National Association of Asian American Professionals honor diversity at gala

By Marsha Ma

 

NAAAP Boston’s 2014 Annual Celebration took place Jan. 18 at the Center for Arts at the Armory.

The NAAAP Boston 2014 Annual Celebration took place Jan. 18 at the Center for Arts at the Armory. (Image courtesy of Marsha Ma.)

The NAAAP Boston 2014 Annual Celebration took place Jan. 18 at the Center for Arts at the Armory. (Image courtesy of Marsha Ma.)

It was a night of celebrating and honoring NAAAP Boston’s leaders and sponsors for their continued support of its vision and mission to promote the career advancement and leadership development of Asian American professionals in all fields.

Wei Wong, the winner of an MVP award, said, “I am so happy that NAAAP gave this award to me. For me, the secret to winning this award is do things well.”

MVP awards were presented to Joanna Chua, Lesley Chuang and Jesse Nandhavan.

Stephanie Kan and Jamie Kim were awarded Rising Star awards.

The evening included salsa dancing, a photo contest and an art exhibit of Misha Lenn‘s work.

NAAAP Boston is the local chapter of National Association of Asian American of Professionals (NAAAP), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that is dedicated to cultivate, support and promote Asian American leaders through professional development opportunities, community services engagement and diverse industry connection. NAAAP Boston was founded in 1986 and is the largest of 27 chapters and associate chapters in North America. With more than 400 members, it is currently the fastest growing Asian American professional organization in Boston. NAAAP Boston’s vision is to be the premier leadership development organization for Asian.

Blue Cross Blue Shield, Liberty Mutual, Mass Mutual and State Street Corporation won diversity and inclusion awards.

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