The Visibility Mindset: How Asian American Leaders Create Opportunities and Push Past Barriers

  • 5h 53m 18s
  • Bernice M. Chao, Jessalin Lam
  • Gildan Media
  • 2022

Explore the challenges faced by Asian professionals and how to overcome them.

Find your voice, own your story, and elevate your professional life. In The Visibility Mindset: How Asian American Leaders Create Opportunities and Push Past Barriers, a team of dedicated creative professionals and educators delivers an incisive treatment addressing the importance of cultural upbringing in our lives and careers. In the book, you'll explore the varied realities and experiences of Asian Americans in the diasporic Asian community and how they have impacted the personal and professional lives of real people.

The authors also discuss: the model minority myth, bamboo ceilings, and other stereotypes that have barred Asians from leadership ranks for decades; straightforward exercises, strategies, and real-life examples of how to break down career barriers to advancement; and stories from leaders across a variety of industries addressing how they personally overcame many of the challenges discussed in the book. A can't-miss guide for Asian professionals and allies, The Visibility Mindset is also an ideal resource for executives, managers, and other business leaders seeking to make their organization fairer, more diverse, and more equitable.

About the Author

BERNICE CHAO is an award-winning marketing creative and is as dedicated to the advertising craft as she is to giving back to the community around her. As one of the few female Asian American creative leaders in the industry, Bernice is helping shape the AAPI community as the co-founder of the nonprofit Asians in Advertising, a global community advocating for AAPI. Bernice is a professor, mentor, and public speaker, with topics ranging from Asian American advocacy, storytelling, and leadership. Bernice has been inducted into the American Advertising Federation’s Advertising Hall of Achievement and featured in Forbes, SXSW, ADWEEK, and more. Bernice lives with her husband Matt and two children in Los Angeles, California.

JESSALIN LAM is co-founder of Asians in Advertising, a global nonprofit for Asians focused on community, opportunities for career growth and showcasing Asian talent. She is a DEI Champion, lifelong learner, and mentor with combined experience across learning and development, diversity and inclusion, marketing, and consulting. Jessalin has been part of 3AF NextGen Leaders to launch their annual mentorship program. Jessalin has been recognized as the 2022 Asian Hustle Network Top 50 Unsung Heroes, 2021 Nancy Hill Award Recipient, 2018 Ad Club of NY Women Fellowship, and 2016 ADCOLOR Futures.

In this Audiobook

  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1 - Finding Your Own Voice
  • Chapter 2 - Knowing Your Worth
  • Chapter 3 - Building Your Personal Brand
  • Chapter 4 - Creating Your Own Career Path
  • Chapter 5 - Finding Your Optimal Work-Life Balance
  • Chapter 6 - Prioritizing Your Mental Health
  • Chapter 7 - Addressing Microaggressions
  • Chapter 8 - Maximizing the Power of Networking
  • Chapter 9 - Becoming an Effective Leader and Manager
  • Chapter 10 - Optimizing the Magic of Mentorship
  • Chapter 11 - Leveraging Allyship
  • Chapter 12 - Integrating Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion into Learning and Development