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Women of color

In the mid-1950s, Ella Fitzgerald was a rising female vocalist. Her sultry sound was new and fresh. There was just one problem: Ella could not get booked at many of the hottest nightclubs because she was black.
People still feel the need to explain why people of difference are good for organizations.
Participating in a panel discussion on diversity and inclusion last year, the moderator asked me, “What unique obstacles impeding Latinas’ professional development are other women not aware of?”
Black women executives will continue to be underrepresented in top leadership roles if companies do not do a better job of recognizing underused talent and rewarding these executives for their contributions, according to a study by The Executive Leadership Council.
"Are white women and women of color really allies?” "What are the differences in the issues that each face in the workplace?” "How can we forge greater collaboration between white women and women of color?”
I recently saw a cartoon depicting a white male executive and a black woman at the starting line of a race. Between the white man and the finish line were two small hurdles.
Women of color are the fastest-growing share of the female workforce but lag far behind white women in senior leadership, according “Barriers and Bias: The Status of Women in Leadership," a new study by the American Association of University Women.
Women and people of color who promote workplace diversity and inclusion are judged more harshly by their bosses than their white male peers who engage in the same behavior, according to new research.
We were sitting across the table from each other, a glass of wine in front of each of us.  I was a black woman, middle-aged. He was a white male, younger, although not young. It was all so civilized. A job interview. He was not the hiring manager, but was critical to the decision.
The NEW Leader magazine examines the business benefits of diversity and inclusion, with articles on women’s leadership, the double bind faced by multicultural women, why men should champion women’s leadership and how millennials are reshaping the workplace.