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

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Fairygodboss: Why Every Company Needs A Chief Diversity Officer

Recruiting, compensation, benefits, employee relations, leadership development, employee engagement, change management, and diversity and inclusion. These are the areas that comprise the human resources profession. Now that diversity and inclusion is a business imperative, the pressure is on more than ever for HR. But which position is responsible for the successful management of D&I? Is the...

Fairygodboss: 3 Things Asian Women Are Sick of Hearing at Work

As a Korean-born woman who began working in corporate America in the 1990s, I’ve experienced some situations that made me feel like I was different, and as a result, felt like I did not belong. Being Asian, a woman, short, and looking young for my age, I have heard many statements that upset me over the years, and at times, those words prevented me from feeling included and inhibited my ability...

Fairygodboss: What it’s Like to Go on Interviews As a Woman of Color

When I first started working in the early 1990s, it seemed like everyone who was in a position of power was the opposite of me: they were older, they were male, and they were white. Luckily, over the past 20 years, the demographics of those in charge have begun to shift. As an interview candidate in the workforce now, I’ve noticed that more than ever, hiring managers are often women, and at...

Fairygodboss: 3 Ways Slinging Fried Chicken Led Me To A Successful Career In Corporate America

As a teen, I craved freedom and a car. Neither came at a price I could afford. So as soon as I was eligible to work, I secured a job at Kentucky Fried Chicken. Working there during my formidable years helped me to gain relationship-building skills that I continue to apply daily, nearly three decades later. Today I work in the field of organization development. In my role as OD Director, I help...

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

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