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Asian women in US financial sector say bamboo ceiling prevented their career advancement, study reveals

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  • The Association of Asian American Investment Managers surveyed more than 600 women who identify as Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders and work in investment management from different backgrounds.
  • About 60% of Asian American women who work in the financial sector say their race and gender have hindered their career advancements.
  • Eight in 10 of the women noted that the so-called “bamboo ceiling” has hindered them from rising through the senior management ranks.

About 60% of Asian American women who work in the U.S. financial sector say their race and gender have hindered their career advancements, according to a new study published on Tuesday.

The Association of Asian American Investment Managers (AAAIM) surveyed more than 600 women who identify as Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) and work in investment management from different backgrounds.

TikToker who retired as an engineer at age 30 warns: Co-workers ‘are not your friends or family’

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  • Frank Niu, a retired software engineer who worked with big-name companies such as Netflix for a decade, warned TikTok users that their colleagues are “not your friends” and “not your family.”
  • Niu answered a follower’s question on TikTok last week about whether being slow to trust others is helpful or harmful when developing relationships with co-workers.
  • “The people you work with are not your friends,” said Niu, who retired from his software engineering career at the age of 30. “You shouldn’t blindly go trusting others and telling them information that you don’t need to, especially if that information could hurt you down the road.”
  • “Most people put on some sort of work persona that’s not who they actually are,” he added. “Keep in mind that at the end of the day, everyone is looking out for themselves.”

A former software engineer has warned TikTok users that the people they work with are “not your friends” and “not your family.”

Frank Niu, who worked with big-name companies like Netflix for a decade, answered a follower’s question on TikTok last week about whether being slow to trust others is helpful or harmful when developing relationships with co-workers.

5 Reasons You Shouldn’t Listen to Your Tiger Parent’s Career Advice

This is a message for all of the young people who grew up in an immigrant household: be true to yourself and do what you love, even if your parents disapprove of it right now.

Within our Asian American experience, a handful of things remain consistent, including the shifting cultures between generations. Often times, this leads to a cultural divide particularly evident between immigrants and their U.S.-born children. 

Go Tell Mom: Asians Working in the Music Industry is More Possible Than Ever

You know the drill: working in the arts, according to your hard-nosed Asian elders, is not a viable career path. You will not make money; you will suffer; you will die broke, wishing you listened to your parents. Right?

Perhaps not. I had the opportunity to interview three musicians of Asian descent. They’re not world-famous mega stars, not exactly rags-to-riches stories you study out of ambition. They’re pretty much just regular people who have, through good old fashioned hard work and unextraordinary patience, found themselves with lasting careers in the arts. They are able to feed themselves consistently through art.