We sit down with Jieh-Yung Lo, the founding Director of the Centre for Asian-Australian Leadership at the Australian National University. He’s an experienced advocate, innovator and changemaker, focusing on advancing ethnic and cultural diversity in Australia and in particular, addressing the ‘bamboo ceiling’ and elevating emerging Asian-Australian leaders to the public sphere.
In Part 1 of our episode with Jieh-Yung Lo, we hear his extensive backstory – taking it all the way back to childhood, and we even hear stories from his schooling days as a ‘B-sian’ student.
00:00 - Intro
00:06 - Jieh-Yung’s Thoughts on 40Under40 Awards 2022
02:46 - What is the 40Under40 Awards?
07:51 - Celebrating the Asian-Australian Identity
11:32 - Jieh-Yung’s Childhood Upbringing
18:48 - Experiences being a ‘Bsian’ Student
32:40 - Diplomat Aspirations & JYL’s Career Highlights
37:37 - CAAL’s Mission
47:53 - The Importance of Introspection as Asian-Australians
51:24 - The Future of Asian-Australians
59:41 - JYL’s Family & Wife’s Thoughts on His Mission with CAAL
91:12:46 - What JYL’s Excited for in the Future
01:14:35 - JYL’s Words of Wisdom for the Younger Generation
01:16:26 - The Meaning Behind JYL’s Name
01:17:38 - Outro
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