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


Be Bold. Move Forward.

I purchased an Airstream trailer in 2013. It weighs 4,500 pounds, and it hitches to a VW Touareg. When I first bought the trailer, I had no idea how to hitch, didn’t know a thing about towing, and was definitely clueless about the inner-workings of the bathroom plumbing.

Morning Pages

The start of any work week can be difficult; no matter if you love or dislike what you do. Sometimes it’s because we’re anticipating something – a big project, meeting or event. Other times, we’re just eager to get the week started. Ideas and thoughts dance around in our minds, and sometimes it’s difficult to gain clarity. A decade ago, when I went through a series...

My Relationship with Age

I have always had a complicated relationship with age. My family left Korea when I was eight years old. And when I entered the U.S. school system, I was placed in the 1st grade instead of 2nd because I didn’t know the English language. That meant I was a year to year and a half older than my classmates… all the way through high school. When my birthday would come around, I’d tell my friends I was...

One Woman’s Story: From India to Success in a Fortune 100 Company

Welcome to the first post in a series showcasing inspiring Asian women. The goal here is to bring to light voices of strong, empathetic, and successful women who have overcome barriers in life. In this first story, you’ll meet Sandy, an Asian immigrant woman who is currently serving as a senior executive in a Fortune 100 company. What I love about Sandy’s story is her strong sense of...

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...

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

Hello, my name is Yon.

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