bamboo ceiling

bamboo ceiling

A figurative discriminatory barrier in the workplace that impedes the career progress of Asians and people of Asian descent, preventing them from reaching top leadership positions in a company. Coined by the writer Jane Hyun, it is derived from the term "glass ceiling," which refers to the subtle discriminations that prevent women from advancing to the top positions in business. Mark was worried that his Chinese heritage might result in a bamboo ceiling if he tried to get a promotion down the line.
See also: bamboo, ceiling
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Still, employers can do more to help Asian-Americans break through the bamboo ceiling.
This has led to the so-called bamboo ceiling, where self-effacing Asians in the West might not reach the very top even if they work very hard and perform very well.
The White Isle devotee has also designed a bespoke wellbeing space featuring carved screens and a bamboo ceiling at the property, due to open on May 1.
Several higher education administrators, scholars and college presidents attribute the low numbers to a variety of factors, including the so-called bamboo ceiling, subtle bias and a perception by some White administrators that people of Asian descent are content with working hard and getting results, and either have no interest in leadership opportunities or simply won't be good at it.
Through my program and all the efforts Japanese women are finally breaking through the bamboo ceiling," said the former advisor to the governor of Massachusetts on tourism and trade.
The first step to remedying the bamboo ceiling created by these prescriptive stereotypes of is to be aware of them and how they can lead to backlash against those who defy them," said Prof.
While some Asian-Americans, for instance, speak of a bamboo ceiling and some women still attribute delays in full gender equality to the continued "old boys' network," others in society might resent the change that has taken place or believe it has gone so far that they are now disadvantaged in the workplace or elsewhere.
Attached to the home is a 400-square-foot screened porch with cypress walls and a bamboo ceiling.
This data presented here point to the existence of a double bind for Asian women, facing both a bamboo ceiling because of Asian stereotyping and a glass ceiling because of implicit gender bias.
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With its bamboo ceiling, teak wood carvings and buddas, Richard has tried to recreate the atmosphere of a real Thai eating place.
Lee encountered the Bamboo Ceiling, when he got a 1% raise while a much less successful colleague got 15%.
Irwin Tang, an Austin, Texas-based psychotherapist, editor and co-author of Asian Texans: Our Histories and Our Lives, says the bamboo ceiling is very real.
Guests are pampered with king-sized bed, large plasma televisions with satellite television, bamboo ceiling fans, air conditioning, bathrooms featuring separate shower and bathtubs as well as french doors that open to a large, private veranda and stunning views of the Caribbean.
Jane Hyun, Founder & President, Hyun & Associates; Author, Breaking the Bamboo Ceiling