The Bamboo Ceiling and Sticky Floor


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Welcome to Episode 43 of the Asian American History 101 podcast! We’ve previously talked about how invisible Asian American and Pacific Islanders are in management and executive level roles, but why does that happen? Today we talk about two possible factors, the Bamboo Ceiling and the Sticky Floor. We also take time to talk about the Olympics a little more and then challenge the phrase “Open the Kimono”. Continue to learn more about the wage gap for API women and please visit our site at or for social media. If you have any questions, comments or suggestions, email us at


  • 0:26 Checking in and Olympics Musings
  • 04:00 The Bamboo Ceiling and the Sticky Floor
  • 17:40 Say What? Open the Kimono

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