Big Gap Between Education, Aspirations of Asian Americans and Their Representation in Management

A study reveals why Asians hold only 2 percent of top corporate jobs – and why this should matter to companies and what they can do about it.

Motherhood Punishes Businesswomen More Than Three Other Top-Earning Professions

A study finds women with MBAs who take professional leave to raise their children are taking a greater hit to their income than women with medical, pharmacy and law degrees.

Race and Ethnicity Impact Recruiting, Turnover 
A University of Miami study finds that White, Asian and Hispanic managers tend to hire more whites and fewer blacks than black managers do.

Number of Businesses Protecting LGBT Employees Growing
The Human Rights Campaign Foundation finds a dramatic increase in the number of Fortune 500 companies that have gender identity protections.

Supportive Diversity Climates Increase Sales Results for Minorities 
According to study in Personnel Psychology, sales results for African-American and Hispanic employees can be increased if the company fosters a pro-diversity climate.

Less Than a Third of Workplaces Define ‘Diversity’ 
Although organizations believe workplace diversity is important, only 30 percent have an official definition of it, according to SHRM.

Accounting Firms Vulnerable to Turnover by People of Color 
A study by Catalyst finds that half of people of color in the accounting industry do not feel obligated to stay with their current firm.

Dual Employment Critical to Creation of Women-Run Entrepreneurial Ventures 
A report by The Center for Women’s Leadership finds that entrepreneurial activity is highest among women who are also employed in a wage job.

Few U.S. Workers Report to Women, Minorities 
Seventy-six percent of U.S. workers report to a Caucasian boss and just 34 percent state their boss is a woman, according to a new Hudson survey.

Potential in High-Growth and Under-Served Consumer Segments 
An Information Resources report finds that three consumer groups are emerging as critical segments for consumer packaged goods manufacturers and retailers.

Hispanic Study Lists Top Business Concerns 
A study finds that rising fuel costs, deciding how to grow a business and access to capital are among the most significant challenges facing Hispanic-owned businesses.

Rate of Women’s Advancement to Top Corporate Officer Positions Slow 
Women continue to be severely underrepresented in top corporate leadership positions, according to a census study released by Catalyst.

Diversity in Business: How Much Progress Have Employers Made? 
Research by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) has revealed that legislation is the leading motive for improving workplace diversity.

Number of Black Business Owners on the Rise 
Black Americans are becoming entrepreneurs at a rapidly increasing rate, a new report issued by the Census Bureau suggests.

Race in Workplace Study Finds Whites Most Uncomfortable
A study by researchers at the University of North Carolina and Texas Christian University finds that White employees with African-American supervisors experience greater racially based discomfort than do African-Americans with white supervisors.

Minority Management: Why it Remains Untapped
A study by the Harvard Business Review examines why minority workers are hesitant to share their personal leadership experiences and aquired management skills.

Gender Differences in Managment
A Catalyst study examines the difference in gender perceptions of workplace leaders. Find out why women are still way behind.

Evaluations of Sexy Women in Low- and High-Status Jobs
According to this Lawrence University study, provocatively dressed women in high-status jobs are perceived as less intelligent than their conservatively attired counterparts.

Supportive Managers Are Top Factor in Keeping Female Workers in Professional Fold
According to a 35-country survey by Harris Interactive Inc., women view cite having a supportive manager as the No. 1 factor influencing their professional advancement.

Staying Ahead of the Curve: The AARP Work and Career Study
According to this AARP study, the American workforce will become considerably older overall in the next 12 years; 20 percent of all workers will be over the age of 55 by 2015, compared to 13 percent in 2000.

Changing Face of Diversity
According to this survey by the Society of Human Resources Management and FORTUNE magazine, most companies’ spending on diversity initiatives held steady or increased between January and April 2002.

Corporate Equality Index 2002
This study from the Human Rights Campaign Foundation reports that the majority of American corporations accept the basic principles of non-discrimination and domestic partner benefits for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered employees.

Women of Color in Corporate Management: Three Years Later
According to this Catalyst study, women of color have experienced positive career growth over the last three years but are less hopeful about their career prospects than they were in 1998.

Voices of Experience: Mature Workers in the Future Workforce
According to this Conference Board study of 1,500 people over the age of 50, older workers are receiving little encouragement from their employers to remain in the workforce despite a shortage of skilled workers and an increasingly aging overall talent pool.

Workplace Discrimination Against, and Jokes About, African Americans, Gays, Jews, Muslims and Others
According to this Harris Poll, African Americans are much more likely than the general public to see blacks as victims of discrimination, with 50 percent reporting they feel that blacks are often victims of discrimination.

Women of Color in Corporate Management: Opportunities and Barriers
This thorough report makes the business case for capitalizing on the talents of African-American, Asian-American, and Hispanic women managers and professionals.

Corporate Managers: A Focus on Gender
According to this study by the Business and Professional Women’s Foundation and American Management Association (AMA) there is a link between the presence of women in senior management and a better bottom line.