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OUR FEATURED SOLUTIONS

Opportunities

Studies show that organizations with inclusive and diverse talent
outperform in the following areas:

People

19%

Boost in retention

57%

Better collaboration

58%

Boost in ability to correctly price stocks and focus on facts

Productivity

70%

Increased success in new markets

40%

More market share

42%

Additional patent citations for mixed-gender teams vs single gender teams

15x

More sales for most diverse vs least diverse companies

9%

More sales for every 1% increase in corporate ethnic populations

Profit

35%

Financial Returns (above the industry mean with ethnically diverse companies)

15%

Financial Returns (above the industry mean with top-quartile gender diverse companies)

26%

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

Hindered Advancement

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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Banarjee, R., Reitz, J., & Oreopoulos, P. (2017). Do large employers treat racial minorities more fairly? Munk School of Global Affairs & University of Toronto.

Gee, B. & Peck, D. (2018, May). Asian Americans Are the Least Likely Group in the U.S. to Be Promoted to Management. Harvard Business Review.

Hewlett, S.A. (2011). Asians in America: What’s Holding Back the “Model Minority?” Forbes.

Johnson, S. & Sy, T. (2016, December). Why Aren’t There More Asian Americans in Leadership Positions? Harvard Business Review.

Kelly, S. (2017, March 13). “For Asian-Americans.” Daily Racial Slights Invade the Nights. Cornell Chronicle.

Lee, J. & Ramakrishnan, K. (2018, March 27). Asian Americans Think an Elite College Degree Will Shelter Them from Discrimination It Won’t. The Los Angeles Times.

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