September 2010| By Jane Leung Larson
Chinese Americans and members of the general public disagree about how far Asian Americans have progressed in breaking the bamboo ceiling of corporate boards and management. The 2009 Committee of 100 opinion survey polled both groups and got starkly different responses to two questions: “Compared to White Americans, are Asian Americans promoted as rapidly to higher ranks of management?” and “Compared to White Americans, are Asian Americans adequately represented on corporate boards?”
Approximately half of the general public believed that Asian Americans and White Americans experienced little difference in their success in gaining promotions or being represented on corporate boards, whereas more than two-thirds of Chinese Americans took the opposite point of view.
For the full survey report, go here: http://survey.committee100.org/2009/