15. Breaking through the Bamboo Ceiling

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By Tiana Nguyen & Thuy Nguyen, Tiana Nguyen, and Thuy Nguyen. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.
The bamboo ceiling is the construct that mitigates Asians from progressing to leadership positions within an organisation. Whilst Asians are able to see these leadership positions through the gaps of the metaphorical bamboo ceiling, they are unable to physically break through due to a combination of cultural, social & systematic factors that impede progress to the top. In this episode, we deep dive into the possible causes of the bamboo ceiling, our own experiences in the boardroom and how we can work together as Asian Australians to counteract this problem in our society. We explore the realities of our workplace, cultural upbringing, systematic racism, unconscious biases and debate whether instilling a cultural quota will help fix the problem. E P I S O D E O U T L I N E ------------------------------------------ •What is the Bamboo Ceiling? •Discuss stats and real life examples •Tiana & Thuy reflect on their own companies •Deep dive into why the bamboo ceiling exists •Traditional Asian values •Systemic racism •Unconscious bias •Discuss how can we overcome Bamboo Ceiling? •Pros and Cons of cultural quotas •Is it responsibility of company or individual? T I M E S T A M P S -------------------------------- 00:47 Recommendations 03.30 Discussion begins We'd love to know your thoughts about this topic as well, feel free to send us an email: unapologeticallyasianpodcast@gmail.com or slide into our dms on instagram: @unapologeticallyazn Stay safe and healthy, ♥︎ Thuy and Tiana (UA ✌︎) ✨Music by the talented Joakim Karud✨ •Say Goodnight •Soundcloud •Spotify --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/unapologeticallyasian/message

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