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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They face discrimination when trying to climb the career ladder at work, a phenomenon known as the 'bamboo ceiling', an invisible barrier akin to the 'glass ceiling' faced by women.
Ravelas created a foyer that evokes the interior of a nest, with its warm wooden tones, bamboo ceiling and mix of rattan furniture custom-made for the hotel.
What might account for this bamboo ceiling? One obvious explanation is racial discrimination, whether based on explicit or implicit bias about who fits in among corporate leaders.
(9) See Tim Soutphommasane, 'Are Asian Australians Trapped Under a Bamboo Ceiling?1, The Guardian, 11 July 2014, <http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/jul/11/ are-asian-australians-trapped-under-a-bamboo-ceiling>, accessed 2 May 2016; and Tim Colebatch, 'Land of Many Cultures, Ancestries and Faiths', The Sydney Morning Herald, 22 June 2012, <http://www.smh.com.au/federal -politics/political-news/land-of-many-cultures-ancestries -and-faiths-20120621-20r3g>, accessed 5 May 2016.
They say Asian-Americans work hard to succeed in areas with clear metrics like math and science in part as a protection against bias " and in any case, many Asians still perceive a 'bamboo ceiling' that is hard to break through.
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.
It has been described as a "bamboo ceiling," and on May 14, 2014, Vedder Price, a well-known general practice law firm, and Major, Lindsey & Africa, a national recruiting organization for law firms and corporate legal departments, are trying to do something about 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.
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. The space is perfect for entertaining on summer nights.
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.
Additionally, many seasoned Asian-American professionals have shared their experience in breaking the "bamboo ceiling," understanding the strengths and weaknesses of a multicultural background and sharing their strong desire to be integrated with the society.
The writers of the commission's report showed their own parochialism by referring to the barriers Asian Americans face as a "bamboo ceiling."
Breaking the bamboo ceiling; career strategies for Asians, the essential guide to getting in, moving up, and reaching the top.