Advancing Today’s Leaders, Enriching Communities

Advancing Today’s Leaders, Enriching Communities

The Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community draws from broad and diverse cultures and represents 60% of the world’s population.1

As we celebrate these vibrant cultures, we know that our collective experiences, personally and professionally, are richer and more meaningful because of the AAPI community’s significant contributions to our society.2

This month and throughout the year, we invite you to lean into this year’s theme of Advancing Leaders Through Collaboration by celebrating and elevating AAPI leadership at all levels, noting these opportunities:3

  • Collaboration involves intentional approaches such as truly hearing AAPI colleagues, asking questions, and incorporating views.
  • An intentional approach to collaboration is critical for innovation and idea-generation. We can always do more—together.

Caring Cetera Raises $360,000 (and Growing) for CeteraNext Diversity in Financial Planning Scholarship

To help encourage greater representation and access within our profession, Caring Cetera launched the Diversity in Financial Planning Scholarship, offering financial and mentorship support to students with financial need from communities traditionally underrepresented in financial services. To date, $360,000 has been raised to help deserving students pursue their financial planning career. Caring Cetera has provided scholarships to 18 students currently enrolled at financial planning programs at 10 universities across the United States.
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We would like to thank Cetera’s AAPI Employee Resource Group for sharing thoughtful suggestions for watching and reading.

Suggested Watching


Turning Red

Director: Domee Shi
Stars: Rosalie Chiang (voice); Sandra Oh (voice); Ava Morse (voice)

This animated coming of age story celebrates family, generations, and red pandas.

Be Water

Director: Bao Nyugen
Stars: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Linda Lee Cadwell, Dan Inosanto

Watch the ESPN documentary on Bruce Lee and his life, legacy, and impact.

The Namesake

Director: Mira Nair
Stars: Tabu, Irrfan Khan, Kal Penn, Sahira Nair

Based on Jhumpa Lahiri’s novel, The Namesake tells the stories of cross-cultural experiences in the United States and India.

Suggested Reading


The Tale of Kieu: A Bilingual Edition of Nguyen Du's Truyen Kieu

By Huynh Sanh Thong (Translator)
This poem is considered a Vietnamese literature masterpiece. This translation offers side-side English and Vietnamese text.

Island of Shattered Dreams

By Chantal T. Spitz
The story of an Indigenous Tahitian multi-generational family explores topics such as belonging and cultural traditions.

Go Home!

By Rowan Hisayo Buchanan (Editor)
This anthology featuring Asian diaspora authors explores the concepts of home and belonging.

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