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.
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.
9:30 am - 4:30 pm PST
9:30 am - 11:45 pm PST
Brett Ellen Underhill - Former Director, Global Talent Acquisition @Linkedin
Annique Rice - Former Manager, Talent services @ Linkedin
9:30 am - 4:30 pm PST
Nana Tseng - VP of Sales, West Region at Advance Semiconductor Engineering
Postponed until the resolution of the current pandemic
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.
Disclaimer: Schedule is subjected to change during program planning
"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."
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?
How does the admission process work?
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.
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.
Can I attend the program remotely?
Are there any geographic requirements, or limitations for joining the program?
How much is the program fee?
The program fee for this year is $650.