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Women of color

Women talk about their careers much differently (and less effectively) than men do.
Women of color experience an "emotional tax" in the workplace, affecting their well-being.
When discussing issues faced by women, remember there are many types of 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.