Tag: Women Of Color

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Why Sponsorship is Important for Women of Color

Clarissa Fuselier knows how it feels to be overworked and ignored.  About six years ago, she had a manager who didn’t respect or appreciate her work. Fuselier recalls being passed over for much-earned promotions twice to lesser qualified individuals. She was prepared to quit. But everything changed when Fuselier got…

Activision Blizzard Hires Kristen Hines as Chief DEI Officer Amid Workplace Controversy

Video game company Activision Blizzard had named Kristen Hines as its new Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer. This appointment comes amid lawsuits, workplace controversy and a pending acquisition of the company by Microsoft for $68.7 billion.  Hines will start her position on April 25, joining the company’s senior leadership…

Women of Color Remain Among the Most Poorly Paid of All US Workers

It’s no secret that women in the American workforce earn significantly less money than their male counterparts. Despite ongoing legislation efforts and movements such as “Equal Pay Day” to create equity between all workers, the Department of Labor still estimates that the average woman earns just 81% of what a…

‘A Sophisticated Approach When Considering Women of Color in Your Workplace Planning Strategy’: A Presentation by Dr. Stephanie Creary

At DiversityInc’s “Women of Color and Their Allies” event on Nov. 4, 2020, Dr. Stephanie Creary gave a presentation titled “The Importance of Inclusion and Belonging at Work: Spotlight on Women of Color.” As a professor of management specializing in identity and diversity at the Wharton School of the University…

Scorecard Development and Leadership Accountability: Ensuring Equal Representation for Women of Color

During DiversityInc’s Women of Color and Their Allies event on Nov. 4, Dr. Chris Parker, director of research and data analytics for DiversityInc provided a behind-the-scenes understanding of how a scorecard is typically developed, who should be involved in the process and the numerous successful outcomes that can arise as…

Managing Ethnic Stereotypes That Enter the Room Before You Do: A Panel Featuring Toyota’s Billie Jo Johnson and PepsiCo’s Merary Simeon

During DiversityInc’s Women of Color and Their Allies event on Nov. 4, Merary Simeon, North America vice president of diversity and engagement at PepsiCo and Billie Jo Johnson, general manager at Toyota Motor, North America discussed the stereotypes they faced as women of color in the corporate space. PepsiCo was…