Yon Na, Ph.D. Advancing Asian women at the workplace through Research + Storytelling

Calling All Asian Immigrant Women

Last week, I shared the third finding from my research study on Asian women in leadership.

For several women who achieved levels of success in corporate America, their next challenge was to share their message and inspire other women. Whether this was done through a conference, community event or even this research study, the women expressed a desire to share their stories and contribute to the growth and betterment of others.

Over the past few days, I’ve been thinking about this sentiment; the desire for Asian women to share their stories, to inspire others… I wondered, how many other stories are out there that we can learn from?

During the lengthy research process, as I analyzed each woman’s life story, I often drew strength from their examples. For me, growing up, I didn’t have an older sister who showed me the way. But throughout the research study, as I listened to the narratives of these women leaders, I imagined their words were the guidance I could have received from an older sister. Not only that, their recollections of growing up in America, triggered memories from my past and to some extent, their narratives unearthed positive fragments from my adolescence.

Months of listening and analyzing their life stories resulted in my evolution as a researcher and more importantly, as a human being. Their experiences provided me with ways to further develop my identity as an Asian immigrant woman.

With that said, going forward, I’d like to highlight a series of blog posts from Asian women who have stories to tell. Specifically, I’d like to highlight turning points in their lives that led to their evolution.

Are you or someone you know interested in sharing your stories on this site? If so, please read on:

  1. Are you an Asian immigrant woman who grew up in the United States?
  2. Do you have a story you’ve wanted to tell about your life because you believe others can learn from it?
  3. Can you dedicate 60-90 minutes for a one-on-one virtual interview.
  4. Please email me at hello@yonnaphd.com with two or three sentences about why you’d like to share your story and what you think others can learn from it.

I’m excited to hear from you!

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