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A Bamboo Ceiling – even for Harvard graduates

“A sort of low-boil battle is now being waged between those who believe that personal adaptation is the answer and those who think…the onus should be on managers and corporations to understand that there is more than one way to be effective.”

— Article by Liza Mundy in November 2014 issue of The Atlantic

If this sounds like some of the comments in discussions about women adapting to or changing the culture of supply chain organizations, it suggests that the point being made may be more universal. The article focuses on a group of Harvard educated Asian men who have formed a “lean-in” circle to understand and help each other overcome some of the obstacles they face in advancing to leadership. The article says Asian Americans have “little trouble getting hired…but despite their numbers and achievement level, Asian Americans account for just 1.4 percent of Fortune 500 CEOs.”

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