Why Asian-American Women Aren’t Advancing into Senior Leadership Positions


Stella, a 35-year-old Asian-American with a good job at an insurance company, said to me recently: “I feel I’m in a lose/lose situation. If I speak up, strongly express ideas or opinions, or disagree with my coworkers, I get a hostile reaction: a scowl, the cold shoulder, or being talked over. But if I play the deferential, ‘quiet and nice’ Asian woman role, I am treated courteously but my views are simply ignored. I don’t know what to do. I feel as though my talents aren’t going to be recognized no matter how I behave.” Read More>>>