2013 Diversity Leadership Forum & Awards

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Asia Society’s Fifth Annual Diversity Leadership Forum (DLF) provides a vital platform for companies to explore how to develop Asian talent and gain a competitive edge in the U.S. and global marketplace. According to the 2010 U.S. Census, the Asian Pacific American population increased 43 percent between 2000 and 2010 and rose at a faster rate than the U.S. population as a whole. During the same time period, the Asian Pacific American market grew 44 percent.

How is corporate America responding to the growing consumer power and workforce presence of Asian Pacific Americans? What initiatives are in place to develop Asian Pacific American leaders? How can global companies leverage Asian talent to compete in the emerging markets of China, India and elsewhere?

This forum is a must-attend event for executives and emerging leaders who understand that diversity and inclusion are critical to success. The program offers a U.S. track focused on developing Asian Pacific American leaders and a global track centered on managing workforces throughout Asia. The one-day forum will offer interactive workshops, a CEO roundtable, panel discussions and keynotes. The day culminates with the Annual Diversity Awards Ceremony, which recognizes companies that excel at developing Asian Pacific American leaders and embracing global diversity.


  • Explore award-winning companies’ strategies for promoting Asian Pacific Americans into senior leadership positions, becoming an employer of choice, and influencing retention through sponsorship/mentorship.
  • Discover the critical link between developing Asian talent and increasing your company’s competitive advantage in an increasingly globalized world.
  • Hear ground-breaking research results from the 2013 Asian Pacific Americans Corporate Survey.


  • Connect with up to 250 Asian Pacific American industry leaders, business line managers, executive sponsors of Asian Pacific Employee Resource Groups (ERGs), and chief marketing officers of Fortune 1000 companies who are responsible for incorporating Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) initiatives to drive market share.

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