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Diversity Council takes aim at corporate ‘bamboo ceiling’ (Financial Review)

11 August 20140 comments

People with Asian backgrounds are significantly under-represented at the higher reaches of corporate Australia, and the “bamboo ceiling” is hurting business in the Asian Century, according to a new report by Diversity Council Australia.

The council found that while 9.3 per cent of the Australian labour force is Asian born, only 4.9 per cent make it to senior executive level. In ASX 200 companies, only 1.9 per cent of executives have Asian cultural origins.

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