The concept of the glass ceiling often refers to the limitation of women in leadership roles, but scholars also often talk of a second constraint in the workplace. It has to do with race. The “bamboo ceiling” refers to the limited number of Asian Americans in high-ranking, executive positions in the corporate world. According … Read more
A new study has found employment of Asian Americans has steadily increased over the last 50 years.
The report from the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is titled American Experiences versus American Expectations and highlights some significant changes to the demographics in the workplace.
The new report, following the groundbreaking 1977 … Read more
Lost in the discussion about the lack of diversity in Silicon Valley, is the glass ceiling holding back Asian Americans, reports Fast Company.
A new report by the non-profit Ascend Foundation found while Asian Americans are well represented in Silicon Valley, few have risen to the ranks of management.
At Yahoo, the workforce is … Read more
This may not be a coincidence, according to a story in Think Progress.
The latest to file a case is Tina Huang who is seeking class action status in her discrimination case against Twitter. Huang … Read more
She’s petite, Filipino American and one the first woman CEOs to ever take her company public.
Marcelo is CEO and co-founder of Care.com and was named by Fortune as one of the ten top women entrepreneurs.
She has her share of stories of … Read more
The original story has been often cited as exhibit A for those who argue the news media is responsible for … Read more
Although it was not the first to do so, Time’s cover story in 1987 titled The Asian American Whiz Kids is often cited as an example of media coverage perpetuating the model minority myth.
The model minority stereotype has been an albatross around the Asian American community since the 1960s (photo by Logic Speaks).
The framing of Asian Americans by the media as a minority enjoying phenomenal success has lead some to equate Asian Americans with whites. The most recent examples can be found in numerous stories about … Read more
The Asia Society this week released its annual Asian Pacific Americans Corporate Survey and it revealed Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders still face barriers in advancing beyond middle management, reports the China Daily.
50 percent of Asian Americans surveyed say they are not included or unaware of what their companies are doing to grab … Read more
Do you have a look of a leader (photo by International Hydropower Association)?
Before you answer that, one must ask yourself what a leader looks like.
Or the better question is why are we asking such a question?
Asian Americans make up nearly six percent of the US population, but just 2.6 percent of … Read more