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Asian Americans are “the forgotten minority in the glass ceiling conversation,” according to an op-ed in the Harvard Business Review by leaders of Ascend, a nonprofit Pan-Asian organization for business professionals.
Ascend’s analysis of national EEOC workforce data found that Asian American white-collar professionals are the least likely group to be promoted from individual contributor roles into management — less likely than any other race, including blacks and Hispanics. The nonprofit’s analysis also found that white professionals are about twice as likely to be promoted into management as their Asian American counterparts.
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Katie Kuehner-Hebert is a freelance writer based in Running Springs, Calif. She has more than three decades of journalism experience, with particular expertise in employee benefits and other human resource topics.
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