Female Asian Leadership and Asian Leadership in the West

Female Asian Leadership and Asian Leadership in the West

Rapid economic growth in Asia is creating more opportunities for women, yet they are still underrepresented in senior roles. Similar to the deficit of Asian leaders in the West, women are twice as least likely to be in senior roles such as CFO or CEO. The pattern is constant across business despite an increase in qualified women in recent years. Again, this can be considered against a pattern in the US where there is a clear disproportion between the potential of higher performing Asian Americans in academia and entrepreneurship, and their representation in roles of leadership within large corporations, universities, and government. The benefits of having more women in senior […]

The New Resume: Micro-resume

The New Resume: Micro-resume

As recent graduates and young professionals are on their job hunt, they are trying to build their credibility as we spoke about in our August post of  “Gaining Credibility as a Young Professional”. They are also meticulously perfecting their resume. In this day and age, what job applicant does not have a resume? There are various ways to have your resume stand out above everyone else. Some say  the more you have written on your resume the better. Others say it’s the quality, not the quantity of your work experience. Whichever method one follows, a resume is necessary for job applicants and thanks to social media the way we are […]

Diversity: Stepping Up to the Challenge

Diversity: Stepping Up to the Challenge

This week, we take a step back from leadership to look at diversity in the workplace. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the total number employed in 2014 was over 146 million. However, not all 146 million workers in the US are going to be exactly the same. The difference between each employee is what makes a workplace diverse. The case for diversity has never been stronger, nor more widely accepted. In the workplace, diverse workforces are more innovative and, generally, more profitable. The sheer number and variety of efforts to achieve it are also at an all-time high. No serious observer thinks that these efforts will, or […]