National Association of Asian MBA's (NAAMBA)

We are pleased to announce the addition of the National Association of Asian MBA's (NAAMBA) to Racing Toward Diversity - It's the Company You Keep

Not Just For MBAs!


Taking Leadership to New Heights, the National Association of Asian MBAs (NAAMBA) is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit, professional organization, established in 2010 with the mission to empower and advance Pan-Asian professionals globally!

Pan-Asian professionals, with advanced levels of education, tend to perform exceptionally well in entry level positions and maintain their careers at that level. However, regardless of high academic achievements and high degree of professional performance, they are faced with exceptional obstacles moving up the ladder from mid-level management to beyond. This is a reality which must be addressed to further Asian advancement in the workplace. NAAMBA, through visionary efforts, will address this reality with the goal to de-fragment and galvanize this silent minority.

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IME Scholarship Program



Liberty Tax Service/Una Famila sin Fronteras is proud to contribute $100,000 to

2012/2013 IME Scholarship Program 

100% of the funds will be assigned to aid students


VIRGINIA BEACH (July 24, 2012) – Liberty Tax Service continues to expand its Hispanic market educational initiative by supporting the IME Scholarship Program, (“Instituto for Mexicans in the Exterior”), as well as its Consulate community learning centers across the United States and other numerous programs with funding of over a $100,000.  Students who qualify will for the IME Becas program have the opportunity to participate in this ongoing effort to raise educational levels and access to continuing education.

Martee Pierson, Director of Diversity Programs for Liberty Tax Service & Executive Director of Liberty’s Una Familia sin Fronteras Foundation, commented, “We are extremely pleased to be able to continue our longstanding relationship and contribution to the IME Scholarship Program “For a Better Life” which supports and encourages immigrant students to pursue continuing education. The program not only helps students obtain the tools and knowledge needed to succeed in life, but also gives them “hope for a better life” and future. It is a priority for Liberty Tax Service to provide educational opportunities to our growing Latino community in an effort to help them more successfully enter our mainstream economy.”

"We are very happy to continue our extraordinary partnership with Liberty Tax Service and the Una Familia sin Fronteras Foundation, “commented Mr. Javier Díaz de Leon, Executive Director of the IME. "Our continued relationship reflects and solidifies Liberty’s longstanding commitment to financial and fiscal education for Mexican nationals and Hispanics in general residing in the United States.” 

The IME Scholarship Program will hold its kick-off event on Tuesday, July 31st 2012 at the Mexican Consulate in Los Angeles, California. The program is supported by the Mexican Government, and is designed to support Mexican and Mexican American students in the United States. Grants are provided to educational nonprofit organizations, universities and community colleges, which in turn provide scholarships to students interested in continuing their education. The program subsidizes the studies of college/university students pursuing higher education or a university degree. Additionally, IME Scholarship Programs pay for short courses or training programs such as English as a Second Language (ESL) and GED.

Approximately 30,000 students have benefited from IME Scholarships since 2005. For more information, please visit

Liberty’s Una Familia Sin Fronteras is an educational outreach program that brings financial and fiscal education seminars and courses to Hispanic communities across the nation, at no cost. Courses and seminars are taught in Spanish and many qualify for college credits through the University of Phoenix. Partnering with over 400 public sector and governmental agencies nationally, including school districts, universities, the White House Initiative on Education Excellence for Hispanics, The U. S. Dept. of Education and its FAFSA program, nonprofits, Mexican Consulates, Headstarts, churches, and libraries, to name a few, Liberty Tax Service has kept FREE outreach education services and higher education opportunities as the focus of the Una Familia Sin Fronteras corporate initiative and Foundation. 

To date, the Una Familia Sin Fronteras initiative and Foundation have reached hundreds of thousands of Hispanics across the U.S. with FREE vital information that will help them more successfully enter our mainstream economy. For information on the Una Familia Sin Fronteras Initiative and Foundation, please contact Martee Pierson at or at 800.790.3863. 


About Liberty Tax Service

Liberty Tax Service (NYSE:TAX) is the fastest-growing retail tax preparation company in the industry’s history. Founded in 1997 by CEO John T. Hewitt, a pioneer in the tax industry, Liberty Tax Service has prepared over 9,000,000 individual income tax returns. With 42 years of tax industry experience, Hewitt is the most experienced CEO in the tax preparation business, having also founded Jackson Hewitt Tax Service (NYSE:JTX). 

Each Liberty Tax office offers customers audit assistance, a money-back guarantee, and free tax return reviews. An elite group of Hispanic Services Seal of Excellence Certified offices also provide assistance in Spanish and offer many special services geared toward our Hispanic population free-of-charge, across the nation. 

The Liberty Tax Service franchise opportunity is #7 on the list of fastest-growing franchises in Entrepreneur magazine’s “Franchise 500” list for 2011, #7 in the Forbes Best Companies list in 2012, and was selected as one of the top 25 Franchises for Hispanics by PODER magazine year after year..



NYSE Euronext, Goldman Sachs, Black Enterprise Magazine, NASDAQ OMX, and EXCEL Welcome Students from the Suffolk County Community College Youth Entrepreneurial Summer Camp

“Executive for the Day” Financial Education and Professional Development Program
Offered by Expanding Communities with Economic Literacy (EXCEL)
(New York, NY) July 12, 2012 – NYSE Euronext, Goldman Sachs, Black Enterprise Magazine, NASDAQ OMX , the Suffolk County Community College and Expanding Communities with Economic Literacy (EXCEL) have teamed up to offer students an inside look at the work and decision-making processes of financial services executives.  During a day-long program at NYSE Euronext and NASDAQ OMX, participants will be introduced to the elements of financial education to develop strategies for building lasting wealth.  The event will take place on Friday, July 13, 2012.  

EXCEL’S Financial Sponsor is:  
Goldman Sachs 

EXCEL’S In-Kind Sponsors: 

NYSE Euronext 
Black Enterprise Magazine 
Museum of American Finance
Sponsors for Educational Opportunity (SEO)
The Edwin Gould Foundation
Amalgamated Bank

“Wall Street in the Black” Committee Members

The day is comprised of presentations from leading industry executives representing the various roles within the financial sector. For example, LaTomya Thomason, a member of the Black Employees Network at NYSE (BENYSE) has volunteered to talk to the group.  NYSE Euronext, Goldman Sachs, Suffolk County Community College, and EXCEL will host a luncheon, where a 10 minute presentation of an upcoming documentary, “Wall Street in the Black” will be shown.  To honor the contributions of blacks on Wall Street, both past and present, the luncheon will include a special introduction of interviewees from the documentary. Gordon Brown, author of Gordon’s Way: Ethics and Morals of Making and Spending Money and Joseph L. Searles III, the first African American floor member of the New York Stock Exchange in 1970 will also meet with the group.  The students will each receive a copy of Gordon’s Way and Black Enterprise Magazine has donated copies of their July 2012 issue, as well as other gifts for each student.

EXCEL is a newly formed non-profit organization whose mission is to expand economic literacy and professional development in underserved communities through economic education and empowerment.  The organization was formed to support the community outreach programs for “Wall Street in the Black”, a groundbreaking documentary that spotlights pioneering African Americans on Wall Street.