Business & Economics
Master of Arts (MA)
Silicon Valley has long been known for the paucity of African-Americans and Hispanics in its ranks, but equally telling is the fact that the vast majority of Asians hired for non-managerial jobs are not moving up to management. The lack of diversity in the upper echelons of the companies is due in part to the maddening stereotype that Asians are too passive. White managers mentoring and supervising Asian employees face a wide gap in understanding cultural disparities. For the companies, though, tightening immigration policies can become barriers when they consider promoting Asians in the country on work visas.
Vanjani, Karishma, "Not just yet: Despite grinding it out in Silicon Valley, Asians are least likely to lead big tech companies" (2019). CUNY Academic Works.
Cover-image or illustration for the capstone. Credits: Illustration by Karishma Vanjani. Shantanu Narayen Adobe - by Brian Cummings Photography (CC BY-SA 4.0). Sheryl Sandberg Facebook - by Financial Times (CC BY 2.0). Satya Nadella Microsoft leadership profile page- by Brian Smale and Microsoft, (CC BY-SA 4.0).