Vietnamese-American engineers are well represented in the overall workforce, but under represented in management leadership. This paper identifies which leadership motivators influence Vietnamese-American engineers to overcome barriers to their advancement into management leadership levels of corporate America. This study used a quantitative survey method to determine the relationship between certain leadership motivators and the professional advancement of Vietnamese-American engineers into management leadership. Leadership motivators were defined as, ambition, vision, education, integrity, emotional intelligence, self-efficacy, and mentorship. The 99 Vietnamese-American engineers, who have achieved management leadership status, were sampled for the study. A significant number of the participants "strongly agreed" and "agreed" that the seven motivators contributed to their advancement by the following descending ranking: ambition, vision, self-efficacy, education, emotional intelligence, integrity, and mentorship.