The Seattle Chapter of Ascend, a pan-Asian American professional leadership organization, will host the Diversity Career Expo and Appreciation Gala on September 2, 2010. Both events will be held in downtown Bellevue, Wash. at the Westin Hotel.

Over 20 diversity employers are expected to exhibit and will be hiring for positions ranging from entry to managerial. After the Expo, Ascend will host an appreciation dinner gala in honor of their membership and business leaders within the community. Both events are designed to be ideal opportunities to mingle and network with professionals from across Western Washington.

“The Expo is an excellent opportunity to meet employers who realize the importance in a multicultural workplace,” explains Alice Matsuoka, current Seattle Chapter President. “There’s value in diversity, and we’re hoping to illustrate this to the Washington community.”

Matsuoka, along with a handful of others that were working for major international corporations, decided to initiate the Ascend Seattle Chapter in 2009, starting with 41 members. Within a year they have tripled their membership.

ASCEND is a national business development organization aimed at developing the coming generation of Asian leaders in business. Nationally it has 11 professional chapters, 16 student chapters, and over 4,500 members. For more information about Ascend on a national level, visit www.ascendleadership.org.

The IE is a proud media sponsor for the Ascend Diversity Career Expo. Check out the complete Expo Guide in the next issue of the IE! For more information about Ascend on a national level, visit www.ascendleadership.org.

Date: Thursday, Sept. 2, 2010
Time: 1 – 5 p.m.
Where: Bellevue Westin, Grand Ballrooms A and B
Dinner Gala: 5:30 – 9 p.m. in the Grand Ballroom C.

Entrance to the Career Expo is FREE. Tickets for the dinner Gala can be purchased for $25 (member price) or $75 (non-members). Group rates are also available.

Date: Thursday, Sept. 2, 2010Time: 1 – 5 p.m. Where: Bellevue Westin, Grand Ballrooms A and B Dinner Gala: 5:30 – 9 p.m. in the Grand Ballroom C.Entrance to the Career Expo is FREE. Tickets for the dinner Gala can be purchased for $25 (member price) or $75 (non-members). Group rates are also available.

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