NAAAP100 & Inspire Awards

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NAAAP100 Awards

In 2008, NAAAP began a program to recognize the most exemplary leaders in the Asian community. The NAAAP100 award is offered annually to the most influential leaders who have made significant contributions to their profession and the Asian community. Previous award winners include the late Senator Daniel Inouye, Pepsico CEO Indra Nooyi, Superbowl MVP Hines Ward, and playwright David Henry Hwang.

Inspire Awards

In 2016, NAAAP also began a program to recognize our most promising up-and-coming leaders in the Asian community. Like NAAAP100 honorees, these NAAAP Inspire honorees have had a significant impact in business, government, or nonprofits.

Nominations are now open.

Nominations for both awards are due by Thursday, May 31, 2019, 11:59 PM PDT.

Anyone may submit a nomination, and self-nominations are permitted. You may also request a paper copy of the nomination form or ask questions of the program director at

Nominations will be reviewed by a committee comprising NAAAP’s leaders and approved by NAAAP’s National Board.  Decisions are based on the nominee’s career achievement and reputation, contribution to the Asian community, and alignment with NAAAP’s vision and mission. Individuals who nominated for a NAAAP100 award are automatically also considered for a NAAAP Inspire award. Each year, typically two to three nominees will be selected for the NAAAP100 honor and one nominee will be selected for the NAAAP Inspire honor.

NAAAP100 & Inspire Awards Nomination Form


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