COVID-19 Statement:

We, at Ascend Houston, are working closely with Ascend National and monitoring this ever evolving situation. You may read the National COVID-19 statement here. We hope that all our sponsors, members, and prospective applicants are adhering to guidelines issued by their institutions and the local health departments. In light of the evolving situation and resulting changes to work and school schedules for our members and applicants, we will be relaxing due dates for each step in the scholarship application process, and will move in-person events to virtual media as necessary. Scholarship applications remain open online at, and timelines have been extended. Please click here for updates to the due dates.

Interviews will now be conducted via video-conference. Information regarding the application and access to the conference link will be communicated to finalists at a later date.

The awards event has been postponed. Further details regarding the new date, time, and format will be communicated to the winner(s). Presence at the awards event will not be a requirement for this year’s scholarship.

Please stay safe and follow your school and community guidelines. Website to visit for the latest information related to the City of Houston’s emergency response to COVID-19:

Our Mission

Ascend is the largest, non-profit Pan-Asian membership organization for business professionals in North America.


As a career lifecycle organization, Ascend offers robust leadership and professional development programs designed to cultivate Pan-Asian talent by supporting its members in reaching their career potential and by supporting its corporate partners to develop a strong, diverse, and inclusive workforce to achieve business growth.

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Membership Benefits

  • MEMBERSHIP PERKS - Our goal is to help each member reach their career aspirations and maximize their leadership potential while bringing increased value to their organizations.


  • PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT - Ascend offers robust professional development and career enhancement programs designed to cultivate Pan-Asian talent.


  • NETWORKING - With enhancing programs, national and regional conferences, business roundtables, mentorship programs, and social networking opportunities where members can engage with and learn from high-potential colleagues.


  • EXECUTIVE COMMUNITY - Our executive community offers senior development opportunities through collaboration with the highest-ranking business schools in the world, such as the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Sponsorship Benefits

  • BUSINESS GROWTH through relationships and access to Ascend’s networks and Fortune 500 global executives.

  • TALENT ACQUISITION, DEVELOPMENT AND RETENTION utilizing Ascend’s networks and culturally relevant leadership programs.

  • DIVERSITY AND TALENT ENGAGEMENT through partnerships with Employee Resources Groups and Ascend’s programs, executive networks and best practices sharing.

  • MAXIMIZE THE LEADERSHIP POTENTIAL of Pan-Asian talent at your organization.

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