APA Drivers for Diversity
Asia Society’s “APA Drivers for Diversity” is a fresh and new biennial initiative designed to recognize outstanding members of the Asian Pacific American (APA) community who serve as role models in their development of APA talent in the workplace. These amazing individuals – whether they be CEOs, middle management, entry-level professionals, or Employee Resource Group (ERG) leaders – will be recognized together in both a profiles report sharing their individual contributions and impacts, and at an in-person networking reception and Awards ceremony the evening of Wednesday, May 11, 2022 at Asia Society New York.
The Awards ceremony will coincide with Asian Pacific American Heritage Month and conclude Asia Society’s 2022 Global Talent and Diversity Virtual Symposium which will take place earlier that day. At the Awards ceremony, those selected for inclusion in this group will be considered to receive individual awards in several categories celebrating and sharing their important roles to strengthen diversity, equity, and inclusion on behalf of the APA community at their companies and as a contributor to the broader global business community.
Purpose and What Makes 'APA Drivers for Diversity' Different
Media has exposed an increase in anti-Asian sentiment taking place across the U.S. This requires both the public and companies to come together to recognize and celebrate the immeasurable contributions made by APA professionals in the workplace who support diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Asia Society, through the efforts of its Global Talent and Diversity Council, continues to raise visibility on the important role APA talent plays in the global workforce and to explore best practices and innovative approaches to the attraction, retention, and development of APA talent. This initiative supports that mission by bringing together the APA community and our allies to recognize the contributions of individuals who inspire others to make impactful contributions at their companies in an effort to build a more just and equitable society for all.
Unlike some events that may limit recognition to senior leadership at companies, nominations for the “APA Drivers for Diversity” are open to any APA employee who has demonstrated a commitment through their actions to support the inclusion of the APA community at their respective company.
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