• President's Corner

President's Corner

Special Message from the President

2018 will be Bold and Brilliant

This past year, Pan Asian professionals and students found themselves navigating the duality of feeling threatened by a resurgence of overt biases and feeling supported by the heightened focus on inclusion at the workplace.

Our Ascend New England community responded by standing together, advocating positively and getting ready. We came together at our networking and advocacy events. We celebrated our diversity and impact at our first Asian American Heritage Month Gala. We prepared for inclusion through professional and leadership development programs, such as Strength Finder, Executive Insight Series, Student Leadership and Inspiring Across Generation conferences. 

We recently had a few changes on the leadership team and our group of talented and eager leaders are now focused on:

  • Bringing our Ascend New England community closer together
  • Increasing our reach to include more local companies and organizations
  • Raising our bar on networking and skills development programs

Our goal is to help everyone navigate their diversity and develop skills to bring forth the best version of themselves. We will do this by focusing on being Bold and Brilliant. I am excited about the new relationships and programs that we are building and look forward to unveiling them to you. 

See you soon.  As always, please keep your memberships up to date and bring friends.


Bartholomew Jae
President, Ascend New England