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OUR FEATURED SOLUTIONS
Studies show that organizations with inclusive and diverse talent
outperform in the following areas:
Boost in retention
Boost in ability to correctly price stocks and focus on facts
Increased success in new markets
More market share
Additional patent citations for mixed-gender teams vs single gender teams
More sales for most diverse vs least diverse companies
More sales for every 1% increase in corporate ethnic populations
Financial Returns (above the industry mean with ethnically diverse companies)
Financial Returns (above the industry mean with top-quartile gender diverse companies)
Outperformance of large companies with at least one female board member as compared with their industry peers
The Professional Maze: Challenges APAs Face
Asian Pacific Americans face challenges in career and professional settings.
A few of these include:
47% below Parity
APAs had the lowest Executive Parity Index (EPI) among all racial minorities that had an EPI that’s below parity
271% less likely
Asian women were less likely to be Executives than white women
88% less likely
Asian men were less likely to be Executives than white women
3x more likely
for APA men to quit hindered from achieving their full potential at work
40% more likely
for APA women to plan to quit within the next year when their potential is inhibited
9.8% of the federal professional workforce in 2016 were APAs, but there were only
4.4% at the highest level.
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