Asians are the least likely among all racial groups to ascend to leadership


Although Asians make up 13% of the U.S. professional workforce, they hold only 1.5% of Fortune 500 corporate officer roles. This disparity is even more pronounced for Asian women, who make up less than 1% of promotions into the C-suite. SOURCE: Harvard Business Review


We’re mission is to increase the share of Asians and Pacific Islanders in leadership within one generation.



A Corporate America that understands and embraces the rich and complex Asian and Pacific Islander identities, cultures, and leadership styles and  reflects that at all levels of leadership.




We share our cultural understanding and knowledge honestly from our own lived experience with the intent to uplift others


We approach relationships respectfully from a place of curiosity and intent to to understand and learn from each other


We embrace a culture of learning and feedback that acknowledges mistakes and leverages them for positive change.

Van Tran, Co-Founder

Van is a program advisor for the Women in Leadership Program at University of San Francisco's School of Management. She's a visionary leader dedicated to advancing DEI in corporate leadership. She has a background in global leadership with a focus in marketing technology, operations, and digital experience.

She is deeply committed to supporting women in leadership, with over three years of active involvement as a founding member of Chief, a private executive women's network, and its wellness and API communities. Van also co-founded OPMG API Collective and served as Global Co-Chair of Asian Leaders Circle, amplifying API voices globally, and is leading an entrepreneurial mastermind group for women entrepreneurs. 

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