Research conducted BY Women of Color, FOR Women of Color, to amplify OUR voices
This white paper is the truth for Women of Color (WOC) at work.
We listened to and captured the voices of 1,500+ WOC on why current Corporate systems fail to enable them to reach their full potential.
Not only did we survey each of them, we moderated additional intimate salons and conducted selected 1:1 interviews with over 100 Asian, Black, Latina, and White women to discuss and identify solutions.
Here’s what we learned.
“If markets were efficient; meaning if meritocracy was real — we’d see more women in leadership. Clearly something is up.” - Black Woman
“Rather than bump my head on the glass ceiling of some company c-suite. I’ll just leave and go where I’m valued.” - Asian Woman
“Women of Color are competing with other Women of Color for a seat at the table and there’s only one broke ass chair. And that's the problem.” - Black Woman
less likely than white women to agree we have the resources needed to advance our career
less likely than white women to feel our skills are valued in the workplace
“If I were going to name this superpower, I’d say it’s something I developed as a result of being both a Latina and an immigrant; and that is being creative and resourceful in solving problems that come my way. I learned early on, not to give up easily, and how to engage people around me to figure out a solution. I’d say, that has been a huge part of my success.” - Latina