AsianUpward expands the leadership possibilities of Asian Pacific American (APA) professionals and the organizations that champion them–for the mutual, synergistic benefit of all stakeholders.
To achieve our vision, AsianUpward co-creates:
Strategies and solutions for APA talent development
Practical tools, such as our signature ToolBooks and other publications
Research on APA professionals
Communities of Practice to jointly forge innovative solutions and share best practices
Allyship support for mutual benefit toward organizations who advocate for APAs
We aren’t a one-stop-shop. We are a hub. We are a hub that convenes cross-industry stakeholders, collects shared insights, and co-creates thought leadership.
A stop ceases. A hub continues. Join our hub and continue to evolve and Elevate your Asian ERGs, leaders, and professionals with a holistic hub of partners.
AsianUpward is an initiative of Elevate.
Elevate is a partnership of the University of California, Irvine’s Merage School of Business, University of California—Riverside, California State University—Fullerton, Spectrum Knowledge, and the University of California Office of the President—MESA. One unified phrase embodies both our mission and vision: PURPOSE + PEOPLE = PURPLE™
Elevate helps you define, refine, and align your purpose with your organization’s purpose.
Define, refine, and align your purpose with that of your organization and broader communities
Join a cross-industry ecosystem of organizations who co-create solutions--stronger than the sum of our parts
Include and cross-pollinate diverse insights, cultures, and actions to forge the finest practices—best and next
Present visual, simplified, and practical Tools. The signature trademarked TrailBlaze Tools™ strategically focus your learning and execution time results
Integrate data-driven research as foundations for solutions
Integrate insights from interdisciplinary fields with simplified
WHAT OUR PARTNERS ARE SAYING?
“AsianUpward is packed from start to finish with sound research and simple yet effective tools. Every page bursts with nuggets of knowledge and strategies for success.”
“There is a uniqueness to everyone’s approach to life and work, understanding and communicating your strengths is key to advancing in the workplace. AsianUpward is the guide you need to succeed.”
“Easy to read and easy to apply – AsianUpward exposes misconceptions and illustrates how to leverage cultural differences to the benefit of individuals and companies alike.”