November 29, 2015

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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 […]

Black Women are the Fastest-Growing Group of Entrepreneurs in the Country

Despite declining jobs numbers, economic stagnation, and fiscal woes, Huffington Post reports that “the number of women-owned businesses grew by 74 percent between 1997 and 2015. That’s 1.5 times the national average of business growth .” The publication continues that “…the number of businesses specifically owned by black women is outpacing that of all women-owned […]