Why It’s Harder for Asians to Succeed in the Workplace

Why It’s Harder for Asians to Succeed in the Workplace

Despite comprising 50% of the workforce in Silicon Valley, less than 2% of managers and executives are Asian. Furthermore, Asian Americans are the least likely racial group to ascend into managerial and executive positions. This obstacle to success compounds institutional bias against Asians by further relegating them into non-leadership positions. The under representation of Asian Americans in leadership positions, both corporate and government, is perhaps the largest issue currently facing the Asian American community in America. The question is, why is it more difficult for Asians to succeed?   Poor Networking Asians tend to invest less time and effort developing strong peer networks, which can impede their professional progress. Strong […]

Do We Need More Feminine Style Leadership?

Do We Need More Feminine Style Leadership?

What are feminine leadership qualities in the workplace? But no—that does not mean just women in leadership positions. Feminine leadership is a specific style of leading that differs from the most common style of leadership. In other words, it does not embody masculine traits such as competition focused, heavy handedness, and rigidity. Furthermore, feminine leadership is not about who is leading, but rather the principles they hold and how they lead. Of these principles, these are two of the most important.   Balance and Flexibility Traditional workplace leadership and cultures are extremely result focused and reward those who put in the most hours, rather than those who work efficiently and […]

3 Ways for Millennials to Get Job Experience

3 Ways for Millennials to Get Job Experience

When searching for jobs, a common downfall for potential candidates is job experience. For current students or young professionals, attaining the years of experience expected for many jobs and positions seems impossible. This is a point of discouragement and can deter skilled potential applicants from applying for jobs that may be a good fit. Thus, it is important for young professionals to find strategies to gain relevant job experience, even as a recent graduate or new employee. With adequate experience, more opportunities will open up, propelling young professionals into highly successful careers. Here are three ways for you to gain job experience.   Use Your Extra Time Efficiently Instead of […]