An Australian innovation launched in 2017.
The Project was successfully launched in Sydney 2017, Melbourne 2018, expanded into Macquarie Park (NSW) February 2019, Brisbane May 2019, Adelaide July 2022, Perth November 2022 and continues to spark international interest.
As a business, we are first-to-market with our mission to fast-track diverse Asian talent into Leadership to break through the bamboo ceiling* in Australia.
According to the 2018 Australian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) Leading for Change report, only 1.6% of Australian CEOs and 3.3% of C-Suite Executives have an Asian cultural background. The 2021 Australian Census data confirms 17.4% of residents self-identifying with Asian ancestry.
The bamboo ceiling* is alive and well in Australia.
In response, our Project priorities are:
- Increasing the visibility of Asian Leaders through cultivating future Board Directors, CEOs, and C-Suite Executives
- Building a strong networking community where Asian talent can belong, are connected, and supported via ongoing professional and career development opportunities
- Supporting organisations to achieve business growth through cultural intelligent inclusion and diversity practices
* Bamboo Ceiling – a combination of individual, cultural and organizational factors that impede Asians’ career progress inside organisations
Jane Hyun, Breaking the Bamboo Ceiling (2005)
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