Alice Young, Partner and Chair of the Asia Pacific group, received the Inspirational Leadership Award from ASCEND at their annual National Convention in New York on August 16, 2010. Ascend is the premier professional organization dedicated to enabling its members, business partners and the community to leverage the leadership and global business potential of pan-Asians. The awards celebrate the achievements and tireless volunteerism of pan-Asian business leaders who, by their actions, serve as role models. Other recipients recognized this year from ASCEND include Asian Americans from Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation, KPMG, Deloitte, Interpublic Group, Boeing, GE Capital and Morgan Stanley Smith Barney.
ASCEND has professional and student chapters across the U.S., and has more 5,000 members from 200 companies. More than 1,200 participants attended the third annual conference this year.