Asian Leadership Network

We’re driving an inclusive workplace by enabling all employees to reach their full potential.

There’s a future full of possibilities

The diverse Asian community brings highly valued skills and various perspectives to our workplace. Join us and make a remarkable impact.

What we stand for

With 48 countries and nearly 2,300 languages, Asia is defined by diversity. Variability in geography and the remoteness of some places has resulted in the evolution of a wide spectrum of customs, religious beliefs and cultures. As of 2016, Asia’s population was 4.5 billion, giving it a remarkable global presence. The Asian Leadership Network (ALN) fosters a diverse and inclusive environment where every voice is heard and valued. We also promote a sense of belonging and community.

We do that by enabling all employees to reach their potential through:

  • Cultural diversity
  • Professional development
  • Business and patient impact

Our Asian Leadership Network group has brought me a community to network, a safe place to explore and a platform to succeed.

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Linn Min
Data Protection Consultant

Working at AbbVie

Perspective matters. Our patient population is diverse, and their needs are complex. We solve these challenges together, because complex problems require innovative solutions built on the diverse perspectives of an entire team.

We are committed to having our members achieve their full potential. Our efforts include:

  • Cultural inclusion and peer mentoring programs to create opportunities for our members to excel in leadership skills, expand their network and inspire cross-functional collaborations 
  • “Lunch and Learn” programs to enable our members to better understand our products and pipeline

The best ecosystems are the ones that are diverse. At AbbVie, it is the diversity of thought that brings out the best for our patients.

Pankaj Dubey
Head of Business Technology Solutions

Making an impact

We support organizations in the local and extended Asian community. This includes partnering with:

  • Apna Ghar -  a Chicago-based non-profit organization that provides holistic services and conducts advocacy across immigrant communities in the greater metropolitan area to end gender violence. Apna Ghar is dedicated to amplifying the voices of survivors of gender violence, raising awareness about the issue and providing perspective to change systems and shift societal norms. 

  • The National Asian American Pacific Islander Mental Health Association (NAAPIMHA) - a nonprofit organization committed to promoting the mental health and well-being of AAPI communities. NAAPIMHA collaborates with stakeholders to provide technical assistance and training to service providers on topics such as cultural competency, language interpretation and clinical skills.

  • The Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF) - a national organization that protects and promotes the civil rights of Asian Americans. AALDEF focuses on critical issues affecting Asian Americans including immigrant rights, voting rights and democracy, economic justice for workers and educational equity, housing and environmental justice, along with the elimination of anti-Asian violence, police misconduct and human trafficking.

  • Pratham - an innovative learning organization created to improve the quality of education in India. Pratham was established to provide education to children in the slums of Mumbai and has now grown in both scope and scale, with programs today reaching children and youth across the country. As one of the largest non-governmental organizations in the country, Pratham focuses on high-quality, low-cost and replicable interventions to address gaps in the education system. 

  • The Chinese American Service League - a Chicago non profit organization which serves the local Chinese immigrant communities with comprehensive social services; by providing an educational and cultural foundation for children, empowering seniors to live full and independent lives with dignity, enhancing education and training for tomorrow’s workforce, putting immigrants on the pathway to citizenship, and securing housing and financial well-being for the community.

Developing life-changing medicines require people with a vast variety of perspectives and skills.

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Shuhong Zhang
Vice President, Development Sciences