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Jane Hyun

    • Former executive at Fortune 500 companies JP Morgan and Deloitte
    • Bestselling author of Breaking the Bamboo Ceiling, advocating for culturally diverse talent development
    • Co-Author of Flex: The New Playbook for Managing Across Differences
    • Former research director for The Conference Board’s Cultural Fluency study
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How Asian Americans Break The Bamboo Ceiling | Forbes (Interview)

How Asian Americans Break The Bamboo Ceiling | Forbes (Interview)

Jane Hyun

Jane Hyun

Jane Hyun Speaker Biography

Often called “an interpreter,” Jane Hyun is a global leadership strategist and trusted coach to multinational companies, the Fortune 500, schools, and nonprofit organizations. She has worked with thousands of leaders across five continents to increase their agility to drive business growth and innovation.

An internationally renowned expert in cross-cultural effectiveness, leader onboarding and development, her programs (including Art of Cultural Fluency Roundtables and the Bamboo Ceiling Breakthrough Leadership Toolkit™) receive consistent praise from organizations who seek to leverage the power of diverse teams to drive competitive value. Jane is in demand as a speaker on the topics of cultural fluency, leadership, and authenticity. Her insights are said to ignite “unexpected lightbulb moments.”

Jane’s expertise comes from 25+ years of experience in high-stakes environments. She has worked with sales teams, guided leadership through a merger integration & divestiture, led organizational change initiatives with new leadership, and designed innovative solutions for onboarding and developing talent. Prior to founding Hyun & Associates, she held line and HR management roles at JPMorgan and was Director of Recruiting at Deloitte and Resources Global. She served as research director for The Conference Board’s “Cultural Fluency: Leadership Styles in Asia” study.

She is the creator of the Culturally Fluent Leader Academy ™, a virtual and in-person learning experience launching in 2023.

A graduate of Cornell University with a degree in Economics/International Studies, Jane has been an advisor to Coqual/Center for Talent Innovation and the diversity council for the American Heart Association.

Her ground-breaking bestseller, Breaking the Bamboo Ceiling (Harper Collins), opened up a critical dialogue about the need for a culturally grounded career development approach. She is co-author of FLEX-The New Playbook for Managing Across Differences. Jane serves on the board of Operation Exodus, which provides mentoring to Latino youth in Washington Heights. She is passionate about helping individuals flourish in their workplaces and in their communities.

 In the past 18 months, Jane Hyun has been on the front lines (TV, podcasts, print media, and inside organizations) of addressing the impact of anti-Asian violence and hate crimes affecting Asian Americans in the workplace and in their communities.  Media appearances include CNN, CNBC (Race & Opportunity in America: The Asian-American Experience – YouTube), CBS, Yahoo Finance, Wall Street Journal, Fortune, Harvard Business Review 3 Ways to Improve Your Cultural Fluency (hbr.org)and Fast Company.

Breaking the Bamboo Ceiling: Unpacking the Asian American Workplace Experience
Hyun shares her personal journey to Breaking the Bamboo Ceiling as well as introduces a framework for managing cultural differences in the workplace. Asian cultural values can be at odds with Western dominant corporate culture on many levels, resulting in a costly gap that individuals and companies need to bridge. Using real-life examples from her research on how Asian culture can be perceived in a dominant corporate culture, author discusses a strategy for developing an authentic leadership style…in a way that does not compromise your core cultural values. She also offers insights into what managers can do to create a fertile environment for their Asian colleagues and employees.

The Art of Cultural Fluency
Today’s connected marketplace and evolving workplace demographic demand more agility to navigate differences in motivations, preferences, and communication patterns. Culture profoundly impacts interpersonal dynamics in your teams, as well as high-stakes relationships you need to build with clients. To succeed, you need to crack the unwritten “code” for understanding cultural differences in business. This new navigational skill will enable you to excel in today’s complex, changing, and multicultural work environment. International bestselling author & executive coach Jane Hyun unpacks the skill of “cultural fluency” and teaches the principles for achieving high performance by bridging differences.

Flex: Strategies for Communicating in a Global Workforce
"Flexing" is the art of switching between communication/cultural styles to more effectively engage people who are different from you. While technology has connected us globally, it has made it more challenging for us to decipher cues and subtle nuances that we encounter daily. Our workplace requires individuals with increased agility who can tap into the diverse needs of their team members, managers, and colleagues. It is a must-have skill that can be developed. In this dynamic keynote, you will see the costs of not managing differences effectively, and more importantly, the rewards gained from “flexing” your approach to obtain better outcomes. These practical principles will inspire you to forge stronger relationships in work and life.

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