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



I’ve made a major life decision… and it’s to step away from my full-time job at Warner Bros. It’s not that I don’t enjoy what I do. It’s not that I don’t LOVE the people I work with. It’s because of the tick-tock of a big birthday looming; forcing me to take a step back to examine the road ahead. I need time to figure out how I can live the life of a scholar-practitioner… as a...

Asian Women in Leadership – Research Finding #2: Receiving Guidance and Help

A few weeks ago, I presented my research findings on Asian women leaders’ corporate journeys to a group of high-achieving Asian professionals at Medtronic, a multi-billion dollar company. This opportunity came because a former Johnson & Johnson colleague connected me to one of her superstar team members, Janet. Janet and I bonded over coffee and at the end of our talk, she asked if I’d...


I spent this past weekend with my Mom and my relatives in Northern California. During my short visit, I got to disengage from life in corporate America. Since my weekdays typically consists of sitting with an executive and/or their team discussing ways to enhance organizational effectiveness, the past few days were very different for me. I stepped out into my Aunt’s garden and appreciated...

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...

Happy 2018: Goal Setting and Values

Have you recovered from the holidays yet? Did you go back to work? Are you still on break? I’m wishing you all a happy and healthy 2018. I’ve read many posts about setting 2018 goals and working toward chipping away at them. I haven’t been as organized as most. I’m still in the process of thinking about what I’d like to accomplish in the upcoming year. But I don’t feel as though I’ve fallen...

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

Hello, my name is Yon.

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