Over the last few weeks, as happens far too often, African-Americans have been subjected to violence and the threat of violence. Acts like these are completely unacceptable at any time and in any place, but the recent concentration of cases and the outpouring of feeling from our members requires a direct response – one we acknowledge should have come sooner.
As women advance their careers, a coveted promotion often brings with it the immediate challenge of leading a team of people who, until that moment, were peers. The challenge: acting and accepting yourself as "the boss” so that your colleagues will too, experts say.
"I am a mid-level manager and working mom. With young children at home, I'm not sure I want to aggressively pursue a promotion that would require more travel, but I don't want to close doors to future opportunities. Do you have any advice?"
"I am the only woman of color on my team. During discussions I am sometimes asked to 'speak for all women' or all women of color. How can I address this without devaluing my insights and contributions to the team?"
A message from NEW regarding recent violence and bias against black Americans.