Ascend Foundation’s Latest Report Selected to Be Presented at the White House as Part of ELEVATE AAPI Data Challenge

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Ascend Foundation continues to publish groundbreaking research and its paper was selected to be presented as part of the White House ELEVATE AAPI Data Challenge

Anna Mok, Executive Vice President, Ascend said: “I am so proud of Ascend Foundation for taking part in and being recognized by this crucially important initiative that aims to understand the diverse needs of the Pan-Asian community through data."

A new Ascend Foundation paper titled "Lost In Aggregation: The Asian Reflection in the Glass Ceiling" was selected from multiple applicants to be presented in the ELEVATE: AAPI Data Challenge, sponsored by The White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (WHIAAPI) and University of California, Riverside (AAPIData.com) at the White House on October 7, 2016.

Ascend Foundation continues to engage in groundbreaking research about Asians in executive ranks. After the great success of its 2015 research report "Hidden in Plain Sight: Asian American Leaders in Silicon Valley", the Foundation took a closer look at the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) numbers and published "Lost In Aggregation: The Asian Reflection in the Glass Ceiling" which analyzes the EEOC employment statistics across industries.

Asian Americans are the fastest growing and one of the most diverse racial groups in the U.S. and ELEVATE featured novel approaches in analyzing, interpreting, and presenting data about the Pan-Asian community from federal government agencies and selected submitters to the data challenge, including Ascend Foundation.

Anna Mok, Executive Vice President, Ascend Foundation said: “I am so proud of Ascend Foundation for taking part in and being recognized by this crucially important initiative that aims to understand the diverse needs of the Pan-Asian community through data. This further reinforces Ascend Foundation’s mission to educate, advocate, and enable Pan-Asian business leaders to reach their full potential through its research and thought leadership activities.”

At the ELEVATE gathering, nearly 100 attendees shared innovative ideas, discussed the importance of data and how data can be used to improve the lives of Pan-Asians in areas including education, workforce diversity, health, business development, and civic participation.

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About Ascend Foundation

Ascend Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with a mission to educate, advocate, and enable Pan-Asian business leaders to reach their full potential. Through its research and thought leadership activities, the Foundation’s goal is to help Pan‐Asian leaders make greater impacts in business. Visit http://www.ascendleadership.org/foundation for more information.

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