The National Association of Asian American Professionals (NAAAP, www.naaap.org) is the premier leadership organization for Asian professionals, with nearly 30 chapters and thousands of members across North America. Since 1982, NAAAP as a 501(c)(3) organization has continued to inspire, develop, and connect leaders. As a leadership development organization, NAAAP is committed to recognizing contributions to the U.S. and Canadian Asian communities.
In 2008, NAAAP began a program to recognize the most exemplary leaders in the Asian community. The NAAAP 100 award, presented by General Motors (www.naaap.org/programs/naaap-100), is offered annually to the most influential leaders who have made significant contributions to their profession and the Asian community. Previous award winners include the late Senator Daniel Inouye, Pepsico CEO Indra Nooyi, Superbowl MVP Hines Ward, and playwright David Henry Hwang.
In 2016, NAAAP also began a program to recognize our most promising up-and-coming leaders in the Asian community. Like NAAAP 100 honorees, these NAAAP Inspire honorees have had a significant impact in business, government, or nonprofits.
Nominations for both awards are due by Sunday, March 5, 2017. Anyone may submit a nomination, and self-nominations are permitted. If you submit using this form, you will receive a copy of your nomination at the email address you list below. You may also download a copy of the nomination form at www.naaap.org/programs/naaap-100 and email the form to email@example.com.
Nominations will be reviewed in March 2017 by the NAAAP 100 committee and the NAAAP National Board, with decisions on honorees made by April 2017. If a nominee is selected as an honoree, the nominator will be first notified and the honoree will then be contacted. If a nominee is not selected as an honoree, the nominator may be notified but the honoree will not be. Decisions are based on the nominee’s career achievement and reputation, contribution to the Asian community, and alignment with NAAAP’s vision and mission. Individuals who nominated for a NAAAP 100 award are automatically also considered for a NAAAP Inspire award. Each year, typically 2-3 nominees will be selected for the NAAAP 100 honor and 1-2 nominees will be selected for the NAAAP Inspire honor.