Supercharge Your Event Online Onstage Onscreen with NAAAP Speakers Bureau

by | May 19, 2022 | Speakers Bureau

NAAAP has been building leaders for 40 years. Our fortieth anniversary celebration in 2022 culminates to the official launch of a Speakers Bureau during the API Heritage Month. NAAAP Speakers Bureau (NSB) reframes public perception about leadership excellence of Asian and Pacific Islanders (API) by informing, engaging, and encouraging diverse audiences.

Generations of APIs have enriched the history, ideas, and economy around the world. Yet, harmful stereotypes persist that we appear disengaged, less forthcoming, or lacking in self-assurance because API professionals are not always very verbal.

I speak from my 20-year career in cross-cultural research that API cultures uphold harmony and humility by integrating both nonverbal and verbal communication styles. Our holistic approach does not mean that we tolerate injustice or fail to recognize our own worth. Public speaking is a powerful tool to dismantle stereotypes while honoring our cultural values. NAAAP Speakers Bureau powers API leaders and Allies to speak up and speak out to stand out. 

MANDAY SHA, Speakers Bureau Director and highly published research scientist

Our Speakers Bureau comprises a diverse roster of API leaders and Allies who significantly elevate the value of events at Fortune 500 companies, Federal and State agencies, and virtual programs. They provide an authentic and authoritative voice for the issues leaders care most about: 

  • Diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging
  • Mental health awareness
  • Social justice and allyship
  • Career, leadership, and personal development, and
  • Current information about the AAPI population and #StopAAPIHate 

Coordinated by the NSB and the Public Speaking for Everyone™ program, AAPI leaders and Allies supercharge your events with the following:

  • Deliver keynote presentations
  • Serve as panelists
  • Host fireside chats
  • Conduct trainings and workshops, and
  • Coach and mentor next-gen leaders

About NAAAP Speakers Bureau. Founded in 1982, the National Association of Asian American Professionals (NAAAP) is the premier leadership organization for Asian professionals in North America, with 30 chapters, several thousand active members, and a reach of more than 20,000 professionals. NAAAP Speakers Bureau (NSB) organizes and optimizes speaking engagements across industries and communities and serves as the official system for booking Asian speakers and Allies in North America. Website | Featured Speakers | Apply

NSB in the News (also see browser version)

Book a speakerMichael Sand, Customer Success Manager
Media inquiriesAmanda Porras, Public Relations Manager
ContractsHaowei Bo, Contract Specialist
PaymentsMahchi Sikata, Financial Manager
Legal:  Hans Huang, Elizabeth Yang, and Aurora Austriaco
Speaker Screening and Sourcing: Kim Cummings, Marynka Rojas Gorgen, Iyleen Summer, and Kim Tong
Public Speaking For EveryoneMandy Sha, Certified Virtual Speaker

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