With any community, the foundation and meaning of one begins from a rift in a sense of belonging and a desire to be understood. The history of AAPIs is riddled with similar struggles of personal identity and belonging when first coming to the U.S., a feeling we all know too well but is also our strength in why we can understand the importance of inclusion and building communities. Pride Month is a celebration of the courage, resilience, and contributions of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) community.

Throughout June, we honor the progress toward equality, justice, and inclusion, and renew our commitment to championing LGBTQ+ rights in our homes, workplaces, and communities. LGBTQ+ Americans have demonstrated extraordinary bravery by living their truths, often at great personal risk. Their determination and authenticity have paved the way for a more just and inclusive society. LGBTQ+ individuals enrich every facet of American life. Their stories of resilience and triumph remind us that living authentically is a powerful act of courage that can change the world. As we celebrate Pride Month, let us be inspired by the spirit of the LGBTQ+ community and recommit ourselves to creating a future where everyone is free to be their true selves. We encourage our network to get involved with organizations like LGBT+ VCOut InvestorsNational LGBT Chamber of CommerceStart Out and more. Wishing everyone a safe and celebratory Pride month!

 

ELI Day: An Event for Early-Mid Level Professionals

AAAIM’s Emerging Leaders Initiative (ELI) exists to help AAPIs break the bamboo ceiling. While AAPIs are largely represented in top educational institutions, and in the junior ranks of many organizations, there is a vast underrepresentation of AAPIs in senior roles throughout corporate America, specifically within the financial and investment industry. Join us to hear more about our Mineta Cohort- a complimentary yearlong program focused on executive development for a select group of individuals. We’ll hear from leaders in the industry, enjoy networking, refreshments and more!

 

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