Advancing better leadership

Project Ascendance is a research study conducted by Artemis Connection on the racial and gender divide in leadership. Launched in 2016, the study was conducted for the purpose of understanding why and how individuals ascend to high-level and management roles within their industry. Through hundreds of interviews with women and racial minorities at different stages of their career, we have built a powerful body of research and identified new ways for women and minorities to advance in the workplace.

As part of our 4.5% promise to set aside 4.5% of our time each month to engage in pro bono work for the sole purpose of changing lives, communities, and organizations, Project Ascendance represents our commitment to advancing women and racial minorities in leadership.

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Interested in accessing our ongoing research and guides on executive championing? 


Our Annual Summit is June 20, 2019 at University of Washington

Join us for a day dedicated to the future of competition with talks and panels from experts across industries on how they’re preparing to stay ahead of the curve. The Project Ascendance Summit is made up of keynotes, fireside chats, panels, and lightning talks to keep you engaged and learning. Speakers will share their predictions for the future of work and real-world examples for how companies are implementing strategies to keep them competitive over the next 5-10 years as Gen Z enters the workforce.

Looking to promote a diverse and inclusive culture in your organization?

Diverse teams in the right conditions will yield the most innovative solutions. Organizations that promote diverse and inclusive cultures have been proven to be high performing, agile, and much better positioned to attract and retain top talent. At Artemis Connection, we want to help make organizations better places to work. Let us help you assess where your organization is on its diversity and inclusion journey and identify areas for improvement.


Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.
— Margaret Mead