Sept. 20, 2022

#168 // Michael Chui, Kweilin Ellingrud, Jackie Wong // McKinsey & Co // Asian American workers: Diverse outcomes and hidden challenges

#168 // Michael Chui, Kweilin Ellingrud, Jackie Wong // McKinsey & Co // Asian American workers: Diverse outcomes and hidden challenges

Michael Chui, Kweilin Ellingrud, and Jackie Wong of McKinsey & Co (@mckinseyco), join Jerry to talk about the recently released report Asian American workers: Diverse outcomes and hidden challenges. Michael, Kweilin, and Jackie each share why this particular report means so much to them individually. Listen in as they discuss a wide range of topics with Jerry, including their routes to the corporate world and McKinsey, the importance of disaggregated data, the challenges that lie ahead, and what actions we can take to continue raising awareness and fighting for change for the Asian American diaspora in the workplace and beyond.


Michael Chui, Jackie Wong, Kweilin Ellingrud of McKinsey & Co, join Jerry to talk about the recently released report Asian American workers: Diverse outcomes and hidden challenges. Michael, Jackie, and Kewilin each share why this particular report means so much to them individually. Listen in as they discuss a wide range of topics with Jerry, including their routes to the corporate world and McKinsey, the importance of disaggregated data, the challenges that lie ahead, and what actions we can take to continue raising awareness and fighting for change for the Asian American diaspora in the workplace and beyond.

Meet Michael
Partner at the McKinsey Global Institute (MGI), McKinsey's business and economics research arm. Lead research on the impact of disruptive technologies and innovation on business, the economy, and society. Also led McKinsey research in such areas as Big Data, social and collaboration technologies, and the Internet of Things.

Frequent speaker at major global conferences, and research has been cited in leading publications around the world. PhD dissertation, entitled "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For: Web Searching as Query Refinement," examined Web user search behaviors and the usability of Web search engines.

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Meet Kweilin
As a Senior Partner at McKinsey, I am a Director of McKinsey Global Institute where I lead our research on global productivity, the Future of Work and impact of automation, impact from COVID-19, and gender equality and racial equity. I am also a leader in our Operations and Insurance practices, implementing global performance transformations.

I am the instigator and co-author of The Power of Parity, McKinsey Global Institute research on unlocking the potential of women to drive greater economic growth. I write and speak on the untapped potential of women globally, and strategies to achieve gender parity. My writing has appeared in TIME and Harvard Business Review and I have spoken at the UN Women's Empowerment Principles Event, the Council on Foreign Relations, the Wilson Center, the U.S. Treasury, and the U.S. EEOC.

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Meet Jackie
Jackie Wong is an engagement manager in McKinsey’s Philadelphia office and leads the firm’s Race in the Workplace research study. In addition to the Asian American workers research, he has also co-authored other workplace equity research for Black workers, frontline workers, and LGBTQ+ workers. With his research expertise, he advises clients on talent strategy, with a focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion. He also leads McKinsey’s LGBTQ+ talent recruiting in North America.

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