Inclusion & Diversity

Men occupy the majority of senior leadership positions in corporations across the globe1. This is a reality women in all countries face. However, the gender imbalance is most heightened in Asian countries such as Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Indonesia, China, Singapore, and the Philippines2. To help address this issue, our consulting team in Singapore held […]

March 8th 2018 marks International Women’s Day!  With recent movements like #MeToo and #TimesUp, now, more than ever, there has been a heightened momentum for gender parity. This year’s International Women’s Day campaign theme, #PressForProgress, encourages us to think, act and be more gender inclusive. We at Aperian Global embrace the #PressForProgress movement every day by helping […]

Company Culture

Company culture has been a trending business topic over the last few years, with important leaders like American Airlines CEO Doug Parker1, Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky2, and Huffington Post co-founder and editor-in-chief Ariana Huffington3 touting its vital importance. But why is company culture so important, and how does an organization identify and define its culture? […]

Top Threat to Successful Employee Integration

There are many benefits to hiring a diverse workforce: new ideas and perspectives, greater creativity, and advanced customer understanding are just a few of the positive attributes diversified staffing can bring. However, hiring employees with varied backgrounds and skills does not automatically mean your company will reap benefits. Successfully integrating new, diverse staff members requires […]

How relevant are Western inclusion and diversity initiatives in India or China? For global business leaders, efforts to capitalize on the benefits of diversity via inclusive practices are at an all-time high. When attempting to address diversity and inclusion issues, however, organizations based in the U.S. tend to focus their attention on differences in race, […]

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, […]

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