by Christina Zhou
Originally published: September 6, 2017
When people think of culturally diverse women, they might imagine someone who is passive, unassertive and not particularly ambitious.
But new research by the Diversity Council Australia (DCA) and the University of Sydney Business School has challenged that stereotype and found that many are ambitious, capable and resilient.
Of the 365 female leaders and aspiring leaders surveyed, 70 per cent of culturally diverse women strongly agreed that they planned to advance to a very senior leadership role, compared to 52 per cent of their Anglo-Celtic counterparts.