2019 Margaret Ashida Leadership Award


As an unapologetic advocate, Margaret’s leadership influenced her work environments and the nonprofits she served. She was passionate about many things, from STEM Education to Asian and Pacific Islander leadership. Her board leadership guided LEAP through a time of transition, shaping the vision and future of the organization that exists today. In her honor, each year, LEAP will honor an individual that has proven leadership in both the workplace and the community. This year’s honoree will be recognized at the 2019 Leadership Awards Celebration on July 18, 2019 in Los Angeles. 

As a LEAP friend and supporter, we invite you to nominate leaders for this award by completing the form below. Nominations will be accepted for review until March 1, 2019.  If you have any questions, please email Nancy Yap at nyap@leap.org.

Nominees for this award must:

  1. Currently hold or have held an executive level position in the nonprofit, higher education, or corporate sector.

  2. Identify as Asian and/or Pacific Islander.

  3. Is an engaged leader at work and in the broader community. This includes:

    1. Serving on at least one nonprofit organization board. Stronger consideration for those who have held leadership position on that board.

    2. Actively engaging in workplace leadership development. This includes involvement in Employee Resource Groups, Diversity Councils, or other employee driven initiatives.

    3. Paving the way for future Asian and Pacific leaders.

  4. Be able to attend the LEAP 2019 Leadership Awards Gala on July 18, 2019 in Los Angeles.

This invitation is non-transferrable. Nominations will only be accepted if submitted by you directly.

If the form below is not visible, please visit here to submit the nomination form.