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NAAAP’s Inaugural Asian Corporate Rankings: Assessing Diversity Programs’ Impact on Asians

Date: May 24, 2011

Is Your Company A Best Place For Asian Americans To Work?

May 24, 2011 – The National Association of Asian American Professionals (NAAAP) invites U.S-based companies to participate in the inaugural Asian Corporate Rankings: U.S. Edition to become one of the “Best Companies for Asians to Work.” The initiative provides organizations an excellent opportunity to stand out from their peers in terms of their relationships and interactions with Asian Americans.

The catalyst for this initiative arose from the need for a comprehensive assessment with unbiased methods of evaluation. Unlike most ‘pay-to-play’ surveys, the Asian Corporate Rankings will be handled by an independent, third party research group – Asian American IQ (AAIQ). AAIQ is sponsored by Cal State Fullerton’s Center for Research on Employment and the Workforce (CREW) and Spectrum Knowledge.

The Asian Corporate Rankings: U.S. Edition Report will feature listings of the top companies providing the best experience for Asians in several categories, some examples of which are: Best Overall, Best Supply Chain Diversity, Most Employee Friendly, Best Asian Employee Resource Group, Best Community Involvement.

Top performers will be notified and invited to be recognized at the 25th Annual NAAAP Convention and Diversity Career Fair on Aug. 11 – 13, 2011 in Boston. Each year, nearly 1000 participants and 50 sponsors attend the NAAAP Convention to hear inspirational speakers, enhance leadership skills in interactive workshops, celebrate accomplishments of their peers, role models, and chapters, and network at the free Diversity Career Fair.

Any privately or publicly held corporation, domestic or global, based in the United States may participate in the 2011 Rankings. Corporations will be given a multiple page questionnaire which may be completed by the Diversity Officer, Inclusion Officer or a Human Resources Executive.  Questionnaires should be returned by June 30, 2011.  Some corporations are invited; others may self-nominate to participate.  There is no fee to participate.

More information is available at NAAAP’s webpage and by contacting Initiative Manager, Mr. Arnab Som at (617) 586-6892 or

The National Association of Asian American Professionals is the largest and fastest growing pan-Asian, pan-professional organization in North America. With 25 chapters and ventures in North America, NAAAP provides its members with the tools and resources to further career advancements and to empower Asian Americans to become great leaders as well as reliable employees. NAAAP also helps corporations attract, retain, and train Asian professionals for leadership positions at work and in the community. Find NAAAP on Facebook and Twitter.

About Asian American IQ
Asian American IQ is a strategic think tank for, by and about Asian Americans.  AAIQ specializes in knowledge production on Asian America through innovative social enterprise. Asian American IQ boosts the capability of professionals, leaders and organizations through market research, talent management, as well as community development.  As part of Cal State Fullerton’s Center for Research on Employment and the Workforce (CREW), AAIQ is a non-profit 501(c)(3), enhanced by the entrepreneurial spirit of a commercial business.