Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Bring your curiosity and spirit of celebration to NAAAP’s intentional programming as we amplify Asian representation and pride while honoring the rich & meaningful heritage of the Asian Pacific Islander community. In May 2023, we will unleash a powerful celebration of API culture and impact that you will want to take advantage of! Mark your calendars, bookmark our website, and stay tuned for programming updates. Let’s journey together on a highly anticipated month-long cultural pride and heritage celebration!

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Leadership Convention

The Leadership Convention, presented by NAAAP, is for those who want to push the boundaries of what it means to lead. People from all professional and cultural backgrounds are welcome to come connect with and be inspired by unconventional leaders, visionaries, and disruptors.

The convention begins with the ERG Summit on the first day, continues with speakers and workshops followed by a Gala and the NAAAP 100 & Inspire Awards. There will also be a Diversity Career Fair that is free and open to the public regardless of membership and cultural background.

The 2023 Leadership Convention is scheduled to be held in Boston, MA on August 24-26, 2023. Please refer to the Convention website for the most up-to-date information on programs.

NAAAP100 & Inspire Awards

The NAAAP100 award is granted annually to individuals who have made significant contributions to their profession and the AAPI community. Previous award winners include Secretary Elaine Chao, the late Senator Daniel Inouye, MailChimp CEO Ben Chestnut, Superbowl MVP Hines Ward, and actor and activist George Takei.

In 2016, NAAAP created a complementary program, the Inspire Award, to recognize the most promising up-and-coming leaders in the Asian community. lLike NAAAP100 winners, Inspire honorees are leaders in their communities and make significant contributions in the business, government, or nonprofit sector.

In 2019, NAAAP also established a NAAAP Pride award to recognize an individual who has advocated for and lifted the Asian LGBQ+ community.  The first ever NAAAP Pride award honored actor, singer, and producer Telly Leung.

Nominations are welcome via this online form during APA Heritage Month, May 1 – 31, 2020. Anyone may submit a nomination, and self-nominations are permitted. You may also request a paper copy of the nomination form or ask questions of the program director at

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Symposium (DEI) + NAAAP National Leadership Academy (NLA)

Kick off Spring 2023 with the National Association of Asian American Professionals National and Chapter Leaders! Join us in America’s finest city, San Diego, for three exciting days. Starting on February 24, 2023, join us for the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Symposium and learn from leading thought leaders from across sectors.

National Leadership Academy, a space dedicated to our NAAAP Chapter Leaders from across the nation, takes place February 25-26, 2023 where you can expect to participate in impactful sessions focused on strategic planning, best practices from across the nation, and professional development tailored to your needs.


Empower, educate, engage, and celebrate the Asian American LGBTQ+ professional community.

NAAAP Pride is a national program by The National Association of Asian American Professionals. It is here to empower, educate, engage, and celebrate the Asian American LGBTQ+ professional community and its allies by providing education, promoting visibility, and developing current and future LGBTQ+ leaders.

We will provide resources and support for those in all stages of the coming out process and for those creating safe and affirming work and learning spaces where Asian American LGBTQ+ students and employees can live, work, and study safely, openly, and genuinely.

Self Care & Wellness by NAAAP

Organizations who invest in workplace mental health/wellness are, according to research, finding a yield of four times ROI and can increase productivity, improve employee retention, and support diversity and inclusion.  NAAAP’s Self Care and Wellness program emphasizes the health and resilience of the individual, so that they are able to effectively lead in the community in which they serve professionally and personally. Programs delivered by Subject Matter Experts through ERG groups in companies and through NAAAP chapters will focus on one or more of our three program pillars: mental, physical, and/or financial wellness.

Employee Resource Groups

The focus of NAAAP’s ERG Relations program is connecting and engaging ERG leaders across companies, NAAAP chapters, business industries, and demographics to share ideas and practices while learning how to spread diversity and inclusion. The two main signature events is the National Leadership Academy’s ERG Leadership Symposium and  the ERG Summit during NAAAP’s Leadership Convention.

Women in NAAAP

Women in NAAAP! was launched in 2009 at the NAAAP National Convention with a compelling vision to empower, support and engage Asian American women to succeed as professional and personal leaders as well as contributing to their communities and cultures.

WIN’s vision aims to empower, support and engage Asian American women to succeed as professional and personal leaders as well as contributing to their communities and cultures.