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For more information on the value of Ascend membership and why you should join Ascend, please click here.

As an Ascend or AscendNAAMBA member, you have access to outstanding leadership and professional development programs, unique Pan-Asian executive networks, and opportunities to develop your leadership skills and influence in the community. Membership also provides you with exclusive access to our members-only benefits and discounts and access to Ascend and AscendNAAMBA events both at the national and local chapter level. 


The 4 types of memberships available are:

1) Professional - This 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
  • Professional Three Years - $300 (save $75)
  • Professional Lifetime - $1,200

2) Full-time Undergraduate Student - $25 per year* (".edu" email required and subject to approval)
3) Full-time MBA/Graduate Student - $25 per year* (".edu" email required and subject to approval)
4) Executive - $1,200 for a lifetime membership.

Membership is open to individuals of all ethnicities and business backgrounds. Membership fees are non-refundable.

*The approval process for student memberships can take up to several business days. Student membership is open to currently enrolled, full-time (degree-pursuing) students. Your email addresses must end in ".edu" in order to qualify for student membership and the discounted membership fee. Students at universities without an official Ascend chapter, please choose "National At-Large" for your chapter. Unfortunately, the following do not qualify for student membership: those employed full-time, enrolled in a part-time MBA program, or graduated professionals taking classes but who are currently out of the workforce. Exceptions can be made for full-time, degree pursuing students who work full time in a non-professional job. Ascend reserves the right to determine who qualifies for a student membership.


We recognize that as champions of an inclusive and diverse workplace, you and your company would like to help Ascend support the ability of Pan-Asians to reach their full potential and make positive impacts in your companies and the community at large. Please join us as a Corporate Member to get access to our resources, guidance, networks and some engaging events. We have two levels of commitment: Corporate Supporter and Corporate Partner.

If you are interested in getting your company more involved with Ascend and learn more about our corporate offerings and services, contact Kathy Lee (

Choose the type of membership you would like to sign up with: 

* Non-Member Professional / Student - You will receive our communications and be notified of events and opportunities, however, you will NOT be entitled to most member benefits and discounts

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