To promote, expand, and support Asian American and Pacific Islander leadership in Government.
To promote and expand diversity and inclusion in government and develop future executive leaders.
The Asian American Government Executives Network (AAGEN), founded in 1993, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, non-partisan organization of the highest ranking Asian American and Pacific Islander career and appointed executives, foreign service officers, legislative and judiciary members, and military officers in Government.
The Asian American Government Executives Network (AAGEN) started in 1993 with a few Asian American executives in the federal government who explored ways of establishing a collaborative network of Asian and Pacific Islander American executives government-wide. Since then, AAGEN has become a fully participating partner in the public area. It has active members throughout the country in federal, state and local government.
Combined Federal Campaign
Our CFC # is 45979. Thank you so much for your generous support.
The Asian American Government Executives Network (AAGEN) works to promote diversity in government by supporting and mentoring government leaders who are from an Asian American and Pacific Islander background. According to the Congressional Research Service, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders only make up about 3.3% of the current congressional membership. Due to this extremely low statistic, it is more important than ever to increase the diversity of our government and assist more Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders to make their way into our congressional system.
AAGEN was established in 1993 through the devoted work of just a few Asian American executives working within the federal government. They created a network of Asian and Pacific Islander executives to create opportunities for Asian Americans as well as to diversify leadership in the workforce. Years later, AAGEN has impacted the lives of many Asians and Pacific Islanders who are working in all facets and levels of the government.
In October of 2005, AAGEN held their first leadership conference, a day long training session structured to assist high potential executives in strengthening and building their federal careers. Embodying the values and mission of AAGEN, the annual conferences allow executives to hone their management and leadership skills while also offering one-on-one mentoring and coaching. This mentoring, along with the Senior Executive Service (SES) development program, truly allow Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders to gain the skills and motivation necessary to become a strong leader in the federal workforce. The importance of AAGEN and its various workshops cannot be understated. Not only does the work of AAGEN benefit the lives of Asian and Pacific Islander government executives, it allows the federal workforce to represent and include a more diverse group of leaders.
The Asian American Government Executives Network is at the forefront of creating a government body that is rich in diversity and teeming with qualified, experienced individuals. This is done through the dedication of volunteers who believe in AAGEN’s mission. For those who support AAGEN’s vision but are unable to donate their time, monetary donations are just as appreciated to fund and support leadership programs and scholarships.
Your donation to the CFC will help support the AAGEN’s mission of promoting, expanding, and supporting Asian American and Pacific Islander leadership in government as well as allowing the cultural diversity of our federal system to flourish. Additionally, a portion of the proceeds raised will go toward the AAGEN scholarship fund to give more Asian Americans the opportunity to gain important skills and become leaders in their field. If you would like to donate to the AAGEN, please use CFC # 45979.
If you would like to know more about our organization, please visit http://www.aagen.org/.