Multicultural women, the fastest growing group in the United States workforce, are languishing in American companies.
Over seventy percent of the multicultural women who completed our Women in the Workplace Belonging Survey agree that despite their company's diversity and inclusion efforts feeling invisible and misunderstood are the day to day experiences that bring them the most dissatisfaction.
According to Working Mother Magazine, 3 out of 10 multicultural women intend to stay with their current companies citing a lack of opportunity and unfair compensation as the reasons.
Catalyst.org's reported that women of color who experience both racial and gender marginalization pay the highest rates of emotional tax for their diverse identities. Despite 90% of participants in their study noting the desire to become influential leaders in their careers, 56% stated that they are constantly on guard at work, 38% frequently think about leaving their current companies and 58% reported sleep challenges related to the experience of being unable to be their authentic selves at work.
Ascend's study on minority representation in the manufacturing and information sectors concluded that Black, Hispanic, and Asian women's representation in executive roles is 39%, 58%, and 66% below parity, respectively. The study also noted that "Company programs to attract and retain talent should focus on black, Hispanic, and white women. Special emphasis should be given to retaining black women."
If you've read this far, you already know that diversity matters. But one-size fits all approaches to DEI and leadership development are leaving multicultural women behind.
That's where we come in.
We build cultures of inclusion and offer development programs designed to meet the unique needs of women of color.
Please get in touch to find out about our events where we will share our current research on belonging, inclusion ambassadorship, and the best practices for developing and retaining multicultural woman.
We are looking to partner with fearless companies who share our passion for ensuring that diversity and inclusion efforts touch the careers of women of color in tangible ways.
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