As part of our mission to inform society and empower communities, LEAP launched in 2009 a research initiative to assess the current API representation at the highest levels of leadership positions in various sectors of our society (Board of Directors) in the corporate, nonprofit, and foundation sectors. To read our reports, click here.
In 1992, LEAP created the Asian Pacific American Public Policy Institute (PPI) to establish a critical presence in the public policy arena. Since its inception, it has been committed to raising public awareness of the status of APIs.
Founded in 2004, the Alliance for Board Diversity (ABD) is a collaboration of four leadership organizations: Catalyst, The Executive Leadership Council, the Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility, and Leadership Education for Asian Pacifics, Inc. The Prout Group Inc., an executive search firm, is a founding partner of the alliance and serves as advisor and facilitator. The mission of the Alliance for Board Diversity is to enhance shareholder value by promoting inclusion of women and minorities on corporate boards.
Additional LEAP Reports
LEAP is also committed to conducting additional research about leadership in the API community. In 2014, LEAP examined the nuanced challenges specific to nonprofit API women Executive Directors and revealed themes common to their experiences. This report will be released in early 2015.