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Creative, Marketing and Technology Resources for AAPI Professionals

Career Resources For

Asian Americans & Pacific Islanders

Organizations and Associations Serving AAPI Creative, Marketing and Technology Professionals

AAPI Career Resources

We Believe Rich Heritage Shapes Remarkable Leaders.

At Onward Search, we develop the careers of diverse people, foster inclusive communities, and accept equity as our responsibility. With these principles at heart, we’re proud to use our platform to share opportunities with Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.

Our goal is to educate and inspire the next generation of AAPI leaders in the creative, marketing and technology space.


Resources For AAPI Creative Professionals


Asian Creative Network

Asian Creative Network strives to inspire and elevate Asian creatives who want to explore and pursue their creative dreams.

How to get involved:
Become a member of their Facebook group to connect with their network of 47,000+ Asian professionals.


Asian American Collective

Asian American Collective’s goal is to provide a network of resources, mentorship, inspiration, and support for Asian professionals in music, media, entertainment, and creative spaces.

How to get involved:
Join their membership to socialize, mentor, or network with fellow Asian creatives.


Third Eye Collective

Third Eye Collective is a professional community for South Asian creatives featuring networking opportunities, mentorship, and access to career resources.

How to get involved:
Apply to join the collective as a member, mentor, or partner.


Asian American Arts Alliance

The Asian American Arts Alliance builds community through peer-learning, collaboration, and professional development, furthering the careers of Asian Americans in the arts.

How to get involved:
Join a town hall, discussion, professional development workshop, or fellowship.


Design Resources For AAPI Professionals



APIWho.Design celebrates and highlights Asian American and Pacific Islander creatives through its online directory.

How to get involved:
Add yourself or an API peer to their directory.


Filipinos Who Design

Filipinos Who Design is an online community that connects Filipino creatives and designers from all over the world.

How to get involved:
Nominate a fellow designer or yourself to be added to the growing list of Filipino professionals in the creative and design space.


Indians Who Design

Indians Who Design is a growing showcase of Indian professionals in the design industry.

How to get involved:
Nominate a fellow designer or yourself to be included in the showcase.


Marketing Resources For AAPI Professionals


Asian American Advertising Association

Asian American Advertising Association is focused on growing the Asian American advertising and marketing industry and providing networking opportunities for Asian agencies, media, and market research professionals.

How to get involved:
Become a member to broaden your knowledge through exclusive access to market research data, studies, and 3AF sponsored workshops, events and conferences.


Asians In Advertising

Asian American Advertising Association

Asians in Advertising strives to develop a free community, create opportunities, and help elevate Asians to higher leadership positions.

How to get involved:
Attend the summitapply for the NextGen Mentorship, or make a donation to be a part of or support the Asians in Advertising community.


Asian American Journalist Association

Asian American Journalists Association strives to advance diversity in newsrooms and ensure inclusive and accurate coverage of AAPI communities in the media.

How to get involved:
Join to connect with over 1,500 Asian media professionals worldwide and gain access to exclusive networking workshop, events, and AAJA’s membership job board.


Resources For AAPI Technology Professionals


Asia America Multi-Technology Association

Asia America Multi-Technology Association is Silicon Valley’s largest and most established organization dedicated to the Asia American high-tech community.

How to get involved:
Become an AAMA member to receive benefits, including invites to select events and access to members-only networking groups.


The Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers

The Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers is committed to celebrating diversity, helping Asian scientific and engineering professionals succeed in the business world, and providing opportunities to give back to their local communities.

How to get involved:
Become a SASE member to celebrate diversity, give back to local communities, and prepare yourself for success in the global business world.


 Career Resources For AAPI Women Professionals


Asian American Women’s Alliance

Asian American Women’s Alliance seeks to create opportunities for learning, mentorship, and leadership development for Asian American women professionals.

How to get involved:
Become a mentor and connect with fellow Asian American women professionals.


Filipina Women’s Network

Filipina Women’s Network offers exclusive events, mentorship opportunities, and career resources for women of Philippine ancestry with members in 30+ countries.

How to get involved:
Find a mentor or become a mentor through their Femtormatch™ program.


The Center for Asian Pacific American Women

The Center for Asian Pacific American Women helps Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) women cultivate successful careers through leadership education, networking, and mentorship.

How to get involved:
Join their sisterhood by applying to become an Asian Pacific American Women’s Leadership Institute fellow.


Wonder Women Tech

Wonder Women Tech highlights, celebrates, educates, and amplifies Women, BIPOC, and the Underrepresented in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, and Innovation Industries.

How to get involved:
Join their online community to network, collaborate, and thrive with fellow innovators, entrepreneurs, STEAM professionals, and companies.



ASPIRE works to build and empower a community of Asian American women leaders through identity development, mentorship, and education.

How to get involved:
Donatecollaborate, or volunteer to help build the community and expand the network of Asian American women.


 Career Resources For AAPI Professionals


National Association of Asian American Professionals

National Association of Asian American Professionals cultivates and empowers Asian & Pacific Islander leaders through professional development, community service, and networking.

How to get involved:
Attend one of the NAAAP’s career or educational events to enrich your skills.


The Asian American Professional Association (AAPA)

The Asian American Professional Association provides Asian American professionals with a platform for mentoring, networking, and work-culture insights to create a pipeline of diverse talent who can serve in management, board, and executive roles.

How to get involved:
Join a programattend an eventbecome a volunteer, or make a donation to take advantage or support the AAPA.


The South Pacific Islander Organization (SPIO)

The South Pacific Islander Organization shares digital career resources with South Pacific Islanders to promote access to higher education and professional opportunities.

How to get involved:
Donate, partner, or volunteer to help increase Pacific Islander access to college and career opportunities.


Leadership Education for Asian Pacifics (LEAP)

Leadership Education for Asian Pacifics is a national nonprofit that aims to achieve full participation and equality for Asian and Pacific Islanders through leadership, empowerment, and policy.

How to get involved:
Register for LEAP to enjoy monthly leadership conversations, training workshops, and networking opportunities.


Ascend Pan-Asian Leaders

Ascend Pan-Asian Leaders is the largest, non-profit Pan-Asian network for professionals in North America.

How to get involved:
Join their membership for access to professional development and career enhancement programs designed to cultivate Pan-Asian talent.


Asian Career Network

Asian Career Network connects job seekers with companies looking to recruit talented Asian American professionals.

How to get involved:
Attend one of their virtual career fairs to access job opportunities and meet employers seeking Asian professionals.


Asian Jobs

Asian Jobs is a job board for Bilingual English-Asian-speaking professionals ranging from entry-level to executive level nationwide.

How to get involved:
Create a free job seeker profile to access their jobs for bilingual Asian professionals.


Asian Life

Asian Life is an online community dedicated to providing Asian professionals with career resources, news, and networking opportunities with employers and fellow Asian professionals.

How to get involved:
Sign up for a free membership to join Asian Life’s global Asian professional network.


Asian Professional Exchange

Asian Professional Exchange strives to raise cultural awareness and enhance the perception of Asian Americans through community service, cultural events, professional networking, and educational seminars.

How to get involved:
Become an APEX member to receive discounts to mixers and events, get involved with the APEX Cares Volunteer network, and enjoy member-only opportunities.



ImDiversity’s ImDiversity’s Asian American Village provides career advice, news, and jobs for Asian Americans professionals looking for employment opportunities. How to get involved: Explore featured job openings and read articles on career advice and issues facing the Asian community.


Mochi Magazine

Mochi Magazine’s career section is a resource for Asian American professionals focused on highlighting Asian American leaders and providing career advice.

How to get involved:
Sign up to receive content, resources, and inspiration dedicated to Asian American women.


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