Ascend is the largest, non-profit Pan-Asian organization for business professionals in North America.

WHO WE ARE


OUR VISION

Enhance the presence and influence of current and future Pan-Asian business leaders and serve as a collective voice for Pan-Asian business communities.

OUR MISSION

Be the premier professional organization dedicated to enabling its members, corporate partners and the professional Pan-Asian community to leverage the leadership and global business potential of Pan-Asian professionals worldwide.

OBJECTIVES

Connect Pan-Asian leaders across industries through a network of seasoned professionals and emerging leaders. Enable young professionals and emerging leaders to pursue their dreams and achieve new professional heights. Assist our partners and sponsors to achieve their business growth through world-class diversity and inclusion practices

MEMBERSHIP

Membership is open to individuals of all ethnicities and business backgrounds. The majority of our members come from fields where there is a high concentration of Pan-Asians – accounting, financial services, technology, engineering, professional services, and others in business, government, and academia.

WHAT WE DO


Building Connections, Building Leaders, Building Growth for Our Partners Around the World. Ascend helps build leaders for our corporate partners. We have world-class leadership and professional development programs for all stages of our members’ professional life – from student to executive. This lifelong approach is at the core of everything we do. We at Ascend strongly believe that happy employees are productive employees. We empower our partners’ employees to reach their full potential at work and help them be more productive and efficient. Together with our partners we strive for excellence.

MEMBERSHIP PERKS

Our goal is to help each member reach their career aspirations and maximize their leadership potential while bringing increased value to their organizations.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Ascend offers robust professional development and career enhancement programs designed to cultivate Pan-Asian talent.

NETWORKING

With enhancing programs, national and regional conferences, business roundtables, mentorship programs, and social networking opportunities where members can engage with and learn from high-potential colleagues

executive community

Our executive community offers senior development opportunities through collaboration with the highest-ranking business schools in the world, such as the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Media


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Events


2018

Executive Insight Series (EIS)
June 1, 2018

What: Executive Insight Series (EIS) When: Friday, June 1, 2018 Time: 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM Where: KPMG Office, 2323 Ross Ave #1400, Dallas, TX 75201 Contact: Khlood Elsayed | khlood.elsayed@ascendnortht[...]

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Executive Coaching Series – Building and Sustaining Relationships
June 16, 2018

2018 Ascend North Texas Group Executive Coaching Series Building and Sustaining Relationships Register Now! Executive Coaching Series – Building and Sustaining Relationships Sessions led by Lis[...]

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Connectivity Event – Maximizing Your National Convention Experience
July 27, 2018

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Ascend National Convention
Aug 20-22, 2018

REGISTER HERE – Ascend National Convention The Ascend National Convention and Career Fair is the premier Pan-Asian business event of the year! Our convention is the largest gathering of over 2,2[...]

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Executive Coaching Series – Work-Life Choices
Sept 8, 2018

2018 Ascend North Texas Group Executive Coaching Series Work-Life Choices Register Now! Executive Coaching Series – Work-Life Choices Sessions led by Lisa Ong and Zain Ali We are all busy with [...]

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Inspiring Across Generations Conference
Oct 27, 2018

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Networking & Connectivity Event
Nov 16, 2018

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Ascend Holiday Party
Dec 15, 2018

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Past Event
Friday Night Networking
April 20, 2018

Friday Night Networking on 20 April 2018, Friday from 5 pm to 7 pm at BOWLOUNGE, 167 Turtle Creek Blvd, Suite 103, Dallas, TX 75207 Sponsored by AlixPartners Register here to attend — https://w[...]

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Executive Coaching Series – Next level of Leadership
March 24, 2018

2018 Ascend North Texas Group Executive Coaching Series Next level of leadership: Strategic career planning for success  Register Now! Executive Coaching Series – Next Level Leadership Session[...]

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Past Event
Kickoff 2018 – Lunar New Year Celebration
Feb 24, 2018

Pictures from “2018 Kick Off and Celebration of Lunar New Year” Register for Lunar New Year bit.ly/NTX2018FEB ASCEND NORTH TEXAS 2018 KICK-OFF AND CELEBRATION OF LUNAR NEW YEAR Ascend Nort[...]

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Ascend Holiday Party
Dec 16

Celebrate the holidays with ASCEND! Register at :  bit.ly/NTXHoliday2017 NTX Holiday Party Flyer  [...]

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General Membership Planning Meeting & Connectivity Event
Oct 21

Join us at Asian Mint on Oct. 21st for our General Membership Planning Meeting and Connectivity event.  Learn more about our upcoming events while enjoying delicious food and sharing ideas with Ascen[...]

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Inspiring Across Generations (IAG) Conference
Nov 11

Get ready for Ascend North Texas’ biggest event of the year – The 2nd Annual Inspiring Across Generations Conference to celebrate the 10th anniversary of our chapter! This year’s the[...]

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Past Event
Age of Disruption – A view from the top!
Jun 24

You are invited to our technology and innovation panel that will bring executive perspectives into the waves of innovation that we are experiencing and how companies are preparing to take advantage of[...]

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Connectivity Event – Maximizing Your National Convention Experience
Jul 27

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Ascend National Convention
Aug 19-21

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Ascend NAAMBA Conference
Sep

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General Membership Planning Meeting & Connectivity Event
Oct 15

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Inspiring Across Generations Conference
Nov 12

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JOIN US TODAY!


Professional membership includes managers or professionals working full-time or part-time jobs. It also includes working professionals currently in transition between jobs or careers.

  • Professional One Year

  • $125
  • Unlimited Access
  • Leadership Programs
  • Professional Development
  • Mentoring
  • Free Admissions to most events
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  • Professional 3 Year

  • $300
  • Unlimited Access
  • Leadership Programs
  • Professional Development
  • Membership Discount
  • Free Admissions to most events
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  • Lifetime Member

  • $1200
  • Unlimited Access
  • Leadership Programs
  • Professional Development
  • Membership Discount
  • Free Admissions to most events
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LEADERSHIP TEAM


BOARD

Deloitte

Lana Tran

President

Berkeley Research Group

Stephanie King

Executive Vice President

KPMG

Dora Lee

Executive Vice President

PwC

Ai-Lynn Chee

VP of Finance/Treasurer

Goldman Sachs

Caroline Riskey

VP of External alliances

Vizient

Wei-Fu Tan

VP of Administration

Amit Bedi

Amit Bedi

VP of Internal Affairs

GiveOne

Christina Nguyen

VP of Marketing & Membership

Citi

Manu Thomas

VP of Communications

PWC

Swerte Apollo

VP of Membership

Deloitte

Noor Khoja

VP of Programs

RealPage

Prerna Sachdeva

VP of Programs IAG Conference

Deloitte

Molly Meng

VP of Programs Collaboration

Riveron Consulting

Sufiana Tian

VP of Programs & Networking

Experian

Khlood Elsayed

VP of Community Affairs

University of Texas, Dallas

Mary Guan

VP of Student Affairs

Brierley+Partners

Christina Baker

VP of Technology

Thomson Reuters

Ravi Nemalikanti

VP of Technology

GT

Mahreen Khan

Director

AlixPartners

Ganesh Gopalakrishnan

Director

PwC

Lisa M. Ong

Executive Advisor

Retired CFO - Walmart US

Michael Fung

Executive Advisor

Founder-Azvantage

Zain Ali

Executive Advisor

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