ACCELERAsian Conference, September 29, 2018
The Professional Development Committee of the Boston chapter managed to attract over 100+ participants to their marquee professional development event entitled “AccelerASIAN 2018”. The keynote for the event, Bill Imada, founder of the marketing firm “IW Group”, gave a heartfelt speech and set the tone for a day of contemplation and growth. The event took about a year to plan and involved many different skills from project management, marketing, budgeting, speaker relations, and much more. With the help of a core group of almost 20-30 individuals, the event was executed flawlessly. An event of this size and quality is an impeccable example of how a diverse group of professionals/friends can work together to achieve something great! For this event, NAAAP Boston secured a new and prestigious sponsor, E&Y, which provided the very attractive and professional venue.
Future Leader Award Scholarships
This year, NAAAP Boston experienced its most successful run of our annual Future Leader Award scholarships yet! Our chapter gave out an unprecedented $20,000 to five well-deserving high school seniors who demonstrated leadership, community service, academic excellence, and financial need. As a result of our dedicated team’s fundraising and sponsorship acquisition efforts, we are able to support the next generation of rising Asian American leaders to achieve their higher education dreams.