August 13, 2018


Have you ever thought about developing your leadership potential? Do you want to give back to the Asian-American community? Build your leadership talents today with NAAAP Chicago.

NAAAP-Chicago is operated by committed volunteers dedicated to achieving a common vision of inspiring leadership, cultivating professional development and fostering workplace diversity. We are looking for serious and real leaders who have passion and enthusiasm for positive and lasting change.

Be part of the experience!

Working Committees

Asian American Group Leaders (AAGL)The Asian American Group Leaders Committee is focused on helping Asian Employee Resource Group leaders prove their return on investment to their company. Set as a cohort, events include necessary the May Asian / Pacific Islander American Heritage Month Celebration, Corporate Leadership Conference, and Quarterly Best Practice Meetings.
Community ServiceThe Community Service Committee is focused on helping the greater Asian American community, especially the under-served populations. Events include the annual St. James Food Pantry event, Back to School Backpack Drive, and our Toy Drive, one of our longest running drives for the chapter going on 15 years. The committee can also organize ad hoc service events throughout the year.
FinanceThe Finance Committee helps provide financial oversight for the chapter. Activities include budget maintenance, submission of federal filings, grant reports, annual reports and any other government required documents, as well as general bookkeeping. The Board Treasurer serves as the Chair of this committee.
MarketingThe Marketing Committee is focused on all general marketing and communications for the chapter, manages chapter social media, as well as helping create any necessary marketing collateral and assets. Creative Design experts are especially welcome!
MembershipThe Membership committee is focused on improving the member experience by consistently creating a welcoming environment to our members. The committee will create and/or maintain meaningful relationships with members, as well as draw in new members. The committee is also responsible for organizing and planning the annual membership reception.
NAAAP PrideNew for 2019! This new committee will focus on helping define, shape, and form this program for API LGBTQ+ professionals.
Professional DevelopmentThe Professional Development Committee is focused on helping individuals develop necessary skills for career advancement and leadership development through workshops and seminars.
Women in NAAAP (WiN)The focus of the Women in NAAAP (WiN) Committee is to build competent and confident women leaders within NAAAP and the greater Asian community and a goal to empower, support and engage Asian American women to succeed as professional and personal leaders.

What do you receive as a leader of NAAAP-Chicago?

  • Meaningful leadership experiences that will help you become a better leader.
  • Specific leadership training, very similar to what companies pay thousands of dollars for their top stars to receive.
  • Mentorship with a distinguished senior advisory board.

You cannot learn leadership from reading a book or sitting in class. To become a leader, you must learn by doing. NAAAP-Chicago has been transforming itself to serve the Asian professional community at higher levels than ever before. Our leadership team today is strong and talented.  Become a part of our team; make meaningful change in our community. We are looking for serious candidates who have passion and enthusiasm for positive and lasting change.

NAAAP is here to develop your leadership skills, abilities, knowledge, attitudes, and competencies through experiential learning. If you need help to grow your career in Corporate America, Government America, Education America, or anywhere in America, this is the place to start.

Questions?  Please contact Rose Olea, rose_olea at to learn more.

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