The Illusion of Asian Success – Buck Gee and Denise Peck

Buck Gee and Denise Peck, Executive Advisors at Ascend, and authors of a 2018 article in the Harvard Business Review, present and discuss why Asian American men and women are the least successful racial minority in moving from positions of knowledge to positions of power.

Despite the fact that Asian Americans are the highest educated demographic, a new analysis of national EEOC data from the Ascend Foundation reveals that Asian American men and women reach management levels at rates lower than black, Hispanic, and white men or women. Surprisingly, the analysis finds that racial factors appear to be more significant than gender in the “glass ceiling” for minority women. More importantly, the analysis also shows that efforts to improve racial and gender representation in upper management has had little effect for all racial minorities.

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