Minnesota Employee of Asian Descent
MEAD's logo features three rice stalks growing over a water lily, representing the three original founders. The water lily symbolizes resurrection and enlightenment, as it blooms beautifully from the mud. The bamboo ceiling above serves as a reminder of historical structural racism and the ongoing struggle to build networks of support for underrepresented API leaders.
I. Leadership development, networking, and mentoring.
II. AAPI employee hiring, promotion and retention by creating cultures of inclusion.
III. Actively seeking input and feedback from AAPI employees on policies that assist with the growth and development of an inclusive work culture in the State of Minnesota. Developing partnerships with policy leaders in an effort to provide perspective on behalf of AAPI employees.