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OUR FEATURED SOLUTIONS
Studies show that organizations with inclusive and diverse talent
outperform in the following areas:
Boost in retention
Increase in job performance
Boost in ability to correctly price stocks and focus on facts
Increased success in new markets
More market share
1.3 – 1.5x
Higher patent citations for mixed-gender teams than 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
More likely to report significant stock price increases over the past year
More likely to report average revenue growth of over 15% for the past three years
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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