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NAAAP Vision and Mission




Tommy Yip

President & CEO of NAAAP


Greetings NAAAP members, sponsors, and supporters!

For over 30 years, NAAAP continues to strive to be the premier leadership organization for Asian Pacific Islander professionals in North America. No other Pan-Asian and Pan-professional organization has a long and proud history as NAAAP. Our mission is to cultivate and empower leaders, connect accomplished professionals, engage with the community, and inspire members to make a meaningful difference.


NAAAP continues to work with strategic partners and various ethnic and mainstream organizations to create more value, influence, and recognition for our members, partners, and sponsors with the some of our fantastic programs:


  • ALIST Magazine – a quarterly publication dedicated to bringing mainstream and interest to North American Asian leadership and excellence.

  • NAAAP 100 – a recognition program for outstanding Asian Leaders

  • Women In NAAAP (WIN) – a program dedicated to develop female leaders in the Asian Pacific Islander community.

  • Successful Parents In NAAAP (SPIN) – a program intended to address the needs of North American Asian parents.


However, our signature program is the annual International Convention. Each year at this convention, we strive to provide innovative training and valuable experiences to our attendees, and we believe that you will be particularly pleased with and motivated by this year’s inspirational speakers, thought-provoking panels, and enjoyable events. Some of the highlights of the convention are Industry Day, the Diversity Career Fair, leadership development workshops tailored to Asian professionals and diversity organizations, and networking opportunities with other NAAAP members and Asian professionals across North America. With that said, I am looking forward to meeting you at the 2013 NAAAP International Convention in Toronto on August 8-10, 2013.

If you cannot make our annual convention this year, I would like to invite you to visit your nearest local NAAAP chapter and encourage you to get involved. I am confident that your time with us will provide you with learning experiences and connections to enhance your professional endeavours for years to come.


Best Wishes and Great Success to you!



Tommy Yip

National President & CEO

National Association of Asian American Professionals (NAAAP)

About Us

The National Association of Asian American Professionals is a non-profit organization that cultivates and empowers Asian & Pacific Islander leaders through professional development, community service, and networking.  

As the largest and fastest growing API professionals association, NAAAP continues to provide its members with the tools and resources to further career advancements and to empower Asians and Pacific Islanders to become great leaders as well as reliable employees.

In order to achieve our goals, NAAAP offers a diverse range of professional development programs on the local and national level, engages its membership in community service and organizes professional networking events. These may range from a series of panels, workshops and seminars, and web-based sessions and networking.

NAAAP's Vision: NAAAP is the premier leadership organization for Asian professionals. 

NAAAP's mission is to:

  • Cultivate and empower leaders for professional excellence
  • Connect accomplished professionals for mutual success
  • Engage and participate with the community-at-large
  • Inspire leaders to make a meaningful difference in government, education, business, and society.


Successful Parents in NAAAP (SPIN)

Successful Parents in NAAAP (SPIN) is a NAAAP National program with a mission to provide NAAAP members, parents, and parents-to-be with meaningful and culturally relevant resources and opportunities to support their professional and personal lives, and to empower individuals and parents to be effective leaders in their families and communities at-large. 

The objectives of SPIN are to:

  • Support children, youth, and families by strengthening intergenerational dynamics and relationships;

  • Promote family-personal-work balance to ensure that NAAAP members are effective in their work and families;

  • Inform local SPIN chapters about evidence-based knowledge and provide advice on human development (such as bicultural identity, psychosocial development, cognition), parenting, fathering, family-work balance, in various social, economical, political, and cultural contexts, to name a few; and

  • Network with local and international communities that will enhance the lives of NAAAP families across multiple generations.



What is there to do at the Convention?

Event Gallery

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Keynote Speakers

Meet our Keynote Speakers and Emcees of this year's NAAAP International Convention!



About Us

NAAAP (North American Association of Asian Professionals) Toronto is a non-profit volunteered-based association that fosters leadership and career advancement through professional development and workplace diversity. more

Contact Us

NAAAP National

P.O. Box 354
Uwchland, PA 19480

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