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Why Join Ascend

What makes Ascend unique is our dedication to our members. We are committed to offering our members strategic professional development programs and unparalleled access to key decision makers and senior executives across a wide cross-section of industries. Our goal is to help each member reach their career aspirations and maximize their leadership potential while bringing increased value to their organizations.

Ascend offers robust professional development and career enhancement programs designed to cultivate Pan-Asian talent. In addition, the Ascend National Association of Asian MBAs (AscendNAAMBA) fosters Competent, Committed, Competitive, and Collaborative global MBA leaders to fulfill diverse talent pipelines.

As an Ascend member or AscendNAAMBA member, you have access to world-class leadership and professional development programs, unique Pan-Asian leadership networks, and opportunities to develop your leadership skills and influence in the community. Membership in Ascend also provides exclusive access to members-only benefits and discounts.

For our professional community, Ascend offers a wide range of career-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 and more experienced Ascend members from within our network of corporate partners and sponsors spanning all industries across the United States and Canada.

Our executive community is offered senior development opportunities through collaboration with the highest-ranking business schools in the world, such as the Stanford Graduate School of Business. These collaborative executive level training programs integrate the latest research, outstanding academic curriculum, and Fortune global executive insight.

For more information on becoming an Ascend partner/sponsor, please reach out to our Director of Business Development, Kathy Lee at

For a full list, click here for our page of corporate partners and sponsors.
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