AAPI month highlights inequalities in the workplace

As the U.S. celebrates Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month throughout May, HR Dive took a look back at stories we’ve covered in recent months over the struggles of AAPI workers. 

Stereotypes about East Asian workers’ lack of creativity create a “bamboo ceiling,” leading to an underrepresentation in leadership roles. 

And while Asian American creative executives face barriers to entry and advancement in their careers, they also said they feel tokenized when they do land executive roles and see their identity as a “double-edged sword,” per the results of a survey last fall. 

From not feeling safe to speak out at work to facing supervisor bias to not landing roles on corporate boards, AAPI workers face a number of hurdles in the workplace. 

Read on below.