Why Some D&I Efforts Failed Employees of Chinese Descent

April 27, 2021
AAPI D+I

Harvard Business Review

Research by former WAPPP fellow Ivona Hideg found that many workplace diversity and inclusion policies which did seem to support non-Chinese workers were much less effective in protecting employees of Chinese descent. Based on these findings, she argues that companies must be thoughtful in their implementation of diversity efforts, and must be sure to complement integration-focused policies with initiatives focused on equity, allyship, and mental health — or risk turning the very people they aim to protect into targets for mistreatment.

 

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