20 high-potential senior managers and young executives Modules developed and delivered live by Pan-Asian corporate executives Available nationally to Ascend corporate sponsors Scope covers actual management decisions, behaviors, competencies are needed at the executive level“Inspiring Across Generations” IAG conference expansion Half to full-day regional conferences introducing new content and corporate partners being planned for San Francisco, Houston, Seattle, Atlanta and Chicago11 © 2011 Ascend
  12. 12. Our Corporate Sponsors (partial listing)12 © 2011 Ascend
  13. 13. National LeadershipJeff Chin Anna Mok Rowena Cipriano Dylan JengPresident Executive Vice Secretary Treasurer PresidentSandeep Gupta Hee Lee Wes Hom Jenny WeiVice President Chapter Vice President Internal Vice President Vice President StudentAffairs Affairs External Affairs Affairs13 © 2011 Ascend
  14. 14. Contact InformationAbout AscendAscend is the premier national professional organization dedicated to enabling its members, businesspartners and the community to leverage the leadership and global business potential of Pan-Asians.Ascend National Headquarters Arthur Chin120 Wall Street, 3rd Floor National Executive DirectorNew York, NY 10005 Arthur.Chin@ascendleadership.orgT: (212) 248-4888F: (212) 344-5636 Tifanny Papish Director, Client Relations & Operationswww.ascendleadership.org Tifanny.Papish@ascendleadership.org Christa Hitengoku Office Manager Christa.Hitengoku@ascendleadership.org Juan Marcos Percy IT/Business Specialist Juan.Percy@ascendleadership.orgLINKEDIN: http://www.linkedin.com/groups?mostPopular=&gid=54512FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/ascendleadership14 © 2011 Ascend

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