Publications

All publications available on Amazon (except for the Asian Indian Leadership Framework.)

Paradigms of Research for the 21st Century 
Sociocultural Perspectives of First Generation Asian Indian Leaders

(Research featured in Chapter 5)

2016 Asian Pacific Americans Corporate Survey
Powering Asian Talent: Leveraging Intersections to Drive Marketplace Solutions
Author and Lead Researcher

 

Asia Society’s 7th Annual Asian Pacific Americans Corporate Survey has embarked on a bold course this year by including a Roadmap for Executive Leadership, Managers and APA Employees. Armed with the 2016 APA Corporate Survey, Fortune 500 leaders now have a

resource rich guide to powerfully attract, develop and promote Asian talent across their organization.  The Asian Pacific Americans Corporate Survey is a national benchmarking study aimed to fill a critical knowledge gap relating to the growth, development and advancement of Asian Pacific American (APA) employees. The survey encompasses a range of Fortune 500 industry sectors. Its results help to identify which companies are perceived as best at successfully attracting, developing and retaining APA talent and to highlight best corporate practices.

2015 Asia Society Corporate Report
Author and Lead Researcher

The Asian Pacific Americans Corporate Survey, now in its sixth year, is a national benchmarking study aimed to fill a critical knowledge gap relating to the growth, development and advancement of Asian American Pacific (APA) employees. The survey encompasses a range of Fortune 500 industry sectors. Its results help to identify which companies are perceived as best at successfully attracting, developing and retaining APA talent and to highlight best corporate practices.

“The annual APA report that follows has become a valuable point of reference for not only our D&I team but also for leaders in various functions of our business and ERGs. The report always sits nearby as a powerful reference tool providing recently reported data, statistical analysis and meaningful insights from employees of corporations/organizations that are established leaders in the D&I space,” says Eugene Kelly, Worldwide Director, Global Diversity & Inclusion, Colgate-Palmolive Company.

2014 Asian Pacific Americans Corporate Survey: Building Value in the Global Marketplace: Engaging Asian Pacific American and Asian Talent
Author and Lead Researcher

The Asian Pacific American Corporate Survey conducted by Asia Society provides a unique look at vital data that examines barriers to and best practices for the career advancement of APAs. Now in its fifth year, this report takes a longitudinal look at the dimensions over the last five years, and examines dimensions across a number of new demographic categories such as generational status, area of work, and sexual orientation to provide fresh insights into APA work experience. As the survey matures and as the data gets richer and richer over the years, we also find an increasing number of key insights. 

2013 Asian Pacific Americans Corporate Survey: Building Business: Key Drivers to APA Engagement

Since the 2013 Asia Society Corporate Report is funded, you have to dig to find my name.  I was the principal researcher and author of the entire report.  This study examines the perceptions of Asian American employees across several Fortune 500 companies regarding company support and active development and promotion specific to their cultural affinity.  Likewise, Chief Diversity and Inclusion officers from the same companies completed written surveys and participated in interviews to add their perspective about management initiatives to elevate Asian employees to their full potential.  NEW discoveries were uncovered, particularly about engagement drivers specific to this community of Asian employees.  A good, informative and insightful read!

Asian Indian Leadership Framework
(2012) M. Woolsey

Becoming a leader in a new land: Sociocultural perspectives of first generation Asian Indian leaders on the U.S. system of higher education. An ethnographic study

 

Dr. Woolsey's dissertation journey chronicled the lives of five university executives who grew up in India and navigated their lives to America. Research findings uncovered SEVEN common themes among these elite and successful leaders:

  • Immigrant Mentality: Asian-Indian Self Identity

  • Work Hard: Pull to Serve & The Power of Encouragement

  • Education: Constant Learner

  • Credibility: Links to Teaching & Research

  • Intolerance for Risk Aversion: Principles & Values

  • Permeate Boundaries: Relational Constructs

  • Velvet Glove, Steel Hand: Communication With Action

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