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Inclusion & Diversity

October 30th 2017, Singapore Aperian Global recently facilitated a discussion on the topic of Developing Asian Women Leaders, hosted by our global client and partner, Johnson & Johnson and attended by over 40 global organizations based in Singapore. The focus was on the specific challenges women in Asia face to reach senior level leadership positions. Aperian […]

At Aperian Global, we don’t just consult our clients on the challenges that arise in a cross-cultural setting; we are a living embodiment of the intercultural field. From an American-born Chinese mom balancing clashing cultures while raising twins, or a Japanese-American family dividing time between countries, to a German national who grew up in five […]

In a digital world full of noise and endless new information and data, we at Aperian Global are starting a new (free) service. Thanks to the expertise and experience of our employees, we will be curating note-worthy, thought-provoking content such as articles, books, podcasts and more, for you. Each quarter we’ll share novel content in […]

Why Companies Are Making Diversity Programs a Priority in 2017

Corporate diversity programs have been big news in recent years, as companies ranging from Uber to Google institute these initiatives. Most recently, Uber launched its first diversity report in March 2017. The move came after claims earlier in the year that the company culture promoted sexism and harassment. Uber responded with a stated commitment to […]

Gender Bias Across Borders "Women, we support you"

Research by Diversity Council Australia found that 37% of young fathers seriously considered leaving their workplaces due to a lack of flexibility. Replacing a departing employee can cost as much as 75% of his or her annual salary. Both men and women are more likely to leave an organization that does not support a proactive, […]

Blog: Celebrating the Power of Inclusion

May 21st marks the 15th anniversary of The World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue & Development. This special day is a United Nations–sanctioned international holiday celebrating and promoting diversity issues. Learn more about the holiday here. Since cultural diversity plays such a big role in the work that we do, we as an organization, like […]

Top Five Staff Picks: Noteworthy reads on inclusion and diversity

In a digital world full of noise and endless new information and data, we at Aperian Global are starting a new (free) service. Thanks to the expertise and experience of our employees, we will be curating note-worthy, thought-provoking content such as articles, books, podcasts and more, for you. Each month we’ll share novel content in […]

Blog: How Tech & Non-tech People Work Together

We recently ran an inclusion & diversity workshop that focused on bringing the tech and non-tech functions in the organization to collaborate better together. Early on in the day, our facilitator posed a seemingly simple question to the group: “How would you describe the group that you do not belong to?” The purpose was to […]

Women in Tech: The Impact of Gender Diversity in IT

Post by Aperian Global Director of Consulting, Janet Mi based in Shanghai, China Over dinner, my husband, who works in the Shanghai office of an internationally-known mobile gaming company, tells me that he’s recruiting for a scrum master and interestingly, the female candidates impressed him more than the male candidates. Wait – what does a […]

International Women's Day header image

Should we really wait the predicted 170 years it will take to reach gender parity (estimated by the World Economic Forum)? The International Women’s Day (#IWD2017) is a forum and reminder to drive change. This year’s motto #beboldforchange drives us to think beyond raising awareness. Instead it urges us to become change catalysts and join […]

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