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About Ascend

Ascend is the premier non-profit professional association dedicated to enabling its members, corporate partners and the community to realize the leadership potential of Pan-Asians in global businesses.

Ascend reaches 20,000 people with 28 student chapters and 16 professional chapters located in both the U.S. and Canada around major business hubs and educational institutions. Ascend membership is open to individuals of all ethnic and business backgrounds.

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About our National Convention

Every year business leaders, senior executives, and professionals from various industries come together for 3 days of professional development. Each of them represent a wide cross-section of the Pan-Asian community across the country. The sessions are led by inspirational, high-impact leaders, and rising stars in the business community.

Students can also take advantage of a day long career fair as well as participate in special sessions, mentoring, networking and events like the Leadership and Scholarship Luncheons and the Gala Dinner where exemplary students are recognized.

Our Vision

To enhance the presence and influence of current and future business leaders of Asian and Pacific Islander descent to serve as a collective voice for those business communities.

Our Mission

Ascend is dedicated to enabling its members, business partners and the community to leverage the leadership and global business potential of Pan Asians.

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