December 8, 2016

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League of Black Women News

Crain’s Survey Reveals Why Women Leave Their Jobs

A new survey commissioned by Crain’s and executive women’s group the Chicago Network reveals a startling statistic: Of the 1,000-plus women who took the survey, 42 percent voluntarily left positions within the past five years because they didn’t feel recognized and didn’t see opportunities for advancement. That’s 2 women for every 5 across a breadth […]

LBW urges president to nominate Black woman Supreme Court successor

THE LEAGUE OF BLACK WOMEN SUPPORTS PRESIDENT’S DECISION TO NOMINATE SUPREME COURT JUSTICE AND URGES NOMINATION OF AFRICAN AMERICAN WOMAN The League of Black Women applauds President Barack Obama’s decision to nominate a successor to fill the Supreme Court vacancy left by the late Justice Antonin Scalia. The Constitution gives the President the authority, and indeed, […]

Study Shows Black Professionals’ Emotional Factors in Predominately White Workplace

To be a black professional is often to be alone. Most black doctors, lawyers, journalists, and so on—those in white-collar positions that require specialized training and credentialing—work in environments where they are in the racial minority. This comes with challenges. Beyond outright discrimination, which many still face, there are psychological costs to being one of […]

Black women and children continue to struggle despite job growth

Despite the upward change in the economy and improvement in job growth from 2013 to 2014, Black women continually struggle financially, according to the US Census Bureau. Unfortunately, with the struggle of Black women comes the affects that it has on Black children. For Black children, the poverty rate has increased about 3.4 percent in recent […]

A Wage Discrimination Series: How to be a Powerbroker

Cook County Commissioner Robert B. Steele, Cook County Commission on Women’s Issues, YWCA Metropolitan Chicago, and Columbia College are co-hosting the second seminar, How to be a Powerbroker, in the three-part Wage Discrimination series. The seminar will be a discussion by Women CEOs and Presidents on how women can position themselves as leaders in their industry. Panelists include: Sandra […]

Why Silicon Valley Is Failing Miserably At Diversity, And What Should Be Done About It

SAN FRANCISCO — When Angelica Coleman, a young African-American woman, walked into the offices of Dropbox Inc. for a job interview in October 2013, one of the first things she noticed was how nobody there looked like her. When she quit this February, one of the last things she was told by her direct manager […]