Columbia University Asian Faculty Association Leadership Series: Breaking Through the Bamboo Ceiling

November 02, 2021

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The inaugural webinar of Columbia University Asian Faculty Association (CUAFA)'s leadership series, "Breaking Through the Bamboo Ceiling: Asian Americans as Leaders in U.S. Academia", focused on understanding the scope and root causes of the invisible barriers that impede Asian Americans from career advancement and opportunities. Esteemed scholars from Columbia University, Cornell University, University of Washington, and the Forsyth Institute shared their own experiences, what they have learned from their career paths, and explored ways Asian Americans can take to overcome challenges in the workplace.

The event is sponsored and supported by Columbia Global Centers | Beijing, the Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Advancement at Columbia University, Li Lu Humanitarian Foundation, the Office of Faculty Professional Development, Diversity & Inclusion at Columbia University Irving Medical Center, and the Committee for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) of the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Columbia Engineering.


Hosted by

Yiping W. Han, CUAFA President-Elect; Professor of Microbial Sciences in Dental Medicine and Microbiology & Immunology, Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University Irving Medical Center


Welcome by

X. Edward Guo, CUAFA President; Chair and Stanley Dicker Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Columbia Engineering; Faculty Advisory Committee member, Columbia Global Centers | Beijing


Remarks by

Dennis A. Mitchell, Executive Vice President for University Life and Senior Vice Provost for Faculty Advancement, Columbia University; Professor of Dental Medicine, Columbia University Irving Medical Center

Anne L. Taylor, John Lindenbaum Professor of Medicine and Senior Vice President for Faculty Affairs and Career Development, Columbia University Irving Medical Center; Vice Dean of Academic Affairs, Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons



Renée Cheng, Dean of College of Built Environments, University of Washington

Michael Morris, Chavkin-Chang Professor of Leadership, Columbia Business School

Wenyuan Shi, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Scientific Officer, Forsyth Institute

Augustine M.K. Choi, Stephen and Suzanne Weiss Dean, Weill Cornell Medicine; Provost for Medical Affairs, Cornell University

Jeannette Wing, Executive Vice President for Research, Columbia University