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Report Places Focus on Advancing Women of Color in the Workplace

Posted On: Oct 19, 2018   |   Posted By: WWD

Recent findings from Network of Executive Women reveal stark differences in the experience of women of color in the workplace. With the intention to promote gender-and-ethnic-equal workplaces, the report includes strategies for employers looking to not only attain diverse talent, but retain it, too.
Assuming all women have the same experience is a major pitfall that will “marginalize the unique experiences and perspectives of women of color,” said Network of Executive Women president and chief executive officer Sarah Alter.
From surveying more than 3,600 network members and U.S. employees in retail and consumer goods across the ethnic and racial groups surveyed, two key influencers for retaining top talent were identified. An employer must cultivate a feeling of belonging as well as create a clear roadmap for success in long-term career development for women of color.
Unsurprisingly, more women of color are hired at the professional and technician level but less are promoted, thus creating issues with...

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