naisA Global was founded in April 2013 and received its 501c3 non-profit status in November 2014 by Dr. Jamie Younghee Sheen with a vision to build the next generation of great Asian leaders. naisA Global is led by a team of accomplished professionals who have recognized the disproportion between high achieving Asian Americans, and their present lack of representation in leadership roles within large corporations, universities, and government. Often referred to as the “bamboo ceiling” or “sticky floor,” this is largely cited as a result of a combination of individual, cultural, and organizational factors impeding Asian professionals from career progress. naisA Global’s goal is to educate and empower emerging young Asian leaders across the world by providing them with mentorship opportunities, leadership training, and tools that foster and develop effective communication skills. Our programs were established in response to the critical lack of Asian leadership that exists nationally and globally.
The International Monetary Fund estimates that by 2030, Asia’s share of the world GDP will reach more than 40%. This means that businesses will need high caliber Asian leadership to drive their growth. People who possess the necessary skills, behavior and personality critical to great leadership are paramount to a thriving economy. The challenge facing this global market is a serious shortage within the Asian leadership pool.
On a global scale, the rate of Asians in significant leadership roles is even lower.
naisA Global is a 501(c)(3) non-profit educational organization dedicated to helping talented young Asian professionals unlock their potential and become great leaders. It is the only non-profit of its kind to provide a global platform to educate, develop, inspire and positively impact careers of emerging Asian leaders around the world and across various industries – business, technology, law, medicine, arts, science, politics and non-profits.