In 2008, NAAAP established the NAAAP100 Awards to recognize exemplary leaders in the Asian community. The Awards, presented by United Airlines (www.naaap.org/programs/naaap-100), are granted annually to influential leaders who have made significant contributions to their profession and the Asian community. Previous award winners include late Senator Daniel Inouye, Pepsico CEO Indra Nooyi, Superbowl MVP Hines Ward, and playwright David Henry Hwang.
In 2016, NAAAP established a parallel program to recognize promising up-and-coming leaders in the Asian community. Like NAAAP100 honorees, NAAAP Inspire honorees have created significant impact through their roles in business, government, or nonprofits.
Nominations for both awards are due by Friday, May 11, 2019. Anyone may submit a nomination, and self-nominations are permitted. If you submit using this form, you will receive a copy of your nomination at the email address you list below. You may also download a copy of the nomination form at www.naaap.org/programs/naaap-100 and email the form to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nominations will be reviewed in May by the NAAAP100 committee and the NAAAP National Board, with decisions issued by the end of the month. Decisions are based on the nominee’s career achievement and reputation, contribution to the Asian community, and alignment with NAAAP’s vision and mission. Individuals nominated for a NAAAP100 award are automatically also considered for a NAAAP Inspire award. Each year, typically 2-3 nominees will be selected for NAAAP 100 Awards and 1 nominee will be selected for the NAAAP Inspire Award.
NAAAP100 and NAAAP Inspire Honorees will be guests of honor at the annual Leadership Convention, held this year from August 22-24 at the Westin Kansas City at Crown Center in Kansas City, MO, culminating in an awards dinner on Saturday, August 24, 2019.
For further inquiries, please contact Ezra Baeli-Wang, the Director of the NAAAP awards programs, at email@example.com