Evaluation

SASE’s Leadership Awards are scored by a group of anonymous judges who represent the STEM industry as technical specialists, ERG representatives and leaders, and HR personnel. Nomination packages are scored using a cardinal rank system. Each award category is evaluated against a different set of matrices which are weighted. The evaluation matrix for each award category is detailed below, please click on the award category.

Advocate

  • AAPI Involvement, 30% - Demonstrated passion for improving the lives of the AAPI's
  • Leadership, 25% - Has demonstrated leadership capacity both internally and externally
  • Community Engagement, 25% - Gives back to the community. Volunteers.
  • Achievements, 10% - Internal and external recognition of exemplary work.
  • Current Position, 5% - Recognized by the company as an executive, mid-level or entry level.
  • Other, 5% - Opportunity to award points for other exemplary measures

Emerging Leader

  • Leadership, 30% - Personally and/or professionally. Has lead a team or project. Participates in an ERG or similar group.
  • Community Engagement, 25% - Gives back to the community. Volunteers.
  • Professional Achievement, 20% - External recognition of exemplary work.
  • Technical Achievements, 15% - Internal recognition of exemplary work.
  • Current Position, 5% - Entry level position
  • Other, 5% - Opportunity to award points for other exemplary measures

SASE Engineer/ Scientist of the Year (Company)

  • Leadership, 25% - Recognized as a leader in their company and industry. Serves as a mentor.
  • Technical Achievements, 25% - Internal recognition of exemplary work.
  • Professional Achievements, 25% - External recognition of exemplary work.
  • Community Engagement, 15% - Gives back to the community. Volunteers.
  • Current Position, 5% - For example: Chief, Fellow, Director, Manager
  • Other, 5% - Opportunity to award points for other exemplary measures

SASE Engineer/ Scientist of the Year (Government)

Leadership, 25% - Recognized as a leader in their company and industry. Serves as a mentor.

Technical Achievements, 25% - Internal recognition of exemplary work.

Professional Achievements, 25% - External recognition of exemplary work.

Community Engagement, 15% - Gives back to the community. Volunteers.

Current Position, 5% - For example: Chief, Fellow, Director, Manager

Other, 5% - Opportunity to award points for other exemplary measures

SASE Executive of the Year

Leadership, 35% - Recognized as a leader in their company and industry. Serves as a mentor. Holds a senior position within the Asian ERG.

Achievements, 25% - Internal and external recognition of exemplary work.

Community Engagement, 25% - Gives back to the community. Volunteers. Serves in a leadership capacity.

Current Position, 10% - How has the company recognized the individual through their position? Corporate position, C Suite position

Other, 5% - Opportunity to award points for other exemplary measures

SASE Information Technologist of the Year

Leadership, 25% - Recognized as a leader in their company and industry. Serves as a mentor.

Technical Achievements, 25% - Internal recognition of exemplary work.

Professional Achievements, 25% - External recognition of exemplary work.

Community Engagement, 15% - Gives back to the community. Volunteers.

Current Position, 5% - For example: Chief, Fellow, Director, Manager

Other, 5% - Opportunity to award points for other exemplary measures

SASE Organization of the Year (Company)

Leadership, 30% - Recognized as a leader in their industry. Has an established and strong ERG / affinity group.

Achievements, 25% - Has been recognized externally for their scientific and diversity efforts

Community Engagement, 20% - Promotes and recognizes volunteer opportunities for employees. Gives back to the community.

Support and Advocacy, 20% - Supports advocating for Asian employees through ERG or similar groups.

Other, 5% - Opportunity to award points for other exemplary measures

SASE Organization of the Year (Government)

Leadership, 30% - Recognized as a leader in their industry. Has an established and strong ERG / affinity group.

Achievements, 25% - Has been recognized externally for their scientific and diversity efforts

Community Engagement, 20% - Promotes and recognizes volunteer opportunities for employees. Gives back to the community.

Support and Advocacy, 20% - Supports advocating for Asian employees through ERG or similar groups.

Other, 5% - Opportunity to award points for other exemplary measures

SASE Service Impact Award

Leadership, 30% - Has demonstrated leadership capacity both internally and externally.

Community Engagement, 30% - Gives back to the community. Volunteers. Made significant contributions.

AAPI Involvement, 20% - Demonstrated passion for improving the lives of the AAPI's

Achievements, 15% - Internal and external recognition of exemplary work.

Other, 5% - Opportunity to award points for other exemplary measures