Ascend is the largest, non-profit Pan-Asian organization for business professionals in North America. Established in 2005, Ascend has grown to serve professionals and corporations across various professions and across multiple industries.
Ascend reaches 60,000 people with 34 student chapters and 18 professional chapters located in both the United States and Canada around major business hubs and educational institutions.
Ascend helps build leaders for our corporate partners. We have robust 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. These robust professional development and career enhancement programs are designed to cultivate Pan-Asian talent. 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.
In addition, the National Association of Asian MBAs (NAAMBA), Ascend’s national organization for MBA professionals and students, fosters Competent, Committed, Competitive, and Collaborative global MBA leaders to fulfill diverse talent pipelines.
Ascend Foundation's research provides the basis to the development of our leadership and development programs.