MJAA Mentorship Program

Empowering Tomorrow's Leaders

Our Mission

Accelerate the advancement of emerging Asian American leaders through business leadership skills training, mentoring, and networking.

The MJAA Mentorship Program develops business leadership skills by matching Asian professionals with Asian executives from global corporations such as Cisco, Paypal, Salesforce, and more.

This transformative 6-month program provides training workshops, group mentoring, and networking to develop key skills in leadership, management, and communication.

Enhance Professional Skills

Learn effective communication and management strategies to uplevel your career

Gain New Perspectives

Gain exposure to successful Asian business leaders across a wide range of industries

Cultivate Your Network

Forge enduring relationships with like-minded professionals and leaders from a variety of industries

 Take Your Career to the Next Level

The MJAA Mentorship program is ideal for early to mid-career Asian professionals, looking to advance their management and leadership skills.

The program focuses on developing skills to help:

  • Individuals looking to transition from an individual contributor role to their first management role.

  • Individuals who are first or second level managers looking to accelerate into higher management and leadership roles.

 

Upcoming Open House Events

Learn more about the MJAA Mentorship Program at one of our open house info sessions.

Open House

We are happy to announce our 2021 final Sep Open House is now available, 

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How to Apply

The 2021 - 2022 MJAA Mentorship Program Application is now Open!

 

Please complete the application below to be considered for the upcoming mentorship cohort.

 

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, and we encourage applicants to apply as early a possible.

 

The final deadline to apply is September 19, 2021.

 

Program Schedule (2020 - 2021)

Sample sessions from the 2020 - 2021 program.

 
 

Mentors

We are honored to have these successful executives share their knowledge, wisdom, and experience with us. Their perspectives in framing problems, adopting the proper mindsets, and overcoming challenges related to diversity and inclusion, have provided the foundation on which mentees are able to build their own career success. 

Peter Chu

Peter Chu

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Denise Peck

Robert Fan

Robert Fan

Disclaimer: Schedule is subjected to change during program planning

 

Alumni Testimonials

"After about 1 year of learning with excellent mentors and mentees, I successfully moved from IC to a manager position."

"This mentorship program is such a unique experience.  I was able to interact with executive mentors I would never dreamed of talking to without the program."

"The last event during dinner, a conversation with my mentor, Ron, has really pushed me to rethink some professional goals."

Alumni Network

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Gallery

2019 MJAA Mentorship Program Open House Meeting at Techmart, Santa Clara

Frequently Asked Questions

Am I a good fit for this program?


The Executive Mentorship program is ideal for early to midstage career professionals. There are generally 3 groups that benefit the most from the program: Individuals looking to transition from an individual contributor role to their first leadership role, Individuals who are first or second level managers looking to break into the higher rungs of the corporate ladder, and entrepreneurs looking to enter the market for the first time or are looking to scale.




What are the requirements for enrolling in the program?


Because this program focuses heavily on career and professional development we are looking for candidates who have at least 3 years of working experience.




What is the time commitment for the program?


The core of the program is made up of 4 full day and 2 half day workshops spread over the 6-month program. Please refer to the program schedule for specific dates and times. In addition, you will generally meet in small group sessions with your mentorship group periodically outside of the scheduled program. The total time commitment generally averages out to about 7-8 hours a month.




How does the admission process work?


Each month applications will be reviewed by our admission committee. Admissions will be conducted on a rolling basis, and accepted applicants will receive notice of their acceptance via email. All candidates will receive a decision no later than 2 weeks after the application deadline of September 18th.




How are full-day workshops structured?


Full day workshop sessions will consist of a keynote presentation in the morning highlighting the core theme of the day. Afterwards we will break for lunch before beginning a second presentation in the afternoon.




What are Fireside chats and Special topic dinners?


Special Topic Dinners and Fireside are supplementary events that mentees will have the opportunity to attend throughout the program. Special topic dinners serve as an opportunity for open discussion with executives. Fireside Chats provide a small private interview style seminar with top executives and venture capitalists. Both formats provide ample time for audience questions.




How are mentor groups determined?


Mentor groups are primarily formed based on the information provided in your program application. Generally, group members will have a similar number of years of professional and management experience, as well as similar interests and professional goals. Efforts will be made to pair each group with a Mentor with relevant experience and interest.




What happens after the program?


At the conclusion of the program, there will be a final lunch ceremony. Though the formal program will conclude, Mentees are encouraged to continue to participate in activities with MJAA. Those especially interested in taking an active leadership role in the program are encouraged to volunteer for the upcoming year’s program. Former mentees will also be invited to future sessions hosted by the MJAA Mentorship Program.




Can I attend the program remotely?


Until the current pandemic situation is resolved, and it becomes safe to host large gatherings the program will be conducted entirely online. As group gatherings become safe again the 2021-2022 Program year may shift to hybrid format, in which we will coordinate in-person gatherings when possible. However, all events will continue to be fully accessible online.




Are there any geographic requirements, or limitations for joining the program?


Because all major program events will be accessible online there is no hard geographic requirement. Mentor families based in the SF Bay Area or within other geographic clusters may choose to meet in person so long as all members are comfortable doing so.




How much is the program fee?


The program fee for this year is $650. Monte Jade is a non-profit Organization. Program fees are used exclusively to support the program. Some companies provide reimbursements for professional conferences or continuring education. Check with your manager or HR team to see if you are eligible for these benefits.





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