Check out this video clip of interview with non-profit executive Kyung Yoon, as she describes the role diversity has played in shaping her leadership style, as she counters a common stereotype threat for Asian American women.
Realities & Challenges - Early Career
- Understand stereotype threat
Anyone can experience and react to the self-inflicted barrier known as stereotype threat. Summarized, it’s the real-time threatening feeling of being judged and treated poorly in settings where a negative stereotype about one’s group may apply. In response, the individual modifies his/her behavior, oftentimes to one’s detriment.
- Learn to counter implicit/explicit bias
- Embrace your social identities
- Develop emotional intelligence