Transcending the Bamboo Ceiling

Date: 

Thursday, December 17, 2015, 12:00pm

Location: 

Longfellow Hall 319, 13 Appian Way

THE BAMBOO CEILING


People of color and other minority groups often face institutional barriers that serve to exclude them from reaching leadership positions in the workplace. The metaphor of the Bamboo Ceiling describes the invisible barriers that particularly prevent people of Asian descent from reaching their potential in spite of having the highest educational attainment. This panel discussion will feature the voices of three Asian women who are uniquely positioned in leadership roles at Harvard.

WELCOME AND INTRODUCTION


Stella Chin
Director of Equal Opportunity Programs & University Compliance Officer, Harvard Office of the Assistant to the President for Institutional Diversity and Equity

PANELISTS


Basmaa Ali, MD
Clinical Instructor of Medicine, Harvard Medical Shool
Founder, Zanjabee Integrative Medicine

Kimberly A. Truong, PhD
Director of Inclusion Programs, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Adjunct Lecturer on Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education

Mai Hu Vang, MS, MSE
Assistant Director of Diversity and Inclusion Programs,
Harvard Office of the Assistant to the President for Institutional Diversity and Equity

MODERATOR


Neal Adolph Akatsuka
Coordinator of Publications and Programs, Mahindra Humanities Center

RSVP to ahaaafs@g.harvard.edu. Lunch will be served, courtesy of the Office of the Assistant to the President for Institutional Diversity and Equity.

You can also join us during the event via the livestream.