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Asian women in the tech industry face harsher conditions in the workplace compared to White women. 

May 03 2022

Asian women in the tech industry face harsher conditions in the workplace compared to White women. According to the “Pinning Down the Jellyfish: The Workplace Experiences of Women of Color in Tech” report, which surveyed over 200 women in tech across racial demographics from 2019 to 2020, East Asian women were 42% more likely than White women to report being “demeaned and disrespected, stereotyped, left out of the loop, and treated like they were invisible.” South Asian women reported they were “pitted against one another” in the workplace and were met with the “forever foreigner” stereotype, and were questioned about their competency and language skills. They also reported “diminished perceptions” of their competence and commitment post-child at a level of 17% points higher than White women. Meanwhile, Southeast Asian women were 57% more likely than White women to report feeling “forced” to be an emotional support provider in their workplace when other colleagues were upset. They cited feeling policed into “traditionally feminine roles,” like administrative tasks or physical housekeeping. (NBC News)